What he said. THe smith is finely built gun. It also costs much more. A few hundred bucks to be exact. I bought a stainless GP100, and have no regrets. It's a good gun. The finish isn't quite as good on the ruger, and the trigger pull is a little bit harder. It does shoot better than I can with just about everything I fed it.wiktor said:I personally like Smith's better as I feel they are a little more "refined". Forged and machined versus castings. Usually much nicer trigger pulls.