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Old August 5th, 2011, 12:08 PM   #1
 
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357 Revolver for woods carry?

I live in Michigan and in the fall the opportunity to walk in the woods in fall color is so relaxing. I want a 357 revolver to carry OWB with a 4" barrel and for range use what would you choose?



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Or Ruger GP100:



Wait, wait, wait, or Ruger GP100:




4, 3, or 6 inch barrels. Take your pick

I would honestly go with the 3". Carries like a 3 inch, but has the accuracy, and recoil dampening of a 4".
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my stainless vacquero-it seems lighter than my blackhawk and Gp 100.
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3" SP101... but I sometimes do the 3" GP...

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I live in Michigan and in the fall the opportunity to walk in the woods in fall color is so relaxing. I want a 357 revolver to carry OWB with a 4" barrel and for range use what would you choose?
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Ruger redhawk 51/2 41 mag with 210 grain swc at 900 fps. the old police load.I use a shoulder holster so the weight is good. I use this in pennsylvania not nj carry that way is illegal in nj.
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middle one 4" top is 6" and LCR on the bottom

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I carry a 3" SP101 or a 4" Smith 686-4+ (But mentioning a Smith around here is frowned upon)
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What about a pilot's or tanker-type shoulder rig? Any good fits for the 4' GP100?
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I carry a 3" SP101 or a 4" Smith 686-4+ (But mentioning a Smith around here is frowned upon)
I'm sure mentioning smith is just fine I see many people around here prefer the GP such as myself but I don't feel that anyone would get upset about you mentioning a smith.... It's all about personal preference.... I just wouldn't name bash any companies in public

But the gp100 is nothing but beautiful, rugged, reliable, and will hanle those heavy woods loads like a dream my deciding factor was when I heard the term "ruger only" loads nuff said from me
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