hickok45 gp100 vs 686

Any input is appreciated. I have both. Planned to teach my wife some trigger staging and it was just so much easier with the S&W. Sent it back already after one range trip. The answer depends mostly on personal preference, since characteristics and performance are so close. K frame is phenomenal. Hickok45 _____ Fwiw my buddy just got a smith 586 (blued version of the 686). The we had the 10,000 round tests at FLETC for a total of about 60,000 rounds. Have shot a SW 686 many times at a 100yards very accurately, still like my security six haven’t shot a GP. There have been reports of failures, so I wouldn’t want one with the lock. I just can't get past that screw down plate on the S&W. Never shot a GP100 but I'm sure it is awesome as well. When I was still a member at Danvers a guy named Jaime let me shoot his performance center S&W, wonderful trigger. From my experiences with a 6" 686-1 vs my new 6" gp100 I couldn't tell a difference with either one. I cant decide. The gp100 was also about $100 cheaper. The question of S&W 686 vs. GP100 is a redundant question indeed. 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. GP100 is a nice revolver, is tough as nails and is more forgiving to reloaders because of its simple tough construction. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. So, in a six-inch revolver, which gun is generally more accurate? Nice gun. I just can't get past that screw down plate on the S&W. I’m in the market for a .357 revolver (6 inch barrel). “To a brave man, good and bad luck are like his left and right hand. Based on how many people love the GP100, I think it's safe to say you couldn't go wrong with either one. Both are good guns and I'm positive that there isn't a wrong choice. Both companies have fine customer service/warranties. 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 used to have a 686 6" and it was a great gun, wish I still had it. 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. FWIW, I bought a 642 with the lock for my son as a carry gun. Final conclusions have been mixed on that. However if I may through in another DA revolver, the Old S&W 28 Highway Patrolman. I have a 4” 686-5 and two GP-100s (3” & 6”). C9183124-6AB3-4206-A840-CECCBB21C9F5.jpeg, Second Media Corp., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. I’m in the market for a .357 revolver (6 inch barrel). It's trigger is superior, no matter how much you work on that GP100 it will never match the smoothness of a Smith. The Ruger will usually be a little less expensive, and the Smiths are a little more refined. 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.//. Never a problem with it and put a lot of rounds through it. I own a 686 and my father owns a GP100, either guns are top in my book. Really nice gun super smooth and very accurate. I have the 686 and do like it. Great gun, never had a problem with it. Since then there have been numerous attempts to do the same with GP-100 vs 686. I prefer the Ruger because of the internal lock on the Smith. 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. 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. The end of the road between Sodom and Gomorrah Tex. Light hammer strikes right out if the box. Went with the GP100 and later got a trigger job. 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. I definitely agree with this. Better feel and trigger, plus, it's a Smith. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Tim did this to mine and I love it, NES/MFS November Giveaway ***Chinese Surplus SKS Type 56***. Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by cookekdjr, Dec 31, 2005. I have owned a 686 for over 10 years. Only the Korth is built to clearly higher standards. The 686 won. I prefer the GP-100 for shooting .357, but the Smith wins all other comparisons. By all means, please continue on if you wish. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. feels much slicker than the L frame, I have both. That said, Ruger revolvers are tanks and break in wonderfully. The thing will drive nails if I do my job. Click, click, click. Even though the failures are few, it’s still there. My newer GP 100 has about the same quality as they always had You must log in or register to reply here. Just sweet. My GP shot just as good as the 686. Never shot a ruger gp but I have a 686 I bought used with a trigger job already done. Anyone have experience with both of these that could lend an opinion ? The Ruger GP100 and the Smith & Wesson 686. Either are great guns. Anyone have experience with both of these that could lend an opinion ? Shoot it all the time. I’ve narrowed it down to two options. What activity do you have planned for shooting it? I now have a 3" 686, which I prefer over the Ruger. Myself I have the 686+, wich is the seven shot version, with the 4" barrel, I got to admit that I love this gun. Have a 686 and absolutely love it. It's one of my very favorite guns. Used examples of this can be had for about half the cost of the 686 and boy do they shoot.

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