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Old 03-29-2013, 01:13 PM   #1
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Which manufacturer makes the better revolver S&W or Ruger? I am thinking about getting my first revolver. I have looked at S&W 686 and Ruger GP 100.
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:19 PM   #2
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6 of 1
Half dozen of another

I'm a S&W fan myself but Ruger makes excellent revolvers----
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:20 PM   #3
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I personally like Ruger. I also have never shot a S&W
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All about personal preference...they both make great revolvers!
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for the long haul and general durability no one beats ruger revolvers its not even a contest. ruger simply owns the issue of which revolver is best in current production for general use
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I will have to admit, when I recommend S&W's, I do recommend older models.
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Collectors, S&W.

Use it, shoot it, drop it, Ruger.

Both are great guns, and one should own both in a rounded collection, as well as a Colt.
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Rugers are definitely built tough but S&W often has a better trigger (on some models). Also, S&W has an internal lock which for some is a problem. I've shot and owned both and prefer an older S&W or a Ruger just because I'm hard headed and don't like the S&W lock.

The S&W 460V that I carried in Alaska did have to be sent back for a warranty repair (the cylinder jammed and took quite a bit of work to get unlocked/unloaded - nothing to do with the internal lock as far as I know but I'm no gunsmith).
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That's like asking who makes a better 1/2 ton pickup truck, Ford or Chevrolet? They will both get the job done. I like Ford and S&W
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