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Old 10-12-2013, 04:31 AM   #31
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Well, you guys have made this HARD for me to choose.

I think I'll wait on the 41 Mag for now. (Axxe, if you want it, I'll send you the link ). As for the S&W 19-5 and the Ruger Security Six, its a toss up. I think I would be really happy with either one. So here's what I did. I sent both shops (one is a pawn shop, the other is a gun shop) a message. I asked them if they would ship to my FFL (of course I'd pay for it), and I asked them to come down off their prices some (can't hurt to ask).

I asked if they would take $400 for the Ruger, and if they would take $350 for the S&W. Let's see how this goes, then I'll decide for sure.
smooth move on your part! nice!

what ya gonna do if both take your offer though?
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smooth move on your part! nice!

what ya gonna do if both take your offer though?
Flip a coin? Not really sure.

How about first one who messages me wins?
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there ya go brother!
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Flip a coin? Not really sure.

How about first one who messages me wins?
The Smith is a more refined gun when the finish is re-done. It is also starting at a lower price. You'd be, well not really a fool, but a fool, if you didn't take the Smith. Especially if he offers to take even more money off.

Don't get me wrong. Rugers are nice guns.

In regards to what someone said about the K frame not being able to handle hot loads after awhile. That is really only applicable if you're shooting as much as some competition shooters do, and the loads are basically maxed out. Then parts will start to go bad. But that can happen in Rugers too.

More than likely, the Smith will live longer than you will. If it starts to have problems, I doubt S&W as a company is going anywhere anytime soon. Send it in, have them do some free warranty work, all is well after not a very long time. Now you have a gun which is basically good as new.

Problem solved.
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The Smith is a more refined gun when the finish is re-done. It is also starting at a lower price. You'd be, well not really a fool, but a fool, if you didn't take the Smith. Especially if he offers to take even more money off.

Don't get me wrong. Rugers are nice guns.

In regards to what someone said about the K frame not being able to handle hot loads after awhile. That is really only applicable if you're shooting as much as some competition shooters do, and the loads are basically maxed out. Then parts will start to go bad. But that can happen in Rugers too.

More than likely, the Smith will live longer than you will. If it starts to have problems, I doubt S&W as a company is going anywhere anytime soon. Send it in, have them do some free warranty work, all is well after not a very long time. Now you have a gun which is basically good as new.

Problem solved.
Yeah, but you said you were biased.

Trust me, this is NOT an easy decision to make. If I had the money, they'd both be mine. This is why I sent both places an email to see if they'd work with me. There's still a chance that neither will ship to me (which will lead to me banging my head into the wall repeatedly).

I'm just going to wait and see how this works out. If it makes you feel any better, I sent an email about the S&W earlier today, but just now sent the message about the Ruger since I never got a message back about the S&W.
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The correct answer to your question is: Buy the Smith and never look back.

I have nothing against Ruger wheel guns, but I haven't shot one and I own a Smith 66, which is the SS brother of the 19. I absolutely love that gun. Seriously, if yours shoots like mine does, you will absolutely love it. Mine has a 2.5" bbl and I can achieve excellent accuracy with it. As an example...:

I didn't put the gun in that picture, but take my word it was my 66. I am better with it than I am with my semi-autos. I believe it was about ten yards or so, shooting double action. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe S&W will reblue it under their warranty.

EDIT: Ok I apologize for the picture of my daughter and the dog being in here. I accidentally clicked it and can't get rid of it.
The kid is cute But what kinda Dog is that( is he in the bully family?), he looks like he could be Gator's cousin!
I love Ruger, but the Smith is also a fine gun...good luck...
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The kid is cute But what kinda Dog is that( is he in the bully family?), he looks like he could be Gator's cousin! I love Ruger, but the Smith is also a fine gun...good luck...
Thanks Doc. She's a Boston Bulldogge. So yes, in the bull family. Good eye. They're very closely related to Boston Terriers. Really interesting breed, actually.
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Well, I guess it comes down to the shops then. I'll call the shop with the S&W first and see if they'll ship it (and if they would go down on the price some ), if not, then I'll see about the Ruger.

Thanks guys.
I got my last 19-2 for 350.00 So I's imagine there's a littler wiggle room
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Thanks Doc. She's a Boston Bulldogge. So yes, in the bull family. Good eye. They're very closely related to Boston Terriers. Really interesting breed, actually.
YES! She is Gator's cousin( He's an old English Bulldogge) pretty girls, both of them!
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YES! She is Gator's cousin( He's an old English Bulldogge) pretty girls, both of them!
thanks. I put some more pictures up in the post photos of your dogs thread.


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