i've finally got the gun kitty built back up and now i want to buy a .357 revolver but have a dilemma; .357 Colt Python, Ruger .357, or a taurus .357? i want a wood/blued gun and i don't have much money so i cant spend over $300. so i guess that will exclude the Ruger and python, but i guess the real question i have is what do you all think is the most accurate/reliable out of these? i know they're all good but i'd like to hear what you all think about them.
Sounds like a Taurus might be in your future. Can you find a good used one? To tell the truth I prefer a used gun to a new one because they have character. Also you can save a bit of money. I bought my Ruger Security Six used for well under $300. I am very pleased with the Security Six features.
Up to now the smoothest .357 magnum that I have owned and shot is the Colt Python. The action is crisp and everyone that I know agrees. For a .357 magnum gunsmiths have told me that the Colt Python is the King. You will pay top dollar for it. Here in Miami they are going anywhere in the $700.00's. I regret selling the one I owned but I will be looking forward to buying another one in the near future. I know that Smith & Wesson, Ruger, and Colt are also great handguns.
Last Edit: Dec 19, 2004 22:50:03 GMT -5 by hogspit
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I own three revolvers all Swith & Wessons.I dont like the cylider release on Colt.Had a Ruger Old Army that I bought new was a problem I got rid of.Taurus is pretty much a South American made Smith,cant think of much products I buy from south of the boarder. Save your money. Guns can be a good investment if you buy quality!
I agree, why did you leave out S&W from your list? I've fired two .357's and both were S&W's and both are very accurate and have a clean action. S&W offers one with a 7 shot cylinder and a 4" barrell, I don't think you could go wrong there. The Python is to $$$ in my opinion unless you have a lot of $$$ to spend, then it's worth it. I'd buy one, but I don't have the $$$. The Ruger is probly nice but not as good as the Smith. The Taurus is not worth it in my opinion, a guy tried to sell one to my girlfriend the other day at the gun shop, and I talked her out of it. I'd just wait, and save some more cash and go for a S&W, although I don't know how much luck you'll have in finding one that is not stainless, maybe if you insist that it be blued, Ruger might be for you. Being limited to -$300 is a problem, I'd give myself a little more budget , make it worth your time and money.
I have handguns by all three of these companies, and don't have a complaint aginst any of them.... 20 years ago I would have said to over look the Taurus. But their quality has greatly improved since then.... It really would just depend on what you prefer to shoot and want to pay. I don't think you would make a mistake with any of them. Of these 3 mentioned, I would choose the Ruger, but that is just personal preference..... But I agree with some of the fellas above, S&W seems to have been left out. A Smith is what I carry on a daily basis.... But if you can handle a used gun, you may be surprised at some of the revolver bargains going around. ........... And I know I will cause some attention here, but I keep a Model 971 Rossi in .357 Mag. in the drawer beside the bed. I have put a bunch of rounds, maybe more than that, thru it. And as long as I keep it clean it has been as reliable and accurate as any other revolver in it's class.
Last Edit: Dec 20, 2004 12:46:15 GMT -5 by Mongojoe
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to be honest i haven't looked into S&W revolvers that closely which is stupid of me because i've always heard good about them. with Christmas coming up the gun kitty is gonna rise so maybe i can invest around $350 in a revolver......on the other hand i'm thinking that i'll do what i had to with my shotgun: just keep saving money and saving and saving some more until i have enough money to buy what i really want, and not settle for a gun that i won't be entirely satisfied with.
......on the other hand i'm thinking that i'll do what i had to with my shotgun: just keep saving money and saving and saving some more until i have enough money to buy what i really want, and not settle for a gun that i won't be entirely satisfied with.
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