S&W or Ruger? - Page 2
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Revolver Handguns > S&W or Ruger?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-04-2011, 02:23 PM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Reaper61's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Fort Polk, LA
Posts: 186
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 21

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Olympus View Post
Are you sure it's a 629 and not a 627? I believe 29s and 629s were .44 Mags. The 27s and 627s were .357s.
Typo on my part. Good catch brother!
__________________

OIF Veteran
OEF Veteran
Lifetime VFW Member
NRA Member

Reaper61 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 02:35 PM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
OC357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 482
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

357 and 44 magnums are by far the best and most versitile calibers you can get in a revolver and both the Smith and Ruger mentioned are fine choices. The only other thing I can say is to keep the barrel length to a 4" minimum.

Just my opinion.

OC

__________________

"magbum"

OC357 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 03:33 PM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
cappaletti's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wilkesboro, NC,Wilkesboro, NC
Posts: 34
Default

stick with Ruger...IMHO ur paying for the name S&W...

__________________

Life Member - NRA
Member - GOA
Member - American Gunsmith Association
Member - New Zealand Society of Gunsmiths
Member - SAF
Member - CCRKBA

God bless the USA and all those that protect her!....

cappaletti is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2011, 06:37 AM   #14
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
armsmaster270's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Sacramento,CA
Posts: 753
Liked 142 Times on 91 Posts
Likes Given: 164

Default

I have always leaned toward S&W. I have Model's 15,19,586,6906 & 340PD

__________________
https://sites.google.com/a/armsmaster.net/www/
http://s239.photobucket.com/albums/ff207/armsmaster270/

http://militarysignatures.com/signat...ember14888.png
Retired LE, M.P., Sr. M.P. Investigator, armorer, F.B.I. Trained Rangemaster/Firearms Instructor , Presently Forensic Document Examiner for D.H.S.
armsmaster270 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2011, 01:20 PM   #15
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
XR750's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Pendleton,Oregon
Posts: 53
Default

I'm old school I like S&W K&N Frames. But I have owned a few Ruger and I have gotten my moneys worth with every Ruger I have owned.
So it depends on what your going to use the gun for. If it will used on the job IE carried a lot then I would go for the Ruger unless I could find a good used S&W Mod 66. If I was going to fire a lot of hot .357 loads then I would get a S&W N frame the larger frame will help absorb the recoil.
If I was going to carry it and shoot it a lot the a S&W L frame the best of easy carry and wieght. And with the L and N frame S&W you get and extra couple of rounds.
Joe-R

__________________

Fast is fine but accuracy is final. You must learn to be slow in a hurry!
Wyatt Earp


Last edited by XR750; 08-05-2011 at 01:25 PM.
XR750 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 02:12 PM   #16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Mick_Dagon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Brugge,Belgium
Posts: 1
Default

I own a S&W .357 and I've fired a Ruger as well. I can advise you to go for the S&W. The handling is so much smoother than the Ruger.

__________________
Mick_Dagon is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 03:33 PM   #17
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jismail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 234
Liked 35 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I have owned the Ruger GP100 and currently have the S&W 681. The Ruger felt big in my hand - but comfortable - and the S&W feels a bit thinner to me. When I was thinning out my gun locker to make room for other guns, it was the Ruger I decided to get rid of over the S&W. Both fine guns, but the S&W had a bit better feel to me and - heck - you cant go wrong with a S&W as your choice.

__________________
jismail is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2011, 07:08 PM   #18
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1
Default

try them both and see which one feels better. i like S&W but the security six and the GP100 both sit better in my hands so i use a GP100.
Both companies make good revolvers it will come down to personal preference.

__________________
exiledtoIA is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2011, 07:23 PM   #19
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 237
Liked 41 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

The ruger is a tough gun capable of handling hotter loads than the smith and wesson so if you reload and plan on hot loads you will see in the manuals ruger only loads.The rugers are heavier and the fit and finish are not as good and the triggers are not as smooth but can be smoothed up pretty easy.
The newer smith and wessons have the mim parts and locks despised by many smith and wesson collectors but scandium frames and extra shots in the cylinder attract newer buyers not familiar with the older six shot smith and wessons like the K frame model 19 and 66 and L frame 686 and N frame versions in model 28 and 27.That all used forged parts.

__________________
onenut58 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2011, 11:17 PM   #20
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
diggsbakes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Pueblo,Colorado
Posts: 1,680
Liked 8 Times on 5 Posts

Default

I own an equal number for both, no 44 mags in Smith yet though. I can say that the Smith&Wesson 28-2 I just got is very similar across the broard of categories to the GP100. My model 19 and 66-1 are amazing shooters, too bad I can't bring myself to carry them on a daily basis. The sp101 and GP100 are both great and a must is night sights

__________________
diggsbakes is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Ruger SR9 Stryker41 Semi-Auto Handguns 14 03-01-2011 12:47 PM
Ruger LC9 windknotnc General Handgun Discussion 1 02-10-2011 05:27 PM
Ruger 10/22 ccd8541 .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 3 07-09-2009 07:35 PM