I am going to get one or the other soon as I have the money now, but cant make up my mind:dunno:. I have it narrowed down to the blued Ruger GP 100 6" barrel or the S&W 586 that is also a blued 6". They are both great guns in my opinion and will serve the purpose of a target/range gun and possibly whitetail hunting every now and again with no real differences. They weigh approximately the same, I think the Ruger is slightly heaver but by such a small amount I don't even care. The Ruger looks to be cheaper than the S&W on most online retailers. One week I'm all about the Smith and then I'm all about the Ruger the next. Right now I'm leaning towards the Ruger since its cheaper and in my opinion just as good as the Smith. One day I'm sure I will have both but for now to just choose one is like deciding which of your own kids you like best lol. Not really looking for "what would you do" just venting lol as I'm sure most of you have been in this situation more than once. Well when I do figure it out I will let you all know. Have a great and safe Christmas everyone.