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Old 12-07-2011, 10:48 AM   #11
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Thanks for all the input. Sounds like I can't go wrong with a ruger.

Anyone know if the GP100 shoots .38 special as well ?
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As far as I know, anything chambered in .357 will also shoot .38 special...

Rugers, S&W, Colt, Dan Wesson.... lots to choose from
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As far as I know, anything chambered in .357 will also shoot .38 special...

Rugers, S&W, Colt, Dan Wesson.... lots to choose from
That is good to know. I am excited about going to the local hardwear store now. I will be looking mostly at the Rugers and the S&W
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Ruger GP100's shoot .38 and .357 mag. I have one and I love it.



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i have shot the ruger GP100, but am more partial to the Smith & Wesson pistols. if you are leaning for more target shooting, go with the 6" barrel, the 4" barrel is a good choice if wanting it for sd and target shooting, and anything less is more favorablefor sd use. good luck in your search.
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All a .357 is is a .38 with a longer case with more powder and power. that's how it was developed. So yeah, any .357 should shoot it, except for auto loaders I believe, and that has more to do with the mags and action I think.
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Ruger.
Taurus QC can be problematic. More of a dice roll than I would prefer. YMMV.

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S&W
Colt
Dan Wesson
Ruger Security Six. I find them more appealling than the newer models, opinions vary of course.
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I just got into handguns and i picked up a Ruger Gp100 .357 with a four inch barrel and i love it. New in the box was $599 so its with in your price range and it will shoot anything you put in it. Just watch out when you buy ammo because your gonna be buying ALOT of it. I go to the range atleast once a week. Don't mind the Glock that's my oldladys....also my oldlady shoots .38s all day with it no problem and i shoot .357 because that's what i use for SD. And i shoot winchester ammo because that's what works for me and every store around me carries it in stock. Hope this helps.
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Getting some great feedback here. Looking forward to checking these wheel guns out !
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