Ruger vs Smith

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Slimslam, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. Slimslam

    Slimslam New Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    SE Michigan
    For protection on the street, which would you carry....a Ruger SP101 .357/.38 or the S & W 642 .38 +P? (I know the 642 is lighter..) Thanks in advance for your opinions...

  2. IShootBack

    IShootBack Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2002
    I'd do with the Ruger. It fits my hand better.

  3. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    I'd go for the Ruger. In fact, I did, until it was stolen. :(

  4. Slimslam

    Slimslam New Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    SE Michigan
    Two for Ruger so far...hey armedandsafe, what is the primary reason you like Ruger better?
  5. lead

    lead Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2004
    I'd go with the Smith. I've always liked their triggers better.
  6. punchie

    punchie Member

    Apr 27, 2004
    Chesterfield, VA
    Swwbo's primary carry gun is a S&W 649 and she is deady with it. I don't see how you could go wrong with either the Ruger or the Smith go with the one that is most comfortable to you. Period.
  7. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    My preference would be a Smith.

    I like the grip, especially on the older models and the trigger, better.

    I carry a Model 60 as a back-up weapon and occasionally will carry my 629 as a primary. Among other things, I like to see those wide eyes when folks happen to see it!!!!
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