Ruger or springfield??

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by sammeee86, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. sammeee86

    sammeee86 New Member

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    Which do you prefer? I work in a gun department and want to know what's your fave handgun and why?? :)
     
  2. CourtJester

    CourtJester Well-Known Member

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    I've had one Springfield for about a year now and been happy with it but I have about 10 Rugers, some go as far back as Jr. high school and all have been flawless. Nothing bad to say about Springfield Armory but history backs Ruger for me.
     

  3. StoneCat

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    Hell, Ruger is the undisputed king of the single action in my book. And personally there's no better .22s than the 10/22 and MKIII.

    Springfield is fantastic. Their 1911's are well worth the money, the XD(m) series is flawless, and my favorite rifle by far is my Socom.

    If there were two companies I'd swear by its those two. But I must admit I'd never own a double action sixgun that wasn't a Smith & Wesson, I love my dept issued M&P40, and I bet my life on my Glock and my Kimber.
     
  4. Olympus

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    I think Ruger gives the most bang for your buck in terms of reliability and durability. But you are really trying to compare apples to oranges.

    Springfield Trophy Match and TRP 1911s will blow anything Ruger builds out of the water in terms of quality and likely accuracy too. But Ruger doesn't offer a model made to the same standards as those two Springers. So it's not really a fair comparison.
     
  5. tiberius10721

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    For the money Ruger gp 100 chambered in 357 magnum.
     
  6. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    Is there a question here? I just see the word ruger.
     
  7. RustyShackleford101

    RustyShackleford101 New Member

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    I've never been particular to one brand. I love both! I wouldn't want a 20 oz, mini 1911 that kicks like a mule for CCW, I prefer something like the lc9. Another example is the sr9 vs the XD series, personally, I like the XD. I don't have any favorite brands or guns.
     
  8. vincent

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    Ding Ding Ding...Olympus is in for the win...:cool:

    Stop by the intro thread Sammeee, when you can, and say hi...:D
     
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  9. ineverFTF

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    Alright then. A friendly wager. Come on down and shoot against my grandpa with his 44 super redhawk at 80 yards and we will see who is more accurate. :p
     
  10. pioneer461

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    Can't really say. I own two Springfield pistols and two Ruger rifles, so there is no way to compare. Springfields are 1911 and XD, both of which are well made reliable guns. Ditto for the Rugers; Mini-14 and 10/22. No point in keeping guns I don't like.

    So you work in a gun department? Tell us more. :cool:
     
  11. Olympus

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    My old man had the same gun. Again, apples and oranges comparison. You're talking revolver v. autoloader and much different barrel lengths. And my old man even had a scope mounted on his Ruger.

    It also doubled as a boat anchor during the summer. :)
     
  12. sweeper22

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    Kind of a vague question.

    I'll take Springfield's 1911s and the XD/XDm polymers over similar Rugers. Springfield Armory is really about three designs: 1911s, XD/XDm polymers, and the M14/M1A. That's it. And in my experience they've executed each of those three facets very well.

    Ruger 1911s and SR-series polymers are just fine though. And Ruger offers a far wider variety of guns (pistol or otherwise) than Springfield. Great revolvers, neat little pocket guns, outstanding rimfire pistols, and various solid long gun platforms.
     
  13. therewolf

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    I have a Ruger MII which is scoped, and is very accurate at

    75 yards. Absolute favorite plinking gun. Unbelievable fun.

    I have a Springfield 1911A1 in .45ACP. A go-to gun for SD,

    and well loved companion for many CC.

    IMHO, I don't believe they can be compared,

    simply because they are both firearms...
     
  14. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    Fair enough. A boat anchor lol. And his ruger also has a scope.
     
  15. therewolf

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    I think I'm going to skip the firearm foreplay, and

    put a scope directly on a marine boat anchor next.

    NEXT!
     
  16. sammeee86

    sammeee86 New Member

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    Yes I work gun department and it's fun, I like hearing opinions on guns and what people favor more. I want to get a gun but can't decide what to get yet
     
  17. Olympus

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    My advice would be spend more time handling the guns in your store. Posting on forums is great, but all the replies aren't worth a hill of beans when it comes to picking out a gun for YOU. Get some real, hands-on experience with as many different guns as you can.

    Honestly, I don't like most of the guns that other people have and like. And the same probably works in reverse, other people probably don't like the guns that I have and like. And you know what? It's okay. I wouldn't trade my guns for what most people have and maybe most people wouldn't trade their guns for mine. But everybody is happy and that's what makes the world go 'round.