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6-Inches of Pain..........

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Airborne Infantryman, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman 'Murica!

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    ......Ruger GP100 6-inch, that is. :whistling:

    I went with the 6-inch, as I didn't like the way the 4-inch felt; the way the weight was distributed felt different, so I went with the 6-inch. Hopefully I might be able to get to the range tomorrow. Anyone here with a 6-Inch GP100; how do they shoot? Another reason I went with the six, is for a bit less recoil, so my wife can shoot it. :supergrin:

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  2. KK40384

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  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    The 6" GP looks, feels and shoots WAY better than the 4".
    Congrats!
     
  4. Glocktalkfan

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    Nice gun,congrats.
    6 inch of pain-for sure a pain to carry consealed.:rofl:
     
  5. Hugo R

    Hugo R Gaff G26 User!

    Awesome congrats!

    HR
     
  6. Magus

    Magus Deo Vindice

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    Congrats. I've got the 4 inch version which I really like. I really want to add a 6 inch to the collection and these pictures aren't helping my patience. At any rate, Ruger makes very durable wheelguns. Enjoy it!
     
  7. mnglocker

    mnglocker Rope Czar

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    Now go get a wolff spring kit for it. :thumbsup:
     
  8. beaversgs

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    The 6" GP100 does balance awful nice. I've got a 4" I carry & use for IDPA. I just dropped it off at the gunsmith today to have a misaligned hammer fixed. Should be back by Monday or Tuesday, now that's service:)

    GregB
     
  9. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    If'n you're a-skeered to shoot a wimnpy .357 Magnum, don't come a-cryin' when you get a hankerin' for a .44 Magnum. :tongueout:

    The GP100 is a fine revolver. My 6" has always seemed a bit nose heavy for me, my 4" balances just right. Either one is a joy to shoot.

    Firing magnum revolvers comfortably is a matter of technique. When you fire a shot, note what doesn't feel quite right or in the extreme, what hurts. Adjust technique, mainly your grip, so things feel right and don't hurt.

    Commercial .357 Magnum cartridges aren't all that zesty. Prefer the heavier bullets over the lighter ones.

    I have had 5 foot, 100-pound wimmins fire my Redhawk and Model 29 all day and then get mad at me for not having more ammunition.

    Good luck, amigo. Let us know when you start making your own .357 magnum cartridges.
     
  10. zombie373

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    +1 on the 6" GP100!! Great shooter!! Still kicking myself in the arse for selling mine. :steamed:
     
  11. bambikilr

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    love mine, you can load up some hot & heavy loads, shoots great, takes a beating, have had mine 15 years...congrats
     
  12. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman 'Murica!

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    Thanks for all the comments, guys. I got 200 rounds of MagTech 158gr JSP to shoot. Should be fun. = )
     
  13. Caver 60

    Caver 60

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    Love my 4 inch Ruger GP.

    I think a longer barrel wouldn't feel right to me on the Ruger. My 6 inch barrel S&W model 19 feels great to me, but it's built differently than the Ruger.

    Also with my single action 357 Ruger, I do prefer the longer barrel. But those aren't CCW guns for me. They're for hunting or target shooting.

    In any event the 357 is a great cartridge. So is the 44 mag and I own several varients of it in S&W and Ruger. Have fun.

    BTW This subject of which one is best, is sort of like the guy said when he kissed the cow. "Everybody to his own taste." Ha Ha.
     
  14. GlockFish

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  15. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Have a decent gunsmith slick up the trigger pull for you. I like the 6" model as well. It hangs better and swings better when you transition from one target to another.
     
  16. Chainlink

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    The Gp100 is my favorite revolver made. My first one has thousands of rounds through it and the trigger slicked itself up. Very Very accurate from my experience , I even scoped one....took it off as I shot it less with it.
     
  17. Smashy

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    You have good taste in guns... :supergrin:



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    My wife loved shooting mine, she was a great shot with it.
     
  18. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    Why, yes. :supergrin: Yes, he does.

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