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  • TexasFats

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    I am looking for a .357 Maggie with either a 4" or a 6" barrel. Anybody got any suggestions? I am considering either a S&W model 27 or a Ruger GP100. If I could find a used model 27, without the lawyer lock, I might just snap it up. I know that Smith is bringing the 27 back in their classic line, but I hate those locks on the new S&W's. But, used model 27's seem to be scarce as hen's teeth. Any suggestions?
     

    oldcop041

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    How about a pre lock Model 28. Basically the same gun as the Model 27, but with a with a duller finish. There is a big difference between the frame size of the GP100 and a model 27/29 (N frame).
    I carried a Model 19 - and later Model 66 (K frame) for many years. I like the K and L frame S&W's a lot. I have a Model 581 (L frame) that is a great shooter.
    Here are some fixed sight Smith & Wessons. The top two are N frames.
    FIXEDSIGHTS003.jpg
     

    target4fun

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    What ever "revolver" that fits nice in your hand also check out taurus there revolvers are a good buy for the money, but the smith will have more resell "name" value, and a better trigger out of the box.

    Hope this has helped!
     

    pawncop

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    It is one of my favorite calibers, any of the previous firearms listed are fine. I have Smith's, Colts, Rugers, love em' all.

    I would suggest you shoot as many as you can, decide upon the one that you feel the best with and practice, practice, practice. The joy is in the quest.
     

    idleprocess

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    I am looking for a .357 Maggie with either a 4" or a 6" barrel. Anybody got any suggestions? I am considering either a S&W model 27 or a Ruger GP100. If I could find a used model 27, without the lawyer lock, I might just snap it up. I know that Smith is bringing the 27 back in their classic line, but I hate those locks on the new S&W's. But, used model 27's seem to be scarce as hen's teeth. Any suggestions?

    I'm fond of my 4" barrel GP100. Built like a tank, decent ergonomics.
     

    Mark F

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    I am looking for a .357 Maggie with either a 4" or a 6" barrel. Anybody got any suggestions? I am considering either a S&W model 27 or a Ruger GP100. If I could find a used model 27, without the lawyer lock, I might just snap it up. I know that Smith is bringing the 27 back in their classic line, but I hate those locks on the new S&W's. But, used model 27's seem to be scarce as hen's teeth. Any suggestions?

    There is no shortage of .357 Magnums... Everyone makes at least several frame sizes. My personal favorites are the S&W 686 6" barrel, and I carry a Colt King Cobra 4" barrel. BUt Ruger, Rossi, Taurus, and several others make nice .357's too...
     

    mac79912

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    IMHO get one that is stainless as it will hold its value more than a blued version.S&W makes a great revolver or a used Colt Python would also be a good choice.I have a registered 27 but do not shoot it because it is a collector's gun.
     

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