Originally Posted by rugernut
Wat about the 3" gp100 has any body ever owned one
It's my current BUG to my 4" GP100.
I carry two guns as a minimum and right now my primary is a 4" GP100. My second gun is the 3" GP100 with an IWB holster on the support side. I like that the same speedloaders work in both guns. If I have to go smaller I carry an SP101 and a J-Frame 38 Special. My reloads will all be 38 Special in that instance as the same speedloaders fit both guns.
When I pack my Glock I carry a 19/23 with a 26/27 as a second gun. The larger magazines fit the smaller gun. The only exceptions are when I'm packing the P-35 or the 1911. Then I opt for the J-Frame as my second gun as the only reliable small pistol I've found, that takes the larger pistols magazines, has been the Glock.
I usually switch handguns every quarter to stay current with any handgun I may need to be conversant with. This just happens to be a revolver quarter. I don't generally advocate that most folks switch guns, or necessarily do what I do. I have worked through some grip and releasing the safety issues so that it's not a problem for me. With that said I refuse to use a S&W or Beretta handgun due to the location and function of the thumb safety.
The 3" GP100 is a great revolver as far as I'm concerned and if I was limited to only two handguns it would be one of the two selected unless I opted for a 5" version of a .357 magnum. As for the other handgun, that's a tough choice and it would either be a Glock or a Colt 1911. That's a choice I hope I never have to make.