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DeanMk

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GP100 (1705) or Redhawk (5050).

Differences are 4 oz. weight and $250 (MSRP).
Carried in outside belt holster.
Redhawk will only be loaded with .45 Colt ammo (not ACP).

Which would you choose for your EDC and why?
 
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orygun

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DeanMk

DeanMk

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EDIT!...and an apology...

I should've stated that the Redhawk would only be loaded with .45 COLT ammo....not too interested in the ACP round.
Sorry for any confusion that omittance may have caused.
I have now corrected my opening statement.
 

orygun

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EDIT!...and an apology...

I should've stated that the Redhawk would only be loaded with .45 COLT ammo....not too interested in the ACP round.
Sorry for any confusion that omittance may have caused.
I have now corrected my opening statement.
After digging a little deeper into the Ruger catalog, I see that even though it's listed as a 45 ACP chamber, it uses moon clips for the ACP, but will chamber the 45 Colt. That makes a lot more sense to me. Load that sucker up! My only complaint against the 45 Colt is availability of good ammo compared to the 44 Mag. If you're a handloader, that point is moot. If I was going to buy a Redhawk, though, it would be in 41 Mag! (My fav)

Still, my personal choice is for a slightly smaller, lighter gun.
Too bad Ruger won't make the GP100 in a 5 shot 44 Mag.

(Says the guy with a S&W Mod 69 who wishes it was available in 41 Mag.)
 

Jonnyuma

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Unless you hand load, I'd steer towards the .357 GP100 just for simplicity and cost.

When I had my .454 Super Redhawk (7-8 yrs ago) I had a hard time finding decent loads in 45 or 454 and when I did they were about a buck/rd.... not for plinking.
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Same with my .44 SBH and (at least at the time), .44Spl cost more than magnums.
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My old .41mag Redhawk suffered much the same fate... safe queen, then sold.
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Either gun will serve, but you gotta figure in the cost of feeding it. Depending on how much you shoot, that is a factor.

BTW... I regret selling all three of those guns but with a family and bills I had to do what I had to do. I might make a different decision now.

Speaking of regrets (last thing, I promise), in the 90s I kept my 4" GP100 and sold a similar Colt King Cobra. A dumb move on my part, but who knew the Colt snake guns were going to appreciate like they did. I was satisfied w that decision until I saw what the Colts were fetching at auctions years later. Oops.
 

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