Taurus or Ruger

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    Taurus or Ruger

    Went shopping today for a new handgun. Both guns look good cant decide what to get.Taurus $475,Ruger $599 new one used ruger$449 rugers are gp100 series.

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    What models are we looking talking about? It doesnt really matter anyway, I'd buy the Ruger.
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    Go with the Ruger, I have had to many bad experiences with Taurus. (just IMO)
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    Rugers are gp 100 series

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    I don't know which Taurus you are looking at but I'm partial to the Ruger GP100. That would be my recommendation.
    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...s-100_0391.jpg

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    Ruger was same price for 6" and 4" barrel. I'm leaning toward the ruger.Just need some pros and cons on all.

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    I must agree. While I do not think that Taurus is necessarily a poor choice, I'd definitely go with the Ruger.

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    Oh i found a colt king cobra 357 6" barrel stainless used $549

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushlight View Post
    Ruger was same price for 6" and 4" barrel. I'm leaning toward the ruger.Just need some pros and cons on all.
    Ruger--American-made, built like a tank, not glamorous--but rock-solid.

    Taurus--from what I've heard (full disclosure: I do not own a Taurus), if you get a lemon, you've got a real lemon. Looks like Smith & Wesson on the outside, but not necessarily the same "innards." Made in Brazil--again, not a problem, but why not keep the dollars in the USA?

    OMO, YMMV. Good luck with whatever you decide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushlight View Post
    Oh i found a colt king cobra 357 6" barrel stainless used $549
    GET THE KING COBRA!!!

    P.S. If you do, buy some snap-caps for dry-firing. The only weakness of this revolver is that dry-firing without snap caps can break the firing pin, which then requires a trip back to Colt itself to repair; a special jig is needed that only the factory has. With snap-caps, no problem....

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    Thats why i didn't get those danner boots said "made in china" right on the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falcon1 View Post
    GET THE KING COBRA!!!

    P.S. If you do, buy some snap-caps for dry-firing. The only weakness of this revolver is that dry-firing without snap caps can break the firing pin, which then requires a trip back to Colt itself to repair; a special jig is needed that only the factory has.
    Would it be worth it not knowing how old it is?

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    But for $50 more i get a new gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushlight View Post
    Would it be worth it not knowing how old it is?
    Quote Originally Posted by bushlight View Post
    But for $50 more i get a new gun.
    Check out some of the King Cobra prices here:

    ColtForum: Home

    Colt prices have been sky-rocketing for the last several years, since they stopped making DA revolvers.

    If the King Cobra is in good mechanical shape, $549 is a steal.

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