Very soon I am going to be purchasing a new firearm but cant decide and wanted to hear everyone's opinions. I'm looking at the Ruger GP100, and the Smith & Wesson 586 with 6 inch barrels. Both guns are blued, 357 caliber. The main reason will be for range shooting and maybe a deer hunt every now and then. I've held both at the same time at the local gun store, however haven't shoot either yet. The Ruger is close to $100 less than the smith. I'm leaning more towards the smith right now as I think it will keep more of its value years down the road when I hand it over to one of my boys and I think it looks better as well.