What's best 357 revolver w/ 4" barrel?

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    Question What's best 357 revolver w/ 4" barrel?

    What's everybodys #1 choice for a revolver that's a 357 with a 4" barrel?

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    Colt's website is horrible. I cannot even find the Python.

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    S&W 686, 686+ or the Ruger GP-100, for wheel guns in current production...No doubt the Python is an outstanding revolver, but it's out of production and considered more of a collectible gun, than a EDC...
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    When I was on the market for a 4" .357 mag, I went with the Ruger GP100, built like a tank, good factory trigger, easier to take apart than a Smith, and costs about $100 less.

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    I figured it would come down to the S&W 686 and the GP100. Now the questions is...which is the better choice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobrar97 View Post
    I figured it would come down to the S&W 686 and the GP100. Now the questions is...which is the better choice?
    That's all a matter of opinion. IIRC the Ruger is heavier, the Smith is a little more sleek. But both are solid performers.

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    Between the Smith and the Ruger, really I think either one with proper maintenance will last longer than an owner, both are great weapons. Really it comes down to personal preference things, like the kind of sights you want, and how you like the grips, assuming of course you are willing to pay the mone for either.
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    I must vote for the 686+
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    Quote Originally Posted by cobrar97 View Post
    Colt's website is horrible. I cannot even find the Python.
    The Python hasn't been made in years.

    My vote is for a Smith 686!!
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    Ruger GP100 wins hands down IMHO. Sturdier made, handles hotter loads, feels nicer in the hand.

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    I'd probably opt for a Ruger GP100, myself, if I were looking for a well-built, reliable wheel gun in .357 that I wouldn't be carrying concealed.
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    I've had a GP-100 for several years. I like it. Rugged, accurate, feels comfortable in the hand.

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    S&W Would be my choice today. Colt Python is still the best .357 made, EVER. Still have the one I bought in 1963 for $135.00 and it was the most expensive in the shop. Oh for the good ol' days. I was 19 and NO 4473s

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