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Old June 4th, 2021, 10:43 AM #1691
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I've been eyeballing the 2020 Python ever since I read about it in American Rifleman. I was even saving money towards that purchase, but then the election/Covid 19 tomfoolery began and the prices on the Python, when you could find them, were severely jacked up - sometimes more than $500 above full advertised MSRP.

I've started to rethink what I want out of a .357 revolver and I'm wondering if a Ruger GP100 or S&W 686 might be a smarter purchase.

I've read reviews where they do a shootout between all three and from what I've seen, the Ruger, especially if someone has taken the time to have some work done to slick up the internals, stacks up just fine against the others, although the S&W usually comes out on top, edging out the pricier Python.
Yeah, the python prices are bonkers on gunbroker. The GP100 is solid from what Iíve experienced. Smooth pull, crisp break, very accurate
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Old June 4th, 2021, 11:58 AM #1692
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I've started to rethink what I want out of a .357 revolver and I'm wondering if a Ruger GP100 or S&W 686 might be a smarter purchase.
Can try a stock 4" GP100 if you want to meet up at Cindy's one day.
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Old June 4th, 2021, 12:03 PM #1693
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When I bought my Gp-100 and my Sp-101; I was advised that Wolff springs would really help. I don't remember which exact ones I used but it did indeed improve the trigger a bit.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1004175746
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Old June 4th, 2021, 09:34 PM #1694
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When I bought my Gp-100 and my Sp-101; I was advised that Wolff springs would really help. I don't remember which exact ones I used but it did indeed improve the trigger a bit.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1004175746
Is it a diy job?
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Old June 4th, 2021, 10:12 PM #1695
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Is it a diy job?
For most people, probably. I had mine done at Gun Connection, mostly because I had never opened a revolver before and didn't want to screw it up.
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Old June 4th, 2021, 10:16 PM #1696
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For most people, probably. I had mine done at Gun Connection, mostly because I had never opened a revolver before and didn't want to screw it up.
Iím with you, gunsmith it is lol
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Old June 4th, 2021, 10:40 PM #1697
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No need for a smith on a GP100 or Sp101. Simple dis/reassembly. Only tool needed is a screwdriver to take off the grip(s).
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I have one handgun I will only use a factory grade or heavier mainspring. That is a Redhawk, because of its unique action the force is needed to reliably set off primers when shooting fast double action, even after fitting a longer Bowen firing pin. I have a couple extras because those mainsprings do fatigue.
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Old June 5th, 2021, 11:43 AM #1699
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Can try a stock 4" GP100 if you want to meet up at Cindy's one day.
I'd be down for that for sure!
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