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I am looking at getting my first revolver and was wondering what would do you think a good first revolver might be i was looking at something like a .357 but i don't know
For a moderm SA/DA revolver?

S&W has a VERY reputable name, but they are pricing themselves out of business.

Ruger makes(in my opinion) one of the best revolvers out there, the GP100.

Taurus is making a very strong name for themselves, and have some really cool features you wont find in any other manufacture, like the hi-cap cylinders.
(so are their lesser counterparts, Rossi)

Those are the only three names I would consider buying a revolver from.
 

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im preferental to Colt but they are SPENDY to say the least. entry level go for a charter arms of some type, or a used smith. taurus QC and customer service had nosedived to the point i dont feel them worthy of reccomendation. Ruger GP100s are good revos but overpriced for what you get (in my area at least).

if you want to go the "cowboy" route, uberti makes some very good SAA clones.

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What are your intentions with one?..just shooting..home defense..a carry weapon..hunting? That'd help out alot in making a choice that's right for ya.
 

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Honestly in a decent price range I would think about Rossi, Taurus, and Charter Arms. Would like the Ruger as I am a big fan but don't want to spend the amount of money on one at the time.
 

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http://www.jgsales.com/index.php/smith-wesson/revolver/cPath/16_211_431
If you want a decent revolver just to have one, check out used Smith & Wesson examples. They turn up all the time and can often be had at a decent price. I picked up a Model 10 for $175 a couple of months ago. They have quite a few Model 64s for sale--not all of them are DAO: Call

Over time, you'll be a lot happier with a S&W than anything else (except a Colt or Korth)
 

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Ruger GP100s are good revos but overpriced for what you get (in my area at least).

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Not just overpriced in your area my friend, they're high in my area as well. I bought mine new 2 years ago for $460 which at the time was $100 under MSRP. Now they've climbed to $616 MSRP just because they've added the Hogue rubber grip WOW.

I will say it's a great gun though. Mine's a 4 in barrel and blows an impressive flame out the end of it, but it's just to bad I can't hit crap with it. I know the gun is accurate I just can't shoot it worth a shat.
 

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Gotta agree with NDS on Smith&Wesson, excellent made pistols! Years ago as a young Huey crewchief I carried a S&W model 10. Absolutely the best shooting pistol I've ever used. If you're purchasing one I'd recommend a .357 with a 4" barrel (longer if you want to hunt with it). A.357 will eat .38 spl ammo too making the gun more versatile.
 

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Look for a used GP-100 I see them forsale around OK all the time for 400.00 great guns built like a safe door.
 

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I like the price on those Smiths from J&G. Ive always thought they were good guns, but I went for the GP 100. Got to support a local business in the process. I shot it for accuracy at 10-15, and 25 steps and couldn't make it MISS. Off hand, Weaver, bucket rested, or sitting it was dead on- in Single action that is.
I had a 6"x6" wood block that i punched a three inch hole in.
Double action, I had it shooting four inches high right. Always good to know for SD.
 
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