Revolvers; GP100 anyone?

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  1. mr00jimbo

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    Ruger did something quite nice for Canada.
    Our minimum barrel length law is 106 mm for the shortest handgun caliber. So in retaliation, Ruger made a model with a barrel length of 106.68mm. :tongueout:
    I figure with that kind of commitment to a smaller market, I want to show my support and bring one of these puppies home.

    So what can people tell me bout the Ruger GP100?
    I'm thinking stainless, 4.2 inches.
    I hear they're extremely robust. How's the accuracy of revolvers compared to semi-autos? Are they easier, or more difficult to shoot accurately for the aver-age bear?
    Is a trigger job supposedly necessary? A friend claims they feel like their action is filled with gravel.
     
  2. GreyEclipse

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    Don't own but I'm wanting one and from what I've heard you can't go wrong.
     

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    Dry fire it a lot and the trigger'll smooth out. Wolff makes a kit with some options for the hammer and trigger springs if you decide you want to go that way.

    Revolvers are just as accurate as a semiautomatic, it's all up to you.

    And yes, they're really tough and can handle some awfully hot loads.
     
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    They are awsome i shoot mine with 16 grns of alliant 2400 behind a 125 grn xtp (about 1200 fps) I shoot it more accuratly then I do my .40 cal glock. Its had a trigger job (before I bought it).
    At 15 yards i was putting all rounds into the top half of a tennis ball jar. At about 75 yards(just for fun) I was getting them close enoughto a tennis ball to make it jump and roll never did leave a hole in one though until I started shooting my .17.
     
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    I have a 4" GP100 in stainless. First gun I ever bought. Great gun although I really never shoot it anymore. Have thought of selling it many times but just can't bring myself to it. I have not had any issues with it that I can recall.
     
  6. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I have the 4" stainless and love it. Everyone should have one.
     
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    GP100's are built like tanks and very accurate. Mine had a trigger job by Wilson Combat. The only better revolver trigger I've ever tried was on a S&W 19 back in 1980.
     
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    Damn fine revolver. I owned a Stainless 4" GP100 and LOVED it, wish I still had it. Solid, simple, accurate, sweet shooting gun. I doubt that any auto in it's price range is more accurate. The trigger on mine was fine, but I did go ahead and smooth up the action myself. Mainly because I had the skills and tools to do it, and it got me even more familiar with the inner workings. I fully intend to purchase another Stainless 4" GP100 someday.
     
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    Ive got a 4 inch GP. It's one gun that I will not get rid of. It accompanies me most of the time I am in the woods. Get one, you will not be disappointed.
     
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    I have a blued 6" barrell and I love it. Once I got it dialed in I was terminating cans with extreme prejudice at 20 yrds. The action is real nice after running several boxes through it. Don't feel that the recoil is all that bad with the 6" barrell. Love it but dont get to shoot it enough as is with all my guns. Cant go wrong for the price I think.
     
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    Here's my 4" stainless. I just bought a 4" stainless Security Six to keep it company (No pic's yet. Its on its way to my FFL).

    [​IMG]
     
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    Like everyone else, I love mine. I will not ger rid of it. Accurate, well built gun. Can't go wrong with one.
     
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    If only one pistol this would be it!!!!
     
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    Sadly, I had to sell mine to help fund my AR purchase.
     
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    I've bought two in my life...one for me and one for my dad. Both are stainless steel and 6" barrels. Built like a bank vault and dead-nuts accurate. Yes, the trigger can be improved with a little work, but you will never regret this purchase. Now I want a 4", looking at all these great pictures!!
     
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    GP-100?

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    Hell yeah!
     
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    Good pick up. I have a 4" blued Security Six and honestly, I like it more so than my GP.

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    Berto woo woo

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    THey are great revolvers....yes, really strong and more accurate than the typical autopistol. Having a very good single action option enables them to be pretty user friendly and my experience at least with my GP100 is that the actions can be actually very good.
    I wouldn't hesitate to put the action on mine against a typical S@W revolver.
     
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    My favorite revolver, I have my grandfathers who bought it in 1988. It is a tank!