1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

GP100 with python barrel

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Revolver Ocelot, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. Revolver Ocelot

    Revolver Ocelot Well-Known Member

    Sorry to mislead with the name of the thread but....

    Anyone have a picture of one by chance?
  2. Guillermo

    Guillermo member

  3. Lovesbeer99

    Lovesbeer99 Well-Known Member

    OK, I have a GP100 with a 4" barrel that could use an upgrade. Where can I get this done and how much?
  4. dfariswheel

    dfariswheel Well-Known Member

    The Ruger with a Python barrel was known as a "Couger".

    This started with S&W revolvers fitted with Python barrels for Practical Police Course shooting (PPC). back in the 60's.
    The S&W's were called Smythons".

    Here's the problems with converting a GP-100.

    1. You have to find a Python barrel in usable condition.
    Python barrels are getting very hard to find these days, and a lot of the ones you see for sale are defective. Which is why they're for sale to start with.

    2. You have to have the right Python barrel.
    Older Python barrels have a different thread than newer Python barrels.
    The old style threads are .5634-32 with the front sight having TWO pins.
    The new style Python barrels have .5625-36 threads and are identified by having ONE pin in the front sight.

    With the supply of usable Python barrels drying up fast, it's almost a crime to be using one for something other than replacing a bad barrel on a Python.
  5. scott5

    scott5 Well-Known Member


    Hello all,
    I would like to put a Dan Wesson barrell on my GP-100, does anybody know who I can contact that does that kind of work?
  6. Lovesbeer99

    Lovesbeer99 Well-Known Member

    So for my GP100 do I need the old style barrel threads or new style barrel threads? How can I tell?
  7. GP100man

    GP100man Well-Known Member

    very simple solution & possibly cheaper---- buy another GP100

  8. Revolver Ocelot

    Revolver Ocelot Well-Known Member

    theres nothing wrong with the barrel on my gp100 I just wanted to do something neat with it
  9. SaxonPig

    SaxonPig Well-Known Member

    The Python barrel doesn't help.

    Ruger DA revolvers second only to Ruger CF auto pistols for being ugliest handguns ever made.

    I realize this is subjective but that's how I feel.
  10. Revolver Ocelot

    Revolver Ocelot Well-Known Member

    don't forget about glocks lol

    It may not be the pretiest gun around but its still reliable and my favorite gun I own, I like it enough to pour the money into it to try and make it even better.
  11. GP100man

    GP100man Well-Known Member

    beauty is in the eye of the beholder!!!!!


Share This Page