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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-04-2008, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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Need some firearms help

First time hand gun purchaser. Revolver under $500.00 What should I buy?
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a big one-stop em quick :P

just kiddin :P
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Good all around, affordable revolver would be the Ruger GP100 .357 Magnum. Can run .38spl through it for practice, .357Mag for home defense.
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Good all around, affordable revolver would be the Ruger GP100 .357 Magnum. Can run .38spl through it for practice, .357Mag for home defense.
good suggestion. .38 spl is cheap for pratice/plinking.

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S&W also makes some Excelent Revolvers too.
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I agree with Chilly, Ruger GP100 in a 4" barrel. 6 is too long, 2 is too short. Shoot a ton of .38 spl, but make sure to shoot a bunch of 357 as well, so you know how it will behave. Kind of like releasing the brake on a 557 vs. a 302...

The Ruger is also a very strong frame. 1 piece design, it can handle the hottest rounds.

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For a wheelgun,,, I'd buy a S&W every time.. Consistently best action made,,, the .357 recommendation is spot on.. Stainless for a carry gun- you sweat right?! Remember the gun you leave at Home on the Nightstand because it's too heavy to carry regular is useless!!! see this link on AR.15.com http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=5&f=16&t=65739 Brian F
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I too am a huge fan of the S&W revolvers. Dan Wesson is a very good quality revolver too. Here is a pic of my two revolvers. Middle is a 629 S&W .44Mag. Bottom is a Dan Wesson .357Mag, very portable and easy to shoot.

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Take your time and find a good deal. As of now, the gun dealers can't keep guns in stock. You have a few months left. My dealer has sold more weapons in the last month and a half than he did the first 9 this year. When I request something, he has to look quite a bit to find a supplier who has one. If 'certain' people do what they say they would do and is on their website, the Brady campaign will look like the good old days. :cry:
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Here is what i roll with..............





Ruger Superblackhawk, .44 mag of course.

Has had some trigger work, you pull the hammer back and whatever is in line with the barrel is now a hole. Best 200 cash I ever spent.

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I just bought my first gun ever yesterday. It's for home defense. I went with a shotgun over a handgun for a variety of reasons. Remington 870 tactical.

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Ruger's are strong, Dan Wesson's are accurate, S&W's are pretty. Don't mess with a 9 cause you gotta shot everything twice. The 357 goes through a windshield pretty well and I like them OK. I carry a 4 5/8" Blackhawk in 41 mag as the big stick in my truck and a Walter P22 as my pocket gun.
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Location: St. Paul, Mn Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:40 am Post subject: Need some firearms help

First time hand gun purchaser. Revolver under $500.00 What should I buy?
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UF63, what are your intended uses for this handgun. That will narrow down what would be your best option. Pete
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.454 casulls are cool. So is the .500 Smith and Wesson.
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LOL! If some of you folks think we're not gonna be able to purchase handguns after Jan 20th, I think you should relax a bit, there is no way the US is gonna let any government disarm it.
Never gonna happen, no way. :?
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