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What is the ultimate end all be all revolver in 38/357 ?

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On 10/28/2022 at 11:17 AM, Garufa said:

S&W Model 13 or 65 if you like stainless.

Mista Garufa answered this one early in the thread.  The best handling double action revolver ever built is the " K " frame Smith.   We have several, including the unusual 3 inch round butt heavy barrel Model 13 variant.  Nothing better for revolver carry. Nothing faster double action.

If ya prefer single actions; nothing better than an older Ruger 357 Blackhawk, the original flat tops bein the best.


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I love my SP101, and my wife's Police Service Six is the sweetest shooting gun I've ever fired. Always thought I'd get a GP100 some day, but never seem to get around to it. Too busy buying Glocks I guess.

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As stated earlier, it’s hard to beat a Smith model 13 with a 3” barrel.  65’s are nice also, but the blue just speaks!  All business, and the last FBI issued revolver, it’s hard to argue with.

Beyond that, any of the L-frames, but one of the rare 7-shot 586 Smiths is a really nice revolver if you can find one.  L-frame, 7 rounds, round butt and available with a 4 inch barrel.  It’s a nice piece if you can stand the internal lock.

And, of course, the pre-80 Pythons.

Those are my top suggestions.  Never had a chance to handle a Korth or Manuhrin, but I’d like to.

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