JayG asks, “which do you prefer, Stainless or Blued steel?”
Oddly, my preference for stainless revolvers happened because of Soldier of Fortune when I was a kid, and long before I even thought about buying a gun.
The big new thing on the one or two issues I managed to pick up was reviews of the new stainless revolvers, like it was only just then introduced in the mid-80s, and I decided there and then that I could do a lot worse than to one day get a Colt Python .357 revolver.
Fast forward 15+ years and after trying a few models of MBtGE including a stainless .44 magnum, I settled on… A S&W 686. Colt Pythons weren’t made so much at that point, and the Smith was in the case.
Not that I don't LIKE blued steel revolvers. Blue looks better, stainless is easier to maintain... whatever. The differences are minor. I just had a little intertia down the stainless path. But I own 3 stainless revolvers. Blued 1908 Pocket Hammerless, and some blued stuff in the rifles, too.
Now that I think of it... Saucy Trollop got a big ol' stainless .44...
Not Too Shabby; Gunnie Ed. - That's the best I've done on a 50' slow-fie target with my Model 17. (If you're counting holes, there is a double on the edge of the ten ring a 9-0'clock...
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