My first Revolver - Pics


August 22, 2011, 03:30 PM
It came down to a couple different .357's, and then a deal I couldn't turn down sealed the deal.

This thing is a hoot to shoot. And with the .38 sp rounds my young boys can comfortably handle it, too.

Just want some nice walnut grips.

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August 22, 2011, 03:34 PM
Fun! Looks like a nail driver. And if the bullets won't drive nails, it could sure he used as a hammer!

August 22, 2011, 06:24 PM
Good choice. Like Tallinar said, You can always use it as a hammer if it don't drive tacks!

Carry? Range? :D

August 22, 2011, 07:01 PM
most folks love their Rugers

I hope you and your boys enjoy yours

August 22, 2011, 09:18 PM

August 22, 2011, 09:43 PM
Excellent choice !!!! & congratulations !!!!

On purchasing the most robust production DA 357 Magnum revolver on the market at this time !!!!

I`ve tried many grips ,but always go back to the factory panel grips & there`s many peole making panels now !!!

Some people make em thicker to fill the palm better

August 22, 2011, 10:19 PM
Nice choice. love my sp101. With that length barrel full power .357rds should be no problem.

August 22, 2011, 11:04 PM
Good choice. Like Tallinar said, You can always use it as a hammer if it don't drive tacks!

Carry? Range? :D

Range for now but also HD, and hunting. I picked up a box of Buffalo Bore 180 gr today. We'll see how those feel at 1400 FPS :)

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August 22, 2011, 11:25 PM
I bought my first in April, and my second in May, and my third and fourth last month.... They are addicting to say the least! I have one Ruger, an old style Blackhawk, and it is a great gun. Magnums are addicting too....

August 23, 2011, 02:11 AM
Very nice, shoot the heck out of 'er, I challenge any to ever wear one out.

And them Hogue monogrips are the way to go for both the GP100 and SuperRedhawk. Most comfortable grips I've ever used for the Ruger DA's.

August 23, 2011, 08:07 PM
Nice looking firearm.

Don't sell your current grips short - you may find that the nicest looking walnut grips don't provide the same positive feel as the ones you already have. I tried some FANCY checkered walnut grips on a S&W .357 and went to the range. I came home, cleaned the revolver and put the Hogues back on.

August 23, 2011, 08:38 PM
Great looking gun, and good choice for a first revolver. It will certainly provide you a lifetime of fun.

Badger ( and Eagle ( are two popular manufacturers of quality wood grips for the GP100.

August 23, 2011, 10:07 PM
Awesome. I want that exact model, finish and length!

August 24, 2011, 01:02 AM
A great first choice, those revolvers are bulletproof. I say leave the Hogue grips on, they may not look as good at the walnut grips but they're very comfortable to hold and take a lot of the sting out of the magnums.

Lucky Derby
August 24, 2011, 09:32 PM
Congrats :)

August 24, 2011, 10:06 PM
Congrats and welcome to revolver shooting.

August 24, 2011, 10:49 PM
Love my Sp101 and .357 magnum in general. There are some really hot/fun loads in .357 magnum that your Ruger will handle better than virtually any other revolver.

August 24, 2011, 11:53 PM
Congrats on the purchase of a fine revolver. Have fun using it!

August 25, 2011, 10:10 PM
A blued 6" GP-100 was my first handgun. It has been a wonderful gun. I use the 180 grn rounds from Buffalo Bore for deer hunting and they are superb.

I'll second the idea of the old style factory grips. They are great.

August 26, 2011, 12:38 AM
Thanks for the replies. I am somewhat infatuated with this revolver. I'm a 1911 guy but I am now a wheel gun guy too.

My down time is spent drooling over revolver auctions contemplating my next one :)

August 29, 2011, 04:32 PM
You know you bought the right gun when you love it much much more after shooting it more.

I finally got around to working up some handloads for this gun and took them to the range yesterday. I also had a box of Buffalo Bore 180 gr.


I know it's just a Ruger, nothing fancy, but I'm a little infatuated with this thing now. It also works out nice since my favorite 1911 is out getting some work done so I guess I'm kind of . . . cheating on my 1911's *gasp*

357 Terms
August 29, 2011, 05:31 PM
LOL.. this wont be your only revo mistress! It just gets worse.....enjoy.

Old krow
August 29, 2011, 05:37 PM
I'm a 1911 guy but I am now a wheel gun guy too.

Oh no! A double addiction! All you need now is to start reloading and you'll need another job.

August 29, 2011, 09:48 PM
Most days I am carrying a 3" GP100 when I can get away with it. That's in addition, of course, to the 642 in my pocket. Congratulations on purchasing the single most robust revolver platform it has ever been my privilege to shoot.

August 29, 2011, 10:25 PM
Congratulations, you picked the perfect first revolver. Its very stout and will run forever and I agree, very enjoyable to shoot. It handles the 357 better than any of my other revolvers.

August 29, 2011, 10:40 PM
very awesome first gun!!

August 29, 2011, 11:56 PM
Congrats, You picked a wheel gun that may out live you or me!! Very robust, well built been a ruger fan all my shooting life and will continue to do so. Enjoy

September 1, 2011, 05:57 PM
Absolutely FLAWLESS!!! LOL

It's a great gun with many and varied ammo choices and should serve you and your sons well for years to come. Welcome to the world of wheel guns!

September 4, 2011, 12:41 AM
Very nice!! Congrats!!

September 4, 2011, 06:07 AM
Very nice! Here's mine:

September 4, 2011, 07:42 AM
Too Pure: very nice, shes a beauty. now i want one.

September 4, 2011, 09:50 PM
Nice gun. Best of luck with it. Take a look at Herrett's Shooting Star stocks. I have them on all of my DA revolvers. I don't know if this pair will fit your gun but this will give you an idea of what they look like.

September 4, 2011, 11:39 PM
I never thought anything could supplant 1911's as my favorite, but I just really enjoy shooting this revolver. It gets a lot of use at the range, working up different loads. Today I topped out with 15.2 gr 2400 under a 158 gr SJHP. It is kind of fun having the loudest gun at the range (-; and super accurate. That's a big part of the fun factor. My next gun will definitely be a shorter revolver, either .44 mag or a smaller 357.

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Black Butte
September 5, 2011, 12:03 AM
Ruger revolvers kick ass! Can I say that on this forum?

September 5, 2011, 01:35 AM
I agree. I'm looking at a 4" GP100 or perhaps a 4" Super Redhawk. As tempting as a .44 mag is, I have to consider whether I want to start reloading yet another caliber...

Bah, who am I kidding? Of course I do!

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