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Old 11-07-2009, 01:31 PM   #11
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You need to stay on point to the OP 1" + 2" (post operation) is still less than the OP was asking about
Let me rephrase that. I have .45s with both 4" and 6" barrels. The 6" is more accurate because of the additional barrel length. I can't speak to the .22 caliber though, but I would think the same principle would apply.
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With everything else in the equation the same. . .


Greater sight radius = Greater accuracy
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I think you would be fine either way for the use you described. I doubt you'll be taking long shots where the extra 2" will matter much and the short barrel will be easier to pack. If it were me, I'd go with a 4" because I already have a 6" 357 but it's really your choice. Handle both, shoot both if you can and see which one you like better.
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You need to stay on point to the OP 1" + 2" (post operation) is still less than the OP was asking about
Oh no he didn't!!!!
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I just bought a gp100 3 weeks ago. I had my heart set on the 4 inch model, but walked out of the gun show with the 6in in stainless for $392, couldn't pass that up. Now every day, I am glad I got the six incher, I have no plans whatsoever to carry this gun concealed, so the length isn't an issue in that way. I will only shoot it at the range, and toss it in a backpack or open carry leather holster when hiking/camping.
And by the way, it's one of the sweetest revolvers I have ever owned!
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8, actually.

Oh, wait, you were asking about a gun. =P Six will make it more accurate and more powerful. If concealability and quick-draw arenot necessary for this weapon, there's not much reason not to go for the six.
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I bought and shoot the six inch. I cant shoot short barrel revolvers worth Sh#t. I hunt and pack the six inch with a paddle holster. The biggest problem I run into is sitting down and getting dirt in the barrel.
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My extra two inches has been a big advantage for me.
^ Sig worthy right there

Before I bought mine I fired both and the 4 was just easier to handle. I felt like it was more accurate (well when I'm using it) and if you are going to be taking this into the woods why deal with the extra weight? Just my .02

Either way, its a great gun and you wont be disappointed.
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