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Old 12-06-2018, 5:28 PM
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Default Ruger gp100 6" blued or Beretta 92fs inox

I'm trying to decide between getting a ruger gp100 6" blued or a beretta 92fs inox. It's purely to support my hobby so I'm not as much concerned about carry or self defense. I already own a s&w 686 6" stainless and a beretta 92fs black and like them both hence I'm torn and want to get some votes on which one to get next.
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Old 12-06-2018, 5:50 PM
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Old 12-06-2018, 5:52 PM
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GP 100 blued with the 6 inch bull barrel and adjustable target sights chambered in .357 magnum...

That is what I own, and I am as happy as a clam at high tide with it!
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Old 12-06-2018, 6:13 PM
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I once traded a GP100 for a 92FS. I have neither anymore. The GP100 was a nice gun, shot nice, but revolvers don't do it for me. Unless they're old Colts that don't cost too much.

I don't feel the need to tell you which gun in your collection needs a negative duplicate.

I'd get a Brigadier. Better sights. Got a stainless one, rarely shoot it, but I do like it.
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I owned a 6in GP100. Nice gun but too big and heavy. A 4 or 3 inch would get my vote.
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Default Ruger gp100 6" blued or Beretta 92fs inox

I have an older Smith 686 and a newer gp100. I love both. I love revolvers of the 357 variety. Both shoot great and are very accurate. I donít own a beretta but a good friend does and I really like shooting it. Itís really nice. If I didnít own a sig 226 already Iíd consider one for sure. So, either one would be a great choice and neither will be expensive to blast.

But, why not venture out a bit. If you want to stay in those calibers, which I totally understand, maybe a nice 1911 in 9mm. Or maybe. 4Ē 357 instead. Like a match champion. Those are really nice.

Or maybe try something even more adventurous and get a 1911 in 45. Or something like that. Really all depends on how much youíd shoot it.


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I already own a s&w 686 6" stainless
A GP100 will disappoint you.
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I hope Ruger pays the extortion fees for the SR1911. I mean the gun is just as good if not better than a Les Baer.
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Old 12-06-2018, 7:17 PM
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S&W 586 4Ē... itís blue!
Aside from the engraved trade mark I believe itís the same.
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Try something different, OP. Like a .45acp or even a 44 magnum. Variety is the spice of life.
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A GP100 will disappoint you.
But I really like mine!!!

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Default Ruger gp100 6" blued or Beretta 92fs inox

I'm going to suggest something completely different from what the OP asked about in that time honored Calguns tradition.

A Sig P220. Same action as the Beretta but arguably better. In 45acp so something different in your collection. And the P220s are bombproof and accurate as hell.

Get it in full stainless steel if the Inox is calling you.




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Typical answer...
GET BOTH!!!
Lol. You will eventually anyways.

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Chevy vs Ford. I LOVE the GP 100. Foolproof. Relable. Built like a tank. Not a fan of DA/SA pistols like the Beretta. That first trigger pull on the Beretta is L-O-N-G and HEAVY. Follow up shots aren't. I dont like learning two triggers for one gun. Give me DA revolvers or 1911s. But really splitting hairs. You'd be well served with either. But I would go with the GP 100.

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GP100. 'Nuff said
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Old 12-06-2018, 9:18 PM
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Thanks guys, I probably should have mentioned, I do have a couple of 1911s, a Sig P226 and P229 and a few more toys in my safe. I figured the Smith & Wesson is the only revolver I have so I'm leaning towards the GP100 as some of you suggested. I would love to get both, however, I don't think the wife will be very happy if I did that.
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Old 12-06-2018, 9:18 PM
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My 4" GP100 is one of my favorite tools in the toolbox and one of my first handguns ever purchased. Handles hot .357 loads easily and great trigger, etc. Love it.

I like the idea of getting a 6" GP100 (or S&W 686 like you have)-- I think that would be a fun range gun to plink with.

IMHO, since you already have the 6" SW 686, I'd get the INOX Beretta 92.

I had a regular Beretta 92 I loved to shoot and bought a Inox version to go w it because it looked so good. I REALLY love my 2 Beretta 92's-- they are probably my favorite semis I own and they are both stock.

I say go for the Beretta 92 Inox since you already have a 6" .357 covered in your quiver. Good luck!!!!
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Old 12-06-2018, 9:24 PM
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Variety is the spice of life. Why get something similar or in another finish
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You really should look into a CZ Tactical Sport.
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I figured the Smith & Wesson is the only revolver I have so I'm leaning towards the GP100 as some of you suggested.
So... yer sayin' ya DON'T have a 4" 686?
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So... yer sayin' ya DON'T have a 4" 686?
Why go 4" when the extra 2 inches adds a sexier touch? Plus 686 only available in stainless
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I do love me some blued wheel guns - I vote Ruger!
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I say a 92fs Inox with a D-spring, upgraded hammer, and an all metal trigger....and call it a day

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....snip.... I would love to get both, however, I don't think the wife will be very happy if I did that.
All right, I will be that guy ! I will give you the Calguns answer with a twist. Get both and a new wife that is happy about you getting both.

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All right, I will be that guy ! I will give you the Calguns answer with a twist. Get both and a new wife that is happy about you getting both.

Good one, might not be needed though, might have convinced her to get the second one in June in exchange for her spoiling herself too. Ruger GP100 now, 92 Inox in June.


Still curious as to why some suggested 4" over 6", S&W 586 looks tempting but really worth the extra $200ish?
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Blue....
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All in all though the Rugers are fine guns.
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92FS INOX for sure.
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Still curious as to why some suggested 4" over 6"...
Because you've already got a 6" revolver so a 4" would be switching it up a little bit. Maybe most importantly...BIGGER FIREBALLS!!!!
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You have a 586? And a 92?
No brainer....
629 ftw

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i have a 4" blued GP100 and a 3" GP100 in Hawkeye blue - neither finish IMHO are very eye catching

the blued finish on most guns just aren't like what we remember seeing years ago - seems flatter, they definitely aren't as pretty from the older finishes that I remember

i have a Browning Hi-Power from 30 years ago - the difference in finish is so distinctive - i could only WISH my GP's had that type of blued finish

look at my 2 GP's blued finish, then the Browning's - undeniably a better finish with the Browning - GP finishes have a dull look to them - I'm sure the 6" GP's are similar, fortunately I didn't buy them because of their finish - they're great revolvers


My Ruger 4" with blued finish


My Ruger GP100 3" Hawkeye Blue


My 30 year old Browning Hi-Power blue

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I have a 6Ē GP100, want to buy a beretta soon. My vote is both.
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Whichever one you can get a better "deal" first, get that one. Youre likely gonna end up with both eventually
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