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 Post subject: 8 Round Revolver Buying
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 7:36 pm 
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Good evening ladies and gents, I am currently in a dilemma of having some extra money in the gun budget this month and next on my list is an 8 round 357 double action revolver. While out looking at some S&W Performance Center 627's today, I came across a Redhawk, but with the shorter 2.5in barrel. I saw that it is also offered in the 4.2in.

I have GP's and SP's and a load of single actions. Never messed with the Redhawk. Anyone own one of the 8 rounders? How do you like it, pros and cons?

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 10:08 pm 
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I don't own an 8 rounder but I do have a pair of the 6 rounders. The best part about them is with all the extra weight they carry, you can shoot even the stoutest 357 and it will only feel like you are shooting 38 practice rounds. Probably a bit on the heavy side for daily carry but at least you won't ever have to worry about breaking it. :)

Oh ya, they also don't have that stupid worthless hole in the side that S&W continues to put out.

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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 7:02 am 
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I own a few Redhawks,, including an older 6 shot 357. I have not owned one of the 8 shot ones yet,, so my experiences is limited to the ones I do own.
I feel they are superior in strength & quality over most others. Yes,, the 8 shot guns have their place,, and S&W does make a nice gun. But that hole in the side and the infernal,, eerr,, internal parts does bother many of us. The Redhawk has a great history of quality.
Yes,, it may be heavier than the S&W,, but with weight,,, come better recoil control.

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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 11:19 am 
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Don't pass up a look at the Super GP-100, 8 shot 357. It's another Ruger that is an eight shot. My eight shot is a 3.5" Classic M27 PC revolver with the stupid hole in the side. Bob! :D


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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 1:27 pm 
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I went and handled both again. The trigger, fit and finish of the Smith sold me. It's my only Smith. As I was about to check out they were taking in a Dan Wesson 15-2 with some GORGEOUS bluing. Was able to grab that too. Expensive day.

Did I mention the stainless bearcat shopkeeper :lol: :shock:

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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 7:13 pm 
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Sure wish i could have a dilemma like that!


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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 5:44 am 
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RedHawks are a fine revolver imo everyone should have at least one! You will not
regret it. As mentioned they do have a bit of weight to them that's because they are built like tanks and probably as tough! ps

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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 10:25 pm 
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BDM1 wrote:
Sure wish i could have a dilemma like that!


Ha, it is not often, but sometimes the bonus is decent!

powder smoke wrote:
RedHawks are a fine revolver imo everyone should have at least one! You will not
regret it. As mentioned they do have a bit of weight to them that's because they are built like tanks and probably as tough! ps


I like the revolver but the grip is holding me back.

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 7:26 am 
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I'd like to see and fondle one of the new Super GPs. I'm not in love with the "race ready" barrel shroud but that might change later on. I like the combination of the better qualities of the Redhawk and the Super Redhawk.

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 9:13 am 
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CZReverend wrote:
I like the revolver but the grip is holding me back.


You should be holding the grip not the grip holding you. :D


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 9:33 am 
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Arisin' Wind wrote:
CZReverend wrote:
I like the revolver but the grip is holding me back.


You should be holding the grip not the grip holding you. :D


:lol: Touche’

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 9:34 am 
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Ale-8(1) wrote:
I'd like to see and fondle one of the new Super GPs. I'm not in love with the "race ready" barrel shroud but that might change later on. I like the combination of the better qualities of the Redhawk and the Super Redhawk.


Ale I agree with this 100%. Would love to get my hands on one of these and see how it feels and compare trigger pull to the 627 Performance Center I just bought.

Any idea on ETA when these will be available?

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 2:59 am 
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CZReverend wrote:
I went and handled both again. The trigger, fit and finish of the Smith sold me. It's my only Smith. As I was about to check out they were taking in a Dan Wesson 15-2 with some GORGEOUS bluing. Was able to grab that too. Expensive day.

Did I mention the stainless bearcat shopkeeper :lol: :shock:



Always been interested in one of those dan wessons. How much did it cost you ? Never see them here.


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 5:38 am 
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I know you’re speaking of RedHawks and Smith’s. My only 8-Round revolver is the 327 single action Blackhawk. I like the 8 round design. Those two extra shots always make me feel special somehow. But I do have to admit, I often forget about them and realize it after unloading.

But congrats on the two new guns! Sounds like some fun times at the range in your future.


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 6:58 am 
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silverback wrote:
CZReverend wrote:
I went and handled both again. The trigger, fit and finish of the Smith sold me. It's my only Smith. As I was about to check out they were taking in a Dan Wesson 15-2 with some GORGEOUS bluing. Was able to grab that too. Expensive day.

Did I mention the stainless bearcat shopkeeper :lol: :shock:



Always been interested in one of those dan wessons. How much did it cost you ? Never see them here.


The Dan Wesson is awesome! Got it for 350. Hard to pass up

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