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Old 03-26-2013, 02:28 PM   #11
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I was just at a local gun show and there were a number GP100's new & used at decent prices. Revolvers are being neglected and hicap semi's are marked up.

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I've owned both a GP100 and a Security Six. Liked them both a lot, though the Security was more compact, closer to a Smith K-frame. Like a fool I sold the GP and traded away the SS.

I'm a Smith man at heart. You might find a good used 19, 586 or 686 in your price range. My experience with used S&W revolvers has been uniformly excellent. But the GP100 is a damn nice gun.

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I'm north of Peoria, IL about 35 miles.
Check out Pekin Guns! They seem to always have a good selection. Or the Worm Ranch I'm Peoria.
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What should I look for in .357/.38. I would prefer a DA/SA but might be able to settle for SA only. It will need to have atleast a 4" barrel.

I've been wanting a GP100 but it seems to be an unfindable gun. My one LGS as a Taurus. It would complete my trifecta with my 44 and 94. I've had nothing but good luck with Taurus.

A S&W 686 would probably be a little more than I would want to spend.

What else would be out there and you guys would want to recommend? Whatever it is will need to be able to handle full load .357 mags occasionally.
Used ruger police servicer six or security six. The six line is the direct predecessor to the gp100.
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I have a ruger speed six in the security family of revolvers. I like it very well . The more I shoot it the better I like it . The moral: Practice, Practice,Practice, I am deliberating getting some different grips for it to better hold it while shooting.

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Stopped at a gun store I only normally swing by once a month or so. I bought a shotgun there for my son but it is kind of a good old boy type of place. Long story short, the had many revolvers in the case but no GP100. They did have a S&W686+ for $749. 6" barrel in SS. Didn't buy it but very tempting.

They also had several Ruger Single Six Convertibles with barrels from 4"-10" for $449. And some great .44mags. I feel a strong pull to spend some money.

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If you can't get a GP100? I guess you'll just have to get an actual classic revolver then. Smith or Colt are really the only names I consider in the revolver world. And Korth, but that's a whole different universe.

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If you can't get a GP100? I guess you'll just have to get an actual classic revolver then. Smith or Colt are really the only names I consider in the revolver world. And Korth, but that's a whole different universe.
Wow thats a narrowminded view of the world of revolvers especially considering the price tag of a quality smith or colt as compared to the price of a quality ruger
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They did have a S&W686+ for $749. 6" barrel in SS. Didn't buy it but very tempting.
That's a really good price, I think I'd jump on that!
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Wow thats a narrowminded view of the world of revolvers especially considering the price tag of a quality smith or colt as compared to the price of a quality ruger
Call it narrow minded if you like, but Ruger will never make a classic revolver. Nothing changes that fact. If you want to talk price, there are tons of deals to be had on used Colts and Smiths in my area. I'm not talking Pythons, D-backs, or early 27s. I'm talking lots of very nice 686s, 19s, 66s, 29s, Detective Specials, Cobras, etc. I'm not considering current production models.

Two weeks ago, my FIL bought a 4" 686 no dash for $500. Mechanically in amazing condition but had a lot of cosmetic scratches and looked like someone had tried a DIY polish job on the gun. It took me 45 minutes with my beadblaster and it looks brand new! Call me narrow minded if you want, but a no dash 686 for $500 beats any Ruger every day of the week and twice on Sunday.
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