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Old March 3rd, 2017, 10:51 AM   #1
 
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Apples and Oranges.... lets play.

As the title states I know these are as opposite as they come but I am trying to decide between a 6" GP 100 or a M&P 9. I can only get one.

I was looking over my collection and realized I don't have a full size hand gun. I have the Buckmark Contour which is full size but its a .22. I have a SP101 in 4.2" which is my trail/hunting/hiking gun.

I had a gp100 6" and loved it. Traded it for an x-bolt. It was a good trade but I miss the gun allot. I was pretty set on getting another until I saw some officers at the range doing some speed drills and thought that looks fun. I can do it with my Buckmark but its not the same. This will be strictly a range toy (but I did jokingly call my old gp100 "the boy friend deterrer" in front of my daughter)

Which would you choose if you could only have one?

This is how I see it and my dilemma
M&P 9
Pro
- 1 cheaper ammo
- light
- can ad an apex trigger
- can load multiple magazines
- 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.
- 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

GP 100 6"
Pro
- Big
- Accurate
- Nice trigger (at least my old one was)
- friends had a blast with my old one
- already have holsters and speed loaders
- no chasing brass
- same ammo that I already have
Cons
- expensive ammo
- I have the sp101 already
- heavy (pro and con)
- no rapid fire drills




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The GP100. It doesn't get better than a 6" medium frame .357
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Second the GP100. Versatile, accurate, and no chasing brass. You can load it from mild to wild, and reloading is a snap. ( If you don't reload now, I'm betting you will shortly.)

I have both, but if I were backed into a corner, I'd have to go with the revolver.
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Definitely the GP. Gotta love them wheel guns.
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Ruger GP100 - no second thoughts.....

Ya already got rid or a Kimber and Glock.....
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GP100. Not even close. I'm not an M&P fan but I fully concede they're decent guns. They're also about as boring as a gun gets IMO. Nobody ever sat around admiring their M&P but folks fondle their revolvers all the time. Steel is real. FWIW I do own a couple of polymer guns, 3 I think. They're functional but I never bring them out at a BBQ. Go get yourself another GP100.
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After I made the list I realized I really have a fondness for the GP. I am going to go with the GP. Semi autos are just eh ok to me. Just doesn't give me the warm fuzzy feeling a nice revolver does.

The glock I had was boring and it felt to square in the grip. The kimber was nice maybe it does have to do with the steel.
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Second the GP100. Versatile, accurate, and no chasing brass. You can load it from mild to wild, and reloading is a snap. ( If you don't reload now, I'm betting you will shortly.)

I have both, but if I were backed into a corner, I'd have to go with the revolver.

I do save my brass for reloading I hope to start in the next few years. just at this stage in life I don't have time.

Glad to hear a few of you have both and would go for the GP.
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Gp100, without a doubt. No chasing brass, more power than the 9mm, highly accurate, and you cannot wear one out, atleast I have never seen a wore out gp100. Between the 2 you stated, the gp100 hands down.
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GP 100. Hands down no brainer.
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If you practice with speed loaders you can be very quick. I like revolvers so I would take the gp100 unless for concealed carry.
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I'm chiming in another vote for the GP. Everyone needs an accurate .357 magnum revolver. The ability to print tiny groups with inexpensive .38spl loads while having the option of all the great magnum loads make it very versatile handgun. The M&P is a good gun from what I have read, but polymer 9mm's are a dime a dozen. I see folks shooting their 9mm's fast, but very few are accurate past 10yds. I'll take an accurate magnum every time.
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GP all the way, i'm just not a polymer frame gun guy.
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