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if you could only own one revolver?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by cbzdel, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. cbzdel

    cbzdel Tacoma, WA Member

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    if you could only own one revolver which caliber would it be and why?

    I would like to purchase 1 revolver to have one in the safe, but I really only want 1. I am to much of a semi auto fan to own any more (or so I am thinking at the moment)

    At first I was thinking 22lr because I am a huge rimfire fan, its my favorite caliber to shoot.

    But then I got to thinking, I do alot of outdoor stuff, backpacking, hiking, camping, kayaking, ect.. I have never carried during any of this but I am thinking so far I have been lucky and maybe I should start to carry before I run into any problems! I think I would trust a revolver over a semi auto being out in the woods, since there is a greater chance of it getting really dirty.

    Though call, a 22lr that I would love and shoot all the time, or something else that would probably get shot a couple times a year at the most but possibly save my life?? (I could always just take a semi auto camping, ect.??

    Any advice??
     
  2. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Simple answer, S&W 686 4" (no lock)

    Can be used for defense against pretty much all two legged and four legged creatures around, can also be conceal carried, and makes a great target or plinking gun.
     
  3. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Agreed - S&W 686 w/ 4" barrel.
     
  4. MikeE

    MikeE Portland Well-Known Member

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    When I go backpacking I carry my Ruger SP101, 2" barrel, bobbed hammer. I carry .357 mag, but 38+P is also good.
     
  5. doobee8

    doobee8 Salem, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I think it was named the "Medussa" it took 357, .38 special, 9mm, and .380 ammo
     
  6. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member

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    Interesting. I never saw such a thing...... might be a pretty sweet pistol for SHTF
     
  7. tionico

    tionico Thurston County Well-Known Member

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    You could consider an eight shot .22 wmr revolver, a lot more hit than the lowly .22 LR, and yet still small, relatively cheap to shoot.

    My personal favourite is my Ruger Security Six DA revolver in .357. I can also use .38 Spl, and .38 Spl +P for slightly less cost and recoil.. along with reduced range. A tad on the heavier side of life, but its pretty good.... packs a LOT of punch with the Mag loads, but fairly cheap to shoot using .38 Spl And still packs a fair amount of authority.
     
  8. Shootshellz

    Shootshellz Edmonds Member

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    S&W Model 64, a 4" heavy barrel stainless 38 Special with fixed sights.
     
  9. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle Oregon Active Member

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    Ruger GP100 4in stainless. It does everything I would need a handgun to do.
     
  10. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  11. hondakilla98

    hondakilla98 beaverton, or Active Member

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    Well since both of my wheel guns are in 44 mag. I'll go with that as my suggestion. For an outdoor woods gun I personally prefer as big a round as possible. But 357 Magnum would be a decent second choice.
     
  12. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've gotten rid of all but two of my revolvers. When it gets to the point that there is only one left (which is a real possibility) the one remaining will be my Old Model Ruger .41 Mag Blackhawk.
     
  13. turq

    turq Molino,oregon Member

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    Colt Diamondback 22LR 6"
     
  14. oldcars

    oldcars North Central Oregon Member

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    Smith & Wesson pinned & recessed Model 66 (.357 mag stainless K frame)with a 4" barrel.
     
  15. Boats

    Boats Flicking A Switch To Open My Third Eye Well-Known Member

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    I wholeheartedly agree.
     
  16. 2506

    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    3" Smith model 65, cuz it's the one I've got.
     
  17. papahepcat

    papahepcat Silverton, Oregon, United States Member

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    That Medusa looks like a sweet setup! The guy who made said on thefiringline.com 3 days ago that he'd like to bring it back.

    Firing Line thread
     
  18. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Agreed.:thumbup:

    Second choice would be a 4" 686 (pre MIM, pre lock)
    Third Choice would be a 4" Model 65 (again, pre MIM, pre lock)
    Fourth choice would be a snub nose sp101 Ruger in .357
    Fifth choice would be the 4" Stainless GP100 in .357
     
  19. ChicagoGuy

    ChicagoGuy Woodinville, WA Member

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    I only do own one revolver - a stainless Ruger GP-100 .357, and it's perfect. :thumbup:
     
  20. onearmedswordsman

    onearmedswordsman Hillsboro, OR Member

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    1st choice - S&W 686 plus 3"
    2nd choice - same thing in 4"