Revolvers II

19852 posted:

I would be happy with a new issues 2.75/3" M66. As long as the quality is there, which in my limited experience isn't a given.

That can be said of every brand out there, including some high end custom shops.

 

 I think Ruger also had a 5 shot 44 GP100 on the way also

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R.Moran posted:

That's something I would be interested in.  

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dan187 posted:

Ruger is going to make an 8 shot .357 Redhawk.

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Guess they didn't want to leave that market to S&W.  I want to say they've got 3 or 4 versions of the 627.

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Dorsai posted:
dan187 posted:

Ruger is going to make an 8 shot .357 Redhawk.

Guess they didn't want to leave that market to S&W.  I want to say they've got 3 or 4 versions of the 627.

And the M&P R8, which is a scandium framed version of the 627.

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 Looks like Colt is back in the game!

Bringing out a 6 shot snub...

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R.Moran posted:

 

 Looks like Colt is back in the game!

Bringing out a 6 shot snub...

Where did you see/hear that? Anymore info or is it going to be a SHOT thing? Hopefully a Cobra size weight gun.

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I first read it over on Pistol Forums, where DB broke the news...a leaked photo of a magazine add also. Some comments on a Colt forum also.

Its named the Cobra, but uses a steel frame, fiber optic dovetail front sight, updated action, but maintains a V spring. revised grip frame. 38 Spl +P

Looks Ok to me, between that and the S&W I spoke of earlier, I guess I have two new Revolvers for 2017 to buy....great..

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Well maybe down the line they will make a LW one. Hopefully they are the same size as the Det/Cobra s I think they are about right for 6 shot 38 spec. Come to think of it I did carry a Det spec for a few years back in the last century so maybe I will look at one !

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Another nice gun I'm sure won't be sold in MA. Damn that sounds sweet though.

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lpd5408 posted:

Here is a picture and more info on the Coltcolt 2

 

Is this the revolver I've been waiting for? Anybody have any insider insight?

 

As I've posted somewhere on here before... I need a revolver in a bad way. However, I waffle between wanting a big ol' one and something like that Colt Cobra. Really it comes down to cash, since it will likely only be a fun gun for me, so maybe the $300 surplus route is where I should be. 

 

Thoughts? Is there going to be a Colt Python coming back out? 

 

 

 

 

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My ears perked up when I saw that Colt.  Never had a Colt revolver.  I hope it is priced reasonably.

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LobsterClaw207 posted:
lpd5408 posted:

Here is a picture and more info on the Colt

Is this the revolver I've been waiting for? Anybody have any insider insight?

 

As I've posted somewhere on here before... I need a revolver in a bad way. However, I waffle between wanting a big ol' one and something like that Colt Cobra. Really it comes down to cash, since it will likely only be a fun gun for me, so maybe the $300 surplus route is where I should be. 

 

Thoughts? Is there going to be a Colt Python coming back out? 

If you just want a revolver to have a revolver. To train and practice running one, etc....find a good used S&W model 10...4" would be fine. 

There is used one for sale in the HESM for a good price. It won't be perfect. Or look for a Model 15, 19, 66, 586 or 686

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R.Moran posted:
 
If you just want a revolver to have a revolver. To train and practice running one, etc....find a good used S&W model 10...4" would be fine. 

...or look for a Model 15, 19, 66, 586 or 686

I like my used old 19 for a hobby gun. Added some stocks and eventually got a good holster, some speedloaders, and a speed strip. Fun and all slicked up for me from years of use.  

 

Too bad the prices rose so much. Used revolvers used to be quite cheap. 

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SPDSNYPR posted:

My ears perked up when I saw that Colt.  Never had a Colt revolver.  I hope it is priced reasonably.

The MSRP is supposed to be $699.  Since the S&W M10 has an MSRP of $739, that's certainly not unreasonable.  I'd prefer it blackened and in .357 but I'm interested. 

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Have passed this around privately but failed to show here.

A close friend and co-worker retired in December.  He walked into my office and said "John, you like guns, right?"  And he gave me this:

1926 Colt Military Officer .38.  Very minty.  The quality of Colt interwar guns is astonishing.

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Consigliere posted:

Have passed this around privately but failed to show here.

A close friend and co-worker retired in December.  He walked into my office and said "John, you like guns, right?"  And he gave me this:

1926 Colt Military Officer .38.  Very minty.  The quality of Colt interwar guns is astonishing.

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Naw, you shared it in some other thread. But not the photo. And I'll listen to that story over and over. 

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SHOOBE01: What brand of holster in that picture of the S&W M19?  I like.

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Blade Tec. Their "dark earth" is quite the baby-poop brown, but it works better than black for a revolver holster to my eyes. Per the email order confirmation: 

1 x OWB Holster - S&W 19 4" - Dark Earth - Right - N/A (HOLX000817967980) = $69.99

I think this one: http://shop.blade-tech.com/ind...dvt3vh2#.WI-8Z7YrLUo

ETA: I forgot I posted the revolver when discussing how cheap they were. The holster is creeping towards half what I paid for the gun all the way back in like 2002. 

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Thanks much for the info. I have some K & L frames in need of Kydex.

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I believe you. I have a small selection of leather holsters that appear to require a year of constant fitting and oiling to work well on a revolver. So I gave up, boxed or gave most away and use this. As It Just Works. 

Now, if I could get an equally effective and simple speedloader holder. Haven't seen a one I like. 

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To kind of revive this thing I thought I would put out that Rock Island Auctions is holding a new auction on May 5-7.  They tend to have some rare and high quality firearms.  I would give a finger or two to get one of the old revolvers in the original case like this Colt London Model 1859 Pocket Revolver.  There is also a Colt Single Action Army sold by Samuel Hart's gunshop located in Tombstone, AZ around 1885.

 

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I could not post pictures for awhile.......let's have some fun with this thread again.

1965 S&W Model 14-2 6" with Fuzzy Farrant stocks.  This is what Malloy carried in the early years of Adam 12.  

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While on the subject of Fuzzy Farrant stocks....the older guys from the LAPD shooting team who made custom grips REALLY understood the importance of stock fit to the hand.  Depending on what they were made for, these grips were often individually fitted to bring the sights right to the eye line when the gun was raised with perfect hand alignment and placement for a good trigger stroke as well.

The three guns below are interesting examples of what thos who came before us knew.  The top gun is a early 50's .44 Special target gun.  The sights are designed for precision work through the sights and the stocks give perfect alignment.  They are really set up for single hand use.  The middle gun is a Pre Highway Patrolman set up with some unusual Farrant stocks.  These show a lot of influence fromman LAPD instructor named Joe Blackford who along with William Stark taught the next generation of guys that included Fuzzy Farrant, John Hurst, and Guy Hogue (yes, that Hogue) how to make grips.  On that gun the grips lend to a two handed grip when held in the right hand and then optimized for single hand with the left.  I would say somebody really understood the dynamics of gunfighting that the use of two hands with a gun brought to Eye level was best, and if forced to shoot support handed, it was likely to be a single hand situation.  The bottom set is Farrants on a 1965 Long Frame Colt Cobra.  While a snub and the grips look huge, his thing is amazing how the little lightweight simply becomes and extension of the hand and literally lines the sights up with the grip.  This turned and off duty/ undercover gun into a formidable combination.

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Dagga Boy posted:

While on the subject of Fuzzy Farrant stocks....the older guys from the LAPD shooting team who made custom grips REALLY understood the importance of stock fit to the hand.  Depending on what they were made for, these grips were often individually fitted to bring the sights right to the eye line when the gun was raised with perfect hand alignment and placement for a good trigger stroke as well.

The three guns below are interesting examples of what thos who came before us knew.  The top gun is a early 50's .44 Special target gun.  The sights are designed for precision work through the sights and the stocks give perfect alignment.  They are really set up for single hand use.  The middle gun is a Pre Highway Patrolman set up with some unusual Farrant stocks.  These show a lot of influence fromman LAPD instructor named Joe Blackford who along with William Stark taught the next generation of guys that included Fuzzy Farrant, John Hurst, and Guy Hogue (yes, that Hogue) how to make grips.  On that gun the grips lend to a two handed grip when held in the right hand and then optimized for single hand with the left.  I would say somebody really understood the dynamics of gunfighting that the use of two hands with a gun brought to Eye level was best, and if forced to shoot support handed, it was likely to be a single hand situation.  The bottom set is Farrants on a 1965 Long Frame Colt Cobra.  While a snub and the grips look huge, his thing is amazing how the little lightweight simply becomes and extension of the hand and literally lines the sights up with the grip.  This turned and off duty/ undercover gun into a formidable combination.

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If I were a revolver guy I'd be all over that pre Highway Patrolman.  Those grips just look outstanding. 

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For all those who think that AIWB was invented two years ago......this is what old school bad ass looks like.  Deep front appendix carry, but allnof a sudden those grips look perfect to establish a perfect grip on a 16 ounce gun buried below the belt line.

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So last week I got a deal on a 4" Ruger security six, very good shape...$250

Then found a set of Safariland/Rogers grips for it on eBay for about 20bucks. Not sure I will care for them, as I wasn't enamored with them on the Smiths....for that matter not sure how I will feel about the Ruger.

In NY right now, and will be looking for a NY1 Mod64

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R.Moran posted:

So last week I got a deal on a 4" Ruger security six, very good shape...$250

Then found a set of Safariland/Rogers grips for it on eBay for about 20bucks. Not sure I will care for them, as I wasn't enamored with them on the Smiths....for that matter not sure how I will feel about the Ruger.

In NY right now, and will be looking for a NY1 Mod64

Long Island gun stores have a bunch on hand, IIRC.

R.Moran posted:

So last week I got a deal on a 4" Ruger security six, very good shape...$250

Then found a set of Safariland/Rogers grips for it on eBay for about 20bucks. Not sure I will care for them, as I wasn't enamored with them on the Smiths....for that matter not sure how I will feel about the Ruger.

In NY right now, and will be looking for a NY1 Mod64

My initial training partner had a 6" security six back in the late 80's. Good gun. We both shot it well. Besides my occasional revolver shooting with X-ray Dave, it's about the only revolver experience I have. I am looking to expand my horizons and this thread is helping a lot on my knowledge. 

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R.Moran posted:

So last week I got a deal on a 4" Ruger security six, very good shape...$250

Then found a set of Safariland/Rogers grips for it on eBay for about 20bucks...

Where's the not-like button? A pile of used revolvers of all levels of condition were unusually at the local gun shop last weekend and none under $500. Few had a price starting at "5."

I'd have taken home that gun also.

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R.Moran posted:

In NY right now, and will be looking for a NY1 Mod64

I've got the 2" version that I purchased off an NYPD Officer for $125back in the 90s.  It's nice, but you need to put  good after market grips on it, like the pachmayer  compacs, for it to really shine.

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This is what happens when Ted Yost gets a hold of a 4" NY-1 Model 64....

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Doggone you. 

What is the sight combo on that? One of the reasons I have avoided fixed sight Smiths is my aging eyes and their limited ability to deal with the factory sights.

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R.Moran posted:

So last week I got a deal on a 4" Ruger security six, very good shape...$250

Then found a set of Safariland/Rogers grips for it on eBay for about 20bucks. Not sure I will care for them, as I wasn't enamored with them on the Smiths....for that matter not sure how I will feel about the Ruger.

In NY right now, and will be looking for a NY1 Mod64

I bought  FOUR INCHED SS RUGER SECURITY Six for 189 bucks from rays sport shop in Plainfield, NJ for 189 dollars in 2004. Love it. Let me know if you find a good holster for it. I use it for my PA hiking gun.

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