Dimensionally, the revolver appears to be the same size as the 6-shot GP100. I'd get a 6 shot, something just doesn't feel right about getting a 7 shot. The classic GP100 has enjoyed a reputation of being a stout workhorse that can handle a steady diet of full power .357 Magnum rounds, while also being capable of firing the soft shooting, and less expensive .38 Special ammunition. So I'd definitely get a 686 regardless but look for something else for IDPA. Okay, looking at both of these and trying to decide which is a better gun. I think right now speedloaders are a little more easy to get for 7-shot guns than 8-shot ones. All information is provided "as is" with all faults without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. I had also incorrectly assumed that everyone would be saying that the 7 shot would be less durable. 6 Six-Shot .357 Magnum Revolvers For Competition Shooting. The advantage to me of the 6-shot is price...There a great bargains out there in 6-shot 686's. revolver. The 686 6" isn't as good for IDPA (in my experience) as an equivalent revolver with a 4" barrel. 7 Smith & Wesson – 629 Handgun 44 Magnum 44 Special 6.5in. The distance between adjacent chambers appears to be larger on the seven-shot cylinder than the distance between the charge holes and bolt cuts on the six-shot cylinder. First day at the range, I ran Winchester JHP 110 grain 357, Fiocchi 158 JHP 38 special, and Remington FMJ 130 grain 38 special. I tried the 60 but it doesn't really feel or balance the same way for me. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Taurus Tracker .357 Magnum 7-shot: A New Baseline for Revolvers. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Although The High Road has attempted to provide accurate information on the forum, The High Road assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. .frankly, I wouldn't be able to afford new...besides, I don't care for the lock mechanism the new ones have. Grips: elastomer with wood panel inserts Finish: satin stainless Trigger: varies; see article Sights: fiber-optic front sight, adjustable rear Price: $899 Manufacturer: Ruger, ruger.com. One other possible benefit of the seven-shot cylinder is lighter rotational inertia. 2afreedom, Mar 13, 2016 #1. Charter Arms is calling it the Professional, unveiling it at this year’s Concealed Carry Expo. I am setup to load 9mm and .45acp on my Dillon 550 and dont want to purchase the dies, components to load another caliber at this time. ), manual ejecting rod under barrel, hard rubber grip panels with Floral design, nickel finish, marked on top of barrel with company name and address only, 3 1 ⁄ 4 in. By moving to the seven-shot geometry, the bolt cut is relocated to between charge holes. This brand new Smith & Wesson 686-6 Performance Center (170346) is a 7-shot revolver which fires the .357 magnum round. Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by xena, Jan 25, 2005. Of course it's a no brainer that 8 shots > 7 shots. When personal defense is the goal, the choice of firearms has a direct bearing on the success or failure of the mission. 1 of 6 Ruger GP100 Match Champion Based on the GP100 that evolved from the Security Six revolver in 1985, the Match Champion was designed with the competitor in mind. Overall Length: 8–12.5 in. Any insight is appreciated. Weight: 33.7–45 oz. barrel, modified American Double Action mechanism and frame. In someway the 7-shot cylinder may actually be stronger. Before we get to the list, we’ll talk about what an eight-shot revolver is good for and how the four products we chose to review ended up on our list. Since this Revolver will not be a Carry Gun the extra round Capacity did not matter to me. I've owned a few examples of each over the years. with six-shot cylinders—Ruger is now offering a seven-shot version of the reliable revolver. All information is provided "as is" with all faults without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Ruger’s GP100 7-shot revolver is a well balanced and nicely finished handgun. She perfers the revolver over the semi-auto. Somewhere between the Eastern Block states and Flo. H&R Sportsman (.22 LR nine-shot revolver 6-inch barrel – blued finish); Manual Ejecting Model.32 S&W or .38 S&W cal, 6-shot (.32 cal.) Seller: Jays Guns and Accessories Jays Guns and Accessories. It felt the exact same to me. I shot a 7-shot revolver at a range a few weeks ago. At a Glance: Our Top Picks for 8 Shot Revolvers. One other possible benefit of the seven-shot cylinder is lighter rotational inertia. I’m a revolver man at heart. The 7 shot is even stronger than the 6 because the locking lugs are offset. loads. That's my two cents anyhow. In all likelihood, she will be shooting a 38 Spl +P load. From Ruger's new GP100 MC to Chiappa's Rhino 40DS, these six-shot .357 magnum revolvers are born and bred to win! Gun #: 905946284. Constructed of stainless steel, … It has a 2.5" barrel and stainless finish. Is the 7 shot harder to reload with speedloaders than the 6 shot version? Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by CTGunner, Apr 10, 2010. It ran like a champ and recoil was amazingly mild. Ruger totally messed up on that model and people can't even load all 7 rounds for many types of ammunition. Charter Arms is breaking the mold with their latest new gun, a 7-shot small-frame revolver chambered for the unlikely .32 H&R Magnum. Neither The High Road nor any of its directors, members, managers, employees, agents, vendors, or suppliers will be liable for any direct, indirect, general, bodily injury, compensatory, special, punitive, consequential, or incidental damages including, without limitation, lost profits or revenues, costs of replacement goods, loss or damage to data arising out of the use or inability to use this forum or any services associated with this forum, or damages from the use of or reliance on the information present on this forum, even if you have been advised of the possibility of such damages. We shoot the sweet Ruger GP 100 with the 2 1/4" barrel. Source(s): ruger gp100 taurus 66 7 shot 357 revolvers: https://shortly.im/kKVRG. An accurate ‘meaty’ revolver… The S&W 629 comes with classic, timeless style and will certainly be noticed wherever you tote it. I used three choices from Double Tap ammunition in the first evaluation. 5 years ago. These included the 850 fps 148-grain wadcutter, a 110-grain JHP at over 1,000 fps and the 125-grain JHP at 959 fps. using three, diverse .357 Mag. These 6-shot, hexagonal-cylinder Rhino revolvers are available in 2-inch, 3-inch, 4-inch, 5-inch and 6-inch barrel lengths and in black anodized, nickel-plated, and “gold” finish, with prices ranging from $1,089 to $1,652 depending on the particular configuration. If you need you use "Ruger only" loads you should have gone with a more capably cartridge. The revolver weighs a hefty 40 ounces empty and my Lyman electronic trigger pull tester gizmo says the single action trigger breaks at 4.5 pounds while the double action pull is about 12 pounds. The owner had speed-loaders that he let me use. 2 Image(s) Smith & Wesson 686-6, .357 Magnum. I hate the balance of the 6" L frames; I also found the 4" easier to shoot quickly as all that mass of the 6" out front took longer to settle down. Although most of the 686 Revolvers listed were of the 7 Shot variety I chose a 6 Shooter. Thank you for your input and responses in advance. As for 6 or 7 shot - personal preference. I want her to have the maximum capacity in the revolver just as most have gone to 9mm for that reason. 0 0. The seven-shot GP100 is a stainless steel wheelgun chambered in .357 Magnum. Price wise the Taurus seems to be the better priced of the two but they have a reputation for less than great customer service should you have to send your gun in for factor service. This was Ruger’s new GP100 seven-shot, mid-frame .357 Mag. The Taurus 608 and the Smith & Wesson 327 are the only two models I am aware of that to my knowledge produce a 8 shot revolver in .357 Magnum. Free & Fast Shipping on all orders of $90.00 or more! The weakest point in a cylinder, with an even number of chambers, is stop notch in the cylinder since this … Although The High Road has attempted to provide accurate information on the forum, The High Road assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. Height: 5.5 in. The Professional combines classic and new-school features with its all-steel frame and durable black nitride finish. (I'm looking the specs up to get specifics). With its' bright fiber optic sight and smooth double action trigger it was fun and easy to shoot. The one other drawback for the 7 shooter are there are fewer brands of speedloaders available for them. I lifted the piece, checked the cylinder and hefted the balance. The 5-round revolver allows for a larger round more safely. 4 years ago. or 5 -shot (.38 cal. Home Of The First Capitol Of The Confederate State. Both Stainless, 6'' barrel. When preparing my answer, I noted a response from Tom Alspaugh (below) that is accurate and best describes the differences. To help you find the right eight-shot revolver for you, we put together a list of four of the best revolvers with that specific capacity currently on the market as of this writing. Were I to buy a 6" 357 it would be a 27/28 w/o that full underlug. We finish our best .44 magnum revolver reviews with a very special Smith & Wesson model – The 629. Do any of you guys carry the 686 concealed? The fluted cylinder is the same diameter and speed loaders for the S&W 686 + revolvers will work in the Ruger cylinder. I approved. The 6 shot is better if you're planning to do IDPA with it since they don't allow you to load more than 6. Cynthia. The revolver was actually docile. If you have to have a 7-shot .357 magnum revolver, then get a S&W 686 plus (preferably a good condition used one that is pre-lock). The stainless revolver lay gleaming among the rubble of a day’s hardcore use, late afternoon sunlight reflecting from the pale sides of dozens of spent cartridges. MrBorland Registered Member. Lv 4. Testing of the sample GP100 began with shooting five consecutive, five-shot groups from a sandbag rest at 25 yds. Does the 686 have a baby brother that's best for carry. I'm kinda leaning to the 66 because of the 7 shot cylinder but which is really the better gun? And while the 627 was bigger, it wasn't a very huge difference between the two. The revolver has no user-set safety; instead, it has a transfer-bar mechanism that prevents the handgun from discharging unless the trigger is purposefully pulled fully to the rear. I normally use the HKS loaders if that makes any difference. Full Details More from this Seller. By Bob Campbell Published on April 8, 2014 in Firearms. Best prices on Ruger Pistols, Revolvers, Rifles. By William Bell. The "N rounds should be enough" argument is used typically (although not always) by people who are unfamiliar with situations that require a firearm. While mindset and training are vital, the firearm itself is material to the individual’s survival. HKS makes a 7 shot model, but Safariland does not. Aside from Tradition, I felt that the 6 shot Cylinder would be Stronger because there would more Steel Between Charge Holes. 7 shot Ruger GP100: technical features The new model is available in 2.50" (63 mm), 4.20" (106 mm) and 6" (152 mm) barrel lengths. Good evening -I want to begin shooting ICORE and Steel Challenge matches and want to get one gun, for the time being, that will let me be competitive in both. I am looking into the getting a 7 or 8 shot S&W revolver to be used by my wife in a defensive role. Neither The High Road nor any of its directors, members, managers, employees, agents, vendors, or suppliers will be liable for any direct, indirect, general, bodily injury, compensatory, special, punitive, consequential, or incidental damages including, without limitation, lost profits or revenues, costs of replacement goods, loss or damage to data arising out of the use or inability to use this forum or any services associated with this forum, or damages from the use of or reliance on the information present on this forum, even if you have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Own a 6-shot revolver and reload it everytime I shoot with speed-loaders. Well three extra photographs could be an knowledge and a single action revolver isn't a fast reload no matter what it holds. Ruger GP100 7-Shot Action: double-action revolver Caliber: .357 Magnum Capacity: 7 Barrel: 2.5, 4.2, 6 in. … Ruger GP100 VS Taurus 66 7 Shot .357 Revolvers? GA Sales: 8253. I almost bought a 6 shot that day online. There is no reason that that a seven shot GP100 should not handle a steady diet of full power 357 Magnum just like its 6-shot version. At some important turning point in the movie, there was some kind of gunfight, and the star had a revolver, which would classically be a six-shooter, but then as a surprise, he had one more bullet and shot the bad guy. Ruger’s 7 shot, steel GP100 builds on the legacy of earlier Ruger models like the Security 6. I am looking at maybe picking up a 7 shot revolver, maybe a 686 plus. You don't want a new GP100 7-shot revolver - they are defective in their design. Thanks to a helpful member who X-posted over on r/gundeals that Ruger was coming out with a new 7 shot GP100. Exclusively on YouTube!Jeff Quinn ( http://www.gunblast.com ) tests Ruger's NEW 7-Shot GP100 357 Magnum revolver. That's about it. 2 0. pfarr. 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