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What revolver for DR matches

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Post by KenO Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:22 am

I'm not planning on doing this anytime soon, but want an idea if I come across something. Is this pretty much a S&W M15 type match, or are other brands like Ruger, Colt, etc  also viable? How about the N frames?

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Post by dronning Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:09 am

S&W K-38 Model 14 (Target Masterpiece) is a big favorite, I have a 14-4 and it's beautiful pistol, great competition trigger and hammer, but I compete with a newer S&W 586 with the underlug barrel.
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Post by james r chapman Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:24 am

S&w 14-6 if you can find one, otherwise, 14-#.

Try magtech 158 rn loads.
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Post by beeser Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:48 am

james r chapman wrote:S&w 14-6 if you can find one, otherwise, 14-#.

Try magtech 158 rn loads.
Curious, why the 14-6 and not the other variations?

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Post by james r chapman Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:02 am

The 14-6 was made with a full length underlug, the same as the somewhat larger L frames.

Actually, 14-5 and 14-6.
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Post by beeser Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:16 am

james r chapman wrote:The 14-6 was made with a full length underlug, the same as the somewhat larger L frames.

Actually, 14-5 and 14-6.
So that's why member dronning uses the 586 in competition.  Makes sense now.  Thanks!

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Post by Ghillieman Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:53 am

I'm using a Colt Officers Model Match with good luck.
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Post by james r chapman Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:23 pm

Ghillieman wrote:I'm using a Colt Officers Model Match with good luck.
Old school, again.  What revolver for DR matches 2935285009
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Post by Axehandle Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:20 pm

I will own up to using my return to bullseye and the CMP DSR match for justification for a few more .357 bore revolvers.  Had a 6 inch 586 from way back.  Added a 14-3,  an early 686, a 686 plus,  and a post war Magnum to my set.  Got to start shooting them weekly to see which one works best for me.  I'm thinking I'll need a few years and somewhere between 15 and 30 thousand rounds to get there!  =:-)

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Post by john bickar Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:36 pm

No love for the Colt Python?

First pig, first deer, first buck, and Distinguished Revolver #100 with the same gun. Can't say that about any other of my bullseye guns  Smile
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Post by inthebeech Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:19 pm

14-2 though I have no idea what is different among the various dash numbers (except the -6 which I just found out here) and Ahrends Retro  Target grips.  WhenIndoor BE begins I will send the wad gun off for its annual check up and since this will be a few months, will use the 14 for indoor this winter.  The Target hammer makes quite a difference to me.  For Large hands it may be the opposite however.  
just my $.02.
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Post by Axehandle Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:26 am

Python is a fine piece of hardare.  I think I've owned 3 or 4 over the last 40 years.  Action is a little to different for me.  I prefer the S&W

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Post by Colt711 Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:19 pm

john bickar wrote:No love for the Colt Python?

First pig, first deer, first buck, and Distinguished Revolver #100 with the same gun. Can't say that about any other of my bullseye guns  Smile

Most of the comments I've heard re: the Python & DR is that the collectability/price factor keeps them in the safe.

Re the long action: didn't the old timers install a "short action" in the OM? Isn't the Python the same? Were the SA's modified, or made, by 'smiths. Would not the mod be reversible by return of the original parts?

Ron Habegger

PS: John did you use 6-48 or 8-40's when you drilled & tapped the Python for an Aimpoint?

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Post by C.Perkins Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:58 pm

john bickar wrote:No love for the Colt Python?

First pig, first deer, first buck, and Distinguished Revolver #100 with the same gun. Can't say that about any other of my bullseye guns  Smile

Nice work John;
I shot or should I say rented a custom shop Colt Python to get my distinguished revolver badge #99.
Bought it to shoot DR and sold it after getting DR.
Just to stay in shooting the DR matches got a new Ruger GP100 6" stainless that feels pretty close to the Python for weight and have done the internals to just make weight and great action cause I have always shot the short line double action only.

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Post by john bickar Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:09 am

Colt711 wrote:
john bickar wrote:No love for the Colt Python?

First pig, first deer, first buck, and Distinguished Revolver #100 with the same gun. Can't say that about any other of my bullseye guns  Smile


PS: John did you use 6-48 or 8-40's when you drilled & tapped the Python for an Aimpoint?

*lobs a rotten tomato at Habegger*
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Post by LenV Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:23 pm

I wasn't really looking for a Python but I found one in a local gunshop. N.I.B. with papers for 2475.00. I guess I am still not really looking. Nice pistol,but ouch.
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