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Ruger GP100 or Taurus Tracker 627?

Getting a new .357 in the next few days. Can decide between these 2... Any opinions or personal experiences? I know the Ruger has a better name but don't know a whole lot about Taurus revolvers. Going with the 4"

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Had a Taurus in a 9mm... meh. Sold it. Never had any other Taurus.

My Ruger GP 100 was one of the best revolvers I've ever owned. Flawless performance and a ton of fun to shoot. I was very proficient with that gun as well, but I had it in a 6". I also loved the Hogue grip. Made it that much more comfortable.

I just don't think you can go wrong with the GP 100 no matter the grip or barrel length.

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I have a GP100... had it for years. It was my first pistol purchase.
It's a special edition with wood inlay on the grip. Looks exactly like the image below.



It's a great piece for sure. I've shot it a bunch and it still looks brand new.

Never had a Taurus, so I can't give any personal feedback, but I have a friend that has a Taurus .22 revolver and had to send it back twice before it would run reliably... yeah, a revolver.. it kept locking up and the cylinder wouldn't turn.

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Ruger it is... That's what I was leaning towards in the first place, just needed encouragement.

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I went throught that exact decision process a few years back. I chose Taurus. If I could go back I would get Ruger all day. The Taurus is good although a little sticky after 50 or so rounds. Ruger is smoother and all around better.
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Its definitely going to be a Ruger... Now I can't decide between .357, .44Special, and .44 Mag

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Well if you want a .44 that kicks like a mule, then might I suggest this one...

I love it but that barrel length makes it one hell of a mean little bastard. I won't ever get rid of it but I would still like to have the .357. Maybe again one day...idk.
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Well if you want a .44 that kicks like a mule, then might I suggest this one...

I love it but that barrel length makes it one hell of a mean little bastard. I won't ever get rid of it but I would still like to have the .357. Maybe again one day...idk.
^^^Very nice gun... I decided on the .357 Ruger GP100 SS 4"... .44 Mag is just WAY to expensive to shoot frequently so .357 it is

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Well if you want a .44 that kicks like a mule, then might I suggest this one...

I love it but that barrel length makes it one hell of a mean little bastard. I won't ever get rid of it but I would still like to have the .357. Maybe again one day...idk.
i want an alaskan so bad... but i want one in .454 so i can shoot .45 colt too.

or a .460V so i can shoot all 3!

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Only thing that I hated about my .460 was that rounds of .460 and .454 were running about $4.50 per round. I loved shooting it but my right hand and forearm would get sore pretty quick too.

Add to that the double hearing protection, the fact that it would clear guys off the range, and that it almost caught the wooden stalls on fire... and it just wasn't worth it to keep.

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Add to that the double hearing protection, the fact that it would clear guys off the range, and that it almost caught the wooden stalls on fire... and it just wasn't worth it to keep.
wait those are all negatives? lol

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My GP100 is 24 years old. It is my first and only revolver and my wife's favorite at the range.



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Got it!!! 4" SS!!!
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wait those are all negatives? lol
Haha... well, yes... those aspects were ironically kind of cool too. Was one hell of a rush to shoot.

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Well so much for Ruger reliability... The damn trigger return spring is busted (I assume, trigger won't release after gun fires... Hammer wont pull back either) already and Ruger said it will take 5 weeks turn around once I ship it to them!

I think I will just get a set of Wolf springs instead... Then sell it and buy a S&W

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Decided to keep the GP100. Took it to White Wing Weaponry here in Denton, TX. They quoted me 5-7 business days to do a full trigger job (Springs and full polish of all parts) Dropped it off on Wednesday at Noon. Got it back yesterday at 4pm. 1 day turn around!

Man this thing is SWEET now. Super smooth and VERY LIGHT trigger!
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Glad to hear it worked out for you.


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