Revolver show and tell (Read 169675 times)

stangzilla

Revolver show and tell
« on: June 03, 2013, 03:02:00 PM »
post pics of your revolvers
include any special facts, history of the gun, and/or why you got the gun.

I love revolvers
when i think of a handgun, the 1st thing that comes to mind is Dirty Harry's S&W .44 magnum
I like the simplicity of a revolver, the classic look, dependability, and ease of operation.
I also watched a lot of cowboy movies when i was a kid, so maybe thats where it comes from.

currently I have 3 revolvers:
Ruger GP100 .357
Ruger LCR .22LR
Ruger Single Ten .22LR (haven't picked this one up yet still at gun shop)
as you can tell, i like Rugers.  especially for a revolver.  S&W ain't bad either.

of my current revolvers the GP100 is my favorite
the GP100 has been around since the mid 80's i believe
it can handle any factory .357 round, or .38 of course
trigger is heavy in double action - 11.5 lbs, but in single action very manageable - 3.5 lbs
i can hit steel targets at the silouhette range at 75 yards pretty consistently with the open sights.

the LCR in 22LR isn't for personal protection, but more for plinking and practice for me
this is a relatively new revolver. 
and i just like this polymer revolver.  its light, compact, the trigger is heavy but its smooth.
trigger is DAO, 11.5 lbs.  and it feels just like the GP100 trigger in double action.
when i got used to the heavy trigger, the accuracy is much better.

not the best pic
i'll take some better ones when i pick up my Single Ten.



Q

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myanmar1

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2013, 04:53:21 PM »
Nice! I don't know what it is about revolvers, i got bit last month when i stumbled across a Dirty Harry video on you tube.
All of a sudden i NEEDED a 44 mag revolver! We gotta meet up at the range soon, haven't seen you guys since leaving the Mustang scene. :shaka:
“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!” — Benjamin Franklin

MMM

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2013, 05:07:38 PM »
newest acquisition. s&w 65-5 4". finally shot it last week.  :geekdanc:

GZire

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2013, 05:31:57 PM »
Too lazy to take pics, but:

S&W 686 6"
S&W 460V
Cimarron (Uberti import) 1860 Colt SAA w/Mason conversion to metallic

fstbckgt

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2013, 06:02:54 PM »
Anyone here have a Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan? I've been craving one in 454/45LC.

Dblnaknak

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2013, 06:28:05 PM »
Heritage Rough Rider single action. Came with a 22lr and a 22 mag cylinder. Fun as hell to shoot.

GZire

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2013, 06:31:28 PM »
Anyone here have a Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan? I've been craving one in 454/45LC.

If you want something in 45 Colt/454 Casull I suggest looking at the S&W line of 460 revolvers. You can also shoot 460 S&W Mag.  I have the V model which is a 5" (technically 4" with a comp insert).

spanner1751

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2013, 07:54:59 PM »
USFA Henry Nettleton. One of the few firearms I have that I will never shoot.


USFA Henry Nettleton by Spanner1751, on Flickr

Heavies

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2013, 12:47:35 AM »
USFA Henry Nettleton. One of the few firearms I have that I will never shoot.


USFA Henry Nettleton by Spanner1751, on Flickr
Beautiful!   :love: :love: :love:

Heavies

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2013, 12:50:45 AM »

S&W 65-3 .357 Magnum

stangzilla

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2013, 07:26:02 AM »
Nice! I don't know what it is about revolvers, i got bit last month when i stumbled across a Dirty Harry video on you tube.
All of a sudden i NEEDED a 44 mag revolver! We gotta meet up at the range soon, haven't seen you guys since leaving the Mustang scene. :shaka:

thats right, i remember you selling the S197.
i plan to go to the range Kamehameha day.  or if not, i try to make it out at least once a month, most times 2x/month.  :shaka:



Heritage Rough Rider single action. Came with a 22lr and a 22 mag cylinder. Fun as hell to shoot.



thats nice.



S&W 65-3 .357 Magnum

ooh, thats nice too.

clshade

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2013, 08:21:30 AM »
Ruger Old Army.

My dad had 2 when he died. I have one, my brother has the other. Appropriate since we both started our shooting careers helping cast balls for black powder guns. I think of him every time I get it out.

LOTS of fun to shoot and cleaning it isn't as bad as you might think. It helps that it is stainless. I also use it to teach new shooters the basics of how firearms work.

ilioncappy

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2013, 06:47:04 PM »
nice...

Bunker

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2013, 07:19:56 PM »
USFA Henry Nettleton. One of the few firearms I have that I will never shoot.


USFA Henry Nettleton by Spanner1751, on Flickr
Beautiful!   :love: :love: :love:
That about sums it up just right.

Bunker

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2013, 07:39:44 PM »
A few S&W revolvers...Model 36, 65-3, 10. Also have a 686 but not readily available and sold a few along the way.

myanmar1

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2013, 07:31:32 PM »
Brought it home today!  629 with badger custom grips.
“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!” — Benjamin Franklin

clshade

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2013, 08:22:42 PM »
What is it about revolvers? This thread is seriously testing my resolve to not buy another gun for a while... but a 44 redhawk would go sooooo nicely with the levergun...

:D

Nice pieces on display here, gents.

jc2721

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2013, 09:06:38 PM »


S&W M-66 Combat Magnum, 2.5"  .357 Magnum, factory engraved, aftermarket genuine MOP grips.

Kingkeoni

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2013, 09:09:22 PM »
Here's my contribution to this thread.
Your number one Option for Personal Security is a lifelong commitment to avoidance, deterrence, and de-escalation.

Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.