New 357's

Grover Sr
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Friday, August 10, 2018, 05:46 (122 days ago)

I have been shopping around for a 357 since I gave my last one away to my son. LGS has no used ones, I was hoping to find a used 19, 27 or 28 but no luck. Based on what the misfits have experienced, for a double action revolver which would you get - a GP 100 or S&W 686 7 shot?

Way to subjective, so get BOTH!

Dave H.
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Friday, August 10, 2018, 06:15 (122 days ago) @ Grover Sr

I have both, and depends on the mood (and load)I'm in!

Both are great guns.

ChrisG
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Friday, August 10, 2018, 08:00 (122 days ago) @ Dave H.

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Grover SR.

james
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Friday, August 10, 2018, 12:26 (122 days ago) @ Dave H.

I purchased a special run of 5" SS 686`s with half lug barrel and 7 shots. Came with F/O front and V-notch rear..
I thought that with those sights the accuracy would not be so hot but was proved wrong at 25yds from bench and factory ammo. Don`t have a GP-100 but waiting for my paperwork to pick up one in 327 Fed.. The 686 is a good shooting revolver...[image]

Thanks James, i have 3 44 mag guns and

Grover Sr
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Friday, August 10, 2018, 12:55 (122 days ago) @ james

Want something that will be cheaper to reload, i really like 5" bbl revolvers. I may have to look for one of those. Keep hoping to see Gary put a 19 or 586/686 on sale from an estate sale but I may have to take a road trip to some larger gun shops to see what I can find.

gp100/.327

Frank Simon
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Friday, August 10, 2018, 14:55 (122 days ago) @ james

I purchased a special run of 5" SS 686`s with half lug barrel and 7 shots. Came with F/O front and V-notch rear..
I thought that with those sights the accuracy would not be so hot but was proved wrong at 25yds from bench and factory ammo. Don`t have a GP-100 but waiting for my paperwork to pick up one in 327 Fed.. The 686 is a good shooting revolver...[image]

James You will like that one...Great out of the box "But Perfect" with a Wolfe spring kit put in...Shot 200 rounds today through mine no Hic ups! fwiw

Neither, get a Dan Wesson and a couple of barrels...

Darryl T.
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Friday, August 10, 2018, 08:11 (122 days ago) @ Grover Sr

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A Dan Wesson Monson was what

Grover Sr
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Friday, August 10, 2018, 09:02 (122 days ago) @ Darryl T.

My son got. If I could find one I'd sure buy it.

don't get lured into that "Monson is better" crap. That

Gary Reeder
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Friday, August 10, 2018, 10:42 (122 days ago) @ Grover Sr

got started by a couple of wannabe experts on the Dan Wessons. Whenever a company moves from one location to another all of a sudden the guns from the old address were better. Just like the Marlins. Even though the old tooling was totally worn out and the guns sloppy, when the new folks bought them, all of a sudden the old ones were better guns. And some idiot even stated that the very best guns had the JM stamp on the side. The JM was just a proof mark that was stamped on EVERY Marlin lever gun.

So don't get all hot and mushy over the DWs that were made in Monson. They are all of equal quality and all excellent revolvers.

Good to know, that's why I post

Grover Sr
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Friday, August 10, 2018, 11:17 (122 days ago) @ Gary Reeder

Questions here instead of going by other gun review articles.

that is an easy one. If you plan to shoot really hot stuff,

Gary Reeder
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Friday, August 10, 2018, 10:46 (122 days ago) @ Grover Sr

with the heavy for caliber bullets, go with the GP. If you plan on running normal 357 loads, go with the 686. The GP is beefier and stronger while the 686 is smoother and slicker. Like John Taffin has said many times, the S&W is the thoroughbred while the Ruger is the Clydesdale.

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