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Old March 22nd, 2017, 04:11 AM   #1
 
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You can only have one.

If you could only have one of these revolvers,which one would you pick to own and why?
Ruger Redhawk .44 Magnum 4"
Ruger GP 100 .357 Magnum MC 4"
Ruger SP 101 .357 Magnum 3"




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Old March 22nd, 2017, 04:38 AM   #2
 
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I would keep the SP101. I do not own/shoot any of your 3 choices,but here are my reasons:ease of CCW-weight/size,fits in a glove box/console better and I just like the way a SP101 fits my hand,weight/balance for a revolver is better in the SP101.
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GP100 as a 4 inch revolver in 357 cAN BE CONCEALED i HAVE DONE IT MANY TIMES. yOU CAN HUNT WITH IT IF YOU WANT OR NEED AND SHOOTING IT IS MORE PLEASANT THAN A 3 INCH SP101 AND i OWN 3 INCH SP AND SHOOT IT REGULARLY WITH MAGNUMS.
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I'd go with the 3" SP101 just because it would be easier to conceal.
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I would take the GP100.
With a 4 inch barrel it is probably barely concealable but I guarantee you I would shoot it way more than the SP101 or the Redhawk.


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Give me power. I'll take the Redhawk.
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GP100MC

I want it because I have 2 hands.....and match the one I have now.
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The GP100 MC gets my vote - mainly due to the versatility. It's the one I own and shoot frequently.

The Redhawk is on my 'bucket list of guns', however. Someday....
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You don't give much info in your OP.

For carry the SP101

For target the GP100 or Redhawk

One other factor would be the cost of ammo. If for fun plinking the .44 might get a bit costly. Don't know -- I don't have one. .357 will shoot .38 specials too.
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For carry, that's easy, SP101, because of its concealibility.
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If you want to give me one it would be the Redhawk as I already own a GP100 and SP101.

If I could only keep one of the three it would be the GP100 because 1) it is a Match Champion and 2) it is a nice blend of a home defense and range handgun.
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Since I don't own a .44 Magnum, I would go with that. Uh, well, I don't have a .357 either. Still, the Redhawk.
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The GP100, all are good guns and enjoy them but it has to be the GP.
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GP100 MC for sure. Unless I moved to Alaska, then Redhawk .44 Mag for protection agains grizzlies. But if I am allowed a rifle too, then GP100.
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In more than one place by more than one person, it is mentioned that a 4" 357 is perhaps the most versatile handgun ever. The 3" SP101 has a very big following and fits a wide variety of uses too, but not as many as the GP100. The Redhawk is nice, but for a generally available round choice 38/357 is a better choice than 44.

Good luck with your downsizing. Let me know if you decide to sell that 3" SP101. I need one to compliment my 4" GP100s.
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