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Old April 20, 2013, 10:00 PM   #26
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Old April 21, 2013, 07:23 PM   #27
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I used to own a GP100 6". It was a real pleasure to shoot, even with full-power loads, largely because of the weight. Now I own a SP101 3" and feel that it's a real pleasure to shoot as well; however, that's because I'm used to 357 Magnum. My point is start with a bigger gun with a longer barrel and lighter loads, and work your way up from there. Maybe you'll come to the point where you like shooting full-power 357 loads out of a SP101; or then again, maybe you won't. Regardless, it's not the best starting point for most.

That's my opinion, for what it's worth. Hope it helps.

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Old April 21, 2013, 07:46 PM   #28
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Old April 22, 2013, 09:20 AM   #29
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Tried it out!

So, went to the range & rented the Ruger GP161. Got a box of .38s & a box of .357s. The GP was the heaviest gun I have tried but it was nicely balanced. The .38s were fun to play with. Then I moved on to the .357s. Wow, what fun! Bigger recoil than my Glock19, but not difficult to handle. I will rent the 161 again & practice with it before moving on to a smaller .357. Thanks for all the suggestions and information!
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You don't have to have a revolver to have a .357 mag. Check out the Coonan .357 mag. I own one and they are a great firearm. My wife enjoys shooting it also.
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Old April 26, 2013, 07:10 PM   #31
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Old April 26, 2013, 07:30 PM   #32
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The .38s were fun to play with. Then I moved on to the .357s. Wow, what fun!
Glad you had fun. You might consider some lessons or at least have an instructor check your grip.

The most important part of handling rounds like the .357 is the person holding the gun.
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Old April 26, 2013, 07:45 PM   #33
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All those are good guns, but my suggestion is to start with the 686. Then stop.

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Old May 3, 2013, 08:09 PM   #34
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Old May 4, 2013, 06:51 AM   #35
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I have a Ruger SP101 spurless (5 shot) and a Smith and Wesson 686-6 + (7 shot)....both in 357 Magnum.

Had both of them for about 10 years and love em both, but just a little more love for the SP101

Something about the .357 Magnum that I like.
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Glockmom - I see you're in NC. "The Triangle" happens to have a number of good-to-excellent revolver shooters who'd happily let you try an array of revolvers, so if you're in the area, and interested, let me know and I can arrange something.
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Old May 6, 2013, 04:41 AM   #37
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SP 101 Has a lot of love .Try it you will buy it.
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Old May 6, 2013, 09:26 AM   #38
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686 or SP101. In revolvers. For sure, those are great revolvers.

I have a S&W Model 19-3 and I love that thing. For the range I mainly shoot .38spcl through it and .357 when I want a kick.

In a semi auto? I'd go with the Glock 32 as you said. Same controls and code of arms as you Glock 19 (what I carry every day 24/7/365).
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I love my .357 Sig in the P229. It shoots great but if you shoot the 1400 to 1500 fps loads it was developed for it does have a hefty kick to it.ImageUploadedByTapatalk1368043063.525169.jpg
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