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  • Best .357 Magnum?

     Josh updated 10 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Josh

    Member
    December 18, 2019 at 2:38 am

    What is the best .357 on the market today? I want to give my father a gift for Christmas, and I remember he was looking at medium-size .357 revolvers (K-frame/L-frame/Python/GP100 size).

  • brotherjustincrowe

    Guest
    December 18, 2019 at 2:38 am

    I have a stainless GP100 and love it to death.

  • ProbablyAFudd

    Guest
    December 18, 2019 at 2:38 am

    Brand new? 686 has a nice classic feel and look.

    If it were me I would get a classic older model as a gift though. Mod 66 or something.

  • 30calmagazineclip

    Guest
    December 18, 2019 at 2:38 am

    Ruger Blackhawk in .357. Make sure to get one with the additional cylinder for 9mm. One gun. three calibers. Fucking great gun to boot. Also, a wonderful gun for a reloader because it can handle insanely hot recipes. Can’t recommend it enough.

  • CasualMetalHead

    Guest
    December 18, 2019 at 2:38 am

    What’s your price range?

  • JOATEM

    Guest
    December 18, 2019 at 2:38 am

    Ruger blackhawk in 5.5-inch barrel with conversion stainless like /u/30calmagazineclip said, or GP100 stainless in 4 inch. both great options and in your price range.

  • sillybonobo

    Guest
    December 18, 2019 at 2:38 am

    Dan Wesson 15-2 (used) or 715 (new). Pricey but absolutely superb revolvers with interchangeable barrels. I don’t have experience with the new cz produced relaunch, but I’ve heard good things.

    Edit, just saw your other comment with price range. I’d look at ruger or smith mid sized (686, GP100). You can definitely find a used Dan for the price though.

  • KhyberPasshole

    Guest
    December 18, 2019 at 2:38 am

    Find him a S&W 581 or 681. It’s a slightly larger L frame with a 4” barrel. It can handle a steady diet of .357, where the K frames cannot. I have a 581 and it gets used a lot more than my 686 or my 65. They run in the $600-$700 range in good shape.

  • Vash712

    Guest
    December 18, 2019 at 2:38 am

    There is only one answer The Coonan 357.

  • Starky_McStarkface

    Guest
    December 18, 2019 at 2:38 am

    686+ or King Cobra.

  • Kromulent

    Guest
    December 18, 2019 at 2:38 am

    Kimber is out of your price range but you might find a nice used one. S&W otherwise. You can get nice older S&Ws for that price, they can be super nice guns.

  • Erik098

    Guest
    December 18, 2019 at 2:38 am

    I rotate between carrying a Chiappa Rhino 40DS, a Ruger SP101 9mm, and an old S&W model 32. My favorite is the rhino by far, but it’s at the top of your price range. The SP101 is easy to work on and pleasant to shoot. The little mod 32, even with just warm 38 spl, can be a little unwieldy but it is very easy to conceal.

  • Devilman-

    Guest
    December 18, 2019 at 2:38 am

    I am a big fan of the Kimber K6s with a 3″ bbl

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