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8 Best .357 Magnum Revolvers of 2023 [Proven Stopping Power]

So many choices! We quickly go over what to look for in a wheelgun and our Best .357 Magnum Revolvers across different frame sizes & budgets.

    Simple. Reliable. Powerful. Effective. Tested. Proven.

    Each of the six rounds you place in a .357 Magnum revolver delivers some of the best performance from a handgun.

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    Lots of .357 Magnum

    Its bare-bones design and easy-to-use mechanism make it perfect for beginners. The utility of the .357 Magnum round makes it just as pleasing for experienced shooters.

    Considering the diverse ammunition loads available, it is easy to find one that works for you.

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    But with plenty of options on the market, that doesn’t always mean that selecting a gun is easy…but that’s why we’re here to help.

    We’ve rounded up some of our favorite .357 Magnum revolver models based on features and value, so keep reading to see what we recommend!

    Summary of Our Top Picks

    1. Best Woods-Carry .357

      Ruger SP101 3"

      The reliability and durability of the SP101 in conjunction with its smaller size make this a great choice for backpackers, hikers, and other outdoors enthusiasts.

    2. Editor's Pick

      Ruger GP100

      This revolver is ultra-durable and is a relatively soft shooter while maintaining a reasonable level of affordability.

    3. Best High-End .357

      Manurhin MR73

      The MR73 is the most exacting and high-end production revolver ever made. If money isn't an object, this is the best.

    4. Best High-Capacity .357

      Smith & Wesson Model 627 Pro Series

      Featuring an 8-shot cylinder and a factory-tuned action, this revolver is hard to beat.

    5. Best Medium-Frame .357

      Colt King Cobra

      The King Cobra has a perfect balance of size, weight, and barrel length that results in a great shooter that isn't cumbersome to carry.

    6. Best Concealed Carry .357

      Kimber K6s

      Although this is the lightest revolver on the list, the high build quality and excellent shootability are apparent in the K6s.

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    Why You Should Trust Us

    Input into this article came from the PPT editorial team and our writers. Together we have a combined shooting experience of 30+ years, including instruction, competition, and multiple shooting disciplines.

    PPT Team Staff

    We’ve spent countless hours researching and analyzing guns and gear to determine which is the best when it comes to features, reliability, ergonomics, and bang for your buck.

    We had to make some tough calls. If you don’t see your favorite revolver, it doesn’t mean we hate it, just that we couldn’t include it this time.

    What is the .357 Magnum Cartridge?

    The .357 Magnum cartridge is a revolver round with a .357-inch bullet diameter. It was first introduced in 1934 and serves as the foundation of the “Magnum Era.”

    .357 Magnum Round
    .357 Magnum Round

    Then, as now, everyone wanted more powerful ammo. This ammo has diverse use ranging from target shooting to self-defense and hunting.

    The round is based on the earlier Smith & Wesson .38 Special cartridge and was first designed with a 158-grain semi-jacketed soft point (flat) bullet.

    .38 Special vs .357 Magnum
    .38 Special (Left) vs .357 Magnum (Right)

    Since more of the bullet’s mass is outside the cartridge, there is more room for powder in the cartridge. 

    The 158-grain semi-jacketed soft point bullet permits the quicker transfer of energy, which enables the bullet to do more damage.

    Aside from being much more powerful, the .357 Magnum round also needed a 1/8-inch longer case to hold more gunpowder.

    6. Popular .38 Special and .357 Magnum Ammo
    Popular .38 Special and .357 Magnum ammo

    This longer case makes it impossible to load a .357 Magnum round in .38 Special revolvers. The extra length prevents the revolver’s cylinder from closing and locking into place.

    Check out our picks for the best .38 Special & .357 Magnum ammo for home defense, target shooting, and hunting.

    Best .357 Magnum Revolvers

    1. Smith & Wesson Model 60 .357 Magnum

    The Model 60 is a 5-shot DA/SA stainless steel “J” frame revolver.

    It has a 2.125-inch underlug barrel and exposed hammer with black synthetic grips that wear well. 

    S&W Model 60 (Photo: Smith & Wesson via Facebook)

    This gun opts for a front blade sight and fixed rear sight. All in all, it’s an excellent concealed-carry revolver if you want a lot of firepower in a small package.

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    2. Ruger Model SP-101

    The SP-101 is a 5-shot DA/SA .357 Magnum available in stainless steel or blued finishes.

    The 2.25-inch and 3-inch models offer synthetic black grips, front ramp sight, and fixed rear sight. Ruger also offers a 4.2-inch model that sports a fiber optic front sight and adjustable rear sight.

    Ruger SP101, 3-inch barrel. (Photo: Smith & Wesson Forums)

    Personally, I like the stainless steel version since it handles moisture better than blued steel.

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    3. Ruger GP-100

    The Ruger GP-100 is a 6 or 7-shot .357 Magnum revolver with a DA/SA medium frame revolver.

    It is available in blued and stainless steel finishes and a variety of barrel lengths — with the 4.2-inch and 6-inch offerings being the most popular.

    Ruger GP-100, stainless steel, 6-inch barrel. (Photo: Adelbrige)

    I prefer the 4-inch underlug barrel, adjustable rear sight, and ramp front sight. Additional features include black Hogue grips and an exposed hammer. 

    The GP-100 is heavier and larger than the SP101, but it helps to stabilize the gun and control recoil.

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    4. Manurhin MR73 Sport

    The Manurhin MR73 is a 6-shot .357 Magnum revolver that is available in barrel lengths between 4 and 8 inches with a deep blue finish.

    Developed for use by French police and Special Weapons and Tactics units and fielded by the French GIGN, the accuracy and durability of this revolver are legendary.

    Manurhin MR73, 6-inch barrel. (Photo: Tactical Life)

    The gun features a fully adjustable rear sight, match trigger, and is completely hand-fitted to exacting tolerances.

    Although extremely expensive, the MR73 is regarded by many as the finest .357 magnum revolver ever made.

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    5. Smith & Wesson Model 627 Pro Series

    The S&W 627 Pro is an 8-shot .357 Magnum DA/SA.

    It is a stainless steel “N” large-frame revolver with a 4-inch custom underlug barrel. This gun is also quite stylish with an 8-round fluted cylinder and choice of black synthetic or wood grips.

    The Model 627 also brings a large trigger and hammer and adjustable rear sight with a gold bead front sight.

    It handles .357 Magnum ammunition very well, and you will feel little recoil when firing. Another advantage…you can choose to load this gun using an 8-round moon clip.

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    6. Colt King Cobra

    The King Cobra is a medium-frame 6-shot revolver with a 3-inch barrel, sporting a brushed stainless steel finish.

    It features a fixed rear sight, brass bead front sight, and Hogue Overmolded rubber grips.

    Colt King Cobra and the box
    Colt King Cobra, 3-inch barrel.

    While heavier than the standard Colt Cobra, the extra weight helps tame the recoil of the .357 Magnum cartridge and increases service life.

    The grips, barrel length, weight, and good DA/SA trigger make this revolver very balanced and pleasant to shoot without being unwieldy.

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    7. Colt .357 Magnum Python

    Rereleased in 2020, the Colt Python made its return as a 6-shot DA/SA revolver with a high-polish stainless steel finish.

    Currently, the 2020 Python is available in either 3-, 4.25-, or 6-inch configurations.

    Colt Python, 6-inch barrel. (Photo: Shooting Illustrated)

    The Python also has a ventilated top rib and a full underlug to protect the ejection rod. You also get match-grade wood grips and adjustable sights. 

    I have found the weight of the Python ideal for stabilizing the recoil of the .357 Magnum. Not to mention, the gun is devilishly handsome.

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    8. Kimber K6s

    A relative newcomer in comparison to some of these models, the Kimber K6s comes in a few different models — with the main two being the standard K6s (Double-action only) and the DASA (exposed hammer).

    Kimber K6s DASA

    Barrel lengths differ based on which model but most float between 2 and 4 inches.

    Billed as the lightest 6-shot revolver, the K6s weighs in at around 23 ounces. If you’re looking for a high-quality concealed-carry revolver…this is it.

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    Be sure to read all about the K6s in our review!

    Small, Medium, Large Frame: Which One is Right for Me?

    Let’s talk a little about the various frame sizes you can expect to see when shopping…

    Small Frame Revolvers

    These revolvers are easy to conceal in a holster, purse, or fanny pack.

    Their size also makes them easy to draw and bring to bear quickly. Small frame revolvers usually weigh between 12 ounces and 2 pounds when empty. 

    What you got in there, buddy?

    For small frame revolvers, I don’t recommend always shooting heavy-loaded .357 Magnum ammo.

    It’s possible to wear out or break important parts of the revolver under these loads. For general target practice, shoot .38 Special ammo.

    .38 Special Round
    .38 Special Round

    To simulate the carry .357 Magnum ammo, use .38 Special +P or low velocity .357 Magnum ammo.

    Medium Framed Revolvers

    These revolvers usually weigh between 20 and 40 ounces unloaded.

    You can carry them concealed easily with a 4-inch barrel if you wear loose clothes, and they also conceal well in a fanny pack.

    As with the small frame revolvers, I prefer DA/SA trigger action and stainless steel.

    (Photo: Gordon Gartrell)

    Steel is a little heavier, and better controls .357 Magnum’s recoil. You will get better accuracy in rapid-fire on the second and third shots.

    For these guns, I still recommend using .38 Special ammunition for practice — lead round nose or FMJ. 

    Practice with light .357 Magnum ammunition to simulate heavier loads. Before you quit shooting for the day, shoot at least two cylinders of your defensive ammo. 

    Large Frame Revolvers

    These revolvers weigh between 25 to 60 ounces empty.

    While these guns are powerful, their large size and heavy weight make them harder to conceal. Printing is a challenge.

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    These are heftier.

    On the plus side, these guns can handle large amounts of heavily loaded .357 Magnum ammunition.

    You can also shoot for extended time periods without feeling recoil discomfort.

    For target practice, I still recommend using .38 Special ammo to save money. Use some practice time to shoot mid-range .357 Magnum ammo and finish with a few “hot” defensive rounds.

    History of .357 Magnum Revolver

    The development of the .357 Magnum cartridge was shepherded by some of the most brilliant minds of the era.

    While there are plenty of .357 models and companies that produce them, a few gun makers immediately stand out...

    Smith & Wesson

    The Smith & Wesson company first started in Norwich, Connecticut, in 1852. But the company’s first .357 Magnum revolvers wouldn’t show up until 1934.

    Smith & Wesson (Photo: Dan Z. via TTAG)

    In 1957, Smith & Wesson began using its famous model numbering system.

    The .357 Magnum revolver was then known as the Model 27, built on an “N” frame. The “N” frame is the largest frame used for the S&W .357 Magnum revolvers.

    N Frame Chart

    Smith & Wesson’s lighter “K” frame Model 19 was released in 1957 — developed to meet the special needs of law enforcement.

    K Frame Chart

    Some private citizens still use K Frames for self-defense, target shooting, and hunting, but they’re pretty obsolete.

    You can also find some “L Frame” revolvers that are somewhere between the “K” and the “N” in frame size.

    L Frame Chart

    Finally, there’s the J Frame…probably one of the most popular styles of revolvers.

    There are three revolvers types in this series — Chief’s Special, original Bodyguard, and the Centennial.

    Sturm, Ruger, & Co. Inc.

    This company is well known for .22 caliber pistols and rifles that shoot centerfire and rimfire ammo.

    But they are also famous for shotguns and the .357 Magnum DA/SA, DA only, and SA Revolvers.

    Ruger Logo

    In 1972, Ruger introduced the Ruger Security-Six, Service-Six, and Speed-Six Revolvers for law enforcement, civilian self-defense, and military markets. The GP-100, Redhawk, and SP-101 would later follow.

    Ruger also manufactures .357 Magnum revolvers, including the Blackhawk and the Vaquero. 

    Ruger Vaqueros
    Ruger Vaqueros

    The Vaquero is a retro-style revolver that was made for cowboy action shooting fans and looks like the old Colt Single Action Army Revolver of 1873.

    Colt Manufacturing Company

    One of Colt’s most famous revolvers is the 1873 Colt Single Action Army in the Colt .45 caliber. 

    It was popular with the public and used in the U.S. military from 1873 to 1892. You probably also know it as the gun that won the West.

    Colt Single Action Army
    Colt Single Action Army

    Final Thoughts

    When selecting a .357 Magnum revolver, keep in mind frame size and capacity so you can be sure to pick the one that’s perfect for you.

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    There are a ton of revolver models floating around the market, and most are solid. These happen to be some of our favorites.

    What are your favorite models? Let us know in the comments below. To see what we recommend feeding your revolver, check out the Best .357 Magnum Ammo.

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    • Commenter Avatar

      I like my SW 686+,thank you.

      August 21, 2023 11:36 am
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      Bill Haden

      You failed to mention Freedom Arms revolvers and the BFR, both of which are American made and are top of the line. I will take an FA over a Korth or the French revolver any day. Buy American!

      August 21, 2023 12:42 am
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      I kind of would have expected the L-comp or Carry-comp to have made it on here?

      Ofcause the best one is the 686SSR, but I may be partial.

      On the MR73, it ticks like a clockwork and the DA pull is amazing, fantastic finish as well.

      August 20, 2023 11:37 pm
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      Bill F.

      Going on 40+ years now, my favorite .357 is my S&W Model 19 sporting a 6" barrel and a customized cut-down combat grip. It has never had a problem with any ammo, commercial or personal production. And it gets a lot of interest at the range.

      August 20, 2023 10:40 pm
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      Boyd welsch

      I have a Taurus tracker and maybe I’m lucky ,shoots as well as the smiths and Rutgers I have had plus a 7 th round.

      August 20, 2023 10:34 pm
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      R Bozgoz

      I am a fan of .357 revolvers. My first was the Kimber D6S 3", followed by the Ruger GP 100 4.25" I have since added these: Taurus 627 and 608

      August 20, 2023 9:03 pm
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      Fred Sasse

      All good guns I believe in this article, however it was still a disappointment.
      Budget revolvers seem to have been left out of the review cycle here?
      Weirauch comes to mind. There are others.
      You can find them, if you look for them.

      August 20, 2023 8:46 pm
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      Nothing wrong with a 627 Taurus Tracker, .357, holds 7, with the 6.5" bbl, for those on a stiff budget for a home defense gun or packing for a hike in bear country. Just got one in satin stainless (8-2023) for $458 and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it.

      August 20, 2023 7:19 pm
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        Rob Bozgoz

        I have the Taurus 627 and its bigger brother the Taurus 608. These are definitely good home defense or trail guns.

        August 20, 2023 9:04 pm
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      I would love to get a Smith and Wesson .357 magnum all-steel revolver. Except for one thing - I do not want the trigger lock. I'll stick with Ruger.

      August 20, 2023 6:57 pm
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        Lots of used Smiths out there. Pretty easy to find a good one (Model 686, Model 28, et al) for less than a new Ruger.

        August 20, 2023 7:21 pm
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        Rob Bozgoz

        I don't care for the trigger lock either. My guns are in the safe, unlocked, and the keys to the locks are in the gun cases, comfortably in the closet. I have the 686, Model 27 and Model 19 among other brands.

        August 20, 2023 9:07 pm
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      SP-101 DA for me. Very easy to carry and 5 round speed loaders make it a snap to reload quickly if needed.

      August 20, 2023 6:45 pm
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      Louis Lunetta

      My favorite is my S&W Model 19. Hefty enough to manage the recoil but light enough to carry in a chest rig all day.

      August 20, 2023 6:37 pm
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        Rob Bozgoz

        The Model 19 is a nice revolver. I picked mine up a couple of months ago. I took it to the range once or twice. It may be going back again soon.

        August 20, 2023 9:08 pm
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      ed henton

      Sounds like a S&W advertisement. I have a Taurus 66 in stainless and it has served me faithfully on my side while hunting with Underwood 180-grain hard case bullets that do well to keep me outside a bear's belly. More are out there than high-priced safe queens to get the job done.

      August 20, 2023 6:13 pm
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      Chuck Cochran

      My very first pistol I bought, was a S&W Model 66 4" Combat Magnum in 1978. It was an excellent gun. I sold it to a relative in the 90s, and have kicked myself for that bit of stupidity. Currently, I' e a Interarms Virginia Dragoon SAA in .357, but I'd like to get another DA/SA. Being retired and on a budget, it's going to be a while in this Biden Economy.

      August 20, 2023 6:07 pm
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      Did you forget basic physics here? Short barreled .357's are like a castrated bull...fun to look at, but otherwise worthless. The forte of the .357 is blinding speed and you only get that from a four inch or preferably longer barrel. Manurhin sounds like manure. Four grand for a frog wheelgun? The Colt Python is the heavyweight champ (except for the 3" barrel model), total class all around.

      August 20, 2023 5:12 pm
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      Robert Wise

      This is complete unmitigated BULLSH*T. #1 The Python isn't even on the lsist #2 the list includes the budget Coplt King Cobra but not the Python? 33 rated according to the title by "Stopping Power?" Comparing the same caliber guns for "stopping power" is absolutely brain dead.

      August 19, 2023 3:19 pm
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        Chuck Cochran

        Reviews I've read on the King Cobra sounds like Colt's got some QC issues on that line.

        When the Honest Outlaw says they're crap, they are crap.

        August 22, 2023 7:38 pm
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      Scott B.

      I'm getting Taurus model 66 4". I've heard the old knocks on Taurus guns but I believe that things are a changing. This particular model also has a 7 round wheelhouse. Did I use wheelhouse correctly?
      That's all from me.

      July 21, 2023 9:17 am
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      Gotta love 357 in a good frame! I have a Security Six that I like and a K6s 3" DASA that I love. The Ruger is HD, the Kimber camping and trail. The Kimber is also cold weather CC. I just can't say enough good about the Kimber, sweet!

      November 3, 2022 6:41 pm
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      Used a S&W 6" 686 for years in U.S.P.S.A matches even had a compensator milled in it, the hotter the load the less the muzzle would rise. Think big Magnaports and alot of fun lol. The one thing that I did notice was about 99% of the competitors used S&W revolvers, could be how easily it was to make a very nice trigger pull or because of the way the cylinder was unlocked for faster reloads. But switched to a Model 25 45 acp to be able to use moon clips. Fast forward to today and it's a 627 8 rndr with moon clips. The only thing that I regret in hindsight is 35 years ago having a custom trigger and hammer job done on the Mod. 25 after seeing how much the value has gone up and it's not original. But man what a smooooth double action trigger.

      November 2, 2022 12:52 pm
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      Cliff Spirit

      "Since more of the bullet’s mass is outside the cartridge, there is more room for powder in the cartridge." NO!!! The case is longer for more powder! The bullets used in 38 SP and 357 Mag are externally the same dimensions. Internal construction can differ depending on the type of bullet and purpose. I manufactured ammo for over a decade commercially.

      November 2, 2022 9:52 am
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        Bill Waits

        No, the case was made longer to prevent loading in a 38 special. You can load enough bullseye in a 38 special case to blow just about any 357…extra powder room is not needed or required.

        November 10, 2022 5:23 pm
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      I’ve owned a Ruger GP-100 since the late 80’s-first handgun I ever purchased and 100% agree with your points on the gun and versatile ammo options in general. Thanks for the informative charts on the S&W models and I’ll have to check out their 8 round revolver that I didn’t know existed!

      November 2, 2022 9:09 am
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      forgot the S&W 19.

      November 2, 2022 8:19 am
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        Bill Waits

        Indeed! The S&W model 19 and SS version 66 was/is one of the best law enforcement sidearms of all time. And the 2&1/2” barrel version is considered by myself and many knowledgeable handguners to be the best all round snub nose .357 ever. They are incredibly accurate with 38 loads as well…almost target level.

        November 10, 2022 5:42 pm
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        I own 2 S&W 19's and a S&W 66. All are great guns that have had trigger jobs and have the smoothest action of any revolver I'm aware of on the market. I also have a 29 and a 69. The 69 just can not be made to be as smooth as the earlier K and N frame guns. S&W changed the lockworks to the detriment of the gun.

        August 20, 2023 6:46 pm
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      James Houston

      I think you forgot about Taurus just like a publication like this the only put up the front most popular names. It's a shame and you're not doing anyone a service. I will no longer be reading any of your articles.

      November 2, 2022 2:26 am
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        ed henton

        Well said James.

        August 20, 2023 6:18 pm
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      Carlos Carlos

      What about the Chiapas Rhino? If price is of no concern nor is nationality, how could the Rhino be left out?

      November 1, 2022 8:26 pm
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        Rob Bozgoz

        I think the Chiappa Rhino is an interesting pistol. I would definitely like to shoot one before I buy one.

        August 20, 2023 9:13 pm
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      You missed the Ruger LCRx, with 3" barrel is 1/4# lighter than the K6. My service arm was a Ruger Security 6. Only recently replaced with a Security 9.

      November 1, 2022 8:18 pm
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      Mike Hughes

      I own 4 357s, SW Model 19- SW Model 686§+1, SW Model 586 Distinguished Combat Magnum and a Model 66. My favorite is the 686! Strong and very accurate. Definitely a 357 fan.

      November 1, 2022 7:57 pm
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      I love my Chiappa Rhino. Very accurate with little recoil. I have 9's 45's but the revolver is my favorite to shoot.

      November 1, 2022 5:42 pm
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      Evan Seelye

      My favorite is a Colt Trooper Mk III - 6" that I've had since 1968. I've tried the .44SW Mag. - too big to carry; and too much for me to handle. .357 mag. is a great cartridge. But a wheel gun is history. I keep mine because I know it, use it, and have speed loaders that work. But it's in my safe and I carry a semi auto... due to available firepower with a .357 Sig - in a 226 - can't beat the ballistics...

      November 1, 2022 4:47 pm
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      Kevin M.

      Really great article. I’ve had a S&W Mod.19 for roughly 35yrs. and has been a faithful sidearm with no complaints. Full power.357s are a handful, so shooting.38s for target practice is recommended. Another fine revolver that should have been mentioned is the Dan Wesson.357 Magnum. I have 3 Dan Wessons in.22, .357, and .44 Magnum. All are fantastic revolvers that are fun to shoot and can handle anything you put through them.

      November 1, 2022 4:46 pm
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        Rob Bozgoz

        Great comment. I have been reading up on Dan Wesson revolvers lately. I would very much like to find a 15-2 pistol pack with either the 3 or 4 barrels/shrouds. Do you think there is a chance that CZ will bring these back for a limited run?

        August 20, 2023 9:16 pm
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      Kurtis Hughes

      Call me "Old Fashioned"(and that would be correct, as I am an old man)but I will take my Model 66, 3" Stainless over ANY of the revolvers listed. I own 3 of them(One happens to be an "Ashland"). Yes, 2 outa the 3 are "Safe Queens". But I will put them up against any of your listed for accuracy, reliability, looks, and just plain Ol' fashioned "Cool Factor". If I gotta have a second choice, It's gunna be Ruger or "Other" SAR that can handle .357 Mag rounds. But to be honest if I'm packing a cowboy shooter, its gunna be in .45 long Colt.
      All this being said, my personal CCP is a 1911 in .45 ACP. Always has been. ALWAYS will be.

      You Pew-Pew guys(and gals) are doing a great job. I thoroughly enjoy your articles.

      November 1, 2022 4:44 pm
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      You feature the Manurhin as a high-end revolver and omit the Korth/Night Hawk in your discussion-review of .357's. You should check it out.

      November 1, 2022 4:44 pm
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      So for $3900 and change I could buy the worlds finest brick? Good to know.

      November 1, 2022 4:36 pm
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      Monte Walsh

      If you shot revolvers, you have a favorite… so everyone is right! Very few I don’t care for. I’m still partial to a S&W 13-3 I have and it has a lot of miles on it…

      November 1, 2022 4:25 pm
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      Damien Stella

      The newer Model 627 is a beautiful handgun, but I like my Model 28 best. More barrel affords me a balance I am very accustomed to. I have handled some Redhawks in the store: Damned heavy, but certain to survive the thumping they 'impart' to the target when you run out of ammo.

      I also have a PC 642 for EDC, but would recommend the LCR with fiber or tritium from sight as a better alternative, due to improved second shot recovery. Both triggers are comparable.

      November 1, 2022 3:43 pm