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 Post subject: 6 inch or 4 inch
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:33 pm 
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I know its whatever I feel comfortable with, curious as to whats your guys preference? 4 inch or 6 inch? Just traded for a 6 inch stainless Gp100 but I come to realize I like the 4 inch better.


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 Post subject: Re: 6 inch or 4 inch
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:42 am 
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I have a 4" Sec 6 and 6" GP100 so apples/oranges. That said, the 4" is easier to carry while the 6" is (for me anyway) easier to shoot accurately. For everyday carrying, that 6" GP gets heavy so just guessing a 4" (only a little lighter) will begin to drag on the belt also.

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 Post subject: Re: 6 inch or 4 inch
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:45 am 
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I agree with Mobuck.

However, my favorite GP100 has the 3 inch barrel.


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 Post subject: Re: 6 inch or 4 inch
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:52 am 
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 Post subject: Re: 6 inch or 4 inch
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:35 am 
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Well, I have found,, for my purposes,, which the .357 is normally looked upon as a SD type of handgun,, the 4" seems to be my personal preference. I own a 4" & 6" GP-100 in 357. I also own a smiff m19 in 4" and a GP MC 10mm in 4".
As noted,, the 6" is a bit more accurate at longer ranges,, but I tend to carry the 4" guns a lot more.
And for hunting,, I step up in calibers.

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 Post subject: Re: 6 inch or 4 inch
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:46 am 
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I can't decide either. There are at least four revolvers that I have in both 4" and 6" and I love them all.

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 Post subject: Re: 6 inch or 4 inch
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:16 am 
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I like the short barrels and camied and owned them in all lengths all over 60 years, 30 in uniform.


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 Post subject: Re: 6 inch or 4 inch
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:21 pm 
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I like 6 for shooting and hunting. 4 for carrying.

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 Post subject: Re: 6 inch or 4 inch
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:07 am 
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I like them all, but I tend to gravitate to really short, or really long. The middle lengths are “jack of all”, but also a compromise.

The above is true across all my handguns, not specific to the GP series.

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 Post subject: Re: 6 inch or 4 inch
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:34 am 
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To further confuse the issue, I have found that I like a 4" from one manufacturer but a 6'' from another manufacturer. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: 6 inch or 4 inch
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:54 am 
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Hi...
I prefer revolvers with at least a 4" barrel. Don't own any snub nose revolvers. The vast majority of my revolvers have barrels in the 5-1/2" to 6-1/2" range and several with barrels up to 8-3/8" length.
Don't have much need for a revolver with a barrel any longer than that. The buntline style revolvers hold very limited interest for me. The same goes for 2 to 3-1/2" barreled revolvers. Just not much of a fan.


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 Post subject: Re: 6 inch or 4 inch
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:22 am 
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Thanks for all the input . I guess I'm more of a 4 inch guy


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 Post subject: Re: 6 inch or 4 inch
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:02 pm 
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I have both. If I had to settle on one, it would be the 4". I do carry the 4" fairly regularly.


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 Post subject: Re: 6 inch or 4 inch
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:38 am 
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Four pure preference, I like about 4.5” on single actions, regardless of brand. For older double action Smiths 5”, newer Smiths because that isn’t usually available 4”. Interestingly, I like 6” on Colts regardless of age. With regard to Ruger DA’s I don’t have a strong preference.

With all that said, my top three favorite revolvers are a 5” 1917, 6” model 27 & an 8 3/8” model 29. The last to early, no dash models. So why are these my favorites. Not a clue, they just are. Don’t need any other reason.

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 Post subject: Re: 6 inch or 4 inch
PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:01 pm 
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My bedside choice is a Security Six 4" .357, it is loaded with .38 +P's. I have a blue 6" GP100 for shooting paper, and it will shoot at fifty yards it shoots better than I do. I agree with Jeep, I like a 5" barrel Smith.

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