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    You know I had the same itch a while back but took a different route. And everybody is right about the prices, astronomical. I bought a S&W 629-6 5" 44 Mag in stainless instead of going .357 route. Had em before, wanted something different so got it. LGS wanted $960. OK, bought it from Grabagun.com https://grabagun.com/s-w-629-6-5-44mag-classic.html for $828 with $7.99 shipping. I bought a sweet Galco holster for the difference in price. So point i'm making is do the research, get the best deal you can.
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    M19s in 6" are some of the best deals in 19s. And many times unless at a show average guys don't know about dashes or P&Rs. I buy a lot of S&Ws and 19s are the most common of adj sight models. A nice 6" gun can be had for $550 range if you look hard. On line you see them at $750 but I would never pay that for one.
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    the 586 or 581 can be found at a reasonable price but it takes a while. I found a solid 586 no dash with thin blueing on it for 399 at cabelas. Didn't put it down after it was in my hands. It even still had wood grips.
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    Those blued GP100s always looked really good to me. I would consider one of those too.

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    Ruger has a Lipsey's exclusive that I find mighty tempting, I just can't justify another .357. It's a blued 5" GP100 with half lug.

    https://ruger.com/products/gp100/specSheets/1768.html
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    As others have said, prices are crazy high for the Pythons right now and have been for the past 6 years it seems. No clue how there is still a market on them with the current pricing. However, buy what your wallet and heart can afford. I wanted a Python a few years ago bad but figured I'd watch for a used 586; a Ruger GP100 came across to me for half price and what I ended up with. I love Ruger Single Actions but they're Double Actions aren't as enticing to me as Smith & Wessons. Still a great gun and by far cheaper just feels a lot different to me. The GP100's sure shoot good though and a lot cheaper than the Smith & Wesson if you keep your eyes open for used guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpus View Post
    I’ll second the S&W Model 19.

    Mine is a 19-4, so it’s pinned & recessed making it more expensive ... but newer models can be found more affordably.

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    Great revolvers, and very accurate.
    Man, that is some gorgeous polish and blue !
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    Owning two Pythons.....a 4" and 6"............I'd agree the Python prices are nutz now, but they have become collector guns as opposed to working guns.........I have only used my two at the Range, never in the woods................Why take a chance of falling on it ?

    Re: 357 Mag.........As far as Deer hunting with a revolver, I'd prefer a 45 Colt.

    Ruger BH's are a fine working gun, and there are others like Cimmaron or Uberti that are also up to the task...............You can't load the replica guns as hot as you can load a Ruger, but that's the beauty of moving up to the 45 Colt. you can get into either of these three for less than $700, either new or used. Any Handgun Deer hunting will be done Single Action, too...........at least for me.

    The S&W 586/686 are really S&W's answer to the Colt Pyhton, and are actually a stronger design............but they don't and won't command the aura of the Python...........So what!..........you want to shoot it, not caress it.

    As far as Woods guns go, I've carried Colt 1911's in 45ACP and 10MM and continue to like and trust them in a hunting situation, but I also like and have used Ruger BH's, USFA guns and a Colt New Frontier...........All in 45 Colt...........
    And now I'm looking forward to carrying a new Uberti Replica this coming year.............None of these guns are as strong as the Back Hawk,but Deer are going to be taken at close range with a hand gun anyway, Deer aren't bulletproof................

    I'd vote the Ruger's or any other Single action in 45 Colt Cal that you can shoot well..............NOT 357 Mag as a Deer Gun.

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    Don't overlook the S&W model 28 Highway Patrolman. A working man's model 27, with completely identical internals, but with a less polished finish on them. I have a 6" right now, and I really want a 4" to go with it. These are very dependable, stout and well built revolvers, and still not yet overpriced (but getting there quickly). This shooter grade Model 28 no dash happens to be my birth year ('58 and it handles my top end .357's with ease. Shooting 38 specials with it feels more like a 22 LR.

    A 686 is also on my list of "wants", but until I get mine & the wife's medical bills paid down, I'm just a dreamer. Here's the Highway Patrolman wearing his new dress whites.
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    I second Kerry on the the Highway Patrolman S&W Mod 28. This handgun is highly underrated!
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