K-22 or a Kit Gun (.22LR or .32)
the .38 Specials (they call 'em Special)
the .357 Model 19 and Model 27/28
The bigger bore Bear guns in .50 caliber
I am going with the early .357
S&W revolvers and Colt 1911's
NRA Life Membership
ROBERT @ OKC USA
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SI VIS PACEM, PARA BELLUM.
NON REVERTAR INULTUS.
SPES MEA IN DEO EST.
I picked .38 Special because even when shooting .357 loads here they are typically a lower powered load like Remington Golden Saber rounds that are loaded to 9mm style ballistics BUT in the L frame here full powered .357 is not too bad!
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It's the one you currently hold in your hand................................
The best ones are the ones in my safe right now. Especially the 686 4” no-lock. Wouldn’t trade it for anything.
NONE OF THE ABOVE . The best Smith Wesson ever made is the 686 Stainless 6 Inch I also added the 648 .22 Magnum . another favorite and i believe a excellent pistol
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I like .357's...... a couple of my favorites
I keep a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take an ass whoopin'!
"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself."
Pinned barrel 2 1/2” Model 66.
STUPID WILL GET YOU KILLED
In my considered opinion (also very humble), the very best S&W revolver is the K-frame Model 19/66. I own and very much enjoy a number of S&W revolvers in K, L and N frame chambered for .22LR . 38 Special and .357 S&W Magnum. Back when my hands didn't hurt, I owned and enjoyed shooting the Model 29. I have shot the hound out of them. Day in and day out, I find that the four inch Model 19/66 is just about ideal in every possible way for any possible use to which I might put a .357 except perhaps shooting the heaviest hunting loads and perhaps if shooting very serious police type pistol matches. I have a 66 and a 19 lying to the right of me on the bed as I type this. Nearby is a 15. Any one of the three are just simply superb. Any one of them will hold the ten ring of a B-27 firing common range ammo out to 15 yds. shooting DA. Back when I was shooting a lot I could just about do that out to 25 yds. Alas, arthritis and a broken left hand in March have made things harder. Still, consider the 19/66 to be supreme. The first S&W I ever purchased was a used Model 19. Gave it to my father when I graduated seminary. Now I've come full circle. Sincerely. bruce.