Re: taurus 627 tracker
I would suggest a 6" model if that is you real purpose...To carry while hunting. I have a 6" GP100 and am glad I got the longer barrel. The sight radius is longer, and you get more velocity.
The extra 2" of barrel doesn't add much weight. I look at a 4" 357 as an actual hunting gun for the more experianced. Or people that can easily choose to only shoot as far as truthfully know they can accurately. That goes for anygun, but I think you get the point.
I looked into the Tracker when I got my GP100. It was a nice gun, but I felt the Ruger was muck more rugged. Not sure if I would want to feed the Tracker a steady diet of full power loads. It was the same cost, and they are made in the USA. The Taurus is not. I do carry a Taurus 38 snubby while fishing, hining, camping etc. There isn't any comparing the two brans with workmanship. The Ruger is FAR better.
The S&W 686 is along the same lines, but MUCH better quality. They seem to made like a swiss watch, but I couldn't justing the third more in cost for my uses. Plus I just didn't have it at the time.
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