My wife recently did some training at a range in Plano Texas for her CHL/CCW qualification, and she rented a S&W 357 mag. She has a 38 airweight that she wants to have modified (new grips / trigger job), but she now wants to get a 357 with a full size frame as a night stand gun.
She wants a Smith or a Python, but they are kind of pricey. I was looking at a Taurus Tracker 357, what do you guys/gals think of it? I also don't really know I don't really know anything about revolvers, so I was wondering what other brands are out there that you would recommend.
kenn: Sir; with the wife's thinking revolver; how about taking her somewhere to just shoot different ones. One will ?fit? leaving you; without "apiginapoke"
?Feel? is very important to some.
My daily carry, SW638, GP 100, or Glock. Each has a place each has the ?feel?
Follow up with whathappened. Thanks
Best gun I've ever purchased was my S&W Model 19 6" 357. Sweet double action trigger and dead on target sights. You can usually find them in 96+ condition for under $500. I bought mine a few years ago for $300 and immediately added a set of rosewood grips. Make sure she holds any K or N framed guns because they are not for people with small hands. She shouldn't have to reach forward and adjust her grip to get to the trigger. The Taurus frames are a bit smaller and friendlier IMHO but you don't get the S&W trigger or accuracy.
What are the differences in the trigger?
Originally Posted by Dsig1
My wifes favorite gun is her S&W model 60 Stainless .357mag.
Mainly just the feel. The S&W model 19 called "Combat Magnum" was developed as a target gun with a target trigger. The SA pull is 2lbs. max. It is truly a "hair trigger" shooting SA. The DA pull is a bit lighter, smoother (consistent through the pull) and breaks more crisply than other S&W's of that time. The Taurus has a heavier DA pull and just doesn't feel as smooth. You can feel the mechanic of the trigger working within your hand as you pull the trigger.
Originally Posted by kenn
Ruger GP 100
kenn: Feel is a product of individual taste. Some ?break? sharply, some ?feel? like they are dragging on a file, some ?feel? long and sluggish, some ?feel? short and crisp.
We ?revolver? shooters always and I mean always want to know how the trigger ?feels?
Revolvers that own me; all have need attention to get to my comfort zone.
Now what in reality; I can't answer that.
I will attempt to suggest the Ruger GP 100. Outstanding good looking will shoot both .38's and .357's. Sturdy, strong, with Rugers outstanding service policy if needed. blue or stainless