Distinguished revolver recommendation

Joined: July 2nd, 2014, 2:27 pm

July 21st, 2014, 12:45 am #1

What do you guys recommend to use in the Distinguished match? A 586, Model 14? What is the most popular model? I guess there is not much you can do to one and still meet the rules so do you just get the action slicked up and start practicing?
Thanks.
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Joined: July 24th, 2014, 10:58 pm

July 26th, 2014, 2:59 am #2

Hi Robert
I would suggest sticking with the same frame size as your open gun. It keeps things a lot less confusing. Nothing worse than trying to speedload a revolver with a wrong size speedloader, because you got things mixed up before you got to the firing line. I personally prefer a K-frame over the L-frame. Don't ask me why!
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Joined: July 2nd, 2014, 2:27 pm

July 26th, 2014, 2:26 pm #3

Thanks Joel,
I agree and have stopped looking at 586's. i'm just going to wait and hopefully find a 14-5, while using my K38.
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Joined: August 28th, 2013, 9:41 pm

August 10th, 2014, 1:11 pm #4

I run a stock
686
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Joined: July 25th, 2014, 10:19 pm

August 10th, 2014, 7:42 pm #5

What do you guys recommend to use in the Distinguished match? A 586, Model 14? What is the most popular model? I guess there is not much you can do to one and still meet the rules so do you just get the action slicked up and start practicing?
Thanks.
There is a model 14-6, which is the heavy underlug model 14 too, on gunbroker right now. There is only a couple of hours left if you are interested in trying to get one. They don't come up very often for sale or auction. This is only the second one I have seen in at least a year. this is at 12:44 hours mst on 8-10-14.


I do agree with trying to keep everything the same with all your guns for consistency and familiarity.

Good luck.
tony
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Joined: July 2nd, 2014, 2:27 pm

August 20th, 2014, 2:35 am #6

Thanks for the heads up Tony. That one went too high for me. It was an awfully nice example.
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Joined: July 25th, 2014, 10:19 pm

August 20th, 2014, 12:45 pm #7

Robert, I know what you mean about a high price. I guess there are folks out there that want them more than I do!
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Joined: August 21st, 2013, 3:31 pm

August 20th, 2014, 8:07 pm #8

My understanding that gun sold for $1250.00!! They are like chickens with lips right now. Nothing wrong with a Model 14 and right load put thru it. As we all know "most"will outshoot the shooter. 586 ot 686 are good. 586 got me my points. I know, different loaders and you have to be careful. Understandable, more "stuff to buy". What ever you get, have a gunsmith check it out or least shoot it(off a ransom if possible) first. If seller wont let you do it, pass on it.All kinds of reasons to sell something, but if that reason is a poor shooting gun naturally you dont want it. Some can be tweaked back to performing and some cant. Buyer beware.
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Joined: July 2nd, 2014, 2:27 pm

August 20th, 2014, 10:00 pm #9

I was able to get one, finally, for much less. i'll send it off to Joe this winter.
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Joined: August 28th, 2013, 9:41 pm

August 24th, 2014, 2:09 am #10

I run a pair of 686s one stock for distinguished and one custom for 1500
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