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View Poll Results: who's snubby is better?
S&W 638,640,642 24 58.54%
Ruger sp101 17 41.46%
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:47 AM   #11
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S&W for me mainly because I've never had the chance to shoot a Rugger snubby but use to own a S&W and found it to be a solid dependable pistol.

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Ruger.

Hands down the most durable .357 on the market.

Also, costs quite a bit less than any given smith. I got my SP101 .357 with the CTC grips for the same price as some .357 Smith with an internal hammer, with no added 200 dollar grips....hmm...

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Old 04-26-2009, 09:45 AM   #13
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I like both guns. If I need a heavy-duty .357, I'll grab the SP101. If I want super lightweight .38 w/ a nice trigger pull, I'll grab my S&W 642. The 642 is more practical for me, but I appreciate sturdy designs as well.

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Either gun will serve you well. I have owned both guns over the years. The main advantage Ruger has is the buy in cost.

My best friend has been a County Sheriff for 27 years. He still daily carries the same back up revolver since day one. It is a S&W blued model 60. So without question I know the S&W is durable enough.

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Old 04-26-2009, 07:34 PM   #15
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Ruger.

Hands down the most durable .357 on the market.

Also, costs quite a bit less than any given smith. I got my SP101 .357 with the CTC grips for the same price as some .357 Smith with an internal hammer, with no added 200 dollar grips....hmm...
You may have a problem with reality? Now look at my activar! I am a Ruger fan cut and true, but S&W revolvers have and still produce a very reliable and LIGHTER carry than Ruger SP101 I purchased a S&W performance center 60 357 last year (3inch SS slab side) has point of aim that could not be any better than anything I have put in my hands and better to an older Colt detective special I owned many moons ago. Don't sell a very nice 38/357 revolver short, just because it isn't a Ruger and I own dozens of them, but I also own almost a dozen of the S&W especially in the awesome Model 57's This is another argument, so I will save this for a later post??
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<< Mark F .. I have no problem with either one, but if money isn't a factor then Smith & Wesson is the pistol of choice... especially a Performance Center version. ..>>

I agree - have both and either one is a good choice.

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I tend to carry snubbies in a pocket holster. For weight reasons only, that's usually a J-frame, in .38.
However, I have and enjoy a few SPs; the .38's are for my wife since the weight helps with the recoil (she doesn't carry-these are house guns).The .357's are mine; I occasionally carry the bobbed-hammer one.
IMHO, neither is "better"; each has a use.I like them both.

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