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Old March 4th, 2017, 05:00 AM   #16
 
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GP100 hands down.
If I was to purchase a M&P, I'd get the pro series or the performance model.
Better trigger, ported barrel & I believe upgraded sights.
Higher price, but nice firearm.

I love revolvers...GP100's or Security Sixes



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GP100 hands down.
If I was to purchase a M&P, I'd get the pro series or the performance model.
Better trigger, ported barrel & I believe upgraded sights.
Higher price, but nice firearm.

I love revolvers...GP100's or Security Sixes
If I was to go for the M&P I was actually thinking about the 5" but non ported. I'm not a fan of ports on smaller calibers. I would still do the apex trigger.

But I am going to go for the GP 100
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I'm a sucker for nice pics!
I'm a sucker for sweet shooting revolvers
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M&P 9
Pro
- 1 cheaper ammo
- light
- can ad an apex trigger
- can load multiple magazines can load multiple speed loaders too
- can add a light to the rail if I want a nightstand gun.
- have the option of concealed carry if I feel the need to. can with the GP100 too
- I don't have a 9mm

Con
- My Buckmark pretty much fits the same use
- Sold my Kimber and Glock afraid this might be the same
- Doesn't give the same excitement as shooting a .357 So step up to a M&P40 or 45 if the size of the bang is so important

GP 100 6"
Pro
- Big not really as it's on the frame between SP and Redhawks
- Accurate
- Nice trigger (at least my old one was)
- friends had a blast with my old one buy what you'll enjoy, not everyone else
- already have holsters and speed loaders
- no chasing brass
- same ammo that I already have
Cons
- expensive ammo. you already have the ammo
- I have the sp101 already
- heavy (pro and con) a GOOD holster and belt and weight becomes less of an issue and for what you say will be for range fun anyways...
- no rapid fire drills - sure you can and you have speed loaders



Had a M&P40. HAD. It went away. I just did not care for it. Were it a GP100, it'd still be here. .
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I think that Lonny's picture of a 6 inch GP100 should be enough to convince anyone!!! Cannot find a better D/A .357 then a GP100!!!
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Well I think you have you answer, I didn't see one post of anyone voting against the GP.
They are a benchmark in any configuration. 3" 4" 6"
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I recently got a new GP100 stainless in .357 and just fired 30 rounds yesterday. I couldn't be happier. Get the Ruger!

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The one and only thing that I did not like about my GP was the factory front sight. In fairly quick order I bought a Hi-Viz sight from amazon.com for less than $20 and installed it myself. It was EASY! It was the first real modification that I have ever done to a gun, and I was pretty damn proud of myself! Going with the Hi-Viz green sight, I am able to be much more accurate with my groupings!

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Another vote for a GP100. Love mine in a 3" barrel as an overall multiuse carry, home, and range gun. 6 inch would make for a great range gun. Have you looked at the Match Champion? Comes in 4,2" but it looks sweet and have heard great comments for use in competition.
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Buy what you want, I know there is something down in ya that wants one or the other a bit more. Buy that one.

Remember your audience, if this was posted on a Smith forum, everyone would have said M&P....

My one comment on your pros/cons: M&Ps are every bit as accurate as every GP I've ever shot.

If you want 6 rounds of .357.....

If you want 15/16 rounds of 9....

At this stage of the game, I'm very much into caliber consolidation (granted I have, and have the ability too, reload .38/.357 and 9mm), but if you reload and don't have a 9 set up, that might push me towards the GP, on the other hand, 9 is cheap, reloading 9 isn't even much cheaper than bulk buys.
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Buy what you want, I know there is something down in ya that wants one or the other a bit more. Buy that one.

Remember your audience, if this was posted on a Smith forum, everyone would have said M&P....

My one comment on your pros/cons: M&Ps are every bit as accurate as every GP I've ever shot.


If you want 6 rounds of .357.....

If you want 15/16 rounds of 9....

At this stage of the game, I'm very much into caliber consolidation (granted I have, and have the ability too, reload .38/.357 and 9mm), but if you reload and don't have a 9 set up, that might push me towards the GP, on the other hand, 9 is cheap, reloading 9 isn't even much cheaper than bulk buys.
Hard to argue with either one of those. My M&P fit my hand perfect and was a tack driver right out of the case.
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GP100!!!! I own an M&P 45 and can't give it away
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I'm in the minority here. I love my GP's, but since you already have the SP .357 I'd get the M&P. The new 2.0 in 4 inch would be my choice. Not too big for concealed carry and 9mm ammo is everywhere. Would round out you handgun battery nicely.
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Revolver, you stated you had already had and sold your Kimber and Glock, maybe you might be like me a revolver person. I do have some pistols but when the SHTF I am always grabbing a revolver because after 50 years of shooting I know that 99.99999 + % of the time you will hear a loud noise.
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GP100!!!! I own an M&P 45 and can't give it away
You can give it to me!

In all seriousness, I think a .357 revolver (any reputable brand) is the single best all-around handgun to own. Of all the many handguns I own, if push came to shove and I was forced to keep one and only one, it would likely be my S&W model 620.
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