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Old 02-20-2011, 11:35 PM   #1
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I realize there have been a lot of posts lately re: the Ruger GP100, so I apologize for starting another one...but I haven't see any posts specifically dealing with break-in period. So, I just bought a brand new Stainless 4" GP100 tonight. What kind of break-in period is normally required for this revolver?

Thanks in advance for any insight!

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Old 02-20-2011, 11:58 PM   #2
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200 rounds seems pretty typical.

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Revolvers do not have the same "break in" issues as a semi-auto pistol as there is limited metal to metal parts that need to mate with each other. Basically it's the hand and the ratchet and these will either be right or not generally...

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I have 2 GP`s and have had recommendations as what to do initially. It depends on what you are looking to do with the gun...In my case I want to use it for target shooting, the trigger is way to heavy for any serious target shooting... so to smooth out the trigger I did a lot of dry firing and will be replacing the springs to have a light trigger needed for that type of shooting. If you`re using it for home defence and some range time there`s not much to do other than keeping it clean and lubricated....Jim

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I'd give it a good cleaning and then head to the range. Run 100-200 rounds thru it and if there are no issues I'd say your good. Don't be afraid to run it hard either. I've had my SP101 so hot you couldn't hold on to the cylinder.

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I'd give it a good cleaning and then head to the range. Run 100-200 rounds thru it and if there are no issues I'd say your good. Don't be afraid to run it hard either. I've had my SP101 so hot you couldn't hold on to the cylinder.
+1 Clean it and head to the range. (Carry it on the way there IMO)
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Thanks for all the advice folks!

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Well, congrats on a really great wheel gun purchase. The GP100 is a fine revolver.

Best advice has already been given, clean it and go shoot it.

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