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Old 06-29-2009, 02:49 PM   #11
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I say GP100. I've owned several and they are the Timex of revolvers.

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Old 06-29-2009, 03:08 PM   #12
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Wow. I'm convinced to get a GP100.
I like my ruger 10/22. Wouldnt mind a Ruger revolver

Thanks for all your responses. Big help.

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I should mention that I have had S&W models 629, 64, 19, 686 and a K22. The only Smith that I have at the moment is a model 37 Airweight and my wife has a model 60. Smith & Wesson makes an outstanding revolver.

Ruger revolvers that I have owned are three 6" GP100's, an SP101, a 4" Security Six, a Blackhawk in .30 Carbine, a Blackhawk in .357 magnum, a convertible Vaquero in .45ACP/.45 Colt, a .44 Vaquero. All were excellent firearms and the .30 Blackhawk was just a hoot to shoot.

If I were looking for an absolutely rock solid revolver, the GP100 is the one out of all of the above listed handguns gets my vote.

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Thanks CA357.
Your post makes me feel more confident about getting one.

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A good Ruger GP100 in 4" is going to be damn hard to beat. Not only are they designed to be "bombproof" They also shoot well. You can shoot .38s to practice & full house .357s for social work. I would highly recommend whatever you choose, to have a Wolff spring kit installed. It'll still be 100% reliable, but also reduce felt double action pull weight by 30-40%.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about the GP100 and were afraid to ask. Ruger GP100 Book of Knowledge « Gunner’s Journal

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Ruger revolvers are excellent, but I'm a bit partial to my S&W 686 (4" barrel). I've shot lots of .357s through it and I love it more every time I take it to the range. The double action is just the sweetest I've ever experienced, smooth and accurate. I've been carrying it lately (it's winter here).

For a year round carry revolver, the Ruger SP101 with a 3" barrel is about perfect, IMHO. Perfect size and weight, a good balance between comfortable carry and easy shooting.

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A good Ruger GP100 in 4" is going to be damn hard to beat. Not only are they designed to be "bombproof" They also shoot well. You can shoot .38s to practice & full house .357s for social work. I would highly recommend whatever you choose, to have a Wolff spring kit installed. It'll still be 100% reliable, but also reduce felt double action pull weight by 30-40%.
How much do those kits go for and how hard are they to install?

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Everything you ever wanted to know about the GP100 and were afraid to ask. Ruger GP100 Book of Knowledge « Gunner’s Journal
Thanks. Checking out the link now.

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The spring kits are less than 15$ and if you are mechincally inclined, shouldn't be a problem to install. Wolff Springs at MidwayUSA

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a spring kit is cheap and possibly good to have, but I'd recommend shooting it before putting one in. I personally find the new (better) trigger pulls on the rugers to be good "as-is", but trigger pull is a personal preference.

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