Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
WiseOutdoor, ksantibanez95, Lildeerman, CapTX, CajunTexan
63292 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 85083
stxranchman 52211
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44341
bill oxner 43779
BOBO the Clown 43129
BMD 40667
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 35065
SnakeWrangler 32610
facebook
Forum Stats
63292 Members
45 Forums
446524 Topics
6153843 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#6536252 - 11/09/16 05:44 PM Ruger 357 opinion poll
Colt W. Knight Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 03/22/11
Posts: 2094
Loc: West Virginia
My father has done a lot for me this year, and I want to do something nice for him. My dad loves revolvers, and is a fan of the 357 magnum cartridge.

I would love to buy him a SW 27, but that is out of the budget. Looks like the Ruger 357s are coming in between $5-600. I would want a vaquero, but I know my dad would want something with nice sights. The Blackhawk is a nice gun, but I don't have any experience with the new Ruger double action revolvers. I am going to start shopping around next week to get a feel for the firearms, and I was just curious what everyones' opinion is on which model they like best.
Which Ruger 357
Multiple choices allowed


Votes accepted starting: 11/09/16 05:37 PM
You must vote before you can view the results of this poll.

Top
#6536295 - 11/09/16 06:10 PM Re: Ruger 357 opinion poll [Re: Colt W. Knight]
Cow_doc.308 Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 02/15/12
Posts: 2149
Loc: Ellis Co.
SP101 if he would want to CC. I want one for that purpose but haven't taken the plunge yet.

GP 100 is a nice gun too.
_________________________
www.kingvetservices.com

Top
#6536309 - 11/09/16 06:20 PM Re: Ruger 357 opinion poll [Re: Colt W. Knight]
okstatefan Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 01/26/13
Posts: 988
Loc: Forney, TX
My GP100 is one of those guns I would never get rid of. I never get tired of shooting and it goes with my on every trip to the woods or the range. It's the perfect companion to my Rossi M92 357 Trapper.

I had an SP101. It was alright, but I sold it just a couple of days after finding a Security Six.

Top
#6536311 - 11/09/16 06:20 PM Re: Ruger 357 opinion poll [Re: Colt W. Knight]
Colt W. Knight Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 03/22/11
Posts: 2094
Loc: West Virginia
Good point Cow-doc

My dad would not be carrying this pistol. He would mostly just take it plinking, and I could forsee him shooting a doe or two with it.

Top
#6536315 - 11/09/16 06:22 PM Re: Ruger 357 opinion poll [Re: Colt W. Knight]
roughneck266 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 08/10/08
Posts: 43
For those purposes I would go with the GP100. THe SP101 is an awesome revolver, I bought one for my wife, who is a committed Python snob. She is happy with it, and it serves its purpose well.

Top
#6536322 - 11/09/16 06:25 PM Re: Ruger 357 opinion poll [Re: roughneck266]
Colt W. Knight Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 03/22/11
Posts: 2094
Loc: West Virginia
I would love to have a Python. I have a custom shop SAA with a 7.5" barrel that is absolutely amazing that my parents bought me as a graduation gift when I finished my doctorate.


Edited by Colt W. Knight (11/09/16 06:26 PM)

Top
#6536346 - 11/09/16 06:38 PM Re: Ruger 357 opinion poll [Re: Colt W. Knight]
Tactical Cowboy Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 3414
Loc: Snyder
Either a gp or Blackhawk, depending if you wanted to buy a double or single action.

The Blackhawk is available with a 9mm cylinder, too, if desired.
_________________________
The secret to a long life is to try not to shorten it

Powder coated cast bullets available. https://www.facebook.com/lazyhbullets/

Top
#6536356 - 11/09/16 06:46 PM Re: Ruger 357 opinion poll [Re: Colt W. Knight]
janie Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 08/30/05
Posts: 17299
Loc: Collin County TX
Ruger revolvers are awesome. Does your Dad prefer S/A or D/A? If he has no preference my vote goes for the GP100.
_________________________
He is your friend defender your dog. Be worthy of such devotion

Top
#6536382 - 11/09/16 07:04 PM Re: Ruger 357 opinion poll [Re: Colt W. Knight]
Fishing Fester Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 07/17/12
Posts: 1196
Loc: Weatherford
My 6" gp100 is the cats meow! Accurate, reliable, and down right sexy.
_________________________



Top
#6536428 - 11/09/16 07:23 PM Re: Ruger 357 opinion poll [Re: Colt W. Knight]
HWY_MAN Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 05/25/06
Posts: 26681
Loc: Howard County
Is this for carry or hunting? If hunting go with the Blackhawk with a minimum of 5.5 barrel, I prefer 7.5. Poor boy trigger job (Release the spring on one side or the other )and your good to go. For carry or a house or vehicle pistol go with the 4 inch GP.
_________________________
Yes a Weatherby does kill them deader.

Top
#6536470 - 11/09/16 07:34 PM Re: Ruger 357 opinion poll [Re: Colt W. Knight]
7x57 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 10/28/15
Posts: 645
Loc: Laredo, TX
I've only ever owned vaqueros, but they both shoot very well. Really one of the funnest handguns I've ever shot and they're relatively easy to shoot due to the design that lets the gun move upward instead of into your hand when shooting heavier loads.

Can't go wrong with a blackhawk, though if it was for hunting you might want to go bigger than the .357. I own my share of them, but there is a big gap between the .357 and .44 magnum in terms of killing power. That's not to say that either of them are inadequate, just personal opinion, I shot a buck last year with my R92 in .357 and it did well.

Top
#6536482 - 11/09/16 07:41 PM Re: Ruger 357 opinion poll [Re: Colt W. Knight]
cblackall Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 05/12/16
Posts: 205
Loc: Lewisville, TX
Blackhawk, but that's just because I like a single action and you already ruled out the Vaquero due to lack of sights. The others listed are fine revolvers as well, and I don't think you'll go wrong with any in the bunch.

Top
#6536638 - 11/09/16 08:50 PM Re: Ruger 357 opinion poll [Re: cblackall]
Buzzsaw Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 11564
Loc: Frisco, Texas
Originally Posted By: cblackall
Blackhawk, but that's just because I like a single action and you already ruled out the Vaquero due to lack of sights. The others listed are fine revolvers as well, and I don't think you'll go wrong with any in the bunch.


I agree
_________________________
"I ain't here for a long time, I'm here for a good time"
King George Strait



Top
#6536659 - 11/09/16 08:59 PM Re: Ruger 357 opinion poll [Re: Colt W. Knight]
jorge Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 02/01/11
Posts: 4182
Loc: Lake Jackson, TX
I just got a gp 100 4" 357, man it's ridiculous how accurate and good it feels.
_________________________
Jorge Sakai
South Texas Trophy Outfitters

Contact #: 210-837-6742
GEORGE.SAKAI@YAHOO.COM

Top
#6536744 - 11/09/16 09:51 PM Re: Ruger 357 opinion poll [Re: Colt W. Knight]
KC Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 09/29/08
Posts: 16472
Loc: Hunt County
The .357 Blackhawk is an absolute joy to shoot. It's heavy, well balanced, capable of a perfect trigger, and can be dressed up to match any bbq gun. That being said, some revolver guys prefer a double action trigger, and if that's the case a 6" GP100 with the old style grip is hard to beat.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide