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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


Title: Re: Looking to get a Revolver
Post by: Wayne15464 on September 29, 2018, 05:43:59 AM
I'm a revolver guy, and I have to tell you that I would not buy another Taurus revolver.

I have had about 7, enough to know they are NOT a S&W, Ruger, or Colt, nor will I buy another Taurus.

I had problems with almost all of them, and the 1 or 2 that I didn't were ok, but trust me when I tell you they are NOT worth the money, ANY money.

I did have a couple of Taurus pistols in the 80's, and they were ok, but they went away when I bought better quality pistols.

You can buy excellent used S&W & Ruger revolvers for not much more then a Taurus, and have a quality revolver vs. a Taurus.

I have more then 5o revolvers, none of which are Taurus, and I highly suggest to friends NOT to buy Taurus.

So I will suggest to you to buy quality (look for good used S&W or Ruger) and you will be much happier.



Title: Re: Looking to get a Revolver
Post by: SturmRugerSR9 on September 29, 2018, 03:01:34 PM
Taurus is made in Brazil. The are also sold under the name Rossi in some calibers. Like most things from below the border, they are not of the best quality. Being a Ruger guy I put my money in them. They make some of the best revolvers around. I'll stick with my semi, but if I was in the market for a revolver, it would be a Ruger, made in Arizona USA.


Title: Re: Looking to get a Revolver
Post by: Just Bill on October 30, 2018, 06:32:41 AM
late comment on this subject:  Keep in mind that those light weight larger caliber revolvers are usually not much fun to shoot, but they are intended for emergency use, not target or pleasure.  I have a S&W bodyguard .38, a Colt 637 in .38+P, and the Ruger LCR in .22 mag.  The Ruger has an 18# trigger, wife can't even use it.  Both of the .38 are very light weight and a handful to shoot, but at 7yds not bad.

Bill


Title: Re: Looking to get a Revolver
Post by: FreakShow on October 30, 2018, 10:53:28 AM
I went with a Taurus 357. Love it as a carry along with my shield 45