PerpetualStudent. Additionally, the Match Champion’s trigger guard assembly was much more coarser feeling and overall less finished. I have been thinking about trading it for a Ruger GP100. Such a conversion would theoretically allow one to fire the 10mm Magnum as well as 10mm Auto and .40 S… Ruger GP100 vs S&W 686. Can you give me some pro's and cons with the GP100 compared to the Model 19? The Speer Gold Dot boasts the company’s Uni-Cor bonding process, which prevents jacket-core separation. August 26, 2017. I've recently been considering picking up a Smith M66 because it's a beautiful gun, but then I saw the Ruger GP100 Match Champion. The Ruger GP100 has been a mainstay in the company’s double-action revolver line since it first rolled off the assembly line in 1986, and its new Match Champion is purpose-built for competition use. The Ruger GP100 Match Champion's barrel is a departure from the usual GP100 barrel. ruger also makes a 7 shot gp100 but in 327 magnum not 357. unless there is a gun i really want i kind of let the price decide which one i get. smith vs ruger. I don't know anything about the Ruger. The new barrel has flat sides, and the underlug stretches just a bit more than halfway instead of going all the way to the muzzle. I want to be able to shoot .40 S&W in the 10mm GP100 but it isn’t a reality at the moment. I like the gun and it shoots well. Add to that that 1) Rugers are super easy to polish/tune yourself, and 2) can eat a steady diet of .357 Mags and not loosen and Ruger's … Despite the 10mm’s reputation for power, the Ruger GP100 Match Champion is all about speed. The Ruger GP100 Match Champion was conceived by several members of our team that wanted a competition-worthy revolver." the smith is usually lighter, better finish, easier to clean, but more expensive. That thing is gorgeous. The new Ruger GP100 Match Champion .357 Mag. A few friends into revolvers generally seems to prefer S&W's but I've been reading positive reviews on the GP100 Match Champion so I'm starting to get interested. First Impressions. I have shot a Ruger GP100 Match Champion and it is a very fine piece of equipment for sure! ruger a bit heavier, and cheaper but a little more difficut to clean, but cheaper. Geordie Pickard. As you would expect, the larger mass of the S&W definitely tamed the recoil much better than the Ruger. Ruger’s official GP100 Match Champion Video (also starring our buddy Kurt Hindle) Caleb at Gun Nuts will be shooting the Match Champion in competition for all of 2014 . When I compared the Wiley Clapp GP100 to the GP100 Match Champion, another of the “premium” GP100s, I noted that only the Wiley Clapp’s frame and cylinder had been contoured and beveled. imo both are high quality firearms and i own both . 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