Originally Posted by ScottA
6 of one; half dozen of the other. Go with whichever feels better in your hand.
With all due respect Scott. . .C'mon man. . . This question requires a much deep answer than that nonsense. We're talking a major decision here. Granted they are both magnificent examples for guns of American made steel, they have completely different personalities. That "feels good in your hand crap" is only good in the plastic crap selection game. This man is looking into a fine firearm here. . .
Also the extensive (more like never ending
) selection of aftermarket grips for either
of these firearms makes the out of the box "feel" nearly (more like totally) irrelevant. My SP101 felt fair, AT BEST until Houges were installed, now it is just as comfy as any gun in the rotation.
Grip selection for either of these firearms is good for HOURS
of fun! You can find anything from custom hardwood, over-sized-finger-grooved grips, (my fav
) to your basic Black rubber (great for mountain carry/everyday use).
I will say this one more time (promise. . . just one
) Although you will be OVERJOYED
with either of these guns. . . . they ARE
I didn't read to see if this is your first gun or not. I ALWAYS
recommend a .357 mag in the 4"ish range for a mans first handgun. It's just natural. Whatever you choose will grow on you, can't wait to hear the verdict!