Lipsey's Exclusive Ruger GP-100....?


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Tony Mig
November 27, 2010, 09:19 AM
I'm looking at a Lipsey's exclusive, it's a 4" Ruger GP-100, highly polished blued steel finish with Hogue wood finger grove grips.....

Lipsey's has an MSRP of $750.00 on it....

Haven't seen one in any of the local gun shops as yet, was wondering if anyone has one, handled one, seen one up close either in a shop or at the range....?

Thoughts on it.....is it worth the extra $$$......?
Is the trigger action any better than the standard issue GP-100's....?
What seems to be the average street price on it.....?

any information on this particular .357 Magnum revolver would be greatly appreciated.......

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GP100man
November 27, 2010, 09:40 AM
I think Jeff Quinn reviewed 1 over on Gun Blast .com.

montess85
November 27, 2010, 02:27 PM
From what I can tell it has a better blued finish and a set of hogue wood grips....Other than that I don't think there is any difference....I dont know if I would pay that much more for it...You could get a stainless one for about 200 less....But if you think its cool then go for it....Lord knows I have over payed for stuff I thought was cool

Tony Mig
November 27, 2010, 02:58 PM
I read the review at Gun Blast, and from the sounds of it the trigger weight is about the same as the last GP-100 I owned.
The finish reminds me of Colt's Royal Blue on the old Pythons, but some of the close up photos in Jeff Quinn's article showed a couple of rough areas, but for the most part the finish is knock dead gorgeous, especially with the laminated wood grips.
I've got a few e-mail feelers out with a couple area gun shops to see what the over the counter price will be, so far I got one response telling me to call the shop, no other information.
I'm a sucker for a beautiful wheel gun, but if it's all flash and no substance, I'll just get a standard blued GP-141 and pick up a set of those wood finger grove grips from Houge.....

CraigC
November 27, 2010, 07:14 PM
It's the Royal Phoenix model. It's the best lookin' GP I've ever seen and the only one I've ever considered actually buying. MSRP is only $116 more than a standard blued model and only $49 more than stainless. Not a huge difference for such a beautiful finish. You'll pay a lot more than that to have one polished and reblued after-the-fact. Always figure on a street price of around 75% of MSRP on any new Ruger.

Dan-O
November 27, 2010, 07:25 PM
There's one that is NIB at a local Pawn Shop for $499. It has been there for at least 2 months.

I personally prefer stainless, and IMHO, the finish (stainless) holds up much better especially if you are going to shoot it a lot.

Tony Mig
November 27, 2010, 09:19 PM
I personally prefer stainless, and IMHO, the finish (stainless) holds up much better especially if you are going to shoot it a lot.

Being that I live at the sea shore, stainless would be the smarter direction to take. Everything around here rusts and corrodes like crazy, the Atlantic Ocean out my front door, and the Delaware bay & river out my back door, the air is always salty. I haven't ever really had a problem with any of my other guns since I'm pretty anal about cleaning and oiling, but I agree stainless is more durable, and for the most part the only GP-100's anyone ever stocks around here.....but man that polished blue with those custom Hogue grips sure make for a purdy gun.......

Dan-O
November 28, 2010, 10:30 AM
I agree, they do look nice.

Rexster
November 28, 2010, 05:32 PM
These are beautiful, with a blue job much better than the standard blued GP100; I have seen them in stock together at a local dealer. I consider the grips somewhat garish, with finger grooves that don't come close to fitting my skinny fingers, but unless/until I can afford one, that is a moot point. These were released at a very inopportune time for me to buy one.

slick6
November 30, 2010, 01:24 AM
I'm happy with my 4" stainless GP100 with a set of Hogue wood grips added to it. Here are a few pictures of it:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/shootit/P1000306.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/shootit/P1000309.jpg

CraigC
November 30, 2010, 10:42 AM
It's unfortunate that the GP is not compatible with a Roper-style grip without sending your whole gun to Herrett's but I do think it would look better with a darker Hogue on it. Maybe something in cocobolo.

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