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This is a discussion on Take a chance on a used s&w? within the Pistols & Revolvers forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; Originally Posted by Waveform If MIM parts are such an issue better stay away from the newer GP100 (MIM trigger) and SP101 (MIM hammer and ...


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Old October 8th, 2016, 11:24 AM   #31
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If MIM parts are such an issue better stay away from the newer GP100 (MIM trigger) and SP101 (MIM hammer and trigger).
They'll fall apart. Or you could shoot your eye out. MIM is of the devil.



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Old October 8th, 2016, 12:04 PM   #32
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They'll fall apart. Or you could shoot your eye out. MIM is of the devil.
I agree. Forged parts are the only way to go. Assembled by sweaty men in leather aprons. None of this new-fangled investment casting or metal injection molding. It's all evil....
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Are even the nice Ruger single actions forged? Or are they MIM too? Yea, I prefer forged to cast myself. Just has a feel to it that can't be beat.
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Are even the nice Ruger single actions forged? Or are they MIM too? Yea, I prefer forged to cast myself. Just has a feel to it that can't be beat.
NONE of the Ruger products are forged. Everything is either investment cast, machined from stock or MIM.
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Ruger's frames are cast in the fires of Mount Mordor. However, one was forged to rule them all...
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Ruger single actions are nice regardless. How about Bond Arms, they're built like tanks, those derringers. Was thinking of grabbing a snake slayer at some point.
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If MIM parts are such an issue better stay away from the newer GP100 (MIM trigger) and SP101 (MIM hammer and trigger).
MIM is what modern gun manufacturing is now but calling a gun "classic" when it's not manufactured like the original seems a bit disingenuous to me.
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Ruger's frames are cast in the fires of Mount Mordor. However, one was forged to rule them all...
Now that's funny.
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The Model 19 is a great revolver. Here is a Model 19-3 that I picked up from a co-worker three years ago. Box came with it. Manufactured in 1974. Very well made revolver.
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Have had this M-29 3" for , I guess, around twenty years now. Bought it used from a fellow who bought it new and fired it once. Said it "kicked too much". lol

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I think it's a model 19. I'd rather have a .44magnum, but this one is nice. Selling a spare SP101 that I've rarely shot to help towards it. I love Rugers but in future I won't be buying one unless I know I'm going to keep it, because their resale is lousy! I've taken this sp to several pawn shops and the lowest offer I got was 250 (ridiculous) and the highest was 325, still crazy low. I almost laughed in their faces at those offers. If it was a Smith, I'd bet it'd get way more.

I really really love Smiths, my dad thinks they're the best guns ever, and I've always wanted one but haven't had one yet. I absolutely hate the internal lock though, I really love some of the new Smiths, especially the Classics line, but I just can't stomach the lock on them. Looks like Smith would at least remove the locks from their new classics line. It would seem to me that Smith's sales of new revolvers would have to be pretty dismal with the locks, so why don't they remove them? If you're a parent who lets a child near a gun, then you've already failed as a parent, so why are the locks even there? Don't get it. I just couldn't stomach owning one of those I don't think. But based on my experience I'd bet you could take a new Smith and a new Ruger Blackhawk or Redhawk to a pawnshop and the Ruger would only get like a 350 dollar or 300 offer, while the Smith would be a lot closer to the original retail. Ruger's resale is atrocious. I won't have another Ruger unless it's one I absolutely want to keep for myself, like my GP100.
you DO realize this is a RUGER Forum, RIGHT?
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Yea it's the Ruger Forum if the OP is happy with what revolver's he has so what...........I have both S&W K framed Model 66 no dash. Also have a Ruger SP101 & Ruger GP100 both Ruger & S&W's are great revolver's!!!
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I won't buy a handgun used online? Just me, I guess but I want to see back strap, forcing cones and overall condition with my own two eyes and run action with my hands?
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