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Old 02-13-2010, 01:03 AM   #11
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Yeah I've never seen one in .38. Check the gun again and just make sure it doesn't have a big .357 mag etched on it. If it is in fact a .38 special that price sounds good, but you would be better off finding something else at that little store and getting a .357 for all other practical purposes.
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Old 06-01-2010, 03:55 AM   #12
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I like mine I bought 1 week ago ,and thats a good price 379.00 new
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I like mine I just bought it week ago.And thats a good price as well took it today first time shot 50 rounds no jams
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I say go for it. You're stuck with that store and the GP100 is a great gun. You already know that .38sp in a +P will be almost as effective as .357 for stopping BG's, so just do it.
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Got mine used off of gunbroker. It looked like it had never been fired, exceptionally clean. $400 including shipping and transfer fees even here in the great state of Kalifornia. There are deals to be had if you take the time to look. Good luck!
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when i bought my rugar gp100 I paid 424.95 new .It did include transfer ,back ground check .So You got a good price
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Maybe this is a dumb question, but what is the difference between the "alloy steel" of the blued models and the stainless steel models? I mean to ask if there are functional or strength differences & what they are; i get that one isn't blued.
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GP 100 is available in .327 Magnum and .357 Magnum only.

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However, you will find that the GP100 shoots .38 Specials & +P .38 Specials quite well.
But since you mentioned it,a .327 mag would be a good way to go too because it can fire .327 mags(almost equivelent to a .357)and .32 H&R(which are equivelent to a .38 special),and both rounds have less recoil than .357 and .38,and in a GP100 you actually get 7 shots and not 6 like with the .357 or .38.
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I like mine I just bought it week ago.And thats a good price as well took it today first time shot 50 rounds no jams
Not be rude, but revolvers don't jam. The GP100 can handle tens of thousands of rounds with absolutely NO maintenance other than periodic cleaning.

As far as the .327 goes. I was totally uninterested at first, but after further review it is not as impractical as I initially thought. In addition to .32 S&W longs you can also shoot regular sport .32 S&W and .32 H&R Magnum. Definitely a good selling point.

However, for practice rounds (.32 and .32 long) you will pay at least 10 cents more per round for the cheap stuff and close to .25 cents more per cartridge for magnum round in either .32 H&R or .327. It is also more scarce than the older cartridges by far.

The extra chamber is handy as well as something different rather than the same old .38/.357, if that's what give you kicks, but in my opinion. . . "Why fix it if it ain't broke?"

As far as the GP100 in .38 special only. WHY??? I couldn't imagine having that tank of a gun that couldn't take full house .357 loads. It would eliminate a large spectrum of the gun's purpose. . . A MOUNTAIN GUN.

Go ahead and take your chances with a .38 vs. black bear.
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i like mine i bout it 2 weeks ago and thats a good price you got i paid 424.95 new
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