This is one of my favorite .357 Magnum Revolvers; it is a Ruger Security-Six in stainless with a 6"bbl target sights and Hogue grips. She was a police trade in that was very dirty yet shot little and carried rather hard. She cleaned up nicely...
I favor the Security Six - I have the four-inch model in blued finish. It'll take hot loads with no problem, and mine is smooth as the proverbial 'baby's behind'.
I like the looks of the Colt Trooper, but the Colts tend to be over-priced for what you get.
I've had a 4" stainless Security Six since shortly after they came out. Great revolver with a nice action out of the box. Fairly accurate as well. A little light honing to the trigger group to get rid of any burs will do wonders. Be carefull not to get overly agressive or single action will be too light and potentially dangerous.
BRG3, i prefer the extra weight out front that the GP100 has from the full length underlug. that couple extra ounces out front tend to make recoil more manageable- you might say less felt, or percieved recoil. just my opinion.
Ruger GP-100, a KGP-161 in fact. I like the way mine balances, trigger pull in both single and double action and it is very accurate. I put a Houge Mono-Grip on it and it does everything I ask of it.
It has been fed some really hot and heavy loads and it doesn't have any problem, in fact it seems to like "HOT & HEAVY" best as all my Ruger revolvers do.
Hmm, I don't prefer a barrel heavy revolver, quite the opposite. I'm looking for something that recoils as close to straight back as possible, but isn't barrel heavy. Maybe I'm asking for conflicting things here.
I'd be quite happy with a 5 shot revolver that had a thinner cylinder and a barrel lower in height compared to the trigger and grip. But all of those have short barrels and compact grips.
Might just have to settle for now and build later.
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