GUN Revolver Suggestions

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  1. mentalmidget

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    I finally got my permit from the state yesterday after waiting 4 weeks and im looking to make my first purchase. I have been looking at revolvers for the time being and have pretty much narrowed down my options. Does anyone have any feedback or suggestion?

    First one im looking at is this Taurus. I like it due to the internal hammer.
    http://www.taurususa.com/products/product-details.cfm?id=297&category=Revolver

    Second one is this Smith and Wesson
    http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/...ted=over&isFirearm=Y&parent_category_rn=15704

    Is there anything else out there i should be looking at? Price range is at around $600. Thanks
     
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    can't go wrong with a J-frame. I have my 442 on me as I type.
     
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    Don't pass over the Ruger SP-101. They're built like tanks and are actually designed to take +P ammo. My dad has one and I covet it.
     
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  6. mentalmidget

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    The 686 is nice but a little out of my price range.

    Wow that Ruger has now been put on my list. From what i read it wont break the bank and is very accurate and durable. Thanks
     
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    Don't get the Taurus
     
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    Would be on my list too, but fuck Bill Ruger.
     
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    I love my 686.
     
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    any particular reason why?
     
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    I like my 642.

    The SP101 is heavier than most S&W j frames
     
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    It is a bit big and heavy(4" weighs 42 OZ.) if you want to conceal; but if you are looking for a stupidly reliable revolver, get a used 686. The reason I say used is two fold:

    1. No internal Lock
    2. Forged parts versus MIM

    Also used is cheaper. You also cant beat being able to shoot .38s and .357s. I have a 4" and will hopefully be getting a 6" next week. Now if you are looking for a J-frame, a .38 +P is not a bad idea in a J-frame, recoil will be between a .38 and .357.

    Taurus' are not bad revolvers, they do not have the fit and finish of a Smith, but for the price, you cant complain. Taurus offers stuff Smith does not, like the Judge.
     
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  13. Definitely a J-Frame.
     
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    S&W 65 or 66. Which are now apparently called the 619 and 620.
     
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    hmm, my 686 has an internal lock.
     
  16. You can always remove the internal lock.
     
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    Yeah, but doing that may void the warranty. Plus if you are going to remove it, might as well get one with out in the first place.
     
  18. Depends on how you remove it. Anyways, some of the guns don't come without it, and they didn't make some models before they started using the lock.
     
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    True, you probably cant get Titanium guns w/o the lock.
     
  20. Correct. :hs:
     
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    Well just got back from the local gun shop and tried a few revolvers on their indoor range and i liked the S&W 638 best. I also tried out a Walther P22 and got a really good feel for it. Solid frame and just felt right, even though it was only .22
     
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    I would go with the 642. Double action only.
     

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