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

New GP100!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by 303 hunter, Dec 5, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. roaddog28

    roaddog28 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2009
    Messages:
    632
    Location:
    Escondido, CA
    That is a great choice. The GP100 is the best value in 357 mid frame revolvers. I have owned two and they are great for shooting 357 magnums. Whether you get some action work done depends on the revolver. One of my GP100 needed the action work but the other one was fine out of the box new. I would put some rounds through it before making the decision.
    Good luck,
    Howard
     
  2. Guillermo

    Guillermo member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2008
    Messages:
    6,346
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    Yup

    It was designed to be such and I believe, succeeds beyond expectations.
     
  3. 303 hunter

    303 hunter Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2011
    Messages:
    333
    Location:
    Fayetteville N.C.
    I'll post my threads the way I see fit WITHOUT being rude. You should try it.
     
  4. skidder

    skidder Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    1,115
    Location:
    Montana
    Congrats on the new GP! A tank of a weapon. Shoot the heck out of it. The more you shoot it the smoother it will become. Some brands will shoot "loose" over time, but Rugers have a tendency to shoot "smooth" over time.

    Do we get to see some pics?
     
  5. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2006
    Messages:
    22,345
    Location:
    Northeast PA, USA
    I was not being rude and I'm sorry you feel I was being rude. I really thought you would have been better served by asking what other shooters thought about a specific revolver before you bought it. How is that being rude?
     
  6. rayban

    rayban Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2011
    Messages:
    189
    Location:
    on the Ohio/Mich line
    Yeah, lighten up some AA...he says he was at a gun show when he bought it, I doubt that would allow much time to post this before he bought it.

    He's obviously tickled with his new score and likes the warm and fuzziness of favorable reinforcement feedback....and it appears to be overwhelming, cept for yours.:p
     
  7. PabloJ

    PabloJ Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    Messages:
    5,130
    A wonderful range toy and hammer rolled into one.
     
  8. soloban

    soloban Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    Messages:
    466
    Location:
    Madison, AL
    I've got a 6" in Stainless and love it. I load up some pretty stout .357 loads and it puts them right where I want them. Shooting .38s in it feels like a .22.
     
  9. 303 hunter

    303 hunter Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2011
    Messages:
    333
    Location:
    Fayetteville N.C.
    I'm sorry if I took you wrong. I had a split second chance at the show for a privately owned,unfired,6" stainless GP100 in the box with all paperwork for $400. Happy? HELL YES! I own other Ruger's,so I know the quality. Just wanted to know other's experience with this particular one. Again,I"m sorry for the misunderstanding. -303
     
  10. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2006
    Messages:
    22,345
    Location:
    Northeast PA, USA
    I'm a huge fan of the 4" or 6" .357 Magnum and while I prefer a S&W M686 I can't find anything wrong with a GP100. I'm sure you will enjoy the heck out of shooting that revolver...
     
  11. musicman10_1

    musicman10_1 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2012
    Messages:
    240
    Location:
    Chandler, Arizona
    I have a 4" SS GP100 and I love it. I enjoy shooting hot magnum loads and it is also fun with lighter plinking loads. Mine came with the original grips with the wood insert and I added a set of Hogues. (I prefer the look of the original grips and so it usually wears those.)

    As for the trigger, I have read dozens (probably hundreds) of posts about the heavy or poor trigger pull in double action of the GP100. While my revolver's trigger pull is a little heavier than my brother's 686 I simply think that the trigger pull is on par with the overall design and robust nature of the gun itself. Thus I have have no desire to modify the trigger pull in any way other than what happens naturally as a result of shooting it.

    Congratulations on your gun show score! I passed on a 6" model last week that was posted on a local gun board for $360 (gulp, I wish that I had had the extra cash on hand as that was a smoking deal).
     
  12. anothernewb

    anothernewb Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Messages:
    1,184
    Location:
    West Central MN
    Great buy! My wife gave me a 6" GP100 for my birthday and it's awesome. Every bit as accurate and a good of a trigger as my buddies 686. Built like a tank.
     
  13. OrangePwrx9

    OrangePwrx9 Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2009
    Messages:
    764
    Location:
    North of the Fingerlakes-NY
    Well, I had an early one and found it a big step backward from my Security Six. But they've probably changed tooling, employees and manufacturing procedures several times over between then and now. Based on the enthusiasm in this thread, I may start looking for another.

    Congratulations on a great score!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page