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Title: Looking to get a Revolver
Post by: FreakShow on March 08, 2018, 05:24:02 PM
Looking for a Revolver. I want a 357, 4 to 5 inch barrel doesn't have to be new. Would like to stay within 500. I like the Tarus model 66, Like the S&W 686 too, but they are a little more than i want to pay. Opinion? any other i should look at?


Title: Re: Looking to get a Revolver
Post by: oldgraygeek on March 08, 2018, 06:07:39 PM
This 8-shot Taurus (https://www.taurususa.com/product-details.cfm?id=249&category=Revolver&toggle=&breadcrumbseries=608) is a lot of revolver for the money.


Title: Re: Looking to get a Revolver
Post by: NormH3 on March 08, 2018, 08:14:51 PM
Ruger Sp101 is a nice frame. I also own one in the LCRx frame.


Title: Re: Looking to get a Revolver
Post by: Tonym on March 12, 2018, 11:08:44 PM
The ruger or 686 will hold a lot more value over time than a Taurus


Title: Re: Looking to get a Revolver
Post by: FreakShow on March 13, 2018, 09:58:56 AM
no big deal, my guns will go to the grave with me.


Title: Re: Looking to get a Revolver
Post by: Just Bill on March 17, 2018, 04:33:46 PM
to answer the question... Chris at Federal!!!!!!  If he doesn't have it or can't get it, you don't need it.  And very helpful in selecting the one right for you.  I like the S&W 686.  Heavy frame, solid gun, well made.


Title: Re: Looking to get a Revolver
Post by: FreakShow on March 18, 2018, 09:21:34 AM
Chris/Federal is the only place i go. My wife and i point everyone we know to his place. Just yesterday my step son bought an AR 15 there, last week my foot doctor went there.


Title: Re: Looking to get a Revolver
Post by: oldgraygeek on March 18, 2018, 11:33:46 AM
Chris/Federal is the only place i go. My wife and i point everyone we know to his place. Just yesterday my step son bought an AR 15 there, last week my foot doctor went there.

Agreed. Stopped in to pick up a few magazines on Friday (nobody else has 40-round PMAGs around here, only Chris)... and he just happened to have the exact AR-10 my friend was looking for. So, the friend picked it up Saturday, and we tested it out this morning.
Chris is very good at stocking what people actually want.


Title: Re: Looking to get a Revolver
Post by: FreakShow on March 19, 2018, 11:20:57 AM
Heritage colt copy, Lik'em, dislik"em?


Title: Re: Looking to get a Revolver
Post by: Tonym on March 19, 2018, 07:04:57 PM
Does the heritage come in anything other than 22?


Title: Re: Looking to get a Revolver
Post by: Federal Firearm on March 19, 2018, 11:24:52 PM
heritage only has 22lr and 22 mag


Title: Re: Looking to get a Revolver
Post by: FreakShow on March 20, 2018, 09:43:28 AM
on their web site they have them in 45 and 357.. but i think i'm just fascinated with cowboy looking guns. Not interested in plinking. I prefer to use guns out of necessity and with a specific purpose, protection.


Title: Re: Looking to get a Revolver
Post by: Packing_Nine on March 20, 2018, 01:24:35 PM
I'm quite fond of my Smith & Wesson Model 64. It's well worn, but still a good shooter. I'm perfectly content with .38 Special, but if you absolutely insist on .357 Magnum, then look for a Model 65. It's the same gun with a slightly longer cylinder.



Title: Re: Looking to get a Revolver
Post by: FreakShow on March 20, 2018, 08:22:17 PM
i like the S&W, just not the price, unless i could find a used one. I'm looking at the Taurus 608


Title: Re: Looking to get a Revolver
Post by: oldgraygeek on March 21, 2018, 02:55:58 AM
i like the S&W, just not the price, unless i could find a used one. I'm looking at the Taurus 608

If you want to shoot ours, let me know... we'll meet you at the range.


Title: Re: Looking to get a Revolver
Post by: FreakShow on March 25, 2018, 10:26:46 AM
Went to federal yesterday. Super busy there which is awesome. Both my wife and i picked up a new gun. She actually bought mine for me. She got a Taurus 2 inch barrel 38 special 5 shot and i got a Taurus model 66 seven shot 357 with the 4 inch barrel blued. Always nice to see Chris and Carole. Both just nice people.


Title: Re: Looking to get a Revolver
Post by: SturmRugerSR9 on March 25, 2018, 03:53:28 PM
Might want to check this out while you're looking:

http://www.wideopenspaces.com/top-10-revolvers-for-concealed-carry/


Title: Re: Looking to get a Revolver
Post by: Federal Firearm on March 26, 2018, 11:14:18 PM
Went to federal yesterday. Super busy there which is awesome. Both my wife and i picked up a new gun. She actually bought mine for me. She got a Taurus 2 inch barrel 38 special 5 shot and i got a Taurus model 66 seven shot 357 with the 4 inch barrel blued. Always nice to see Chris and Carole. Both just nice people.



thank you it was a pleasure seeing you bot...your wife is good people...


Title: Re: Looking to get a Revolver
Post by: FreakShow on March 27, 2018, 06:34:45 AM
Might want to check this out while you're looking:

http://www.wideopenspaces.com/top-10-revolvers-for-concealed-carry/

iI'm not even gonna worry with the concealment anymore. They laws are changing so much that if a little is sticking out, then so what. If someone wants to ask me something then i have one answer, It's none of their business.  For now i have a right to carry, so i will.


Title: Re: Looking to get a Revolver
Post by: FreakShow on March 28, 2018, 05:39:07 PM
Here it is, Taurus model 66 with a 4 inch barrel. I love the matt black. Picked it up at Federal Firearms on saturday. My wife got the 38 special with a 2 inch barrel. It's her extra carry, She still loves her Glock 40 cal


Title: Re: Looking to get a Revolver
Post by: Mac19701 on August 08, 2018, 10:12:28 PM
Hey Freak, This is Mac.  I'm looking at old posts (obviously).  Saw u picked up the Taurus 66.  Just thought I'd share my experience w 357s.  I own 3 of 'em: 686 w6" barrel, GP100 w 4" barrel and S&W model 60 w 3" barrel.  The S&Ws are better at style, fit and finish, but the Ruger GP100 is built heavy and rugged like a tank.  The 60 is small enuf to be a carry gun but probably heavier than most semi autos.  I wouldn't carry the other two except under bulkier clothing and then not long: they're heavy weapons.  I bought the two S&Ws new.  I traded a Glock for my gp100 and very happy with it.

U  can shoot hot 357s all day with the GP100 or 686.   Both are strong and can take punishment.  The 60 is a smaller, lighter gun and  definitely more painful to shoot after 10-15 rounds.  Ive used the 686 for deer (unfortunately w no luck), I use the gp100 for fun at the range.  The 60 doesn't get much use except by my wife w 38SPL.  Don't know much about the Taurus but hope you enjoy it.  Would love to add a Chiappa rhino to my collection, for no other reason that it looks cool.


Title: Re: Looking to get a Revolver
Post by: FreakShow on August 09, 2018, 06:38:14 AM
Heya Mac, I love the way the Taurus just feels in my hand and the fact that it's a seven shot ain't to bad. My wife has one that's the 6 inch barrel. I loved shooting it, but was a little heavy. It is so dead on accurate. I even had and old western style holster made for it.


Title: Re: Looking to get a Revolver
Post by: Capnball on September 14, 2018, 08:47:30 PM
I am a revolver fan and don't seem to be much of a brand fanatic, S&W, Taurus, Colt are in the stable. I like them all!. There is one odd-ball that some find ugly as sin, but I have to say it works - Chiappa Rhino. This has become my EDC most of the time. Mine is a 2" version and I am thinking of getting one of the new 3" barrel versions. The barrel being at the six-o'clock position does make a difference when shooting .357 mag or even the hot loaded .38 +P. They are unfortunately not cheap but in line with other good revolvers. The 3" version running about $750.00. Some don't like the way it looks because it is different but I can say that after 5 years and several thousand rounds I can overlook the odd appearance of the Rhino.


Title: Re: Looking to get a Revolver
Post by: Cbmarine on September 14, 2018, 09:38:25 PM
Given the distance between the sight line and the bore axis, the POI must cross thru the POA rapidly. What’s your sight-in distance?  Muzzle rise must be minimal