Help me Choose,S&W .38 snub or Ruger GP100 .357
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S&W 637 .38 Snub 5 18.52%
Ruger GP100 .357 6" 22 81.48%
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Old 12-18-2009, 12:45 AM   #1
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Default Help me Choose,S&W .38 snub or Ruger GP100 .357

I have my eye one 2 guns,and without a doubt,one of them will be my next gun,my second gun next to a 9mm auto.First off,I have no practical need for a .38 snub,since I will not be carrying it,and the .357 makes more sense because it will be a range/home defense gun,but I like what I like,overall I like the .38 snub better as far as looks and the coolness factor,but I guess a huge .357 has it's own kind of coolness too.My 2 choices are the S&W 5 shot 637 exposed hammer 1and7/8" barrel VS the Ruger GP100 .357 with probably a 6" barrel.As some of you know,I can't get my CCW where I live because of a mental health clause that snags me up,and with that snub I feel like I would always be wishing I had my CCW,as where a 6" GP100,nobody carries,and maybe I would feel less temptation to get mad about not getting my CCW.I like both guns and both are beautiful to me,I love revolvers,my 9mm bores me to death,I know most of you will say go with the .357,but what do you guys honestly like better?

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Old 12-18-2009, 12:59 AM   #2
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If you aren't going to conceal carry, get the GP100. You will not be sorry.

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I guess they are both cool. Only you can decide which one is cooler.

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If you aren't going to conceal carry, get the GP100. You will not be sorry.
Seems like the best option to me as well. My 6 inch .357 is a Colt but they are great guns to have on hand - you could even hunt with one if needs be...

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I'd say get the .357. You have a choice of ammo, the longer barrel means more accuracy (fun at the range), and the capability of shooting hotter rounds means more power for home defense.

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Not even a contest. Go 357. You can still shoot 38s. I have 2 S&W revolvers and like them both. I also have a SP101 and love it. Go with the GP, you'll be well served.

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The design purpose of those two revolvers is so far apart you can't really compare them. A, J frame snub nose and a six inch medium frame revolver, true they both shoot .357 but that's all they have in common. Guns that are bought for the "coolness" are all too often traded/sold later at a loss after the "coolness" wears off.

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GP100, but I would go with a 4" barrel.

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Ruger is the only wise option. If its just for shooting and fun you dont want that tiny barrel.

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