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I'm looking to buy my first handgun. i seem to have gravitated towards the s&w .357 highway pattroler model. it's quite like'ly that this is because i'm .A poor$$ .B left handed .C its the only gun I handled at the gun course other than the 1911 and the s%w highway patroler in .38(too small for my purpose).

i will use the gun for home defence and for some fun on the range.
the .357 is great because it will do both.

this much i have figured out about what i like in guns.
I hate heavy barrels(hard to point them strait for too long).
I got spam cans for wrists so recoil ain't a prob.

sigh... i called every store within the province,not so much as a single highway patroller in 357.
 

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S&W stopped making the model 28 Highway Patrolman Back in '95 or so. I've had one since the '70's and still love it. If you have the choice get it with the 6" bbl. and add some Pachmayer "gripper professional's". They're good grips but have an exposed backstrap for a shorter reach to the trigger. I've got easily 70,000+ rounds through mine and it still tight. These are a model 27 with matte blue and a light wt bbl and were only made in .357 mag. the .38 you shot had to be a different model.
 

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prolly the 38 was the model used before the .357 came out.
the .38 still said "highway patroller" and "rcmp"

do you know how easily they can be imported?
into canada that is?
 

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I don't know if you can find a Highway Patrolman model, but I sure commend you for wanting a .357 as your first handgun. You can't do better than a S&W, new or used.
 
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