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GP100 question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by md7, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. md7

    md7 Well-Known Member

    hello all,

    i just recently bought a nib gp100 with 4" bbl and adjustable sights. i checked it out thoroughly before buying and everything looked good.

    i took it out to to the range yesterday and encountered what may or may not be a problem. as i am not extremely familiar with revolvers so i thought i would run it by ya'll. so here it is,

    i fired a few shots just to see how it shot from a distance of 7 yards. it fired high and to the left. my brother fired it, to check and make sure it wasn't just me and he had the same results. so i adjusted the sight in order to move the point of impact to the right. long story short, i finally got the revolver to shoot bullseye consistantly. 7 yds fine, 15 yds fine, and out to 20 yds fine but i had to adjust the sight almost all the way to the right just to get it to fire where it should. is this normal? is my barrell "twisted" or is there a problem with the sights?
    why are my sights almost entirely adjusted to the right side to make it shoot straight?

    thanks, md7
  2. loneviking

    loneviking Well-Known Member

    No, the gun doesn't have a twisted barrel or you'd have a blown up gun on your hands. If the sight alignment drives you crazy, take the gun to a good smith. They can sight in the gun using a bench rest and also evaluate the sights. Once the gun is sighted in using a bench rest, then any adjustments needed are because of something that you are doing.

    As an example, I have a hard time with a gun that has been sighted in 'free hand' by a right hand shooter. I'm left handed, left eye dominant and for me, the sights need to be moved over to the left. Even with a bench rested zero, I've found that I need to move the sights just slightly to the left---so the problem is me and not the gun.
  3. actionflies

    actionflies Well-Known Member

    I think this is normal because one of my GP sight is moved far to the right and the other GP didn't have to move that much. I've shot both guns many times and no problems.
  4. JohnKSa

    JohnKSa Well-Known Member

    If the barrel isn't turned in to the frame the proper amount (turned in too far or not enough) then it can be canted with relation to the frame.

    That would move the front sight off to the side and result in having to adjust the rear sight farther to the side than normal to compensate.

    If your rear sight is all the way to one side then there's probably a problem.

    Get an experienced shooter to shoot it from a rest and if the problem persists you might consider contacting Ruger.
  5. bestseller92

    bestseller92 Well-Known Member

    If the gun is new, and this problem persists, call Ruger. They'll fix it.
  6. Bozo

    Bozo Well-Known Member

    My son recently bought a new GP100 that also fired high and to the left. No amount of sight adjustment would fix it. It was sent back to Ruger who corrected the barrel. You should not have to adjust sights to full extent. Send it back.
  7. Drgong

    Drgong Well-Known Member

    I don't own the pistol, but If I had a NIB gun that did that I would contact the company, something is not right as discribed.
  8. md7

    md7 Well-Known Member

    thanks for the replies. i am going to be out of pocket for the next couple of days, but when i get back i think i will take it to a good smith and see what he can do. if the problem persists i will contact ruger as that seems to be the advice i am recieving.

    just to clarify, the sight wasn't adjusted ALL the way to the right. probably about 2 (maybe 3) clicks from it. but the sight is noticeably off center to the right.

    thank you all for your input. it is appreciated.
  9. bestseller92

    bestseller92 Well-Known Member

    No need to take it to a smith when it's Ruger's fault. Call them. They will send you a shipping label so you can send it back without it costing you anything at all.
  10. highlander 5

    highlander 5 Well-Known Member

    Had a similar problem with a Redhawk ended up getting a whole new pistol.Why spend money with a "smith? Take the advice call Ruger they will make it right.
  11. don95sml

    don95sml Well-Known Member

    md7 said:
    That doesn't sound like a serious problem to me. You were able to adjust to point of aim, and still had a little adjustment left. Why go to all the trouble of sending it off to Ruger?

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