Is $350 a good price?

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Paine

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I saw a SS blackhawk in .357 at my LGS for $350. I've never owned a wheel gun so I have no clue. Looks pretty clean in the case, haven't handled it yet though. Once I've handled it I know I'll end up buying it which will put a ding in my 1911 fund, but if it's a good price maybe I shouldn't pass it up.
 
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If it's in good condition and not abused, yes I'd buy it if that's what I wanted. If the sticker says $350, there may be some "wiggle room." Plop $350 cash down on the counter and ask him if he'll make that the 'out the door' price.
 

dakota1911

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That is a good price if it is in good condition. Being a 1911 guy also, remember Ruger does make .45LC/.45ACP SA revolvers also.
 

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jimbo1096":3cf3zm23 said:
Plop $350 cash down on the counter and ask him if he'll make that the 'out the door' price.

I agree with the above, but I'd start at $325 OTD ...

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If you're in the market for that, it is a very good price. In that price bracket, it's probably used, and it wouldn't hurt to have cash, and try to get 50 rounds with it in the price. I don't mean premium self defense necessarly, but talk to them for awhile, you may get a box of decent .357 ammo. Tell them you were thinking about another model they don't have in stock, maybe someone down the street has. Don't mention that the cash is out of your 1911 fund, they would rather sell you two. Don't hem and haw, be interested, make them want to take your cash and work with you. Do they have a range? Test fire?
 

drjjpdc

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Paine,

Here's my 2 cents. All Americans should have a revolver and a 1911. I am a wheelman myself, but I appreciate the elegance of Mr. Browning's design.
The Ruger is a good price (how long is the barrel?) and you can't get much more elegant than a SA revolver and the perfect hand grip. A SA revolver will point like a dream as you lift it to target. Plus a good SA will let you get into longer distances than your 1911. Have fun.
 

demo_slug

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Paine":1p6k9x17 said:
I saw a SS blackhawk in .357 at my LGS for $350. I've never owned a wheel gun so I have no clue. Looks pretty clean in the case, haven't handled it yet though. Once I've handled it I know I'll end up buying it which will put a ding in my 1911 fund, but if it's a good price maybe I shouldn't pass it up.

IMHO get a blackhawk.

I have a Springfield 1911, its my red headed step child. I wanted to like it. everybody said I should love it. put about 2000 rounds thru it to get good at shooting it. learned what every little piece of it did. got a match barrel, got the slide tightened. :( never met my expectations. money pit.

then, I bought a blackhawk in 45LC. love it. cheap stock gun, solid as a rock. just does what it supposed to do. it just works. puts holes where I want them effortlessly. no BS :D:D
 

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i would look for a 45colt/acp convertable. i have seen ss .357 BHs for less.
least you wouldnt have to buy new ammo.

the 45acp will do most anything you want and buffalo bore 45 colt will do the rest.
 

Paine

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I guess I forgot to put in there it's used on consignment and I think it's the shorter barrel (4.62?). There's another in the case next to it for close to 700 :shock: but I think that's more of a collectors pistol so I didn't really look at it.

I agree with you drjjpdc a SA wheel gun and a 1911 are two that I've always wanted but I've been leaning towards the 1911 for a new carry piece for work. (casino security manager) So necessity may win this one out.
 

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I was able to convince my 2 modern sons that for social .....uh...um self defence it was difficult to beat the 45 auto. The younger one went da with a springfield xd, he has 3 of them, the other is a 1911 fan. As am I a 1911 fan. (goes back to gunner and sarge comics days) such noteries as john dillenger, melvin purvis, elliot ness, and numerous texas rangers agree on the 1911. I have never been a small bullet fan, I have 4 44 mags + 2 44 carbines.

Given the choice of a 45 auto or 357 wheeler, I would go with 45 unless a 45 wheeler was available.

JMHO, which with a doller will get you a cup of coffee at Mcdonalds.
 
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