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Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by arclight610, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. arclight610

    arclight610

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    So my GP100 I ordered came in today. I have to say that I'm not too impressed with the fit and finish, especially for the price point. There are many areas that look like unfinished raw castings. Here is a picture of the recoil shield. There are exposed grind marks and it is very rough. It is also this way on the inside of the crane.

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    By comparison, here is my "cheap" Taurus 66

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    Is this normal on the GP100, or did I get an unfinished dud?
     
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  2. bac1023

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    I just got mine out and its the same.

    I wouldn't worry about it. DA Rugers are not exactly known for attention to detail. Its more about brute strength. While you probably feel you paid a lot, they're actually cheap for a brand new mainstream brand revolver. Taurus, Charter Arms, and the like are not mainstream. They are a notch or two down.
     


  3. countrygun

    countrygun

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    These GPs and the Sec6 show the same as yours.

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  4. sonoma

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    All my Gps and sp101s looked dirty from the factory.Its kind of like buying a new car and finding cigarette butts in the ash tray.
     
  5. SDGlock23

    SDGlock23 Glockoholic

    Ruger as a whole isn't well known for their flawless finishes. I just got a brand new stainless Bisley and it's got marks all over it. Nothing glaring, but then again, you know they're there.
     
  6. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Congrats on the GP100! :cool: I've own 3 and still have 2 (3" and a 4" both stainless), Had a 7.5" SS RH .44, still have a 5.5" SS RH .44, 2 SP101's and used to own a 6.5" BH in .357 and have a SS 6.5" Single Ten on the way. Ruger makes a workhorse tank. They may not spend the time to refine them, but they will shoot with anyother revolver out there and will last longer, especially with hot loads. And they won't break the bank when you buy one. Ask any revolver smith worth his salt what he prefers and he'll say Ruger 9 out of 10 times, if not 10 outta 10. :cool:
     
  7. c01

    c01 Crazy Eye

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    Checked my 2000 4 inch out and it looks just like yours. Lol.
    I still love it, very accurate and has a ton of rounds through it. No problems.

    D
     
  8. Tiro Fijo

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    We'll take your word for it. :whistling:


    :rofl: :animlol:
     
  9. Calhoun123

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    What you have is normal and irrelevant to function. It is built to be a tool, not a work of art. It is the strongest DA .357 revolver on the market. I would never sell one.
     
  10. arclight610

    arclight610

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    Well I'm relieved to find out I'm not the only one.
     
  11. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    THey do have the casting marks and it might give up a little to some other brands, but the bore and chambers (IMO) are more finely done than my Taurus and some of my S&W guns. They clean up quickly too.
     
  12. SigFTW

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    It's normal, Ruger has great prices and their guns are built like a tank however it won't look pretty on the inside:whistling:
     
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  13. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

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    Mine looks like that. I'd rather have a little unfinished looking surface on the part that dosn't show when closed than see lead shavings on the cone of a brand new revolver from the test fire like some brand I know. :whistling:
     
  14. gunner300

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    Just bought a GP100 Willey Clapp its a little better but also has a beed/ dull finish. Oh this is a great handgun my first ruger double action ruger.
     
  15. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Rugers are not known for their pretty fit & finish. Never had been. All of my Ruger wheelguns have all sorts of rough marks on them.
     
  16. chief63

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    True that. Ruger revolvers are often described as "industrial" when in comes to finish but known to be tough and durable. Trigger can be improved. I have a couple including the Wiley Clapp which is very nice.
     
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  17. chief63

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    Also plan to pick up another used Ruger and send to Gemini Customs to be worked.
     
  18. ArmoryDoc

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    I can't tell you anything new that these knowledgeable folks haven't already said. Mine is similar. Don't sweat it. These are some of the toughest guns in modern manufacture. Not the most refined, but the toughest and most durable around. Mine in 6" flavor. VERY accurate. Love it !

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  19. bac1023

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    Well, yeah, that one has an upgraded finish.