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Old 06-13-2012, 12:21 AM   #1
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My friends swear by the ruger 357 mags i want one but i dont know wat cal or make to get. As i said my friends swear by the ruger model gp 100 and the sr 101 i believe
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:31 AM   #2
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Love my GP100, shoots .38's or .357's
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Thts wat they tell me .38 for self defense .357 for hunting
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Pretty tough to find a down side to Ruger revolvers
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Thts wat they tell me .38 for self defense .357 for hunting
Most folks would say 38 spl for practice / trigger therapy, .357 for SD or hunting.

Many states have a 6 inch minimum barrel length for handgun hunting, check your local requlations to be sure what is legal.
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The GP100 has been around for over 25 years and virtually unchanged so that must be a testament to something.

You can get one of the new .327 Magnum Federals which gives you one extra round but that's a pretty new caliber. As many have said the advantage of getting a .357 Magnum is that it has enduring popularity and you can also fire .38 specials.

The GP100 does not have the smoothest trigger out-of-the-box new but gets smoother as it breaks in. You can also get a trigger job. If you go to Youtube you can watch a well known internet firearms reviewer (hint: rhymes with "mutton nancy") who does a segment of the entire GP100 trigger job being done. A very interesting watch.

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I love my Gp100, the only thing i didnt like about mine was the black front sight post. A little bright green paint and its way better. I carry mine pretty much only when im not at work because of the weight. But still a great gun, you cant go wrong with it.
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Those GP100's are built like tanks. I still regret getting rid of mine. Usually I say the S&W revos are the way to go and I do like the Smith triggers a little more but those Rugers are very nice revolvers and I would buy another one any time and feel like it was money well spent.
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Both the GP100 and the SP101 are great guns and built like a tank. I have the SP101 and after a quick trigger job and a set of grips it is a awesome gun.
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The GP100 is very solidly built, reliable and functional. It is also a pleasure to shoot. It has a very balanced feel to it. I have nothing but good to say about my GP100, which I have had for more than twenty years.
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