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Old 11-27-2012, 04:53 AM   #1
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I have a Glock 19, SA 1911, Beretta 92FS, and am now looking to add a revolver to my collection. Target shooting, nightstand pistol.
Have narrowed it down to SP101, GP 100, S&W 686 Plus. What are your experiences with these revolvers?

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Old 11-27-2012, 05:15 AM   #2
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I have a Ruger GP100 with a 6" barrel. I have really enjoyed it for plinking. I use the less expensive .38 special ammo for plinking. I picked mine up for $400, slightly shopworn from sitting on display. The big squishy hogue grips are great for comfort, but the older style grips with the wood insets look MUCH better. All of my shooting buddies enjoy shooting it.

I have not experienced any malfunctions with it.

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My vote goes to none of the above.

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If you see a nice used dan wesson 15-2 revolver get it over the others. Barrel swaps can be done in only a couple minutes too. Price run around 400 to 450 for a real nice revolover.

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Thanks for the tip. Now I have more research to do!
Saw a closed auction where one went for $598.01. Have seen others listed for $500. Pretty reasonable, but I have to control my buying impulse until after Christmas. Money is always a limiting factor.

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I have a Glock 19, SA 1911, Beretta 92FS, and am now looking to add a revolver to my collection. Target shooting, nightstand pistol.
Have narrowed it down to SP101, GP 100, S&W 686 Plus. What are your experiences with these revolvers?
All three are great revolvers. If there is a chance to shoot all three at a range then you can see what you like the best. If not, at least hold them all and see what feels better to you then do some more research and use your best judgement. Good luck and enjoy!!!!
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If you want a S&W, forget the stuff they've produced in the last few years. You want the older guns. Much better quality and craftsmanship. I try to stay away from S&Ws produced after the early 80s.

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I say go big, sturdy and cheap with the GP 100. I don't trust the new Smiths and they are expensive.

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I have a Gp100 with a four inch barrel and its a great revolver for the money. You cant go wrong with a ruger. A little big for a carry weapon but ive done it pleanty of times. I bought mine October 2011 and ive got a lot of rounds down range and its still as fun to shoot now, as when I got it.

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Everyone needs at least one cowboy gun. Get a nice SA revolver in 45LC.

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