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    Holy heck, has this thread had me doing some hard-corps revolver shopping on Gunbroker. Only one bid so far though! More of a reserve test than an actual bid. I'm [gritted teeth] being good. [/gritted teeth]
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    Welcome from green country Oklahoma...Glad you're here! Looking forward to getting to know you...
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    3" is a tough one for new revolvers. For your consideration:

    Ruger LCRX with a three inch barrel - locally prices are $430 to $480 - however the 3" only comes in 38special +P
    SW model 60 - 3" 357 - Locally prices run $500 (for used) , $650-$800 for new and higher for performance center versions
    SW 586 or 686 - 3" 357 - locally $750 - $900 and higher for the performance center versions
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    I have a Ruger SP101 3" .357 , a Taurus 605 2" .357, and a Taurus 85 3" .38 special. Stock triggers on the Taurus are better than the Ruger in my opinion , smoother and shorter trigger pull in DA. I have had a Ruger GP100 4" .357 that I sold , me not the gun. I have small hands and the GP was too big of a grip. I also have a Taurus 669 6" 357 with a very nice trigger, I sold my Ruger Security Six 4" 357, just didn't fit me. I personally like Taurus triggers over Ruger but I am a fan of both. My advice is you need to shoot both if possible.
    I have only had 1 S&W model 10 and it was good. I had a Rossi 971 4" 357 that had a sweet trigger and was accurate , I gave it to 1 of my sons who is just getting into firearms. Try as many as you can , they are all good it is what ever you like . They all make good ones and bad ones, mainly good.

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    I am a ruger fan, they make quality weapons and have fantastic customer service.

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    Welcome to TA from Minnesota. Good luck in your quest.
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    Welcome from Kansas, enjoy!
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    My dad just bought the Ruger sp101 with the 3" barrel last summer. It's a very sweet gun that shoots very accurate. He swapped the grip for a Hogue monogrip and it makes shooting magnums a breeze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR_22 View Post
    I've always wanted a Ruger SP101, but most of my revolvers are Tauruses. I do have a Ruger Vaquero in .45ACP and it's a sweet gun!

    My choice for the .357 is a Taurus 617. I have two of them, one in stainless steel and the other titanium. Sweet little 7-shot revolver, but I'm not sure they make a 3-inch. Mine are 2-inch.

    You could also look at the 608 and 66, but I don't have either, so I can't comment much. You can also go with the 605. It's smaller frame than all of these and holds only 5 rounds. I don't have that, but I do have a number of other revolvers based on the same frame, including an 85 (.38-Special), 856 (.38-Special magnesium), 85 Poly (.38 as well), and 905 (9mm with moon clips). I also have the .40S&W revolver, but it's the same frame as the 617.

    That can probably get you started. Problem is, once you get started, it's hard to stop. LOL.
    Not a 3" barrel, but I'm going to second the Taurus 617 2"; I have also owned Ruger GP100's, 2 of them; and they're fine revolvers, but I'll never get rid of my blued 617... just an all-around great revolver and my go-to weapon of choice.

    7 shots, and the supposed tremendous velocity loss in 2" .357 snubbies is more myth and fable than anything (folks routinely still get 1250-1300 fps with 125 gr. rounds out of 2" snubbies), especially with the modern powders specifically designed for snubnose revolvers and short-barreled pistols these days.
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