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    Need Some Advice

    I have been thinking on a small revolver. Either a Smith & Wesson or Taurus. I am somewhat stuck on a .38 special over a 357. I know a can get a Taurus for around 3-4 verses a SW for 5-6. IMO, Smith and Wesson makes the best revolvers on the market. However, I am impressed at the overall quality of the Taurus revolvers. I may just shop around at some pawn shops and local gun stores and see if I can get a used SW cheap. What do you guys think?

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    I would go w/ Ruger or S&W over Taurus. I know everyone has a different story, but I have read some terrible stories of people having issues w/ Taurus guns. And, their experiences w/ the customer service to get the issues fixed are just deplorable.

    There is 1 thread on Glocktalk that has gone on for months... 1 guys story.. He is still trying to get the gun fixed.

    Get the Smith...

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    Take a good look at Ruger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wandering Man View Post
    Take a good look at Ruger.

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    Yes. I am not a revolver guy, but every once in a while, I am tempted - just to add to my collection. I looked at all the revolvers a few months back, and decided that the Ruger GP100 4" stainless was my fav, should I ever want to buy one.

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    Go with s-w i have 2 of them i have shot for yrs. no problems.

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    I have 4 Rugers and 1 S&W. I like the Rugers best. I have handle Taurus and Rossi revolvers and they just did not feel right to me. Some had problems and they would have had to go back to the factory to be fixed.

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    L8 go with a S&W 637 list $450 or a Ruger SP-101 list $530. Don't let them prices scare you as you can get them a lot cheaper than that on sale, and at gun shows. I had the Sp-101 and it is like a tank. I don't think you could wear it out. I had a model 37 by Smith that I carried for 15yrs great gun.

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    Although I really lilke Smiths, I'd love to find a SP-101 in 9mm. But probably so would everyone else. I think that would be the ultimate hideout revolver.

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    I don't remember them making a 9mm. The .357 weights 26oz and thats heavy for a stub nose. Get a Galco IWB holster with the belt hook, and you forget about it. You will not know it's there after a half hour. I just checked there site and they only make it in .357 and .38+p. They used to make a .22 but I guess they dropped that one this year.

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    They haven't mad a 9mm in a while but I've seen some way back at gun shows. Quite expensive.

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    Yeah, I wouldn't forget to look into Ruger. They make some excellent quality revolvers for really good prices. I like the SP101 for a smaller revolver, although it is a 357 and I know you said you wanted a 38. But check them out. You might be impressed.

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    This is the best small revolver I have ever owned. Regards, Richard

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    Whatever U do - skip the Rossie and Taurus lines...

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    Rugers are like Toyota's and the S&W's are like BMW's, at least to my way of thinking...
    I drive a Tacoma and my better half drives a 4Runner.

    I won't comment on the others...

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    There you go again Richard. I love that eye candy. Man That's a beauty. L8 always buy a .357. You can shoot .38s for the range, and pack .357s for defence. Good Luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    There you go again Richard. I love that eye candy. Man That's a beauty. L8 always buy a .357. You can shoot .38s for the range, and pack .357s for defence. Good Luck.
    You said what I was thinking. Buy a .357 amd shoot .38. More options.

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    Thumbs up Ruger

    Buy one in 357 and shoot 38's. Love them Rugers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal8000 View Post
    Rugers are like Toyota's and the S&W's are like BMW's, at least to my way of thinking...
    I drive a Tacoma and my better half drives a 4Runner.

    I won't comment on the others...
    I get what you're saying but I wouldn't compare these fine American arms to foreign products. Though I prefer S&W's above all else, I can't say a lot against Ruger's revolvers. They're also easier to disassemble. Something often overlooked.

    And a Taurus is like a Kia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    Whatever U do - skip the Rossie and Taurus lines...
    Don't dismiss the Taurus revolvers out of hand. I have three that have been great ( see avatar ), and I bought all mine on-line ( virtually sight unseen ). If you shop "in person", just look it over well!!!

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    I have the SP101 357, the S&W 638 & a Taurus 94UL. All good guns for their purposes. SP101 built like a tank. Heavy for carry. Love the 638. Nice & light & will shoot +p. My current favorite carry gun. The Taurus is a 9 shot 22LR. Heavy trigger pull, but never a "function" problem. One of the windage adjustment screws for the rear sight backed out and I lost both the screw & the sight blade. Sights are not covered by the Taurus warranty, but they replaced it anyway. Took 1 week. Not a true repair, but I can't complain about the service. If carry is something your going to be using this for, I'd recommend the S&W. I see new 638s & 640s at gunshows in TX. for around $340.

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