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Old April 2, 2013, 05:20 PM   #1
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Finally Bought a New Revolver

About two years ago, I bought a 4-inch S&W 686+. Loved it, but a small part of me always wished I had gotten the 6-inch model.

Well about six months ago I fell on some hard times, and parted with my beloved revolver...I always regretted it, since as a general rule I always wanted a revolver in my collection.

Finally last week I was able to rearrange my finances enough to buy a new one. Couldn't quite afford another Smith, but I wasn't really eyeing on anyway...

Found this beauty of a Ruger at the LGS, and she followed me home. Tackdriver at 25 feet, and handles beautifully... $699 out the door...just wanted to show her off a bit!



Looking to polish her up a bit, and possibly get some new grips. And, of course, some nice leather!
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Old April 2, 2013, 05:42 PM   #2
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Nice versitile shooter.
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Old April 2, 2013, 05:52 PM   #3
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Nice gun.. looks like it will be fun to shoot.
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Old April 2, 2013, 05:56 PM   #4
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Nice revolver, I would rather have it than a new S&W, good choice.
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Old April 2, 2013, 07:58 PM   #5
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I finally got rid of my first revolver, after 35 years of flawless shooting. But I saw this up for auction and HAD to have it. My nephew is now the proud new owner of my old Taurus 66, and HE loves it.

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Old April 2, 2013, 08:15 PM   #6
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Nice looking revolver.
IMO the GP is the best 357 on the current production list.

The GP is first on my list for "next revolver".
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Old April 2, 2013, 08:24 PM   #7
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oh man we have so much in common. I had the same situation myself and did the same thing. Had a 4" ruger and went to a 6" ruger. They are excellent guns i know youll be very happy.
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Old April 2, 2013, 08:35 PM   #8
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I finally got rid of my first revolver, after 35 years of flawless shooting. But I saw this up for auction and HAD to have it. My nephew is now the proud new owner of my old Taurus 66, and HE loves it.
Whoa, that was a major trade up! I don't think you'll be missing your Taurus with that Pistol Pack. I love mine!

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Finally last week I was able to rearrange my finances enough to buy a new one. Couldn't quite afford another Smith, but I wasn't really eyeing on anyway...

Found this beauty of a Ruger at the LGS, and she followed me home. Tackdriver at 25 feet, and handles beautifully... $699 out the door...just wanted to show her off a bit!
The GP100 is a great gun. Enjoy!
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Old April 3, 2013, 03:33 PM   #9
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Found this beauty of a Ruger at the LGS, and she followed me home. Tackdriver at 25 feet,
Very nice revolver, indeed. But the real question is, how accurate is your new Ruger @ 25 yards?
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Old April 3, 2013, 05:41 PM   #10
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I keep debating about a 6" wheelie, but just always seem to gravitate to something else.

Man, that looks like fun awaiting.
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Old April 3, 2013, 08:29 PM   #11
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I own many firearms but my 6" GP100 is my favorite. You're going to love that one.
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Old April 3, 2013, 09:02 PM   #12
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Hopefully I'll be able to try it out at 25 yards this weekend (If I can find ammo for the thing...all I have is my carry ammo at the moment)


Something about a 6" wheelgun has just been calling to me since I started shooting. Bit embarrassed it took me this long to finally get one...
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Old April 3, 2013, 09:22 PM   #13
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I used to love my XDm .45, then I got a GP100 6 inch.......
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Old April 4, 2013, 01:19 AM   #14
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Hell yea I just bought a gp100 last week and i couldnt be happier with it
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Old April 5, 2013, 12:23 PM   #15
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I am currently looking for a 4" 686P and can't find one anywhere! Should have sold yours to me!

I also like the idea of always having a revolver in the collection and thus far I have stayed consistent. I debated getting the 6" as I know one of a local store that has one in stock. I want it to be a field carry gun for groundhogs and woods carry pistol when I am out and about and may see a varmint. I can't justify the 6", especially when I have a 7.5" SBH Hunter in 44Mag!
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