Ruger GP100, or Mossberg 590?

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  1. Jade Falcon

    Jade Falcon WTF EREN?!

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    Which would you get and why?

    I'm saving up to get either one of these, and so far, I've only got a bit over $100 saved up, so I've got a ways to go.

    Requirements:
    -Must not be used; only brand-new.
    -No other brands or guns; I've already made up my mind about which guns I want, and these are them.

    The shotgun wouldn't get used that often, because I don't have a shotgun range near my house. But I've always wanted one for home-defense, which is currently being taken up by my Glock and S&W snubbie. I really like the 590A1. The Ruger I like, as I've shot it numerous times on rent from a range, both in three and four-inch barrelled configurations. I love the four-inch gun.

    So help me decide.

    Thanks!
     
  2. RyanSBHF

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    I'd recommend getting the Mossberg since you already have several handguns.
     

  3. bac1023

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    The shotgun seems more practical considering your existing collection.
     
  4. farley45

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    If you have handguns and no shotguns I would get the shotgun.

    Shotguns are pretty versitile anyways.
     
  5. Airborne Infantryman

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    Every good arsenal needs a .357 Magnum. I'm picking one of these up on Thursday. Ruger GP100 in stainless steel with the 6-inch barrel.
     

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    I'd opt for the GP100, without hesitation. I have one and it's my favorite handgun of all time. For me, I tend to quickly become tired of guns that I don't shoot. If the shotgun falls into that category, I would put the money into the GP100 that you will shoot and enjoy.

    That said, I also love shooting shotguns. However, I wouldn't go that route unless you can find a good place to shoot it. It's not a good HD gun if you can't put a lot of time and practice in with it, IMHO.
     
  7. bac1023

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    I also have a 6" GP.

    Great wheelgun. :)
     
  8. Another Miller

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    Heres anoter vote for the GP100.Its Double action 357 magnum goodness.:tongueout:



    I tried at least a dozen or so revolvers before settling on the GP100.It is the only revolver I own and fills that spot quite well.
     
  9. GlockFish

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    You already have 2 handguns. If you have no long gun, then get the 590.

    You'll eventually get both anyways.
     
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    Wow, two good choices indeed. As long as you go with the 590 (vs. 500), I'd say get that first since you already have an auto and a revolver. Do you have any rifles? Do you have any other shotguns?

    So long as you're getting both in the end, my vote goes officially to the Mossy.
     
  12. Kadetklapp

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    The 590 is what is currently lacking. I'd suggest that.
     
  13. Jade Falcon

    Jade Falcon WTF EREN?!

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    Yes, I do have two rifles (.454 Casull carbine currently out of commission until I can get a gunsmith to fix my front-sight, and a Winchester M60 .22LR). I should also mention that I am currently in the pocession of a Winchester M1400 12 ga. shotgun, however, it has a GIANT barrel with a full choke, and is not ideal for home-defense. It's a hunting/skeet-type of shotgun.

    Thanks for the input folks!
     
  14. Chainlink

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    Get the GP100 have a couple and love them more than any other of my six shooters. I had a colt python got rid of it because it had more value as money to me than a shooter. Hopefully will never get rid of my GP's, one in particular would be second to last to go of my collection...rifle I have leaves last. Some guns I can't let go others ...meh.

    I say sell one of your current guns and get both.
     
  15. Omaha-BeenGlockin

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    Considering your current collection of handguns and the lack of a maneuverable long gun, I'd go for the shotgun.
     
  17. Faulkner

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    Get the 590. Here's a picture of mine, parkerized with 20 inch barrel, factory ghost rings and factory heat shield with speedfeed stock.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Zombie Steve

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    I wouild get the 590 since you already have some handguns. The shotgun offers a lot of versatility and a wide range of ammo types like birdshot, buckshot, slugs beanbags, breachers and some other fun stuff. If you ge the combo package with 18.5" & 26" then you have even more versatility like HD an hunting. I saw it on sale at Big five for $270 with both barrels.
     
  20. Delta

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    My vote---> Get the Mossberg 590, you have plenty of pistols at the moment:cool:
     
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