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top 5 357`s on the market

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by deann, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. deann

    deann oregon Active Member

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    tell me whats your top 5 357`s on the market? thanks
     
  2. SigFan

    SigFan Seattle Metro New Member

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    S&W Model 686. It'd be heavy for a carry pistol, but the L Frame really tames felt recoil (my wife prefers it to my .40 and .45 semi-autos) and when you run out of ammo it still makes a mean club :) I've found it to be very accurate. 100's of rounds and never a problem.
     
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  3. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Ruger Security Six, vintage, but they show up on a regular basis.
     
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  4. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    S&W 586 or 686 get my vote, I've got one of each!
     
  5. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    Smith, Model 66, 2 1/4" barrel, pre-lock.
    I also agree with Sigfan, the 686 full underlug, any barrel lenght.
    Ruger comes in a close second with their GP and SP series models.

    Be well,
    Will
     
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  6. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    Duplicate sorry. Senior moment.

    Will
     
  7. errackeleo

    errackeleo None Member

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    686, but I wish I could have bought a python when they were still in production
     
  8. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have a 686+. It's the 7 shot 4" gun with a round butt. If it wasn't for my 1911s, I'd probably pack this gun. It is the one that usually goes into the woods with me. I pretty much only shoot hot 158gr loads thru it and I absolutely love this gun.

    The Ruger GP100 was the only other gun I was interested in.

    If you like single actions, then it's Ruger Blackhawk all the way.
     
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  9. mortar maggot

    mortar maggot western wa Active Member

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    Used Python
    586/686

    Are the one's I would be looking at to buy
     
  10. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler wa Well-Known Member

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    I spent a lot of research time on this a few years ago and ended up with a Ruger KRH-444 (opted for a .44), mostly because I got a great deal on it. Colt, S&W 686 and Ruger GP100 pretty much make up the Ford, Chevy or Dodge decision. I was keyed on Taurus for a short while, but dropped them off my list after speaking with some of by gun savvy co-workers.

    If $$ and timing had not been a point of consideration, I would have gone with the S&W, better ergonomics and finish. That said, the Ruger can double as a tent spike hammer and takes the hottest loads around...which are no fun to shoot BTW :eek: As you will no doubt see through the myriad of threads on this subject...you really can't go wrong with the S&W or Ruger.
     
  11. clambo

    clambo Vancouver, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    All excellent choices, all work well. That's what us stylish pistoleros used to carry and use before the Glock came along and convinced most of us that we six gunners were outgunned and obsolete. I'd take 6 accurate, hot 125 gr. .357's anyday before I'd take any auto caliber in the current pistol of the week flavor. That and I like getting 100 % of my brass back or waste my time hoarding magazines. I've been shooting a hot 125 gr. handload for 30 years in 3 of the above listed guns and they all still shoot just fine. I'm not sure you can even wear out a GP100 or Blackhawk.
     
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    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    S&W 627 8 shot performance center
     
  13. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    +1 on the 6" 686 mine is very accurate and the full length under lug tames the hottest loads. Mine came from the factory with an excellent, crisp trigger. I used it for ground squirrel hunting for years.
     
  14. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    Ruger Security Six without a doubt.
    ..and I have a Colt Python and S&W 19 as a point of reference.
     
  15. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Well, depending on what you want it for, here are some I like (new production):

    1) S&W 686 4"
    2) S&W 60 3"
    3) Ruger GP100 4"
    4) Ruger SP101 3"
    5) Ruger Blackhawk 4.6"

    Different guns for different purposes.
     
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    fry pacific north west Active Member

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    the first four are smith and wessons the fifth is a ruger three screw. none of the colts made the top ten, sorry. hope this helps, end thread.
     
  17. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    1. S&W 586-686
    2. Colt Python
    3. S&W 27
    4. Ruger Flattop Blackhawk
    5. S&W 19
    6. Ruger GP100
    7. Ruger Vaquero
    8. S&W 28
    9. Ruger SP101
    10. Desert Eagle
     
  18. BarbusBadarse

    BarbusBadarse tanasbourne Active Member

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    7 inch blackhawk ( :

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  19. EasyRider

    EasyRider SOC New Member

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    I love my Ruger GP100. Such a solid gun. Very accurate up to 40-50 yards.
     
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  20. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Central Oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    If you can find an old Dan Wesson, you will not be disappointed. They are better built than rugers, can handle hoter loads than S&W, and are more accurate than both.
     
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