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    Default 357 OR 44 MAG REVOLVERS

    THE PAFOA COMMUNITY HAS BEEN GREAT WITH ALL KINDS OF RECOMMENDATIONS BUT FOR NOW, NO MORE RECOMMENDATIONS PLEASE!!!

    REGARDS,

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    LOOKING FOR RECOMMENDATIONS AS TO WHICH REVOLVER IS BEST FOR SELF DEFENSE HOME SECURITY PURPOSES; 357 OR 44 MAG? WOULD IT MATTER IF THE MANUFACTURER WERE SMITH & WESSON OR TAURUS OR OTHER?
    Last edited by acapobia; January 7th, 2019 at 08:36 AM.

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    Default Re: 357 OR 44 MAG REVOLVERS

    Taurus 66. Great revolver, great price.
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    Default Re: 357 OR 44 MAG REVOLVERS

    Both calibers would certainly get the job done. I would go with the .357 since the ammo is much cheaper and more available. 38 special is easy to find. Not so with 44 special.
    I would also strongly recommend getting an older Smith and Wesson. The quality will be there. You could also go with a Ruger. They are solid and reliable.

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    Default Re: 357 OR 44 MAG REVOLVERS

    Quote Originally Posted by acapobia View Post
    LOOKING FOR RECOMMENDATIONS AS TO WHICH REVOLVER IS BEST FOR SELF DEFENSE HOME SECURITY PURPOSES; 357 OR 44 MAG? WOULD IT MATTER IF THE MANUFACTURER WERE SMITH & WESSON OR TAURUS OR OTHER?
    Go to your local gun range and rent both of them and shoot both of them. See which one you'd rather have in your hand in the middle of the night with an intruder in the house.
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    Default Re: 357 OR 44 MAG REVOLVERS

    PLEASE STOP SHOUTING... A .357 is going to do job, is a proven man-stopper, and a lot cheaper to train with (using mostly 38 specials and some .357 so you know what to expect if you load it up that way). Smith's are great guns, Rugers are great also, and built like tanks. For Ruger, I would recommend the GP100 6 shot - stay away from the SP101 (great gun, but a handful to shoot - especially for a beginner). Personally I have had bad experience with Taurus.
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    Default Re: 357 OR 44 MAG REVOLVERS

    Quote Originally Posted by solrac7 View Post
    PLEASE STOP SHOUTING... A .357 is going to do job, is a proven man-stopper, and a lot cheaper to train with (using mostly 38 specials and some .357 so you know what to expect if you load it up that way). Smith's are great guns, Rugers are great also, and built like tanks. For Ruger, I would recommend the GP100 6 shot - stay away from the SP101 (great gun, but a handful to shoot - especially for a beginner). Personally I have had bad experience with Taurus.
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    Default Re: 357 OR 44 MAG REVOLVERS

    personally, I view 44 as using a sledgehammer to swat a fly. 357 will work just fine.

    personally, I love the older model 686 revolver. the trigger is exquisite, and, accuracy is( for my experience) superb. plus, it balances well with a 4 inch, and, fits well in larger hands. recoil is more than manageable.

    as to the shouting remark above, caps lock is viewed in most forums as shouting. we are a lot more easygoing, but, some forums will get wonky.
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    Default Re: 357 OR 44 MAG REVOLVERS

    357. Look at the 7 and 8 shot models out now too. The Super Redhawk in it's 8 shot 357 guise would be a great night stand gun.

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    Default Re: 357 OR 44 MAG REVOLVERS

    Quote Originally Posted by R L Suehr View Post
    357. Look at the 7 and 8 shot models out now too. The Super Redhawk in it's 8 shot 357 guise would be a great night stand gun.
    Just have some electronic ears with that on the nightstand.

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    Default Re: 357 OR 44 MAG REVOLVERS

    From the owner of 3 S&W revolvers, a model 19-3(now worth ~$800 - $900), a 686-5(~$600+), a S&W Ladysmith .357 model 60-9($?) all pre-lock AND, most recently a Ruger Security-six .357, 4" barrel, vintage 1980($405 otd, 2 months ago), go with a Security-six. I wanted something to carry while hunting in the Pocono Mts., where I've encountered many black bears, some reticent to give way during Spring turkey season. The Smiths have become too expensive for me to carry, so I decided to find a .357 that I wouldn't mind banging around if necessary and the Ruger is still a smoking deal and a hell of a well made pistol!
    Buy it cheap and stack it deep now, things are headed south in a hurry.

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