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Old 05-23-2013, 01:53 AM   #51
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I've got a Taurus 44 with a 8 3/8" barrel but for another .44 I've been looking towards a Blackhawk. All 4 of my revolvers are modern style. Ruger seems the way to go for SA cowboy style. The LCR line is IMO ugly and don't keep up with Smiths in the small revolver series.

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Old 05-27-2013, 02:29 AM   #52
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Having owned many of both....I can say this: Smith probably has a small edge on the double actions....and Ruger rules with the Singles...all SBH and Blackhawks are mostly indestructible...I own .41 mags, .44 specials, and 44 mags in Ruger and have shot them heavily over the years....still going....

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Both are outstanding wheel guns.....

S&W = The Cadillac of revolvers....

Ruger = The Mack Truck of revolvers....

I own and shoot both, like them both, and would have a hard time choosing one over the other......

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Both are outstanding wheel guns.....

S&W = The Cadillac of revolvers....

Ruger = The Mack Truck of revolvers....

I own and shoot both, like them both, and would have a hard time choosing one over the other......
Both are great guns!! Love the small frame Rugers, but nothing sweeter than a big ole Smith 44 mag
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I am an accumulator on a budget. In handguns I own a variety of Revolvers and semi-autos. I have yet to find a better value than Ruger for these firearms. I will not argue the fact that S&W and Colt produce some very desirable examples of what I collect but I have a real hard time in justifying the price difference between a Redhawk in .44 Magnum from a S&W 29 in the same caliber (Forget about the prices of the Colts). Ruger makes very durable, reliable and relatively inexpensive models that I can pass down to my Great, Great Grandkids.

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Strong and functional = Ruger
Beautiful and collectible = S&W
My perspective has been Ruger based because I wanted a gun that could stand up to my reloading . I was always confident that my Rugers would survive my loads, even if I wouldn't .

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They are both very serviceable firearms. Bill Ruger back in 1948 started making less expensive handguns to counter the very high end Colt offerings of the day. He used investment castings and metal coatings and music wire springs rather than the more expensive machining processes.

S&W is a 150 year old company that continues to offer revolvers machined from gun steel. These can be offered in conventional blued steel or machined stainless. It simply a matter of casting or machined steel handguns. Firearms of any type machined rather than cast cost more and are more desired as collectors arms.

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I used to think they where a lot closer compared. Then I bought a couple N frame Smiths. I still have one Ruger revolver still in my collection, a Super Redhawk. It's a very nice revolver. Out of the 38s and 357s I've owned I've liked both Smith and Ruger. After getting the N frame 357 the GP100 lost a lost some love and moved on. Not to say it wasn't a good revolver. I just believe the Smith to be a little better.

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Rugers are a little harder to get into a fanny-pack.

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