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I got a good chance to buy a FOUR inch (4") Anaconda.

 

Also in the shop is a 6" Anaconda but I'm favoring the 4".

 

Any of you Wire Pards have any experience with either..... good or bad.

 

Thanks

 

..........Widder

 

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I lived in a couple of states for work where there was never gonna be a carry permit.  As a result, I bought longer barreled revolvers.  When things changed, laws and later location, I ended up with some very nice revolvers I just will never carry, even here in Montana.  Having a revolver that can fill multiple roles is good idea, I'd get the 4".

 

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1 minute ago, John Kloehr said:

If you absolutely can not decide, then ask your lady if she would rather have available a 4" or a 6" Anaconda.

I know what mine would say about wanting a longer barrel. 

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5 minutes ago, Michigan Slim said:

I know what mine would say about wanting a longer barrel. 

Now, now…..   let’s keep this clean!

 

Sam Sackett 

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I have a 6 inch Anaconda on layaway currently just because I already have several 44 magnums in 3 inch and 4 inch configurations.

 

The 6 inch Anaconda felt perfectly balanced so that was my choice.  This revolver should be an absolute kitty cat with 300 grainers. :D

 

My 3 cents.

 

But yes to your question(s). ;)

 

 

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22 minutes ago, John Kloehr said:

If you absolutely can not decide, then ask your lady if she would rather have available a 4" or a 6" Anaconda.

 

The Bunkhouse Boss won't know about it.   She's not interested in guns nor when or if I buy any.

She don't worry herowndangself with trivial trivialities.

 

..........Widder

 

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Any excuse to buy a revolver is a good one. ;)

 

If you’re going to carry it often = 4”

If it’s going to be a range / target gun = 6”

 

If it were me = 4”

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Widder,

You are asking this group of yahoos whether you should buy a gun or not???? That's like asking a bunch of crackheads if they need another rock......buy it!!..yes I'm a crackhead too.

 

4 inch Anaconda please.....

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Are you going to use it for hunting? If so, get the 6", if for general use, the 4" will be more versatile.

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You're asking if you should get the four inch or the six inch?

Yes.

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47 minutes ago, Sam Sackett said:

Now, now…..   let’s keep this clean!

 

Sam Sackett 

He should get the stainless model then.

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2 hours ago, Dantankerous said:

I have a 6 inch Anaconda on layaway currently just because I already have several 44 magnums in 3 inch and 4 inch configurations.

 

The 6 inch Anaconda felt perfectly balanced so that was my choice.  This revolver should be an absolute kitty cat with 300 grainers. :D

 

My 3 cents.

 

Buy yes to your question(s). ;)

 

 

What he said.

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Widder,

Colts are very pretty - But I have never felt the Anaconda was up to the standard of the original Python.

 

Which to me (and me alone - just my opinion) - since I'm not buying it as a collectible, but as a shooter...

I would much rather find a nice Smith & Wesson 29 and spend the savings (if any) on action work or springs.

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JD:  I once had a nice collection of Pythons.  Not all of them, but a few of them.

 

JEDI Creeker:  The S&W is definitely still on the table.   I do like the 629 Classic and a couple of the

Performance Center .44's.  

But a 4" Anaconda would just about be my dream pistol since I first got a Python back in 74 and wanted

it in .44 mag.

 

I ain't got it yet..... but I'm afraid that when it comes in and I get 1st refusal, I just might jump on it.

 

Thanks everyone for your suggestions, advice, input...... etc.....

 

..........Widder

 

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1 hour ago, Creeker, SASS #43022 said:

Colts are very pretty - But I have never felt the Anaconda was up to the standard of the original Python.

The original Anaconda was not up to the standard of the original Python.  However, the new Anaconda is a scaled up Python.  Uses a V mainspring instead of a coil (among other things) and is now as smooth as the Python.  I looked at the 6" and 8" and they just did not feel right in my hand.  The new 4" is nice and the ones I have looked at have incredible actions.  Was all set to buy one and then figured what would I do with it?  I am trying to get rid of guns as my daughter simply has no use for guns and they will likely end up in a landfill when I croak unless I turn them into cash first.  Still thinking about the 4" Anaconda but not thinking all that hard.

 

Which raises one of those pet peeves we were talking about in another thread.  I hate manufacturers' websites that are not up to date or that contain erroneous information.  The Colt website still does not show the 4" Anaconda.

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44 minutes ago, Widder, SASS #59054 said:

JEDI Creeker:  The S&W is definitely still on the table.   I do like the 629 Classic and a couple of the

Performance Center .44's.  

..........Widder

 

In the interest of full disclosure; I would never dissuade anyone from buying anything they like (except Kel Tecs - no one should buy a Kel Tec).

 

My current Colts are pretty well limited to an unfired 22 Peacemaker, a couple of 22 Frontier Scouts, a couple of 2nd gen SAA's and an old Colt Police Positive that my Grandfather owned.

 

I became a Smith guy at an early age when my Dad and I were joining a rimfire league and we were at the gunshop and I was given my choice between a Colt Diamondback in 22 and a Smith 17.

Smiths have always felt "crisper" to me 

 

I have a couple 29's and 629's 4" to 8 3/8" models so I have a soft spot for the 44mag Smiths.

My herd of Smiths is significantly larger than my Colt list (but I do let them intermingle in the safe).

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I owned many Smiths in the past and now only Colts. I bought the new Anaconda as a shooter. The new Anaconda is a joy to shoot and has the best trigger of any Colt ever made...a lot better than my 64 Python. The early Anacondas (1990 production start) were not up to the quality of the Python and the  the Smith 29. At the end of the original production they were from the Colt Custom Shop and were somewhat better. You have to shoot one to believe just how good a production revolver can be. I now need Colt to reintroduce the Diamondback so I am not tempted to take mine to the range as much.

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I have owned a 6" Anaconda since 1992. I also had a " Smith 629.  

I sold the Smith, the Colt felt and shot better for me. I am sure that some will disagree.

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I guess the real question is...Which one do you think you can hit @Tennessee williams with easier?

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I like big bore revolvers, I have both in 4 and 6 inch.  For ease of carry I go with the 4 inch, specifically for hunting it is a 6 inch.  It all comes down to what is most comfortable for you to shoot.  Just get one, you won't be sorry.  In that particular gun I would lean towards the 4 inch.  My go to .44 is a stainless Redhawk in 4 inch but there is a new Colt on the horizon.

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30 minutes ago, DeaconKC said:

I guess the real question is...Which one do you think you can hit @Tennessee williams with easier?

 

TN Williams is a die-hard S&W fan.   He loves the Performance Center stuff.

If you want to get some of TW's money, just flash a S&W in front of his face.

 

Truth be known, I'll probably buy a COLT just to spite ole TW.   It'll annoy him when

my Anaconda shoots better than his itty bitty Performance Center toys.

 

..........Widder

 

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41 minutes ago, Widder, SASS #59054 said:

 

TN Williams is a die-hard S&W fan.   He loves the Performance Center stuff.

If you want to get some of TW's money, just flash a S&W in front of his face.

 

Truth be known, I'll probably buy a COLT just to spite ole TW.   It'll annoy him when

my Anaconda shoots better than his itty bitty Performance Center toys.

 

..........Widder

 

 

Here's one of em you gotta shoot.

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Maybe I’m wrong in this, but I do believe in asset diversification.  So much of my money is tied up in a computer system.  One huge virus or country takeover could render my life savings in the bank or retirement savings company useless.


So buying guns that are collectible seems  a great plan to me!  Get to enjoy them, use them, and diversify a portfolio!

 

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15 hours ago, Widder, SASS #59054 said:

JD:  I once had a nice collection of Pythons.  Not all of them, but a few of them.

 

JEDI Creeker:  The S&W is definitely still on the table.   I do like the 629 Classic and a couple of the

Performance Center .44's.  

But a 4" Anaconda would just about be my dream pistol since I first got a Python back in 74 and wanted

it in .44 mag.

 

I ain't got it yet..... but I'm afraid that when it comes in and I get 1st refusal, I just might jump on it.

 

Thanks everyone for your suggestions, advice, input...... etc.....

 

..........Widder

 

Based on this post, get the 4". Enjoy!

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3 hours ago, JD Lud said:

Maybe I’m wrong in this, but I do believe in asset diversification.  So much of my money is tied up in a computer system.  One huge virus or country takeover could render my life savings in the bank or retirement savings company useless.


So buying guns that are collectible seems  a great plan to me!  Get to enjoy them, use them, and diversify a portfolio!

 

 

AMEN.   I like to invest my $$$ in commodities.   

 

I BOUGHT THE 4".    WOW, Larsen is correct in that it is smooth and much nicer than the originals.

This revolver could become an instant classic.

 

p.s. - anyone want to loan me a few bucks to help me buy a cold Pepsi?  :lol:

 

 

..........Widder

 

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Widder...

 

Congrats! By all accounts a great choice! I'll be joining the Anaconda ranks soon. (Thank the Lord I reload. B))

 

Happy shooting.

 

 

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