Stainless GP100 6" and other good stuff


October 12, 2010, 12:23 PM
I went to pick up a "new to me" Ruger GP100 .357. I was very happy with the condition and extras when it showed up at my FFL. My dealer let me test it out at the indoor range. Needless to say I put 6 shots in a 1" circle @ 10 yards or so. I think he figured out then and there that I knew what I was doing. Not great shooting but pretty darn good for my very first time shooting the gun.

Transfer fee? $35

Then he asked me if I reloaded!.....Um, hell yeah I do. He then busts out 1000 .357 cal lead and JHP bullets. 600-151 grain SWC, 250-148 grain lead round nose, and 100-158(?) grain JHP's.

He digs around in some catalogs trying to figure a price....He finds 1000 bullets similar and they run about $150. He says "That's too expensive." $50 is his price. Woohoo.....I'll take them.

Bullets and an ammo can? $50

I tell him I appreciate having him around and instead of the $85 he asked for I gave him $100. Both of us were happy and it turns out he is one of the nicest guys to deal with. As I was walking out he says "Nice to meet you." I think I just made a very good friend.

Having a local gunsmith (and FFL) is great. I'm going to do my best to keep that place around!

Here are the aforementioned items.....

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October 12, 2010, 02:17 PM
Good stuff all around. Congratulations on the new gun, and a good new contact.

I just shot my 4 inch GP100 for the first time in any months. It's a treat--accurate, easy to shoot, and a trigger that rivals my Smith & Wessons. I shot it better than some of the autos I've been working with constantly.

October 12, 2010, 02:40 PM

I have the same stainless 6" GP-100 you do. Wonderful hunting revolver! :)

Monster Zero
October 12, 2010, 04:00 PM
Nice to see you were able to find a good used one with the old grips on it. :)

October 12, 2010, 06:31 PM
Awesome deal, how much did the gun end up costing you?

October 12, 2010, 07:13 PM
Damon, congratulations! Is that a Weigand scope mount? I am considering one of those.

October 12, 2010, 08:27 PM
Damon, congratulations! Is that a Weigand scope mount? I am considering one of those.

I'm not sure what brand the scope base is. I can't find any markings.

As far as price goes.....well, let's just say it's the second best deal I've gotten in my

October 12, 2010, 08:57 PM
Back during "The Great Assault Weapon Panic of '08", I sold a Romy AK for $600 bucks :D and then that very evening went and spent most of that on a 6" stainless GP100. I absolutely love this pistol, and if worse came to worse (economically) it would be among the last of my toys to go. I've since gotten a 3" SP101 and it's replaced my Glock 26 as my main carry piece.
I loves me some stainless Ruger .357's !!

October 12, 2010, 09:06 PM
Hey if you EVER think of selling it lemme know, cause that is one pretty shooter.

And I have to know; are those Skippy bullets smooth or chunky?

October 12, 2010, 09:34 PM
I've got a gun just like that. Same mount and sight exactly! Wait while I go check to see if I still have it.:rolleyes:

October 12, 2010, 10:16 PM
What scope is it?

October 13, 2010, 08:52 AM
Marshall, I have a Tasco Pro-point ll on mine. Works very well.

Damon, If you are looking for a accurate load for deer, try the 180gr. XTP. My gunsmith buddy told me that the Ruger has the right twist for a heavy bullet. I played with the 180's and have never looked back. I've taken 5 deer with it.

P.S. H110 and AA#9 works well.

October 13, 2010, 10:08 PM
Congratulations !!!

You`ve just purchased THE Most Robust Production 357 Magnum Revolver available !!!!

I`m down to these 2 & they stay !!!!!

There`s a mount& reddot site for sale on the Ruger in the classifieds.

October 17, 2010, 02:19 PM
GP100man, where did you get those grip panels? I think they really add to an already great looking revolver.

October 17, 2010, 02:25 PM
What scope is it?

It's an elcheapo swift firefly. I didn't pay any extra for the scope and mount so I didn't care. It seems solid. At the range I ran some full house loads through it and the scope held up just fine. Trust me, it will get much more testing before I trust it.

Here is what I did just fooling around at the range. For comparison the group on the right is one I shot 10 years ago with an open sighted gp100, rested @ 25 yards. The group on the left was shot a few days ago with the "new to me" gp. I sold the other gp after owning it for a very short time, it was one of those "regretted selling it" guns, so I had to replace it.

October 17, 2010, 06:16 PM
Hot Damn! Nice grouping!

October 17, 2010, 06:47 PM
Hot Damn! Nice grouping!Worth repeating. Awesome group.

October 17, 2010, 09:20 PM

I got the panels from Ruger member "41 Magnum" both sets bought 1 & won the blue jean 1s in a Karma !!!

Good shootin !!! looks as if ya got a keeper ;) Now it`s time to get some 358429s & stretch er out a bit !!!

The GP does a little better with heavy for caliber boolits & with some optical help ya can see the difference, especially at afar !!!!

Here`s an oldie but goodie !!! a 358446 drops from the mold at .360 sized to 3585 lubed with Carnauba Red from White label lubes

I shot 50 of these with 13.5 grs. of 2400 under em into 3" at 30 yds arms rested on bags . Very good for me especially :what:

I was doing a lube test & got no leading what so ever , boolits are from a tested alloy of 10.5 bhn !!!!

October 17, 2010, 10:41 PM
If you want a really good shooting heavy bullet, check out Brad's 180gr Striker I believe I was shooting that over 11.3gr AA#9 and it is a 200 yard thumper with open sights. With your optics, it's an ACCURATE 200 yard thumper.

My GP100 is a 6" blue, open (factory) sights. You have an outstanding gun. Congrats on the find and new connection.


October 22, 2010, 07:11 PM
And I have to know; are those Skippy bullets smooth or chunky?

That's the chunky stuff because getting hit by one will leave nothing but chunks.....

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