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#3120313 - 01/12/13 10:04 AM GP100 vs S&W 686..357 MAG..
eightpointer
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Which one would yall get and why? Thanks for the help.
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#3120324 - 01/12/13 10:19 AM Re: GP100 vs S&W 686..357 MAG.. [Re: eightpointer]
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686 but probably only due to my association with an old gunsmith who can make the triggers on those 686's slick as a whistle. I've owned several 586/686's and always liked the way they shot. Never had a GP100 however the ruger wheel guns ive owned did not have favorable triggers and I've not been associated with anyone who dealt with making the trigger better
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#3120328 - 01/12/13 10:22 AM Re: GP100 vs S&W 686..357 MAG.. [Re: eightpointer]
magician
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I bought the GP 100 during the summer and love it. It was 140 bucks less than the S&W and $22.00 more than the used 686 the dealer had. My only choice was between the Ruger and the XD45. That'll come soon enough though.
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#3120380 - 01/12/13 11:06 AM Re: GP100 vs S&W 686..357 MAG.. [Re: magician]
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I had a 686 with a 6 1/2 in barrel and that thing was a shooter. loved that gun. work got slow and had to sale it. when it went a piece of me went with it.
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#3120400 - 01/12/13 11:24 AM Re: GP100 vs S&W 686..357 MAG.. [Re: dmoser.270]
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#3120404 - 01/12/13 11:28 AM Re: GP100 vs S&W 686..357 MAG.. [Re: Deer Assassin]
1 good shot
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i prefer the s&w over ruger becuse of the trigger
few gunsmiths will touch the ruger trigger

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#3120407 - 01/12/13 11:32 AM Re: GP100 vs S&W 686..357 MAG.. [Re: 1 good shot]
cecil30-30
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GP100..just because I love the way it looks and feels.I've not shot one,so I can't give my opinion there...Im in the process of saving for a GP100 right now..
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#3120410 - 01/12/13 11:36 AM Re: GP100 vs S&W 686..357 MAG.. [Re: 1 good shot]
Kimberman
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Smith for better trigger, smoother action, and a better over all feel. For a durable, hefty revolver, the Ruger.
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#3120441 - 01/12/13 11:59 AM Re: GP100 vs S&W 686..357 MAG.. [Re: Kimberman]
moondawg
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Tough decision. I'd say you can't go wrong with either one, as both are nice guns.

I'd probably go with the Ruger GP100, mainly because I like my Ruger SP101. I've never shot the GP100, but I'm sure it'd be just as good, if not better.

Having said that, I have shot the 686 MANY years ago. From what I remember, it was a good gun. I wouldn't be opposed to getting one.
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#3120457 - 01/12/13 12:15 PM Re: GP100 vs S&W 686..357 MAG.. [Re: moondawg]
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Its hard to beat S&W revolvers.
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