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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-14-2012, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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looking at 2 ,357's at grices. both used and look in great shape. didn't actually handle them but looked good in the case. ones a ruger and the others a s-w. i know both are fine guns so whats your personal choice and why? i'm looking towards the ruger. both 7 1/2 inch barrel

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Re: used 357

what model ruger and S&W? what are the prices of each?

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Re: used 357

right handy to 350 for each. didn't look at the model. i'm pretty sure the ruger was a redhawk witch i know is a good model

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-15-2012, 06:35 PM
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Re: used 357

I'd go with the smith depending on model, that really is the deciding factor for me.

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Re: used 357

If they are in fact the same price I would hazard a guess the Ruger is either in better shape or the S&W is in a less than desirable model. They just cost more generally for comparable models. S&W's are normally a better finished gun, and genrally have better triggers.

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Re: used 357

I doubt if the Ruger is a .357 Redhawk for $350 Unless its in bad shape or somebody messed up pricing it.
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Re: used 357

Smiths are usually smoother, Rugers more durable. I agree that if the price/condition of the pistols are the same-go with the Smith.

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Re: used 357

If you plan on shooting a lot of full power magnums then get the Ruger, usually a stronger gun.

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