Manageable is a relative term to your pain tolerance. How manageable is hitting yourself in the squishy part of your hand with a ball peen hammer :rofl:How is the recoil on the short barrel over the longer barrel? Is it manageable?
The Recoil Doesn't sound reassuring, :rofl: But i guess i will look into them asap.Manageable is a relative term to your pain tolerance. How manageable is hitting yourself in the squishy part of your hand with a ball peen hammer :rofl:
For CCW and Trail Gun, the 5 shot SP101 would be plenty to fend off two and four legged predators. If you don't mind the weight, I would go with the GP100, however.
One of my CCW guns is a S&W 681 4", it carries fine in Milt Sparks leather.
I'm no behemoth, but I'm not recoil sensitive either. The SP's recoil with a .357 is intense but not uncomfortable.I have only shot a friend's GP100. It had trigger reworked and was very nice. He claimed as nice as his former Python, however if true, he had a bad python. But it was very nice, comparable to a good S&W.
I bought a used SP snubie from Cabelas. I read postings how the 357 wasn't bad, just a little snappy. I guess those saying so are behemoths or I must be a wimp. I shot factory 357 and it was most unpleasant. Bad enough to affect my accuracy (I think I'm pretty decent with my old Colt Detective), bad enough that I was flinching quite noticeably and feeling dread at the anticipated nastiness. Cabelas took it back under their 30 day policy because of a cylinder rotation issue which RUGER would have no doubt fixed. I just wanted my money back. Had to endure my brother-in-law's "I told you so!"
Thanks for the offer, I would be approx 240 miles from you as I'm on the east side of the mountains.I have the GP100 in 357mag stainless six inch, It's a pleasure to shoot.
I also have a GP100 in 327 Federal Mag, stainless four inch, again a pleasure to shoot.
I also have the SP101 in 327 Federal Mag stainless three inch that isnace to shoot as well. I little more recoil because it'sa lighter weight gun.
I'm in Washington State too, West side 40 miles north of Seattle. If you are close enough lets get together for an afternoon of shooting. I have other revovers we can shoot as well. You should shoot before you buy in at all possible.