CA Central Coast The GP100 was made to compete against the then-new S&W 686/586 models. I am a S&W fan from the time I was issued one in 1977 and have a few with the 686 being my most accurate. I made the same decision and went with the 4" 686+ because it can hold 7 rounds instead of 6 and it had a much better trigger. I've got the 4 1/2" barrel and shooting at 25yards is easy peezy. I'm sure Ruger makes a decent revolver, but that 686 trigger was so fucking crisp. I'm looking at either a 5" Ruger GP100 or a 5" S&W 686+ pro. My question is which do you think would provide the best shooting gun. I want a .357 and my understanding is both of these can also fire 38 special? Aus kostengründen habe ich nur mit 38 Spezial geschossen. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. The 686 has a better trigger. Both great .357 revolvers, but the 686 had a better trigger and was a whole bunch less “clunky”. Please subscribe and make this a quality handgun sub. There are areas like the hammer and top strap on the GP100 that show where Ruger saves a few pennies to deliver a less expensive gun. This channel and TYMP Pistol Project are both fully viewer supported. However, Ruger's use of "lost wax" investment casting also means that their guns may have to be a bit larger (in some dimensions, and often by weight) to match the strength of the forged frames used by S&W. The Ruger GP100 Match Champion was conceived by several members of our team that wanted a competition-worthy revolver." I would suggest you try the SP101 before you commit. If you want to work on the GP 100 trigger and replace the factory grips, you can turn a great revolver into an outstanding one. They are all great revolvers. Hose it down with brake cleaner, let it dry, and reassemble it without any lubrication, and then dry-fire it 1000 times. Not to mention the sweet triggers. edit: the 586 is buttery smooth, and the trigger breaks like a glass rod in single action. Yea I like the 357. The gp100 seems very solid, however I've heard rumors of timing issues and some rough machining from the factory, although it should be superior for handling hot loads if I choose to take that route. There are some sub-models you can also look at. More Reviews ›› … Shot both and am often a rugar whore but the 686+ 6" is my dream wheelgun. Thanks for the GP100 .22 LR endorsement. The 686 won. Or is the Redhawk possibly better in some way than a GP100? Just my opinion of course but I don't see a valid application for a 4" SP10-1. Smith double breaks sooner which is nice. It's been a long time since I shot 38 special, how's the recoil on it compared to a 9mm, 40 on semi autos? The Smith and Wesson is more refined and features a trigger that is smooth in double action use, not to mention inhumanly perfect when fired single-action. But the GP100 is a fine revolver and built like a tank. If you have any other input on this or any other .357 revolvers let me know. For one, Goku's new super attack, God Kamehameha, works differently than Vegeta's. But I prefer shooting it over the 686. The buyer’s application is then sent to an investigatory team to do further research. 686 was the first .357 I shot and I liked it a lot, but I don't like the internal lock they have now. A battle of the Titans so to speak. Both will likely, if you take care of them, be something you can pass along to heirs, so long as the laws are copacetic. Your choice of a .357 revolver is a good one - these are amazing handguns. The one thing to keep in mind with revolvers is to open and close the cylinder with some care, like you'd open and close a heavy door. Plus, it'seems pretty bad ass to buy hot 357 Magnums that say "do not shoot in anything but Ruger revolvers" on the box. Had a chance to view several GP 100 .22 Vs. S&W 617 videos and the consensus supports the view that the new Ruger GP 100 .22LR and it’s sidekick the new Mk. While not a monumental effort in any way other than gameplay, Ogre Battle: Limited Edition's … GP100 vs SP101 Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by China boy, Apr 18, 2015. I prefer S&W revolvers over Ruger personally, but I've heard good things about the GP100. However I'd look into an old used S&W Model 28 or 19. Well on my part as far as GP100 vs. 686 I bought a GP100 and at the same time bought a S&W 686 Competitor ( Performance center 686). I would love to hear opinions from anybody with experience in both guns. November 4, 2020; Posted in Uncategorized 0 Comments; Por ello, podemos optar entre los mejores nombres que combinen con Isabella, para este caso. Do the responsible thing; buy one of each. I tried both before purchasing and bought the 686.

slab-side bull-barrel and a fiber optic front sight is a winning combo. I like the 357 but the 38 is good for newer shooters which I have in my life. You will just have to finger each and see which one feels best in your hand as they are BOTH world class guns. Both had cylinder problems where the cylinder would lock up on me during both single and double action shooting. The .357 will kick harder (you can also go in-between, with .38 Special +P). As a reloader of stupid plasma hot .357, I think the gp100 was greatly worth it over the 686. The GP100 is and always has been an incredibly strong revolver. The 686 is an extra $170 but I'm leaning towards it because I like the tapered barrel and I believe they have better triggers. It too has become quite rare and expensive as well. 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 .38 special and .357 magnum, as many already pointed out, share identical dimensions save for the case length, essentially. I think the front sight may depend on the specific model of S&W. If you buy a stainless GP100, you can do a cheap and easy trigger job on it as follows: take it apart following the instructions in the manual (don't disassemble the trigger group, just remove it from the gun). I've owned two GP100's and a few different SW revolvers and for me Smith is generally a small step above Ruger out of the box. I swapped out the one on my 686+ in about 20 seconds with no tools. Smith & Wesson 150853 686 Plus Magnum Single/Double Action .357. Can you carry or possess a firearm on hotel property in Maine?
Yes with a valid concealed carry permit, however it cannot be used to shoot a deer or dispatch a wounded deer. We compare the Ruger GP 100 Match Champion to the Smith and Wesson 686. The Ruger GP100 and the Smith & Wesson 686. I had Greg Derr do a trigger job and it was $85 if I recall. The single action New Model Blackhawk (NMBH) is quite different in look and feel to the 686. Since then there have been numerous attempts to do the same with GP-100 vs 686. Any input is appreciated. There are areas like the hammer and top strap on the GP100 that show where Ruger saves a few pennies to deliver a less expensive gun. When you can do that on demand you're going to be very pleased with how well you can do at the range. Press J to jump to the feed. Thread Tools. Mind you, both guns never saw 50 rounds before I had to send them back to S&W for service. I've never disassembled the Smith, but takedown on the Ruger was pretty easy. The SP101 is great if you're thinking of carrying, and I like the GP100 too (although I own a Speed Six) but I'd say 686 over it. They are tough and will last forever if not abused. Different but close. Just make sure the revolver you buy is chambered for .357 magnum, because .38 special-chambered revolvers CANNOT fire .357 magnum. With the 686 i'll have a thinner frame along with the unsightly interior lock, however i'm a huge fan of smiths and the quality of their firearms. I second the one of each school... plus a Colt Python and then a Dan Wesson... just to have a choice on Range Day. Both guns are new and have hogue rubber grips. This will make your hands ache but it does not take as long as you might think. Do 500 single action, 500 double. Older 686 if you want something a little more refined and have to take care of a bit more. (Forged/milled frame vs. Investment case/milled frame). I blasted several boxes of .38 special rounds but regrettably didn't shoot any .357 through it. I’ve had L frame Smiths and Ruger GP-100s. We put two iconic revolvers together to compare and contrast differences and similarities. Then disassemble again, hose it down again, let it dry, and spray it down good with your favorite gun lube (not WD40, it turns to shellac over time). Messages: 2,309 Likes Received: 1,507. when it went a piece of me went with it. My second gun purchase was a 6" stainless GP100 and love it. GP100- The hogue rubber grip is thick and absorbs lots of recoil. Love my 3 inch .44 mag... lots of love going down range in a hurry! Either choice is good and both weapons are just beautiful. I think the 686 is the better looking gun of the two, but looks are subjective. I think the difference between the 686 and 60 is that 686 is … I personally prefer the trigger and the looks of Smith and Wesson revolvers. And hot .357 is really fun to shoot. .38 Special through it is really not bad, a bit less recoil than 9mm out of my Glock 19. In der Handhabung gab es leichte Unterschiede aber ich bin mit beiden zurechtgekommen. Another thing, are all the internal components metal with the exception of the grip? The GP 101 and 686 are great. Im leaning towards the ruger because as I understand it, the front sight is easier to remove and in general it's easier to disassemble than the 686. Both will likely be fine, though the Ruger is simpler, more overbuilt, and a bit less refined. But the GP100 is a quality revolver that is rugged and reliable. Since the Ruger is less expensive, if I go with the GP100, I will be able to afford a trigger job too. The Ruger GP100 Match Champion's barrel is a departure from the usual GP100 barrel. Then reassemble and you're good to go. I just picked up a GP100 3". on May 2, 2000 at 1:28PM PDT. To be honest I hardly even notice the lock on any revolver, I guess I'm just used to it, either that or I don't really care. I've had both and just like the "feel" of the 686 better. The Smith has a better trigger, and it isn't really close. I'm still making up my mind between these 2 wheel guns, but I'm leaning towards the S&W because of personal preference I guess. I’ve narrowed it down to two options. This post is part of the series: SMART Goal Resources & Strategies, Team management and coaching are key soft skills for managers. Mine are for home defense, range, and just personal enjoyment. Both guns are new and have hogue rubber grips. I'm too lazy to Google it at the moment, but as I recall the case diameters are identical, and the difference in .357 and .38 has something to do with what part of the bullet was measured to come up with the caliber. It is well-supported by the aftermarket, with a wide range of grips, speedloaders, sights, and other accessories. Picking one among the three will be a matter of personal preference and intended use. It's also been used by certain military units that operate in and around water. 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