Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Quoheleth, Jul 9, 2010.
As others have mentioned, the best comparison is the 586/686 S&W L frames vs. the GP100.
Also, the best comparison of an N-frame S&W would be the "plain jane" version of the M-27 . . . the much loved Model 28 Highway Patrolman.
On all guns, the leaf spring operated action of the S&W revolvers (except the tiny J frames) gives one a better trigger job than how Ruger builds theirs.
They are all nice revolvers, and I own Ruger handguns . . . but to compare a GP100 to a P & R Model 27 would be like comparing a Lexus to a Ford Explorer.
Since no photos have been posted, here's one of a 3 1/2" barreled Model 27-2 that I bought this year . . . pure beauty and perfection! . . .
S&Wfan those are beautiful pictures, especially the first one of the top strap checkering....the squared fo sight leaf is so much nicer than the current rounded leaf
i once considered having the top strap of one of my Pythons checkered, but checkering on the flat just didn't compare to the skill of checkering on a curve like the M-27.
i will add that the Security-Six is a much superior .357 Mag than the GP-100. if you'd really like a nice Ruger, look for a Davis Custom Couger...Security-Six mated to a Python barrel
Greeting's Jon My Friend-
To answer your poll, I would have too choose the Smith model 27 [P&R].
I don't consider myself a collector as per say; as "cumulator" is a better
word to describe me. With that said, I cumulate more Smith's than any
other type firearm. And besides, I own a 3.5" model 27-2 in UNFIRED
status that is absolutely goregous; in its presentation box~!
Hope all is well with you and yours~! May GOD BLESS~!
I voted for the Model 27. I just acquired a 27-2 recently and am amazed of it's accuracy. I have a S&W Model 681 4" for carry=very much like a GP-100.
Have you held a Model 27-6"==Not a light weight..
Never owned a GP 100, but I have owned 3 S&W Model 28's -
I like Ruger DA revolvers a lot, but I like Smiths much more, especially the N frames...I'd get the 27...I have a Model 28-2 right next to me this very minute. It was made in 1969, and is tight as new.
Get the Smith.
I do carry it occasionally, in an old pancake belt holster.
But I'd rather have a model 19 than a model 27. Fits better.
I'd like to find a good Model 27 Smith myself.
this is, in my experience, is the truth
I own a pre-27 with the 3 1/2" barrel made in 1952 in like 90% condition and a new in the box 1960 model 27 no dash in 6". The pre-27 5 screw pistol is a sweet pistol. I do like the model 28 also and have 1959 new in the box in 4" and a new (forgot which year) 28-2 in 6".
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