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Default Ruger GP100 4, 5 or 6 inch barrel?

Thinking about a Ruger GP100 357 magnum. I have a choice of barrel lengths, 4, 5 or 6 inches.

Anyone own one that has any thoughts on the subject?

This will be a fun gun, something to enjoy on the farm and at the range.

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Old 09-07-2013, 10:31 PM   #2
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Getting the Wiley clapp?
If you're not looking to conceal it I'd go for the 6"

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If you are going to use it for hunting I'd go with the 6. You'll get max velocity and power that way.

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I agree with MM13. I have a 6" barrel GP 100. It's a great gun. But it would be difficult to conceal.

What's the difference between a regular GP 100 and the Wiley Clapp?

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Getting the Wiley clapp?
If you're not looking to conceal it I'd go for the 6"
I was thinking about the Davidson's, Ruger GP100 with a 5 inch heavy barrel
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If you are going to use it for hunting I'd go with the 6. You'll get max velocity and power that way.
Not for hunting, just a home and range gun.
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Not for hunting, just a home and range gun.
I would say 6" barrel, then.
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Yeah but that 6" would look sweet next to the 4" on the shelf.
I think he needs at least two.

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I own GP100's in 3,4 and (used to) 6 inch

The 6 inch had a nice classic look but the accuracy and performance of the 4 inch ( really 4.25 inch) barrel model was such I didnt see a need for the 6 inch.

To me it just ads bulk and weight.

Even in open carry I would prefer the 4 inch.

if you have a collection of several GP100's I see no harm in adding a 6 inch just for completeness sake, but if it is to be your only one, a 4 inch seems to be the way to go.

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+1 on the 4" but I just prefer the look of shorter bbls on revolvers. Well, 4" or shorter anyway.

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