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    General Question : Why 6" over 4"

    Just to have a new discussion about Pythons : I have always been partial to the 4" Python of any year just my preference. I mean it's harder to carry a 6" generally so other than target shooting and hunting I guess is that that the only reason you that prefer the 6" version just wanted to know the forums thoughts, thanks
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    Personal preference. Balance in a 4” is Better for me but I like both.


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    Well in theory the 6 will produce a bit more
    Velocity.

    I like the way it looks better.

    Longer sight radius.

    I happened to have an opportunity to get a 6 (I would have taken either)

    I carry my 3” KC so carrying wasn't something I considered.

    TomaTOE tomAtoe lol
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    I wonder if it wasn't for the Walking Dead the 4" would probably still be the best looking Python , I guess I am old and old school
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    I have two 4" and two 6" ones. I like the 4" for carry and the 6" for range work. I lust for a 3" but will probably have to wait for the 2020 version if they ever make one. Best looking to me is the original 6", historically classic design.
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    My first .357, about a century ago, was a 4" Security six. It was a good revolver and shot well, but there was a lot of commotion when firing full power .357s. I got a 6" Python and the commotion just evaporated.
    I like a 4" for .38 specials.
    I have a S&W 66-2 , 2.25", that is not a helluva lot of fun with full power loads. It is fine, tame. and easily handled with .38 specials.
    My days of hot loading and large bore magnums are all behind me now.
    I did have a good time with a ported 6" DW .44 magnum.
    If I ever go back to big revolvers, it will be a 6" minimum .41 magnum.

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    Size matters...or at least the saying goes.
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    I prefer a 6" or 6.5" barrel, but have a couple of 4" barrel revolvers. I believe it's personal preference, but I have weak hands, so perhaps the recoil, balance, etc. of a longer barrel just work better for me, but would not for others.

    I almost always shoot .357 magnum, but Oberon's comment about 4" barrels and .38 special might have some validity for my situation. I'll check it out next week and see if I like shooting .38 special better with a 4" revolver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnidelyWhiplash View Post
    Size matters...or at least the saying goes.
    My girlfriend prefers a longer barrel.

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    The original 6" blued in 1955 was to be best handbuilt, most beautiful Target revolver in an era with great competitors. It is the icon, and why I prefer its classic lines over the 4".


    My namesake 6" 68 Python is the most accurate handgun ever for me, more than any other Colt or Smith revolver, or even accurized pistols...

    Strangely enough however , what I collect the most of are snubbies. Both for aesthetics, and usually the most practical for carry.
    Colt snubbies rule.
    Life's too short to carry an ugly firearm.


 
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