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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.

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Which is a better car gun?

  1. Glock 17

    128 vote(s)
    53.6%
  2. Ruger GP 100

    111 vote(s)
    46.4%
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  1. el Godfather

    el Godfather Member

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    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

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    Neither will reliably stop a car.
     
  3. exiledtoIA

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

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    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

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    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.
     
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  6. Bushpilot

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    mdauben +1

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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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

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

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

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    ANY gun is "too nice" for thieves.

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

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

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    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

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    Glock 17, for all the same reasons that the military and cops carry high cap semi-autos instead of revolvers.
     
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    GP-100
    If you must struggle in the vehicle, the revolver will not get
    knocked out of battery
     
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    GP100

    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

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    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.
     
  21. smalls

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    Define "car gun".

    Because when I think of car gun, I think of people leaving a gun in their center console, glovebox or under their seat. All of which are dumb ideas, in my opinion. So choice of gun isn't important
     
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    For others I'd say what kind of car? and where are you going?
    For me I don't prefer Glocks.
     
  23. mdauben

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    That's actually a pretty valid point in favor of the revolver. I never thought about that. :uhoh:
     
  24. David E

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    Have you thought about how you're going to quickly reload a revolver while driving defensively?
     
  25. Doc3402

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    Defensively? If they're shooting at me? I don't think so. Not having all that loose brass rolling around near the brake and gas pedal is a definite advantage in the type of driving I'm going to be doing.
     
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