That first time.


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hatchetbearer
July 25, 2008, 07:58 PM
So I had $500 and was looking for my first wheelgun. After spending hours at every gunstore in my area with disappointing results, and thinking about settling on a S&W 637, I hit up a little pawn shop on my way home. looking about the rack of old shotguns, and there she laid, a 6" stainless GP100 .357 with scope rail BSA red dot and 2 boxes of ammo. $475 later and a big smile on my face I own a new member of the family. Pics tonight, but anyone have an idea on what Ruger would charge to put irons back on it? that whole red dot business is a tad bulky and heavy.

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hatchetbearer
July 26, 2008, 07:03 PM
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/hatchetbearer/Picture.jpg

kansas45
July 26, 2008, 07:33 PM
I'm not sure, but that looks like a "B" Square scope mount. You can just order the sights & screws from Ruger, or find an aftermarket set up that you like. There are a few smaller, lighter Red Dot's on the market to take the place of the BSA. Nice gun. You will enjoy it I'm sure!

def
July 26, 2008, 07:54 PM
Nice score! After you take it out for a bit, let us know what you think of it.

Schmidlin
July 26, 2008, 09:02 PM
damn it. i had just settled on a 4" GP100 but now seeing the 6" im all back to not knowing....i hate this forum.

hatchetbearer
July 28, 2008, 02:02 AM
took it out and fired about 50 of each .38 and .357, happy to know I am minute of half brick(the red kind not a cinder block) accurate with DA pull at 25 yards.

shooting .38, had less recoil than my little .22 PPK clone, I forgot about the "crack" .357 makes and after 25 rounds of that I had to find some earplugs.

Trigger pull is smooth as butter, in both DA and SA, looked at Ruger's Website found it to be an 1989 model, so it's had a few years to smooth out the action.

The scope mount looks to be made from an aluminum alloy that dosent quite match the gun, and is set in place with some small filler brackets and allen screws. I'm still thinking about sending it in, see if they can fix some of the scratches where they apparently had a rough time getting the rear sight pin out.

overall, I'm very happy with it and hope to now have a deer gun to replace my Mossy. anyone recommend a good hunting round?

kludge
July 28, 2008, 02:07 AM
I forgot about the "crack" .357 makes and after 25 rounds of that I had to find some earplugs.

:what:

I think I would have been looking after, oh, about one.

Wildfire
July 28, 2008, 02:23 AM
Hey there;
Very nice gun . I just bought one from my brother. he wanted some money toward his boat. Gave him whayt he asked for. $250.00.
It had less the 1/2 of the first box of ammo thru it from when he bought it new. Shoots well. My Colt King Cobra is smoother though.

hatchetbearer
July 28, 2008, 09:00 AM
I think I would have been looking after, oh, about one.

Loud rock concerts and a 91/30 muzzle going off 6" from my ears have effectively put an end to my regard for hearing, just the headache that follows.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
July 28, 2008, 10:22 AM
You could put a much smaller less intrusive dot sight on it, such as the ProPoint/Docter or whatever it's being called now.

Walkalong
July 28, 2008, 11:02 AM
With my old eyes, I would love that red dot set up. Like kansas45 said, you could put a smaller, lighter red dot (http://thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=56758&d=1176851443) on it.

hatchetbearer
July 28, 2008, 05:38 PM
Walkalong,

sent a PM on the specifics of the one you linked above, been Looking at a Burris Fastfire but dont know too much about them. wanting something that will hold up to recoil, but not ultra expensive, gotta save money for ammo after all.

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