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    I only own and shoot one revolver. My S&W 627 Pro Series .357 mag, 4”, 8 round. Luv it!

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    A Ruger and or a S&W would be my first choices! A GP 100 and or a 686. 3 to 4 inches for carry, adjustable sights are a plus!
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    I love my old SP 101 three inch for OWB. I usually carry it with 38 +P but in the woods the first up is usually a shot shell.
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    Only heard one mention of the Ruger security six. I've had a SS 4" for some years now. Would post some pics but you'd all laugh, the front half of the cylinder is black, left side of the front and rear sight is worn bad. Still crazy accurate. She's been carried a lot! Just got her a new holster this year. I'm trying to wear her out, maybe? Maybe not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1951andcounting View Post
    A Ruger and or a S&W would be my first choices! A GP 100 and or a 686. 3 to 4 inches for carry, adjustable sights are a plus!
    ^^^What he said. You can shoot the crap out of one of these and they will still be tight and accurate. Your hand will be a lot happier too. One other thing is if the chips are down, a 686+ that you knew well might be really nice to have.

    I think that standardizing on a few calibers that are easy to reload for is going to start making a even more sense in the near future. I hope that I am wrong about this.
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    If you are going to buy a brand new revolver for a CCW, nothing comes close to the Kimber K6s. Fit, finish, function, reliability--they are worlds beyond what Colt/Ruger/S&W is making now. The downside is the price--but you pay for what you get. If buying an older revolver---can't go wrong with a 1960s-1970s Smith/Ruger/Colt as many good ones were made back then. I prefer an old Smith---but Colt and Ruger made very good wheel guns back then as well.
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    Yes, the older model guns were of a higher class than today's. The S&W were the most dependable. Colt made some nice guns but their running gears were prone to problems when used extensively. Ruger DAs were rugged and dependable, they just didn't have the smoothness of S&W or Colt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ret_Eng View Post
    If you are going to buy a brand new revolver for a CCW, nothing comes close to the Kimber K6s. Fit, finish, function, reliability--they are worlds beyond what Colt/Ruger/S&W is making now. The downside is the price--but you pay for what you get. If buying an older revolver---can't go wrong with a 1960s-1970s Smith/Ruger/Colt as many good ones were made back then. I prefer an old Smith---but Colt and Ruger made very good wheel guns back then as well.
    It's a shame that every firearms manufacturer today has succumbed to "Price Point" offerings............Today's offerings are nothing more than disposable tools, for the most part...........
    I realize the competition in the market is fierce, but some of the offerings I see are simply not well designed or manufactured.............at least in my eye.

    I'm glad I decided back in the 80's to trade things off to acquire the specific firearms that were truly meaningful to me, with the thought to keep and enjoy them for the rest of my life............

    I'm really no longer in the market for today's offerings......I guess I'm not "Tactical" enough.......I'm sure many of you feel the same............

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