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Old 06-08-2012, 07:34 PM   #31
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I like the ruger the best nice feel to it

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I would either look to a Smith & Wesson or a Ruger. Myself, I have a Ruger SP101. If you plan on carrying, it is smaller than the GP100.

Taurus gets mixed reviews. I might try one later down the line, but not as a first. Plus, they stick those silly look names on their barrels.

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Old 06-10-2012, 04:56 AM   #33
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Good size is relative in terms of budget. I own Taurus guns and they are fine guns. But generally you buy a Taurus because you have a limited budget and can't afford a Smith.

I strongly agree.
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:28 AM   #34
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Thank you to everyone one who gave input on this all this info has put me that much closer to getting my gun

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Old 06-12-2012, 07:13 AM   #35
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First, good on you for getting a revolver. I have autoloaders but nothing feels as cool as being the only guy at the range amongst row after row of guys with their black semi-autos, and pulling out that stout revolver, loading 'er up, closing the cylinder and the cannon like kaboom! It makes shooting an experience.

I will change and buy and sell my semi-autos but I will not sell my revolver.

I own a GP100 and love it. Just love it. I also have experience with a S&W 686 and have good things to say about that as well. The trigger on the S&W which uses leaf springs in its action, compared to the GP100's coils, is a bit a smoother but the GP100's trigger can be improved either by a gunsmith doing a trigger job, or just by shooting it a lot. I don't think it's the difference in springs as much as it is that S&W probably polishes the parts in the action more than Ruger but then you pay much less for the Ruger.

But I wouldn't let the price difference guide you. They both have different characteristics. Some people like the 686, others prefer the GP100, and some like both.

The GP100's trigger may not be as smooth as the GP100 but the Ruger makes up for it in its robustness. People refer to it as a tank but I think that's almost an insult. It's more descriptive to say that the GP100 is SOLID and that helps counter a lot of the recoil.

I also prefer the sleeker look of the GP100 with its rectangular full underlug but that's just personal preference.

Some other revolvers out there that turn my head are the scandium alloy framed S&W Performance Center TR8 and R8, but they are expensive and don't look like they would take the pounding that a 686 and GP100 would endure.

The new .327 Magnums look interesting too.

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I have BOTH a GP100 and SP101. Both are unmatched. The GP100, because of its weight, makes recoil a non-issue. The SP101 is very easy to carry. Both are extremely accurate, and as rugged as anyone could make.

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I also have a Gp100 its a great revolver, it was my first handgun and it gets shot alot. Its also my carry gun, when im not at work. The one thing i didnt like about it was the black front sight post. A little bit of bright green paint did wonders on my accuracy.

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I have BOTH a GP100 and SP101. Both are unmatched.

That's a bit of a stretch...
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Ruger gp100. Built like a tank. You get a lot of gun for your money.
+1 on that. This is a very good gun that gives a lot of bang for the buck.
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+1 on the S&W 627:

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