the same design that's been working for 130+ years? I prefer the Ruger because of the internal lock on the Smith. I just can't get past that screw down plate on the S&W. I just can't get past that screw down plate on the S&W. feels much slicker than the L frame, I have both. Both are good guns and I'm positive that there isn't a wrong choice. I went through the same “dilemma” 6 years ago when looking for my first revolver. My newer GP 100 has about the same quality as they always had I shot a friend's 686 Plus and it gave me the itch for a revolver (everything else was a 1911 at the time). Great gun, never had a problem with it. Anyone have experience with both of these that could lend an opinion ? Since then there have been numerous attempts to do the same with GP-100 vs 686. By all means, please continue on if you wish. I definitely agree with this. It's trigger is superior, no matter how much you work on that GP100 it will never match the smoothness of a Smith. I have owned a 686 for over 10 years. Have shot a SW 686 many times at a 100yards very accurately, still like my security six haven’t shot a GP. The answer depends mostly on personal preference, since characteristics and performance are so close. Although The High Road has attempted to provide accurate information on the forum, The High Road assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. Just the opposite on my newer GP 100's vs 686. Both companies have fine customer service/warranties. Is there an issue with the lock mechanically or is this just an aesthetic issue for people? Never shot a ruger gp but I have a 686 I bought used with a trigger job already done. Be sure to enter the NES/MFS November Giveaway ***Chinese Surplus SKS Type 56***. It would be hard to beat a S&W’s action, but at the end of the day it would be the Ruger for me. I have a few Ruger GP100's (all in.357) a couple of 6" & a 4" . There have been reports of failures, so I wouldn’t want one with the lock. “To a brave man, good and bad luck are like his left and right hand. C9183124-6AB3-4206-A840-CECCBB21C9F5.jpeg, Second Media Corp., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. In the previous thread I notice multiple people saying don't get a Smith that has the lock/they never would. I've never shot the GP100. I’ve narrowed it down to two options. What are you looking for in the firearm? Nice gun. I’ve decided on the Ruger. Neither The High Road nor any of its directors, members, managers, employees, agents, vendors, or suppliers will be liable for any direct, indirect, general, bodily injury, compensatory, special, punitive, consequential, or incidental damages including, without limitation, lost profits or revenues, costs of replacement goods, loss or damage to data arising out of the use or inability to use this forum or any services associated with this forum, or damages from the use of or reliance on the information present on this forum, even if you have been advised of the possibility of such damages. JavaScript is disabled. I’m in the market for a .357 revolver (6 inch barrel). Thank you all for the feedback. So, in a six-inch revolver, which gun is generally more accurate? Better feel and trigger, plus, it's a Smith. My GP shot just as good as the 686. That said, Ruger revolvers are tanks and break in wonderfully. Thanks, David Shoot it all the time. If illegal immigration is allowed then what is the point of having legal immigration? I have a Talo GP100 and I love the damn thing. I’ve shot the GP100, but I have not shot the Smith & Wesson. Any input is appreciated. Either are great guns. The Ruger will usually be a little less expensive, and the Smiths are a little more refined. JavaScript is disabled. The same goes for the Python, when he is added to the list. I've always been a big Ruger revolver fan, have several of their single actions, and decided I needed a 4 inch .357 the other day. Only the Korth is built to clearly higher standards. I have a 686+ 6"bbl....LOVE it...very smooth....If you're near Hopkinton, I can let you try mine. S&W's are over-hyped and over-priced in my opinion. Only the Korth is built to clearly higher standards. I went with the 617 in 6" bbl as well. I prefer the GP-100 for shooting .357, but the Smith wins all other comparisons. When I was still a member at Danvers a guy named Jaime let me shoot his performance center S&W, wonderful trigger. Even though the GP100 looks or appears beefier when comparing the two I always seem to choose the GP 100 first. I now have a 3" 686, which I prefer over the Ruger. Now I have a Mod 10, 36 Unfired, neither. I had a 3" Ruger GP100 for about a year. What activity do you have planned for shooting it? Click, click, click. I cant decide. Really nice gun super smooth and very accurate. When I started to look in earnest for a .357 to buy, I heard the siren song of the GP100 Master Champion and I bought it. Myself I have the 686+, wich is the seven shot version, with the 4" barrel, I got to admit that I love this gun. Tim did this to mine and I love it, NES/MFS November Giveaway ***Chinese Surplus SKS Type 56***. The answer depends mostly on personal preference, since characteristics and performance are so close. One of the gun magazines back in the 1980's did a pretty thorough side by side comparison between the 686 and Python. The Ruger GP100 and the Smith & Wesson 686. Ruger GP100 22LR Revolver Range Review Shooting the Ruger GP-100 "Match Champion" 357 Magnum Double-Action Revolver- Gunblast.com Ruger GP100 Match Champion vs. S&W 686 357 Magnum The lock on our JFrames don’t seem to be a issue but have had that type of lock cause a a Rossi to lock up the cylinder from being partially engaged. I'll admit I'm a novice when it comes to double actions and double so for Smiths, Not sure how to delete the thread but I see this question was answered below my apologies. The Smith is perfectly balanced (4 inch no-lock) and it is without a doubt my favorite wheel gun. Come join the discussion about optics, hunting, gunsmithing, styles, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more! The question of S&W 686 vs. GP100 is a redundant question indeed. I’ve shot the GP100, but I have not shot the Smith & Wesson. I have both. The Ruger GP100 and the Smith & Wesson 686. Based on how many people love the GP100, I think it's safe to say you couldn't go wrong with either one. From my experiences with a 6" 686-1 vs my new 6" gp100 I couldn't tell a difference with either one. Never shot a GP100 but I'm sure it is awesome as well. K frame is phenomenal. GP100 is a nice revolver, is tough as nails and is more forgiving to reloaders because of its simple tough construction. I appreciate the time and responses. I have a 4” 686-5 and two GP-100s (3” & 6”). But a 686 is head over heels the better more balanced gun. Anyone have experience with both of these that could lend an opinion ? For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. I can't compare to the gp100 as I have never shot one though. I’m in the market for a .357 revolver (6 inch barrel). Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by cookekdjr, Dec 31, 2005. FWIW, I bought a 642 with the lock for my son as a carry gun. :emoji_metal: FWIW at one time I had about 12 S&Ws from Mod 10,15,19,27,28,29,36 and a couple others I can't remember the Model number of and no Rugers. The 686 won. Yes, I know the gp100 vs. 686 has been debated more often than ford v. chevy and "taste great v. less filling". The finish on the 686 looked like crap. you mean the side plate? I've had both and just like the "feel" of the 686 better. I do think the Ruger looks better though. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Any input is appreciated. Light hammer strikes right out if the box. The gp100 was also about $100 cheaper. Anyone had any experience with one vs the other? The same goes for the Python, when he is added to the list. Very accurate and fun to shoot. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. That's it, accuracy only. How much do you really want to spend? Just sweet. I used to have a 686 6" and it was a great gun, wish I still had it. The end of the road between Sodom and Gomorrah Tex. Fwiw my buddy just got a smith 586 (blued version of the 686). Buy a Standard GP100, and have Tim Gosling at Gartman arms to a trigger job, spring changes and add Trigger Shims and you will get a better product. I also have a number of 686's same 4" & 6" variations. However if I may through in another DA revolver, the Old S&W 28 Highway Patrolman. I have the 686 and do like it. The thing will drive nails if I do my job. It's one of my very favorite guns. He uses both.”. Hickok45 _____ get a 66-8 new production. So, in a six-inch revolver, which gun is generally more accurate? Used examples of this can be had for about half the cost of the 686 and boy do they shoot. I was literally looking at these 2 revolvers today. Think the model # is 1753. If you enjoy the forum please consider supporting it by signing up for a NES Membership  The benefits pay for the membership many times over. Even though the failures are few, it’s still there. I don't regret my GP100 one bit. Planned to teach my wife some trigger staging and it was just so much easier with the S&W. The Smith is perfectly balanced (4 inch no-lock) and it is without a doubt my favorite wheel gun.//. A forum community dedicated to Ruger firearm owners and enthusiasts. The we had the 10,000 round tests at FLETC for a total of about 60,000 rounds. I've been looking at some stainless and blued GP100s (both new and used) and a store owner showed me a 4 inch stainless 686-6, used but in great shape. Went with the GP100 and later got a trigger job. Sent it back already after one range trip. Have a 686 and absolutely love it. All information is provided "as is" with all faults without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. The lock can be taken out and there is a plug available to fill the unsightly hole. GP100 shoots great, accurate, robust, easy front sight replacement. I have seen handled and fired both of these guns and they are both good guns but i would chose the GP100 because its heavier than the 686 and can absorb the recoil of the magnum loads much better. You must log in or register to reply here. Ruger® GP100® Match Champion™ Double-Action Revolver Model 1775, Revolverholics: S&W 686 vs. GP100 vs. SP101. I own a 686 and my father owns a GP100, either guns are top in my book. Held up well to lots of 357 magnum. If I were to choose between them the 686 would edge it out simply due to what I feel is a smoother trigger which gives me a more consistent groping. Never a problem with it and put a lot of rounds through it. Six of one a half-dozen of the other ... both are great revolvers. My older 686 has a slightly better fit & finish than my older GP100. I'm only concerned with accuracy. The question of S&W 686 vs. GP100 is a redundant question indeed. Final conclusions have been mixed on that. I’ve narrowed it down to two options.

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