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Old 04-19-2010, 06:41 AM   #41
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I'll stick another vote for the GP100. If you can find a good used Smith great. I've had all kinds of revolvers over the years and the one I do regret most getting rid of was a 4" stainless GP100 They are just built like tanks and very reliable.
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:22 PM   #42
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I think by now you can see everybody has an opinion and for them it's not wrong.

I would suggest getting a friend to take you to a range and try out all the pistols you can beg and borrow. Some ranges have pistols for rent and would probably make you a deal on trying out several. Find what fits your hand and something you can shoot and handle well. From there make the choice that's right for you.
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ill go with a springfield 1911 in 45 acp or a revolver in smith or ruger in 357 -2 very good working guns - with 357 you can use 38 specials too
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.357 = Ruger or Smith revolver.

You can get a new GP 100 for that price, or a good used Smith. I have found a few models throughout the last couple years. Just be patient.
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Ruger revolver, SP101 if you need to conceal it, GP100 if you don't.
+1 Mr. Bluesky

GP 100 if you've no need for concealment.

SP 101 if you want the future flexibility.

If you decide on either of these Rugers, there both available in the new .327 Federal Magnum. Balistics are quite close to the .357 and this caliber bumps the capacity of the GP 100 from 6 to 8 and the SP 101 from 5 to 6 rounds.

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good reliable pistol? Buy a Glock and dont look back
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good reliable pistol? Buy a Glock and dont look back
If you had read the OP's statement, he mentioned it being a .357 (not sig). Does Glock manufacture a .357 magnum pistol?
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Cant go wrong with a good use S&W they are put together like a swiss watch.
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If you had read the OP's statement, he mentioned it being a .357 (not sig). Does Glock manufacture a .357 magnum pistol?
All I got to say is OOOOOOPPPPSSSSS!!
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All I got to say is OOOOOOPPPPSSSSS!!
OOOOOOOOOOOOOPPPPPPPSSSSSSSS!!

Is that because you didn't read the post? Or because the grip angle on your Glock causes you to MISS HIGH when fired under stress?

Oh, wait, you like your Glock, so...I'd guess you've not yet HAD to fire it under stress? Right?

Sorry James, I could not resist the POKE, please don't take it personally!

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i was looking at a ruger gp100 at a local gunshop...the ruger was stainless with a 6inch barrel or longer?...it was used but everything seemed very tight and hardly any wear as far as scuffs & what not on the GP100,i know its a ruger..duh!...the price tag says 425.00 and was wondering if that is about the going rate of a gp100 in ex. condition...and i was thinking of trading in my never fired purchased from k-mart in 1994 still in org. case and has bushnell glass on it remington 7400 in 3006 cal. has beautiful walnut stock not a scratch anywhere on the rifle...it has been bore sighted and cleaned about once every 2 months...or would i be better off keeping the remington (cause i hate getting rid of any gun) and know i want prob get half of what i paid for it in on a trade for the ruger...or just trade this perfect condition colt trooper in on the ruger...hell,cant shoot the colt...why ya might ask?...its a colt..sorry im not trying to high jacking this thread...it was just on my mind after reading this thread
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