Ruger GP100, 4"bl. 357mag or S&W 686, SS 6", .357 mag. just my
I am in the market looking for a dependable revolver for hd, what would y'all recommend. My experience with handgun only involves semi-auto. Thanks. atriot:atriot:atriot:
Get a shotgun or a carbine (AR-15, AK). Handguns are a bit anemic for home defense...
Also, IMO, most revolvers are a bad choice because you can't mount a light. A light is a very good idea for a home defense weapon.
If I had to choose a revolver for home defense, it'd be the 627: [url]http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=10001&productId=45916&langId=-1&isFirearm=Y[/URL]
8 rounds of .357 magnum, mounts a light (and a red dot, if you want). Reliable. Takes moon clips IIRC. It's just that it's not cheap...
A longer barrel means better accuracy due to longer stabilization on the bullet and longer sight radius.
Thanks for all your generous advise. I have been researching the Ruger GP100, and have come across a $395 used to $595 new. Went to a local sporting goods store and the sales person was recommending a Ruger Super RedHawk for $695. Is this a much better unit then GP100? Also, what to look for in a used pistol? Thanks.
thinks its the 327 and for $1400 it'd better shoot more accurately than me..
I agree to a point. With proper practice, one is able to shoot a 2" as well as a 4".
...Ruger Super RedHawk...Is this a much better unit then GP100?
Also, what to look for in a used pistol?