Ruger GP100 VS Taurus Tracker 357

Ruger GP100 VS Taurus Tracker 357

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    Ruger GP100 VS Taurus Tracker 357

    I want a 357 Mag. I like the GP100 but I have also seen the tracker in 44mag. I like it too. I want 357 in either one. I'm just looking for opinions or experiences with either.

    If anyone has anyhting to share, I would appreciate it, Thanks.


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    Not familiar with the GP100 but the Taurus Tracker is available in .357 magnum. In matte stainless or shadow gray titanium 4" or 6-1/2" barrel lengths. The 6-1/2" stainless model has a vent rib barrel. All have adjustable sights...........Bob
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    I've had a 4" and 6" GP 100, and an SP-101. Extremely solid, stout enough to shoot whatever you put in. The trigger is a bit rough, but breaks in quickly. Taurus really seems to go from one extreme to the other, with their quality, and there have been quite a few bad reports, of late. YMMV, just the concensus of several folks whose opinions I trust......
    (I DESPISE Ruger's politics, unfortunately, they make an extrordinarily overbuilt line of weapons. Good product, crappy company.)

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    It's True, Bill Ruger didn't want the common man to have a magazine
    that had a capacity of over 10 rounds. He gave in to Clinton without
    a fight! To compare a Ruger to Taurus is like comparing a well built
    tool to a cheap knock off.

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    Either would serve its intended purpose well. I would probably go Ruger personally, but the Taurus is well built also.

    Apples to oranges as far as the companies go, but apples to apples for the guns in my opinion.

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    Not even a contest. Buy the Ruger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Not even a contest. Buy the Ruger.
    I 2nd that vote myself.

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    Yes - Ruger for sheer over engineering and ruggedness.

    I have Taurus guns - well, a couple (no three including the old snubbie) and for value they are pretty OK - but IMO cannot ever hold a torch to Ruger's toughness and so - longevity.
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    I like my Taurus, but my long run money is on the Ruger...

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    I had a Taurus Tracker in .357. It was titanium in shadow grey. Great looking piece. I had trouble with the cylinder locking up and it beat the heck out of my hand. And I've shot .357 in other models over the years, so I'm used to .357. I finally got rid of it.

    I'd go for the Ruger in a heart beat.

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    I hate Ruger's politics as well, but they make one hell of a gun. I would buy one, but not new. That way they don't get any of my money.
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    Make mine a Ruger please.

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    Short answer: Ruger.
    Long answer:
    I have a Taurus 94 that had a lot of things wrong with it. It has a nice deep blueing, but I guess they got a little carried away and spilled it all over the trigger too. no big deal, Flitz fixed that one. The pin that retains the hammer lock was grinding across the inside of the frame, making the weight of the trigger almost painful. I just sanded it down. It shoots fine now, its good enough for my purposes and the price was right. Taurus has a great warranty and all, but I can't see spending the money to ship it if I can fix it. How much money am I saving if I have to ship it so they can make it the way it's supposed to be when I buy it? I wouldn't buy another one.
    I used to have a SP101 with a hammer. I loved the gun but my shirts hated the hammer. Sold that one to a family member, and bought the exact same gun, just hammerless. Both SP101s have performed flawlessly.
    I've shot my friend's GP100 and it felt just as solid. I also have a 10/22 I've been very happy with. I have put at least 4K rounds thru it and I am the 4th owner (that I know of).
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    Taurus really seems to go from one extreme to the other, with their quality, and there have been quite a few bad reports, of late. :

    There have? I haven't seen any. In fact the only things I've seen and heard are about how good Taurus has become. I have owned guns from almost every major maker going, and I only own Tauruses now. That being said however, I'd definitely take a gp100. They are probably the best revolver being made right now. I'd not turn down a Tracker though.

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