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Bud11
04-22-2011, 5:31 AM
The S&W 686 3" is $655 at Bud's and the Ruger GP100 3" is $513 there. Is the S&W worth the $142 difference for the extra one shot capacity?

Fishslayer
04-22-2011, 5:57 AM
The S&W 686 3" is $655 at Bud's and the Ruger GP100 3" is $513 there. Is the S&W worth the $142 difference for the extra one shot capacity?

Depends on what ya want. Personally, I won't touch a S&W with the lock on it. In that case I'd take the Ruger, even tho $655 isn't bad for a brand new S&W and $513 is pretty good if the Ruger is a stainless.

If they're used & the S&W is a pre lock 686, I'd go with the Smith. To me it's a no brainer. When I bought my pre lock 686 there was a GP100 next to it for $100 less. Wasn't even a decision to me.

It all depends on what ya want. IMO the Smith is a better revolver. 1 shot more or less isn't a deal maker or breaker for me.

Andy Taylor
04-22-2011, 8:45 AM
What Fishslayer said.