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Old 07-27-2017, 04:30 AM
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First time revolver

The old Bernardelli .380 SA is the sole handgun I own and it is not my cup of tea...looking for a reliable revolver. Any recommendations? The convertible Ruger (357, 9mm) looks good, obviously SW makes them too. Don't want a light frame short barrel type. Maybe something for both self-defense and hunting?? Would want something under, say 500$. Appreciate any suggestions.
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Old 07-27-2017, 09:44 PM
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Can't really suggest any particular model, but you can get a Ruger or S&W .357 revolver with a 4" barrel for around your budget.
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Old 07-28-2017, 09:24 AM
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Re: First time revolver

Thanks. Ruger looks solid, revolver appeals to me like a pump action shotgun, simple and reliable, should be easy to clean as well.
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Old 07-28-2017, 03:35 PM
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Re: First time revolver

Colt is back in the revolver business. I would highly recommend checking one out.

http://www.colt.com/Catalog/Revolvers/Cobra
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Old 08-01-2017, 05:49 AM
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Re: First time revolver

I have the Blackhawk 357/9 with the 7" barrel, I think. I have had it for 30 years? It is a single action you must pull the hammer back but it is dang accurate, shoots .357, 38 spl, or 9 mm. I like it and never have taken it hunting but am looking for a good leather holster so I can.
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Old 08-01-2017, 10:29 AM
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Re: First time revolver

Thanks, I definitely want minimum a 4" barrel, I will be happy with stainless and rubber grips, makes sense for down here and near water.
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Re: First time revolver

I also want to replace the grips, the standard western style grips are small and don't allow you to handle the gun in a sure and positive manner, IMO. They look good but that is about it.
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Re: First time revolver

I have a ruger black hawk in 41 mag only problem is cost and finding ammo .... should have taken up reloading or bought a 44 mag...lol at least than I would have a reason for the box of shells after gator seaso don't go through a whole box shooting gators with the bang stick...lol
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Re: First time revolver

Still looking...surfman, I have read reviews that the 9 mm round in that Ruger convertible is not too accurate, though other reviews say the opposite.
Anybody here use the .357 hunting? Seems like it should be enough for a feral pig, say within range?
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