Lipsey & Ruger…ask for a GP100 in 41 Magnum!!!

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  1. RKRCPA

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    How much R&D could there be? Seems like the aftermarket has done most of it already.
     
  2. whatnickname

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    Thank you!
     
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    Gratuitous Ruger pic ;) 474919B1-7528-43DC-99DA-FF74EEC2A4F8.jpeg
     
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  4. ThomasT

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    I have owned and reloaded for three 41 mags in the past. Two Ruger BHs and a S&W model 57 with 6" barrel. I really tried to like the round but it didn't do anything the 44 mag does just a little better. I sold all the 41 mags and never wanted another.

    For those wanting a Marlin 41 mag lever action there was one on GB just a couple of days ago. Maybe I'm wrong but I thought Henry was making 41 mag lever actions.
     
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    I want a marlin 41 mag, but I have no interest in a henry. Well, very little interest.

    The 44 mag is better in every way than a 41, except it's just another 44 like everyone else's. The 41 is special, like the 44 special. Balanced. That's the reason it has a cult following.

    Not everyone looks are a spreadsheet when choosing a caliber.
     
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  6. JCooperfan1911

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    I'd rather see a reintro of the half lug .357 GP.
     
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    As the cowboy said when asked why he Carries a 45 Colt, because they don’t make a 46 Colt. Never could figure out why some love the 41? I don’t mean it in a bad way. What does it give that a 44 won’t? And never would I think badly of those who love the 41. Just never understood.

    Good luck on your quest.
     
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  8. horsemen61

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    I’d love to see it but I doubt we will!
     
  9. TTv2

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    I've seen this said by others and the solution is to size down .41 bullets to 10mm.

    The 10mm Mag could be roll crimped, but then would necessitate the use of moon clips for headspacing.
     
  10. TTv2

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    I think it's more along the lines of a fantasy, people's dream gun they know is never gonna happen. The .41 Mag could fit in a GP100 size revolver while .44 Mag could not. Of course, most of what would be shot from a .41 GP100 is loads about the same power as .357, just with the potential to shoot the full power .41 Mag.

    It's a nice concept on paper, but the market spoke a long time ago and said "No thanks" to the .41 and with the trend of newer, younger shooters having little interest in revolvers, let alone in uncommon calibers, the .41's inevitable end is fast approaching. I think it's dead already.
     
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  11. JDeere

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    Without marketing it would never sell very well. It would take writers and Ruger to push it just like they have with the 6.5 Creed which actually came about with the long range crowd. It's a niche round that some really like and that's why there are choices. Personally I never would see the need as I have .357s and .44 mags that do all things well.
     
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  12. RealGun

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    Sounds like someone who never owned or fired one.
     
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    I have a 41 Special GP100 3" and can say that it is not fun to shoot except with moderate loads or ugly rubber grips that I would not use on a carry gun. 41 Magnum in that gun would be way over the edge and in need of quite a bit more mass to be manageable by what I envision as the average shooter. 41 Special is 6 rounds, while 41 Magnum would need more cylinder strength with 5 in the GP100, just like the 44 Special. The shorter throats would take away some cylinder strength. The 41 Magnum in large frame shoots well. I have a 6" Blackhawk Flat Top Bisley conversion 41 Magnum that shoots great and is less of a brute than my Super Blackhawk Bisley 44 Magnum 6" (originally 7.5). I think, given coordination with an ammo maker, the 41 Special would command a real niche as a six shooter and versatile gun. I think my 3" GP100 is a little small, while a bit of a chunk as a carry gun, as is any GP100.
     
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    Nailed it. (But I’ll still never part with my RedHawks in 41)
     
  15. bannockburn

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    As much as I would love to see a new .41 Magnum revolver in any iteration (at one time I had both a Model 57 and a Model 58), I doubt if it would ever come to fruition. Possibly for the same reason that Ruger doesn't bring back the Six Series: not enough demand and not worth the cost. Granted a GP100 would probably make for a rather cost effective way of building a .41 Magnum by starting with a proven design and modifying it a bit, like they did with the .44 Special model. Still would have to convince them though that this is something enough shooters are clamoring for to make it worth Ruger's time, money, and effort. It's all in the numbers...
     
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    The .44 special fits, so why wouldn't the .44 Mag?
     
  17. UncleEd

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    Owned, fired, reloaded for
    and realized it fills a useless
    niche in the handgun world.

    Always have admired, however,
    the lines of the S&W Model 58.
    But then I was always a sucker
    for the S&W .38/44 HD.
     
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  18. Old_Grouch

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    I have one. It's the only .41 I've owned and I've had it longer than any gun I have. I've never shot it. I bought it used but it's so pristine it could pass for unfired.
    I have a thing for fixed sight revolvers.
     
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  19. kidneyboy

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    So if Ruger makes a run of, say, 50 of these what will they do with the 10 that don't sell?
     
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    If I'm gonna have to resize bullets, I'll just cast them in the first place.


    That's another added hassle the .41Mag would alleviate.
     
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    Me too! Had a Model 58 that I traded in on some fancy semi-auto that I can't even recall for sure what it was (possibly a Benelli B76). Should of held onto the S&W but that B76 was sure a looker!

    I can remember many years ago going to a gun show and seeing maybe a dozen or more Model 38/44s lined up on a table. I think they were some sort of police departments or state police trade-ins a dealer was trying to unload. They were all in pretty good shape but due to limited resources back then I couldn't afford one. Besides who would want a big, heavy, large N frame in .38 Special when you could get a nice, new Model 10 instead!
     
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  22. UncleEd

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    Yeah, the .38/44 is certainly passe
    with the better metallurgy that came
    along for the Model 10. But hey,
    it's the gun sought by the FBI to
    fight the baddies in the 1930s. And
    it's certainly the "father" of the
    .357 Smith that came along in1935.

    So we like it despite its size and its
    "out-of-date-ness."
     
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    Me! Because a model 10 can't launch a 158-173gr bullet at 1350fps. ;)
     
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  24. NorthBorder

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    For a dying caliber the 41 mag garners a lot of attention. Look at the 41 mag association thread with 78 pages.
     
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  25. AJC1

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    10mm doesn't even best 357 mag in the real world, now it's as good as 41mag????
     
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