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Old March 30th, 2017, 06:45 AM   #46
 
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Ruger GP 100 .357 Magnum MC 4"
The GP 100 would have the most overall utility of the group, as others have pointed out. That's why it would be my choice of the three.



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Old March 30th, 2017, 07:08 AM   #47
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I'd take the Redhawk. Simply because thats the one I DONT have.

And it would end up being a range day safe queen like the other two.
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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.
Not always... I had a job where the only tractor that would fit was a small tractor. Much can be said about the .357 GP100 vs .44 Redhawk. I own both. In some cases, the heavier, bulkier RH doesn't carry as well as the GP. For sheer power (fishing/camping in brown bear country?), the .44 gets the nod. As for 'downloading' the .44, it only works well if you're a handloader. There aren't many 'mid-range' .44 Mag factory ammo choices out there, and factory .44 Spl is pricey and often weak, in deference to older guns.
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GP100...as long as I can install an older, smaller Lett grip which fits in my smaller grip better!

Can easily conceal it...hunt with it...defend one's self with it...shoot both .38's and .357's through it...etc.
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I made a similar choice but it wasn't out of those options. I chose the 4" 45/45. However, out of those three I'd probably take the GP 100 MC if handgun hunting was less of a need. A .357 will get the job done but I'd prefer a .44 if that was a consideration.
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GP100 357 mag..
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44 Magnum.

I can and do keep more than one. If I'm torn between two, I get both. If I'm torn amongst 3 or more, I get all.

Why put myself in turmoil?


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A tough pick since I already own all three in different configurations. Probably the Redhawk since I only own 4 ea .44mag guns vs around 12 ea .357mag guns. This is like picking your favorite child, a difficult task.
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Put me in the GP100 group. It's bigger than I'd want to try and conceal, but it would the best to me for punching paper, hunting, and home defense.
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I had an SP101 in 2.5" and it was very well made and strong. I am thinking of getting another this time in 3" for self/home defense. How's the new ones? Quality control ok on them?
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Easily answered question. GP100; easily concealed in "the ville" yet powerful enough for game afield.
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Redhawk. I hate tang grip.
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I am assuming that the OP is asking this question as if one of these three revolvers would be the only revolver/handgun I/you could own.

If that is the correct interpretation of the question posed, I certainly don't understand the choice of the .44 mag (unless, of course, you live in Alaska, etc.), as I can not imagine concealing it, with much success (can it be done, of course, but not without great effort); not even considering what exactly the use of a .44 mag would be for (for me), other then being able to say "mine is bigger then yours", which would have little/no "real world use", at least for me.

A 4" .357 mag revolver is one of, if not the most, versatile revolvers available, and as such would pick the 4" GP100.
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Ruger GP 100 .357 Magnum MC 4"...

Is the one I would choose. It has decent stopping power and it is still concealable. Now, if I could change it a bit, I would make it the 3 inch version. This is what I have and I love it.
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