poll: S&W snubby's vs Ruger snubby's

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by c919, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. S&W 638,640,642

    58.5%
  2. Ruger sp101

    41.5%
  1. c919

    c919 New Member

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    i couldn't put it any simpler than the title. what's your opinion and why?
     
  2. Biohazurd

    Biohazurd New Member

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    I Know that Smiths snubs are very good firearms but i have always felt more comfortable with my sp101 as my back up gun. It has served its duty amazingly with no hassle...
     

  3. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    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.
     
  4. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    Agree with mark. Performance Center revolvers are pretty nice.
     
  5. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Dan your avatar is freaky! [​IMG]
     
  6. Fayettedave

    Fayettedave New Member

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    I agree with Mark, too, but I would reverse his conclusion: with its lower price I'd go with the Ruger (and did).
     
  7. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I like them both and hove owned both. For shooting mostly .357's go with the Ruger. For .38's or .38 +P's go with the Smith. The Ruger is definitely a heavier revolver if weight is a consideration.
     
  8. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    That's what forums are all about.
     
  9. SGT-MILLER

    SGT-MILLER New Member

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    Ruger SP101 all the way. I love the rock solid design of the weapon.

    I am a little biased because I have become a pretty die-hard Ruger fan lately...lol.
     
  10. propex

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    I voted for Smith and Wesson. With that being said I would buy either one. I now own both Smiths and Ruger revolvers. I gave Smith the edge be it only by the width of a human hair
     
  11. WDB

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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.
     
  12. Dr. Marneaus

    Dr. Marneaus New Member

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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...
     
  13. chorst294

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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.
     
  14. Glenn R

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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.
     
  15. rugermike

    rugermike New Member

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    Easy now whatch you verbiage????

    You may have a problem with reality?:confused: 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?? :p:p:p
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2009
  16. raveneap

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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.
     
  17. whiskeymike

    whiskeymike New Member

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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.