For a general purpose double-action wheel gun (not ccw or hunting) whats brand & model is your preference for wheel guns? Why?
By general purpose i suppose that means open carry, home defense, shtf,etc
I prefer thr Ruger GP100 for these reasons:
(Copied from a post in another thread)
Field stripping and overall design
No side plate
Triple locking cylinder
Ruger uses a peg thing that holds the mainspring and hammer strut making grip size selection better.
Can eat purely magnum loads with minimal issues aka its “a tank”…(or as @Jtr says “a clunker” )
Smith and Wesson
And before @58marine says it… yes, Jerry Miculek prefers Smith and Wesson
So I voted Ruger… but Smith and Wesson is RIGHT there.
I love the 686 7 shot model.
But if I am carrying a revolver it is my Ruger GP100
I rarely carry that pistol though. Like hardly ever…
I am an auto guy. Hahahahaa
I have an old S&W mod 15 that’s good. My Ruger lcr works well. My Taurus 7 shot 357 works well too. Super Redhawk in 454 is my favorite but w/a 9.5" barrel and a scope it’s not really a carry gun. Then there’s the single actions. I carry my Kimber most of the time. Not into carring a revolver when a semiauto is available.
I’ve got Colt, Ruger and Smith and Wesson DA revolvers. That said, the gun that comes to mind as the go to gun in my collection is a S&W M-15. It is a mid 70s variation, and was originally a Israeli military purchase. It was brought back into the US by CAI. It had a set of the ugliest rubber grips on it that I have ever seen. I dropped a set of Wolf springs into the already smooth action, and put a spare set of S&W factory Magnas on it, and it’s now a very sweet shooter.