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curlysue 05-23-2007 04:27 PM

4-inch or 6-inch?
Considering the Ruger GP-100 (for the purposes of toting around in the woods for rabid skunk protection), does the 4 inch barrel shoot as well as the 6 inch barrel to make the extra 2 inches worth it?

Splatter 05-23-2007 10:57 PM

You'll have to try them yourself, I'm afraid.
I shoot the 4" better than the six, even though there is a theoretical advantage to the longer sight radius. Although I never tried the full-lug 6", only the full-lug 4" and the half-lug 6".

john1911 05-23-2007 11:25 PM

I'm partial to the 4" barrels myself. Makes packing it a lot easier. You will lose some velocity by going with the 4", not enough a skunk will notice :p . Accuracy should be real close if you do your part.

tsnyder88 11-05-2009 12:48 AM

i would get the 6 inch barrel but i like a long barrel on a gun

WDB 11-05-2009 01:21 AM

The extra 2" will reduce the recoil and noise. So unless you expect to have to fast draw the 6" barrel is a better choice IMO.

BCOWANWHEELS 11-05-2009 04:30 AM

6" is more accurite but harder to pull & carry plus added weight

CA357 11-05-2009 02:13 PM

I've had the 4", the half lug 6" as well as the full lug 6" and liked them all. I prefer the 4" for portability and there's not that much difference in accuracy unless you're taking really, really long shots.

trex1310 11-07-2009 12:30 AM

I have the Ruger GP100 6" full lug stainless. I use a crossdraw holster in the woods. I like it a lot. Built to last.

lonyaeger 11-07-2009 01:32 AM

My extra two inches has been a big advantage for me.

WDB 11-07-2009 04:03 AM


Originally Posted by lonyaeger (Post 183294)
My extra two inches has been a big advantage for me.

You need to stay on point to the OP 1" + 2" (post operation) is still less than the OP was asking about:)

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