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Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by deann, Dec 27, 2012.
tell me whats your top 5 357`s on the market? thanks
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.
Ruger Security Six, vintage, but they show up on a regular basis.
S&W 586 or 686 get my vote, I've got one of each!
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.
Duplicate sorry. Senior moment.
686, but I wish I could have bought a python when they were still in production
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.
Are the one's I would be looking at to buy
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 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.
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.
S&W 627 8 shot performance center
+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.
Ruger Security Six without a doubt.
..and I have a Colt Python and S&W 19 as a point of reference.
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.
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.
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
7 inch blackhawk ( :
I love my Ruger GP100. Such a solid gun. Very accurate up to 40-50 yards.
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.