I want a gp 100 (NIB). My wife will get it for me for Christmas, but a lot of the stores and web sites only have it with the hogue monogrip. I really want the rosewood inserts. Are they getting phased out or will they still be available later in the year?
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July 16, 2008, 06:10 PM
The new GPs only come with Hogue grips. The company that made the old grips closed down. The insert grips are still available on ebay and I think you can still by them from Ruger. I suggest you go ahead and buy some because pretty soon they will be harder to find.
July 17, 2008, 10:39 PM
You can also buy custom grip inserts from 41 Magnum over at RugerForum.com. I have a pair of his inserts on an SP101. You can buy the factory rubber grips from Numrich, with or without inserts.
As much as I like Hogue grips, the GP100 just doesn't look right without the rosewood inserts. I still see a few new ones with the rosewood grips.
A better man than I, waiting 5 months for a GP100. After I shot one, I was able to wait a week. Of course it was over New Year's, and I was in another state most of the time.
Christmas in July?
July 18, 2008, 10:08 AM
UPDATE! My wife read this thread and was convinced that the prudent thing to do would be go ahead and get the gun. I agreed!!!It's being ordered and I can pick it up at my local shop next week. Does anyone have any recommendations for a personal defense load. The gun will mostly be carried when I go out to check animals or deer scout. I may carry it in the truck. Thanks