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Gp100 3" ?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by fxstchewy, Mar 18, 2014.

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  1. fxstchewy

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    Who has a Gp100 with a 3" barrel? How do you like it and what is your main purpose for it?
     
  2. Deaf Smith

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    My 'Canadian' GP-100

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    Works very well. The Canadian police filed the front sight down to far so 158gr slugs shot high. I put a S&W front sight blade (works perfect) and it shows very slightly low with all but maximum 158gr loads!

    It's an excellent gun that would easily serve as a carry gun or woods gun.

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    And yes, it serves as my 'light' field gun with an old Buchmyer cross draw holster and Blackjack knife.

    Deaf
     

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  3. MrBorland

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    I liked the balance of the 3", but would still opt for the 4" because of it's adjustable rear sight and interchangeable front sight. Given the GP100's size, the 4" doesn't make much difference in carryability, IMO.
     
  4. TestPilot

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    I have one.

    I like it very much, and satisfied with the purchase.

    People trash talk GP100 trigger, but after buying one, all I can say is "What the hell are those people talking about?"

    It is my "all around" revolver that can be used for security.

    There is nothing it cannot do in that role. Only thing it cannot do is being a pocket gun or be a hunting gun for animals that need power beyond 357 Magnum.

    The loaded weight(not empty) is comparable to loaded M&P40.

    Onlything I hate about it is the hidious and uncomfortable Houge grip that comes with it. I just HATE that grip. I ordered a older model grip for it.
     
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  5. COK

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    I have one as my "go to revolver" around the house . I have the older smaller grips which I like. I also have the 4 inch which to me balances better but the 3 inch is - well - a bit smaller to carry around.
     
  6. IlikeSA

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    I had one and I traded it for a different firearm. It was a good revolver, no complaints, but I wanted something with a longer barrel.
     
  7. back40

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    i had a 3" but sold it off. it would consistently shoot low with just about any load i tried, and i began to miss an adjustable rear sight. other than that it was fantastic, and a great carry or field gun.
     
  8. L-Frame

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    I have 2: use them for everything, including CC.
     
  9. Snake Plisskin

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    I really like my GP100 3" even though its a .38 special but has adjustable sights it does the job for me in HD

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  10. 357 Terms

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    I have one with the compact grips (pretty much just like Deaf Smiths)

    It carries well and shoots great.

    The fixed sights shoot to point of aim, I LOVE IT.
     
  11. Deaf Smith

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    Who do I have to slap around to get grips like those?

    Deaf
     
  12. Snake Plisskin

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    Well you can try Ebay that's where I got them, they are from Thailand , very nice grips.
     
  13. Panzerschwein

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    Snake, those grips are dope.

    As to the OP, I don't have a 3" version but I do have THIS! :evil:

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    It's got a sixer bbl. Fantastic gun, and yes, my trigger is fantastic after a couple thousands rounds downrange and thousands more in dry fire drills. I keep it as my dedicated home defense weapon.

    One thing though is it IS quite large, and muzzle heavy. Not bad for inside the house but not that great for traveling, which I do quite a bit. I've handle the 3 inchers and they feel great in the hand. I like a 3" .357 magnum. It's a short as I'll go because it does sacrifice velocity and power, but man they can be so handy especially on the larger framed guns like the Ruger GP/SP series and the S&W K/L frames. I prefer shorter barrels and a .38 special chambering on smaller, lighter framed revolvers like the Ruger LCR or the varied S&W J-frames.

    If you are in the market for a GP-100, do yourself a right favor and BUY. THE. GUN.

    Just figure out what bbl length you need/want, and get one.

    You will not regret it.
     
  14. amd6547

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    I've owned several 357's over the years. The 3" GP100 I bought last year is the best yet.
    First time at the range, I had one of the most satisfying revolver experiences ever.
    Great trigger, shoots to POA. I couldn't seem to miss even at long range. Close range fast DA shooting is easy.
    The big Hogue grip is inappropriate, but they shoot very well. I did source an older Lett compact OEM grip, which works great.
    The 3" 357mag is a great package in general, and the GP is one of the best.
     
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    I have the 3" version, 4" version, 3" SP101 and two KLCRs. The 3" GP100 is a really nice revolver but I find it too heavy for CC and too small for the woods. I'll probably keep mine but I'm not sure of its roll even though it does shoot very well. Same goes for the 4" GP100 and SP101 which are excellent revolvers but I'm not sure what I'll use them for. The KLCRs are the perfect revolver for CC and a Redhawk, Blackhawk or Super Redhawk are perfect for hunting or protection while hunting or hiking.
     
  16. 2ndamd

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    Love my 3" inch GP100. Perfect all around gun. As others have said there are better guns for CC and boon-docking. But, for me? The GP100 can do it all well. Great all around House gun, CC gun, woods gun. One of my favorite guns of all time. Highly recommend!
     
  17. benzy2

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    If I could have the factory make me one handgun, it would be a GP100 with a 3" barrel, the factory adjustable sights, the standard replaceable GP100 front sight (as a fiber optic version), and the same action attention the Match Champion gets. It would be the perfect "do everything" revolver. The Match Champion I have is by far a keeper but I'd still jump on a 3" as I listed out. While I'm not interested in the 3" made today, I would jump on one with an adjustable rear sight.
     
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    EDC. Outstanding firearm.
     
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    I have a 3 incher that I bought used several years ago. I also have a 4 inch and a 6 inch.
    the 3 inch had a trigger job done on it when I bought it. The trigger is as good as a Python trigger!!!
    As a shooter it's great. Shoots right to the sights with my most used handload. 7gr. of Unique and a home cast 150-158gr SWC. I'vs shot it more than any other 357 I own...
     
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    I have one. Field and concealed carry, although I tend to favor my SP101 for the latter.

    What I really want is for Ruger to offer a 5-shot 3-inch GP100 in .44 spl.
     
  21. Deaf Smith

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    I'd settle for Ruger making an adjustable sighted 3 inch bbl 10mm (or .41 Magnum if they could somehow sqeeze it in.)

    Deaf
     
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    Pitty there is no '.41 Special."

    But the 10mm does look good.

    Get a 4 inch GP-100, make it a 3 incher (with adjustabel sights!)

    Yea that would be one for the road. Tiakes .40 S&W 10.

    Deaf
     
  24. RealGun

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    Sign me up. That would be such a great gun, but would the barrel fit, or do I just get a tamed Alaskan.
     
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    I have a Blue 3" GP100.
    Main reason I bought it was that I like the looks of fixed sighted guns.
    And Ruger no longer makes a blue 3"

    I like to pocket carry - so IMHO it's too big for carry, but works well in a hip holster
     
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