Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by 357smallbore, Oct 29, 2021.
Actually grew up with that claim as well. It was as false then as it is today.
you say it has a good trigger( which i am sure it does- it is a smith and wesson) and yet you never shot it. what is the advantage of a good trigger in something you never shoot. if you dry fired it enough then it will have a turn line anyway. so why not enjoy it and shoot it. if you are not going to shoot it give it to your son but don't feel bad if he shoots more than 100 rds through it the first range session.
To be honest I would be happy with either one, knowing my loved one is comfortable with their gun is comforting to me
Sounds like the S&W is the one for you to keep. Your son ought to be plenty happy with the GP100.
Kept the S&W and sold the Ruger. Easiest decision I ever made as the Model 686 was so much better in terms of it's fit and finish, handling and balance, and how great that trigger was right out of the box!
Buddy, you need to get that gun out and shoot it some. It looks like it's been kept wrapped in swaddling clothes for about 40 years.
That does not surprise me. I've never owned a Python, but a few friends/shooting buddies/acquaintances have, and I've had the opportunity to get familiar with them. I would not trade my no-dash 686 for one.
Don't let it's shiny appearance fool you (thank you Mother's Mag Polish), it has been used some over the years. But you're right, I must admit that most of my range time nowadays is with those new-fangled self-loading pistols. I really should make an effort to get back to my wheelgun heritage.
I carried a 1911 for 40 years and every time I would go to the range I would take my 686 no dash and python and shoot them. Just loved shooting the S&W so much that I decided to retire my 1911 and carry the 686+ with 3" barrel, it is a marriage made in heaven.
This is darned good advice from Thomas T. Few adults, let alone young folks truly appreciate the cost and care of a self owned firearm. Rod
The S&W, on resale value, alone. The GP100 is a nice gun, he'll be glad to have it.
Give him that one.
Are you going to live forever?
Wouldn't the joy of handing down a gift that means a great deal to you have more value than it sitting in a safe?
Giving the love of firearms to someone I care about is worth more than the guns are!
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