hickok45 gp100 vs 686
I have seen handled and fired both of these guns and they are both good guns but i would chose the GP100 because its heavier than the 686 and can absorb the recoil of the magnum loads much better. The Smith is perfectly balanced (4 inch no-lock) and it is without a doubt my favorite wheel gun. Hickok45 _____ Shoot it all the time. Now I have a Mod 10, 36 Unfired, neither. The 686 won. Never a problem with it and put a lot of rounds through it. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Final conclusions have been mixed on that. However if I may through in another DA revolver, the Old S&W 28 Highway Patrolman. Six of one a half-dozen of the other ... both are great revolvers. I’ve shot the GP100, but I have not shot the Smith & Wesson. Either are great guns. Both are good guns and I'm positive that there isn't a wrong choice. I’ve shot the GP100, but I have not shot the Smith & Wesson. I had a 3" Ruger GP100 for about a year. Planned to teach my wife some trigger staging and it was just so much easier with the S&W. In the previous thread I notice multiple people saying don't get a Smith that has the lock/they never would. FWIW, I bought a 642 with the lock for my son as a carry gun. The Ruger will usually be a little less expensive, and the Smiths are a little more refined. Click, click, click. Great gun, never had a problem with it. It's trigger is superior, no matter how much you work on that GP100 it will never match the smoothness of a Smith. Sent it back already after one range trip. I’m in the market for a .357 revolver (6 inch barrel). The we had the 10,000 round tests at FLETC for a total of about 60,000 rounds. Thanks, David I now have a 3" 686, which I prefer over the Ruger. I’ve narrowed it down to two options. The answer depends mostly on personal preference, since characteristics and performance are so close. I was literally looking at these 2 revolvers today. Neither The High Road nor any of its directors, members, managers, employees, agents, vendors, or suppliers will be liable for any direct, indirect, general, bodily injury, compensatory, special, punitive, consequential, or incidental damages including, without limitation, lost profits or revenues, costs of replacement goods, loss or damage to data arising out of the use or inability to use this forum or any services associated with this forum, or damages from the use of or reliance on the information present on this forum, even if you have been advised of the possibility of such damages. GP100 shoots great, accurate, robust, easy front sight replacement. Based on how many people love the GP100, I think it's safe to say you couldn't go wrong with either one. Think the model # is 1753. Never shot a ruger gp but I have a 686 I bought used with a trigger job already done. The same goes for the Python, when he is added to the list. Although The High Road has attempted to provide accurate information on the forum, The High Road assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. Nice gun. I just can't get past that screw down plate on the S&W. Ruger® GP100® Match Champion™ Double-Action Revolver Model 1775, Revolverholics: S&W 686 vs. GP100 vs. SP101. Just sweet. Fwiw my buddy just got a smith 586 (blued version of the 686). The gp100 was also about $100 cheaper. Anyone had any experience with one vs the other? If illegal immigration is allowed then what is the point of having legal immigration? For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. The finish on the 686 looked like crap. I've been looking at some stainless and blued GP100s (both new and used) and a store owner showed me a 4 inch stainless 686-6, used but in great shape. The lock can be taken out and there is a plug available to fill the unsightly hole. you mean the side plate? Yes, I know the gp100 vs. 686 has been debated more often than ford v. chevy and "taste great v. less filling". feels much slicker than the L frame, I have both. Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by cookekdjr, Dec 31, 2005. I prefer the Ruger because of the internal lock on the Smith. Any input is appreciated. S&W's are over-hyped and over-priced in my opinion. Both companies have fine customer service/warranties. The question of S&W 686 vs. GP100 is a redundant question indeed. I'm only concerned with accuracy. I shot a friend's 686 Plus and it gave me the itch for a revolver (everything else was a 1911 at the time). I do think the Ruger looks better though. “To a brave man, good and bad luck are like his left and right hand. What are you looking for in the firearm? So, in a six-inch revolver, which gun is generally more accurate? The lock on our JFrames don’t seem to be a issue but have had that type of lock cause a a Rossi to lock up the cylinder from being partially engaged. What activity do you have planned for shooting it? I’m in the market for a .357 revolver (6 inch barrel). My newer GP 100 has about the same quality as they always had The Ruger GP100 and the Smith & Wesson 686. But a 686 is head over heels the better more balanced gun. I have a 4” 686-5 and two GP-100s (3” & 6”). Even though the failures are few, it’s still there. Used examples of this can be had for about half the cost of the 686 and boy do they shoot. I also have a number of 686's same 4" & 6" variations. JavaScript is disabled. I used to have a 686 6" and it was a great gun, wish I still had it. Really nice gun super smooth and very accurate. Went with the GP100 and later got a trigger job.

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