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Ruger GP100s

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Trad Archer, Feb 26, 2012.

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  1. Trad Archer

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    Let's hear how awesome these guns are, boys!
     
  2. blazer610

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    I've owned GP-100's in 3 inch and 4 inch barrels, both stainless. Both were trouble free and good shooters. Compared to my S&W 686 4 inch, the Ruger seemed a bit more robust and accuracy was about equal. Slight edge for the 686 trigger. GP-100 was a bit less expensive. Overall, they are all fine weapons. I think it comes down to personal preference. In any case, I don't thing you can go wrong with a GP-100.
     
  3. MrDig

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    Really like mine a lot and shoot it as often as I can afford.
     
  4. Husker_Fan

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    I have a six-inch I use for deer hunting with 180 grain hard cast RNFP rounds. It's a hoot.
     
  5. Wishoot

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    They're awesome!

    I have a 4" SS with the older style grips. Love it.
     
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    Just got my 3" SS and love it!
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    Wonderful revolvers. I picked up a 3" today to go with my others.

    If you like the GP100, you'll love the Six series and the SP101. Check 'em out.
     
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  9. Jaymo

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    It took me 20 years to warm up to the grip design of the GP. I'm glad I did, because I like my 4" GP a lot.
    I liked my 4" Speed Six a LOT more, but I sold it in a moment of financial need.
    I was a broke student and I had to put a new clutch in my car.

    The GPs are tough as nails. I have no complaints about mine.
     
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    The GP100 is as good as the S&W 686. I have owned both. But I also sold both. For me I like a half lug barrel revolver because they balance better in my hand:). I have always like the Security Six better than either the S&W 686 or GP100.
    Opinion only
     
  11. chez323

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    shoots as good as it looks! :)
     
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    Unless things are (locally) acutely disturbed, my under-5-seconds-from-bed weapon is a 3" GP-100 w/ 125 gr Hornady JHP's.
     
  13. Salmoneye

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    I might have one around here somewhere...
     
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    I love mine! Haven't had the funds to put enough rounds thru it to build up my accuracy, but I love it none the less. I know that when I miss the 10 ring its user error and not the gun.
     
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    Great pistols. I have a 4" and it is a tank. Heavy, solid and overbuilt. I feed it the hottest of handloads with no concern of it shooting itself loose. I won't do that with my 686.
     
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    Have a 4" & 6" stainless, probably my 2 favorite 357s. I wish they would make one in a 5 shot .41 magnum.
     
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    GP100 with 6" barrel, blued. 2" groups @50 feet offhand. What other revolver is field-strippable without tools (a dime will work on the Hogue grips), in less than a minute? Love it! And saved beaucoup dollars compared to a Smith.
     
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    Wow, is that factory? Very nice.
     
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    I think they are great, but every time I go to buy one I come back with a Security Six. :rolleyes:
     
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    I recently picked up a 4" Blued (almost black) version with Hogue grips from the factory.
    I love the gun, and it handles well. I much more accurate single rather than double action, but as long as I'm in the black at 25 yards with an 8" target, I'm happy.
    My only complaint is that I've already put 500 rounds through it, and there are some drag marks visible, that I don't think would be there if it were stainless.
    This is my home defense gun. Much easier to just point and shoot in times of high stress.

    Almostgem

    Terry Silver: "A man can't breathe, he can't fight".
     
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    Wow, is that factory? Very nice.

    Yep, it's the Wiley Clapp edition GP100...... I won't be changing a thing, it has novak rear sights and a fiber optic front sight, and other than a different grip look (which I love) it's a standard GP100
     
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    Thanks, that's good to know. I really like that setup.
     
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    It's my favorite revolver.

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    A GP100 6" stainless was the first gun I ever bought (November 2008). Out the door at Cabela's for $533. Back then I compared it to S&W 686 but couldn't figure out what made S&W cost $150 more. Now S&W is $200 more, and I still can't see any overall advantage other than the massive brand equity of the S&W name. Well, names don't shoot, so I don't care. Much of the public would have know idea what a Ruger is -- I didn't till I was over the age of 30.

    I learned Ruger is a quality gun at a decent price. It's not the most expensive, nor is it junk deported from Brazil.
     
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