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Old March 22nd, 2017, 11:11 AM   #16
 
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Since I own all three, I would have a very tough time getting the answer correct.
All three are very much adaptable to different scenarios.
After a bit of museing it would be almost impossible to make a choice.
Probably the GP100 would have to be my final pick.
With the GP it can be loaded up really hot, or down to a shot shell for varmints.
It is often said the GP is "built like a tank" this makes it very reliable.
The weight tends to mitigate recoil, so even smaller or aged Shooters can use a really hot round, for animal control, or self defense.
The same can be said for the 44, and the SP101.
I am glad that I didn't have to pick just one arm.
Shoot and practice often, and have fun doing it.



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The SP101 would be my choice.
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Over all usage I would opt for a 4 inch .357 Mag.
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The GP100 would be my choice. I have a 6 inch, and thinking of trading it for a 4 inch. Still a GP100. After that, a Redhawk is next. Either a 5.5 in 44 mag, or a 45/45. Kind of leaning towards the 45/45 first. I'm interested in starting to shoot IDPA and that would mak a nice ESR gun.
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How come you get all three and I only get one?
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.44mag

You can do little job with a big tractor, and you can do a little job with a little tractor.
You can also do a big job with a big tractor, but you can't do a big job with a little tractor.

Not sure who said it, but I like it.
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.44mag

You can do little job with a big tractor, and you can do a little job with a little tractor.
You can also do a big job with a big tractor, but you can't do a big job with a little tractor.

Not sure who said it, but I like it.
I don't know who said it either but yeah, that works for me. I've always leaned more towards the .44 than the .357, and I've always wanted a Redhawk so that would be my choice.
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A 4" 38/357 DA revolver is one of the most useful handguns you'll ever find. If concealment wasn't a major issue, I'd go with the 4" GP-100.
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For me the GP. I've had all three and now only have the GP (a WC). For me, the GP provides the best platform , concealable to a degree, accurate, comfortable shooter. Not knocking the Redhawks nor SP101, just the GP is the one I'd choose of the three.
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You don't give much info in your OP...
What more info do you need? The OP is asking YOU which one YOU would choose and why. It's a simple question.
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357's are versatile but then again so is 44 mag once you figure in Special, I'd take the Redhawk
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^^^ Then it does not matter.
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The 4" GP 100 in 357, without a doubt. All around good and hard-hitting round from a stout framed 4" barrel. I've never owned a 4" barreled any kind of handgun that I couldn't shoot well. Ammunition more plentiful in 357 than 44. Not to mention, the 357 is much more forgiving on the wrist to handle and shoot than a 44 Magnum. I've owned 44 Magnum revolvers that made my wrist hurt to shoot for an afternoon! I may run from a bear with the 357 but I'll have to take my chances there.

I have to admit, I own a new stainless Ruger GP100 4" 357 Magnum. I'm particularly happy with all aspects of it. Also, the recoil with 357 rounds is much less than I expected. And cheap target shooting otherwise with the 38's. I've owned many different sidearms over the years, autos and revolvers, all of which I liked for various reasons. But this GP100 just grabbed me right from the start once I picked it up. It has the wow feeling, ha ha!

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GP 100 in .357 mag!
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