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    Default Full underlug blued 357 beauty pageant. Ruger vs Colt vs S&W. Opinions wanted

    I recently paired the Colt Python and the Smith and Wesson model 29. Opinions of which is more visually appealing were pretty well split down the middle.

    This time I have three blued six inch barreled 357’s with full underlugs on the table. Again, I’m just looking to know what the forum thinks is the best looking revolver out of the three. Price tags and performance should be left out of the equation. In this beauty contest there is no talent show or questions about humanity.

    I personally think the Ruger is a great looking revolver but feel the other two outclass it with the edge slightly going to the Colt. What do you think is the best looking out of the three? By the way for those not familiar with revolvers they are a Smith and Wesson 586-1, Colt Python and Ruger GP100.





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    Default Re: Full underlug blued 357 beauty pageant. Ruger vs Colt vs S&W. Opinions wanted

    Probably not a popular choice, but I'd take the Ruger. Has a more studly look.
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    Default Re: Full underlug blued 357 beauty pageant. Ruger vs Colt vs S&W. Opinions wanted

    ^^There definitely is something about the Ruger. It is the one I use for the house.
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    Default Re: Full underlug blued 357 beauty pageant. Ruger vs Colt vs S&W. Opinions wanted

    I am not a revolver guy but on looks alone I’ll take the Colt.
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    Default Re: Full underlug blued 357 beauty pageant. Ruger vs Colt vs S&W. Opinions wanted

    Too make this a fair comparison the Pinned and Recessed Model 27 Smith should have used....The model 529 is overkill unless you use a Colt Anaconda which both designed for the 44 Magnum Cartridge.

    The S&W Model 27 if using a registered Magnum would be the winner
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    Default Re: Full underlug blued 357 beauty pageant. Ruger vs Colt vs S&W. Opinions wanted

    I am a huge fan of the S&W revolvers but on looks alone, the Python is the best looking wheelgun ever produced, IMO.

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    Default Re: Full underlug blued 357 beauty pageant. Ruger vs Colt vs S&W. Opinions wanted

    I'm a S&W guy. The vent rib on the Colt is appealing to many, but I never felt I needed one one my S&W 686. To me, the Ruger looks disjointed...made up of various parts. Grip checkering looks better on the Colt, but I've put non-checkered wood grips on my 3 revolvers.

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    Default Re: Full underlug blued 357 beauty pageant. Ruger vs Colt vs S&W. Opinions wanted

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    I've always liked both but the Python still wins for me.

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    Default Re: Full underlug blued 357 beauty pageant. Ruger vs Colt vs S&W. Opinions wanted

    Quote Originally Posted by bripro View Post
    I recently paired the Colt Python and the Smith and Wesson model 29. Opinions of which is more visually appealing were pretty well split down the middle.

    This time I have three blued six inch barreled 357’s with full underlugs on the table. Again, I’m just looking to know what the forum thinks is the best looking revolver out of the three. Price tags and performance should be left out of the equation. In this beauty contest there is no talent show or questions about humanity.

    I personally think the Ruger is a great looking revolver but feel the other two outclass it with the edge slightly going to the Colt. What do you think is the best looking out of the three? By the way for those not familiar with revolvers they are a Smith and Wesson 529-1, Colt Python and Ruger GP100.





    I'll take them, pm being sent [ ;

    Each are extremely fine looking revolvers in their own right.

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    Default Re: Full underlug blued 357 beauty pageant. Ruger vs Colt vs S&W. Opinions wanted

    The vented rib makes the Colt look better than the others but still loses to a vet rib Dan Wesson IMHO.
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