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Ruger GP100 experiences?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by dukefan70, Apr 8, 2011.

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  1. dukefan70

    dukefan70 Member

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    I'm specifically looking at a 6" bbl blued .357, but any and all experiences with any model of the Ruger GP100 are appreciated.

    Also, how is the hammer draw when you want to go single action?
     
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  2. Uteridge

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    I had a 6 inch stainless and I loved it. I sold it to buy something or other but I am sure I will pich up another one because it was a great shooter.
     
  3. BigN

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    I've got a 6" stainless GP100 in 357. I've dropped it in a mud hole and it came out firing. I love that gun. I have a Taurus in 44 mag and if you look at it sideways, the cylinder and the trigger will lock up. Can't go wrong with a GP100...
     
  4. Ruger GP100 fan

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    I think you will find that the GP100 is one of the most popular 357 revolvers made. I bought a new one a year ago simply because I picked up a used one in a store and it fit my hand well. Since then I have learned that it is just about the stoutest revolver made and will outlive me and probably the next several generations that I pass it down to. There are many,MANY fans here on THR. As a side note,consider buying a press and reloading your own ammo. It's a lot of fun and very rewarding knowing the round that just left your barrel was built by you. I'm not yet convinced it saves money:rolleyes:,but it's lots of fun.
    By the way,mine is a 6" SS.
     
  5. sturgeon

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    I just got back from my lgs, and put money down on a new blue 4".
    So I can't really say what my experience is yet, but I'am excited and thought I would chime in.
     
  6. Jeb21

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    Great gun, I have a 4" stainless steel version. I really like the way the weapon shoots. Also it is very accurate. You will be happy with a 6" version.
     
  7. highlander 5

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    I have a 4" stainless and the only thing it needed was a trigger job. Might get a set of fiber optic sights from Williams at a later date.
     
  8. Marlin 45 carbine

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    ditto highlander. also I had to do some file work on the takedown surfaces to slick up the re-assembly procedure.
    several different loads fired so far - all shot well but I have'nt hit the 'sweet spot' yet I think.
    stoutest .357 revolver I've ever seen.
    I did a trigger group takedown and polish/stone and crown/bore polish for giggles- seems to have made a noticeable diff.
     
  9. 10mmluver

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    Built like a tank! Great revolvers. Have a 4" blue and Son has a 6" stainless model. I also have the, now rare, Redhawk in 357magnum 7.5" barrel.
     
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  11. Arkansas Paul

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    Awesome gun! I had a 4" blued model and loved it. It ended up going down the gun trade trail, and I've regretted it since about ten minutes after I did it.
     
  12. The Lone Haranguer

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    I had a four-inch stainless until it got stolen. :fire: A most excellent revolver. :)
     
  13. Jrob24

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    I have a stainless steel 4 inch barreled GP100. Most reliable gun I've ever owned. I've never had any problems with it. It's easy to cock the hammer one handed.
     
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    My wife and I have a 3&4" fixed sight GP100. When we are doing fence work or other farm stuff this is what we wear. Never had a moment trouble.

    My oldest step-son bought a 4"full shrouded adj sight GP100. After about a dozen shots the barrel went down range. Ruger made it good with about a 3 week turn around. He hasn't had any trouble since
     
  15. firearmnut

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    I have a ruger gp100 6" ss and it is one of the best revolver i have used and i will probably get on with a 4" to later on down the road.
     
  16. Toforo

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    The GP100, regardless of finish, barrel length, year of manufacture - etc, is a handgun you'll NEVER regret buying!

    It's a beautiful piece of artwork, a FINE handgun, and a TOOL you can rely on for as long as you own the gun (you CAN "bet your life" on it)

    It shoot's like a dream....

    when shooting .38's from it, it'll feel like a .22

    when shooting a .357 load, it's DEAD ON ACCURATE

    VERY manageble recoil, little to no muzzle-flip (ya'GOTTA love that weight, lol) - and GREAT "ergonomics" - it's a gun that will "fit" your hand.

    Buy one - love it, shoot it, take care of it ! ! !

    I know of NO ONE who's ever regretted buying one (but I know a FEW people who DEEPLY regret having to sell one)
     
  17. Bush Pilot

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    Years ago a local dealer had a couple of Redhawks in .357 he couldn't give away. Man, I'd love to go back 20 years.
     
  18. Techsan

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    My stainless GP100 with a 3 inch barrel arrived about a month ago. Only had time for one trip to the range, but it pushed 38s and 357s downrange with no problems. It truly is built like a tank, and I look forward to having it at my side for many years.
     
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    Bush Pilot, I have been offered $800.00 for my 357 Redhawk and have said no, I still have the original boxs and paperwork it came with.
     
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    I acquired a 4" stainless a few months ago and it has quickly become my favorite handgun to shoot.
     
  21. highlander 5

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    Nice to see that the Redhawk in 357 is popular. Saw mine in a gun shop in Maine and went "MINE" and it followed me home. Previous owner had a very nice trigger job done and had an over travel screw installed. Same person tried a scope mount that attached to the frame,gouged it a bit but it doesn't hurt its function.
     
  22. clancy12

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    Costs 1/3 as much per round to reload so I shoot 3x as many rounds or 4x or 5x.....woops, so much for being economical.
     
  23. Ruger GP100 fan

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    Yeah,I know. I doubt that I'll ever make up the cost of the reloading stuff,but,man,I'm having fun!!!
     
  24. wrangler5

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    Well, just to provide some balance:

    I had a Ruger Security Six (blue, 6") for many years. Great gun, best stock double action revolver grip I've held and accuracy was just fine. When the GP100 came out I was intrigued by the extra fame lockup and the cushioned grips, so traded the Security Six for the GP (stainless, 4").

    I could NEVER get the GP100 to shoot for me. It went bang, and the grip was comfortable, and it didn't rust, but it was never the accurate shooter that my older Ruger was. I was frankly glad when I got rid of it for something else, I don't remember what. I wish I had my Security Six back.

    YMMV, of course.
     
  25. high country

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    My 4" stainless is the revolver that converted me into a revolver fan. It is also the only gun that I own that I have not felt the need to modify at all - great trigger, great sights, great grip, etc. Last but not least, it is the gun that got me into reloading.

    Now that I think about it, this thing has cost me a fortune in other revolvers and reloading equipment. You definitely should not get one!

    In all seriousness though, if you are considering a large frame .357, you cannot go wrong with a GP100.
     
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