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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:40 pm 
Hunter

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I'd rather have a 5 shot so I could really hotrod it.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:09 pm 
Hunter

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I just wish I could afford to buy one of the new Competition GP100's, and I would be happy.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:45 pm 
Hunter

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Rumrunner wrote:
I just wish I could afford to buy one of the new Competition GP100's, and I would be happy.


Yeah me too that one is out of my price range also, might as well go for a 1911 if your spending that much. :?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:45 pm 
Hunter

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No. Would not even buy a Redhawk/Super Redhawk in .357. Don't much care for my 4" Redhawk .44 Magnum for that matter either.

Six shot Six series .357 or five shot SP-101 .357 suits me just fine.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:24 am 
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Give me an Alaskan with an 8 hole .357 cylinder and I'll buy one in a heartbeat.

I already have a .357 Redhawk, that was a must buy for me.

I'm also a .38 - .357 fanatic so I may be biased......


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:58 am 
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I would pass on the 8 shot version...as I did the 6 shot.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:46 am 
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I won't buy any revolver with more than 6 holes, and prefer 5. It just isn't right!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:04 am 
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Nope

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:32 am 
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I already have an SA Ruger with up to 14rd capacity with no reloads and a six shot cylinder.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:23 pm 
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I have always liked the idea of an 8 shot .357 revolver by Ruger. Big questions are weight and size of the piece, and of course, price. I think almost all size barrels from snubby to 7" would sell.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:09 pm 
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Here's the big killer feature for it, if they'll do it: titanium frame. They have the tech available from their golf club production.

Better yet: 9mm with moons, short steel cylinder, barrel recessed to meet the cylinder, titanium frame, get it down to...what, 20 ounces maybe? What a hell of a critter that would be!

Yes, the 9mm is "less potent" than 357. But there's been more projectile development for it of late than in 357 because law enforcement in the US still uses a lot of 9mm. The Federal HST 147gr slug is more advanced in terms of expansion reliability than anything at a similar energy level in 357, as one example.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:50 pm 
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JimMarch1 wrote: "Yes,the 9mm is "less potent" than 357. But there's been more projectile development for it of late than in 357 because law enforcement in the US still uses a lot of 9mm. The Federal HST 147gr slug is more advanced in terms of expansion reliability than anything at a similar energy level in 357, as one example."

Ha ha, why would I want my .357 magnum reduced to the 9mm level? Ruger tried the 9 mm revolver thing once before.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:29 pm 
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JimMarch1 wrote:
Better yet: 9mm with moons, short steel cylinder, barrel recessed to meet the cylinder, titanium frame, get it down to...what, 20 ounces maybe? What a hell of a critter that would be!


Taurus makes a 5-shot .380 revolver with a short frame and cylinder that is truly pocket-sized. If you're not going to shrink the cylinder and frame to match the 9mm cartridge, why bother?

An 8-shot .357 revolver? Nope. Too much iron to carry. Revolver manufacturers helped put themselves out of the LE market by making 6-shot revolvers that are significantly heavier than 10-shot auto pistols with a full magazine. A heavy gun may be good on the range, but a real drag to wear on a long shift.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:21 pm 
Hawkeye

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If I need 8 or 10 shots I'd carry a Smith M&P or a Ruger SR. They are both easier to shoot well. Talk about a hail of bullets.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:52 pm 
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Revoliver wrote:
I'd love an 8 shot .357 SRH *IF and ONLY IF* Ruger extends the frame shroud the length of the barrel which should be 4" IMO.

Otherwise I'd love an 8 shot .357 Redhawk in various barrel lengths.



Big +1 here!

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