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Which is better car gun: Glock 17 or Ruger GP 100?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by el Godfather, Oct 9, 2012.


Which is a better car gun?

  1. Glock 17

    128 vote(s)
  2. Ruger GP 100

    111 vote(s)
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  1. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    Dear THR:
    The choice is between Glock 17 or Ruger GP100 for a car gun. Both are reliable enough. Just which you pick and why? I understand one is revolver and the other is a semi auto. Please take this and the power aspect in consideration as well as other things that my be important.

    Thank you
  2. Teachu2

    Teachu2 Well-Known Member

    Neither will reliably stop a car.
  3. exiledtoIA

    exiledtoIA Well-Known Member

    Let the car shoot them both and decide for itself.
  4. jon86

    jon86 Well-Known Member

    The thing that is MOST important is the shootability to the user.

    The intended users of the gun need to be able to shoot it well.
  5. mdauben

    mdauben Well-Known Member

    Ignoring the jokes, either one would make a find SD gun to carry in your car. It really comes down to which you shoot better or like more. Personally I would probably pick the Glock 17 for the advantages of greater firepower and easier reloading, but I would not turn up my nose at the GP100 and a couple speedloaders, either.
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2012
  6. Bushpilot

    Bushpilot Well-Known Member

    mdauben +1

    Like mdauben said, either would be fine. I'd probably go with the Ruger GP100 out of personal preference.
  7. TexAg

    TexAg Well-Known Member

    I had the option of both and went with my stainless 6" GP100. I liked the option of being able to load hunting ammo when I went hunting and SD ammo when I was in the city. Easily done with a speedloader. I wasn't worried about that stainless steel revolver in the super hot car either.
  8. madstabber

    madstabber Well-Known Member

    the gp100 because your in a car so if you run out of ammo you could just drive away to reload
  9. Doc3402

    Doc3402 Well-Known Member

    My very first thought was what if you need to return fire while actually driving. Do you really want a lot of hot brass flying around on top of everything else you have going on?
  10. ZGunner

    ZGunner Well-Known Member

    If you have the option to drive away wouldn't you do that before getting into a shoot out? Sorry, anyway...

    I like the G17, it just feels better to me.
  11. TexAg

    TexAg Well-Known Member

    To add, I felt like I was a more accurate shot with the 6" GP100 at distances.
  12. fxstchewy

    fxstchewy Well-Known Member

    GP100, cause when you run out of ammo you just bash in their head with it....:)
  13. olafhardtB

    olafhardtB Well-Known Member

    Both are too expensive and too nice for thieves. A better choice might be a Taurus 82 vs a Highpoint 9.
  14. David E

    David E Well-Known Member

    ANY gun is "too nice" for thieves.

    Either of which will still kill good people after being stolen by thieves.
  15. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    If it comes to Taurus, I would hand it over voluntarily.
  16. JEB

    JEB Well-Known Member

    my first thought was in favor of the glock because i would think that since they are bso corrosion resistant they would do well in a vehicle. however, then you are only limited to 9mm. a fine caliber to be sure, but not the most versitile. then i remembered; duh! the gp100 comes in stainless! IMHO the gp100 would be the better choice. all the corrosion resistance you need, lots of ammo choices, very accurate, and always dependable. for a general purpose/car gun a .357 is a real hard gun to beat.
  17. 45_auto

    45_auto Well-Known Member

    Glock 17, for all the same reasons that the military and cops carry high cap semi-autos instead of revolvers.
  18. Snowshoe

    Snowshoe Well-Known Member

    If you must struggle in the vehicle, the revolver will not get
    knocked out of battery
  19. Revoliver

    Revoliver Well-Known Member


    No brass being chucked about and has the heft to beat someone with one handed while the other continues to control the steering wheel.
  20. jmr40

    jmr40 Well-Known Member

    If you are close enough for an auto to get out of battery, you are close enough for a revolver cylinder to bind or clothing ect. to get between the frame and hammer. There are more ways for a revolver to fail than a semi.

    I keep a Glock 19 in my car/truck all the time.
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