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View Poll Results: Who makes the best revolvers?
Smith and Wesson 103 40.55%
Ruger 109 42.91%
Colt 15 5.91%
Dan Wesson 7 2.76%
Taurus 9 3.54%
Other 11 4.33%
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Old 06-27-2006, 15:12   #26
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Hmmmm. Well, I don't really have to pick one because I already got a S&W 686plus, a Ruger GP-100, and a Taurus Titanium 6" Tracker. In all honesty? They all do what I want them to do. Which ever one you pick will probably do the same too. Although I do hear some probs with Taurus, but mine is a Gem! Okay...seriously...of all 3, if I could only have one, it would be my Smith I suppose.
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The ejector rod separated from the barrel on my Super Blackhawk and on my Bisley 44 Blackhawk, I could not adjust the rear sight low enough for light loads. I've never had problems with my Smith 629 or 586. The trigger on my Security Six was horrible, on my Single Six it is okay and it shoots good, just like my Ruger 22 autos did. I'd still take a Smith and Wesson anyday. As for everyone who dislikes the way Smith and Wesson (under British managment at the time, by the way, but no longer so) caved in to government pressure, I have one question: What would you do if unlimited money (Uncle Sam) tried to blackmail you into putting a trigger lock on your gun? Use your unlimited supply of money to fight him? I didn't like what Smith and Wesson did at the time either but I am realistic. Look at the new key lock on the new Rugers and tell me they didn't cave in too. The anti-civil rights people win when we don't buy Smith and Wesson or Colt or any other make of firearm because the company that manufacturers them can't afford to fight the government. Man, don't get me started!
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Old 07-01-2006, 12:59   #28
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I like the look,feel and trigger on the S&W but toughness goes to Ruger. I voted S&W.
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Old 07-18-2006, 07:03   #29
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I like the older S&W, but love how utilitarian the Ruger is. It can handle any factory load I can put in it, even the most powerful of the Corbons. With the way the ejector rod covered by the barrel you can skull crack someone and not have to worry about it having any effect on your ability to shuck empty cases from the cylinder.

S&W snubbies have that classic look to them. The formerly romanticized Dick Tracy snubby. In some ways it is a prettier pistol than the ruger. They cant handle (or at least used to not be able to handle) consistantly shooting hot loads through them, but could take it if you only shot them for self defence.

I almost bought a S&W in 2000-2001 before the Arizona guy bought the company. It was a little snubby that was DAO. It had the worse trigger I have ever tried on a pistol. It made a glock trigger seem light. It had to have had a 15lb trigger on it, if not more, and a double action pull that heavy sucks.
My dad's old S&W snubby has a really light double action trigger on it, and a hair trigger for single action.

I hope that the S&W quality has returned now that the Arizona guy owns the company.
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Ruger's a tool. Smith & Wesson's a jewell. Each is extremely good at what it was designed to do. S&W saved my life on a couple of occasions, but that's not to say a Ruger wouldn't have been just as effective.

Just my $0.02. Hope you got your money's worth!
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Originally Posted by BobM
...Ruger Security Six 357/ 4 in stainless barrel...
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Old 08-26-2006, 15:16   #32
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I would have to say Freedom Arms I have both Ruger(s) and a Freedom Arms The Rugers are good actions are tough but Freedom Arms they just a notch above the rest the actions are Rock solid and you know it when you pull the hammer back
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Had to vote "OTHER"

Freedom Arms

If there is anything better, I'd love to shoot it.

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Originally Posted by gunman42782 View Post
This is a tough one, but I must say Ruger, if for no other reason than they are the toughest guns in existance. If someone blows up a Ruger, they have done something REALLY stupid! Smith has better triggers, but you can slick up a Ruger to where it is pretty good.

Even though I voted S&W, I must admit that Ruger IMHO is the best bang for the buck. Personal preference is the trump card when selecting the "best" and always will be. I do own an S&W model 586 which BTW is the first handgun I ever bought. BOOM BOOM long time!
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H&R? Rossi?

Haha .. kidding. They ain't that bad, though.

I'll take a S&W or a Colt, please. Maybe a Ruger or a Charter Arms.
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I really do think that Ruger makes the best revolver BUT... I sure wisht hey would make a 8 shot .357 in the Redhawk frame...
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Originally Posted by CZDiesel View Post
I really do think that Ruger makes the best revolver BUT... I sure wisht hey would make a 8 shot .357 in the Redhawk frame...

I see you are familiar with the good General. Right on!
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Originally Posted by Shooter973 View Post
Rugers are my choice!!! But I also own a few S&W's that I really like. Just like the Rugers more. Rugers are easier to find, and buy in my neck of the woods. My Rugers have been completely problem free!!! Had to have a little work done to a couple of S&W's to resolve problems....
I own both and both have been completely trouble free.
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I like Rugers and own a lot of Smiths but the best shooting revolver I have is Python.
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I have to say Colt's to me are overall the best revolvers. It is due to the fact that Colt stopped making revolvers before they had to compromise on the quality. I am always on the lookout for old S&W and Colts for a reason.

The quality on the S&W revolvers have fallen to a point where you have to check to ensure they are great quality. Rugers are good but I prefer revolvers for hunting and collecting.

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ruger makes the best single action and that is what i use to use for hunting , there super redhawks are the strongest and built like a tank ! i also like ruger's P-90,P-94,P-89,
i have several SW #10 , #29 and they are what i always go to if trouble comes !
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Well, I voted with my pocket book after a lot of looking, and went with the Ruger GP100 6 inch barrel. The S&W was beautiful too, but the Ruger just resonated with me a little more. I do like the red front sight on the S&W.

But the Ruger combines rock-solid construction with an elegant feel and for that reason got my vote.
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Originally Posted by American ME! View Post
Even though I voted S&W, I must admit that Ruger IMHO is the best bang for the buck. Personal preference is the trump card when selecting the "best" and always will be. I do own an S&W model 586 which BTW is the first handgun I ever bought. BOOM BOOM long time!
My sentiment exactly.
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Rugers are tougher but Smiths are my favorite!
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Originally Posted by ShootinDave View Post
If they do, I dont own any..... I have 4 revolvers, all S&W. They just simply have the best revolvers.

2" Model 36
4" M&P
4" K-22
4" Model 64
.... Will someday get my 6" 629.


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WHAT NO 629? Yikes that's terrrrribbbblllllleeeeeeee! Best get to it my friend. Look at Cabellas Gun Library, they usually have a couple a month. Put it on lay-away. I just picked up a 29, don't care for the stainless steel, but to each their own. I'm envious of your other S&W's.
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I really like the trigger pull on my Ruger GP100. On double action firing there is a satisfying click prior to firing, when the trigger is most of the pull back. When you pull the rest of the way, it is like firing single action. Very easy to do and accurate. Hickock45 praised this feature of the GP100 in his You Tube video.

Fit and finish are second to none. Really a nicely made firearm.
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I own colt, ruger ,s&w and taurus all of them do what I want them to do they are tools in the tool box
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I like my model 29 and am looking at picking up a 686 this weekend. Not really into stainless steal but for a carry gun that sits in the glove box here in western Washington, where it rains almost daily, I figure SS will do just fine.
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Big Ruger Fan, but...

I'm a huge supporter of Ruger. I like their firearms quality, and I think their customer service is top-notch. So...it takes something very significant to get me to go with another brand, and even pay more to do so. I was left with a choice between a Ruger GP100 2" and a Smith & Wesson 686P 2". I paid more for the S & W for two reasons...1) The GP100 with the short barrel does not come with an adjustable rear sight...2) The S & W has 7 rounds. Both are excellent revolvers, but I had to make a choice & went with the S & W for these reasons. If that GP100 had an adjustable rear sight, I probably would have gone the Ruger route, even with just 6 rounds...
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