The Unique GP-100

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by pairof44sp, May 4, 2021.

  1. pairof44sp

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    You may have noticed the strange articles in The National Interest by Kyle Misokawa.

    They are full of quotes such as this :

    “the GP100 is unique in having the adaptability to fire two calibers, .357 Magnum or .38 Special,” and is therefore uniquely suitable for home defense.

    If anyone likes reading articles while they shake their head and say, “What is up with this writer?”

    then check out The National Interest
     
  2. Anchorite

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    There really aren’t any “good” gun writers anymore. I loved reading Skeeter, Jourdan, Cooper, Taylor, Simpson ..... literally all of the guys writing back in the 80s. I guess they all passed away, I don’t really know, but no one writes today like the writers of yesteryear.
     
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  3. pairof44sp

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    I grew up on Mas Ayoob. I thought he was the coolest handgunner in America.

    Then, during my rebel phase, I thought that guys like Mas were, “a bunch of CIA a—holes.”

    Now that I have recovered from rebeldom, I think that Mas and the rest of the gun gurus are super cool guys
     
  4. Buckeye63

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    Wow .. I should get rid of my outdated 357 Security Six ... and get a more advanced GP100 .. since it has the unique ability to fire both 357 & 38spl ..
     
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  5. defjon

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    Thanks for bringing this up. I happened on this guy in 2018 or so. I picture some 15 year old kid with a video gamer's understanding of both guns and the geopolitical landscape.
     
  6. Pat Riot
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    I looked a couple of his articles. He is proof that a little knowledge could be a dangerous thing. He wrote an article about the 1911 where he describes John Dillinger’s modified 1911 that “could fire 1000 rounds a minute”. :thumbdown:

    There are way too many people out there in Internet-land creating blogs and articles they know little or nothing about.
     
  7. ApacheCoTodd

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    I'll bet that "writer's" head would explode if he saw a 9mm/.38/.357 gun not to mention the alternative 9's possible.:evil:

    Todd.
     
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  8. gobsauce

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    I've said this before, but videogames taught me a lot. A bunch of those WWII games taught me the guns used, and by who. Battlefield has an incredibly accurate ballistics system, so I learned about zeroing distances, bullet drop and time. They're actually the reason I became interested in guns, whereas before I thought they were akin to WMD's.

    To keep it relevant to revolvers, I discovered speed loaders in Call of Duty: Black Ops, where the strongest side arm was the Python. However, the reload speed was abysmal, and was fixed by using speed loaders.
     
  9. pairof44sp

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    But isn’t this one of the NRA’s publications?

    NRA ought to do better

    ha ha
     
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  10. 460Shooter

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    Whaaaaaaaaaaaa? My 357 will shoot 38 Specials too?!?!?!?!?! Awesome!
     
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  11. pairof44sp

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    I hope that the gun panick noobs make their way to this forum and tell their conversion stories

    They raised me on anti-gun propaganda, too.

    Think of that one sad child on the edge of playground, using his thumb and index finger as a gun because he’s not allowed to own a gun-shaped stick.

    That was me, sniffle
     
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  12. pairof44sp

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    I notified him of the existence of an even more advanced firearm that lets you put 4 different kinds of .32 ammo...

    into the SAME little tiny hole in the back of the round thing above where you pull on the lever to make it shoot
     
  13. pairof44sp

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    Slow down there pardner

    Are you sure it’s a GP-100?
     
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  14. pairof44sp

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    Someone with military experience should chime in about all the video games they use to train soldiers

    (I think they do that, anyway)
     
  15. Frulk

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    Obviously he’s never heard of the .327 Federal Magnum. Good chance he would have given up on the outdated revolver that is held back to shooting only two different rounds and used his considerable (such as it is) firearms knowledge to expound on ion the .327’s virtues instead. Icing on the cake is that it to is available in the GP100.
     
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  16. pairof44sp

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    Off topic, but a 7-shot 3” GP100 in a .3125 caliber is on my wish list. Don’t know if it even exists
     
  17. Frulk

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    It’s been residing in my safe for years. Well the 4 inch version anyway which Ruger still sells today in a blued model ( I think).

    Yup...just looked it up. 4 inch, seven shot in blue with a half under lug. Model 01769
     
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    It is not just journalism majors. I have seen numerous posts on this and other gun boards "Is it safe to shoot .38 +P in my .357 Magnum?"

    I don't know the cyclic rate, but Dillinger and other gangsters of the day had full auto 1911s built by a gunsmith named Lebman. He claimed he thought he was selling guns to oil barons.
    https://looserounds.com/2021/04/14/lebmans-babymachinegun-full-auto-m1911s/
     
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  19. pairof44sp

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    I looked at that Dillinger post.

    *tinfoil warning : *

    That was an awfully nice and well-varied firearms collection for a criminal.

    I know criminals. I work with criminals. I work FOR criminals, occasionally.

    Criminals don’t have gun collections like that

    “He claimed he thought he was selling guns to oil barons.”

    maybe he was
     
  20. CraigC
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    There are plenty of good gun writers. Ross Seyfried, John Taffin, Dave Scovill, Brian Pearce, Mike Venturino, Dennis Adler, Ron Spomer and a slew of others. They just don't write for G&A.
     
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    As far as I can tell, The National Interest is, at best, an amateurish, ignorant, and innaccurate "defense" blog simply designed to gather clicks. At worst, it is a full blown PRC propaganda/ intelligence gathering false-flag operation.

    They have been putting out garbage military articles for years.

    If you want good, well-researched defense reporting and analysis- as well as AMAZING photography, try The Warzone.
     
  22. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Not really. "Think Tanks" are just like bilge tanks and septic tanks.
     
  23. pairof44sp

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    I’m a big fan of Spomer’s vids on Youtube.

    A lot of the guntubers are too juvenile to watch.

    I like Spomer, Harrell, and the Scouttens.

    BTW, the Lucky Gunner guy has vids where he shows up at Shot Shows, talking in a Jim Scoutten voice, and asking manufacturers where the REAL (metal) guns are at

    funny stuff
     
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  24. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Nope. Not affiliated with the NRA. This is Bill Kristol's dad's magazine. Made for Europhile communists pretending to be tradition-minded Americans. This think tank's rag is drek on vomit.
     
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  25. pairof44sp

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    When you get ready to abandon those outdated Speed and Security Rugers, DM me.

    There is currently only a chalk outline on black velvet, where the old Ruger revolvers are supposed to be on my gun shelf
     
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