I've been looking for years for the right buy on a Ruger 4" GP100 stainless. I almost got one last year but that fell through. On a whim, I called one of my local stores today and asked if they had one and they had a used one literally come in this morning. I went to go check it out and right next to it was a S&W 686 4" that just screamed, PICK ME INSTEAD! It had only been in there a day or two and its amazing it was still there. Let's see, $465 for the Ruger or $495 for the S&W? That's a no-brainer. It's funny because I never even considered the 686 before and I don't really know why. Tunnel vision I guess.
I still need to do a little cleanup on it but its in really good shape. The trigger action is a dream and it absolutely fits my hand like they were made for each other. My patience finally paid off!