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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-22-2018, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Revolver recco

Looking at S&W 686 or a Ruger GP 100 (model 1773) .357 mag for target shooting only. Would appreciate opinions on them and comments on pro/con of each. Thanks.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-22-2018, 09:34 AM
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Go with the 686, no question. I carried one, 4" barrel on duty for 25 years. It is still my favorite hand gun out of the ones I own and I can shoot it better than all my other handguns. The trigger is smooth and gets better the more you shoot them and they are dependable. I recommend putting a set of Pacmayer grips on it if you buy one, they fit the hand better than the factory grip.
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I inherent the Ruger GP100 in 357 magnum stainless with rosewood grips. It was my Dad revolver. He liked it alot. I like it as well. Accurate, fits nice in my hands & balance a bit heavy though and pull the trigger it goes bang, bang,bang,bang vs the Smith 686 in the 357 magnum i use to have click, click, bang, click, bang. Exchanged it for another did the same thing. Hammer issues what I was told from the dealer. I had enough of that so I exchanged it for a Taurus 66 i believe it was a 66. I sold the Taurus 14 years ago, didn't need 2 revolvers.

If it were me i cross out the Smith, but its your hard earn $. You buy what suits you & most comfortable with. Maybe Smith fixed the issue? Good luck to you...
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Get the S&W. If you want it for target shooting try to find one with a patridge front sight.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-22-2018, 12:27 PM
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have never owned a smith and wesson. im a ruger fan. all the revolvers ive owned were ruger. my 44 mag is a redhawk and 41 mag is blackhawk. my opinion is that the rugers are built stronger then smiths.
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