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Old 02-15-2011, 12:39 PM   #41
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Beautiful guns, to be sure. Ever had any gunsmithing done to them? I've read allot of guys change springs to improve trigger action/pull. I haven't even shot mine yet, but, I'm always interested in improvements. Will probably look at laser (Crimson Trace?) sights/grips as well. Thanks for the cool pix.........John
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:16 AM   #42
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I've owned a GP100, blued, 6" barrel since 1989 and love it. Target practice and hunting both. Great revolver, solid, strong, reliable and unrelentless. Have hunted deer with it when I couldn't swing my 30-06 barrel through the branches. Always have it holsterd on my left hip so it's easy to remove with my right hand. Tree stand and at 68 yards, dropped a 12 pointer where he stood with 180 gr JHP. Amazing. I have open sights and have practiced at 100 yards with a lower gr solid. Usually use a bench rest (ie: gear bag) for stabilization and have consistently kept shouts inside a frisbee diameter. Now freestanding is a little wider at 100 yards, but I've never had anything over 68 yards that my 30-06 wouldn't deliver on.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:02 AM   #43
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Speaking strictly of the action/trigger, do they similar to the SP101 out of the box?
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:14 AM   #44
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I bought the GP100 blued 4" as my Christmas present to myself and I love it. I have shot both 38 specials and 357 Mags with it with out any problems. I almost got a Taurus and am sure glad I didn't
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:08 AM   #45
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I own a Stainless with a 4" barrel. I am a BIG fan of Rugers and the GP-100 is one of my favorite revolvers. I can shoot 2-3 boxes of ammo with .38 special or .357 Magnum at a range session with little to no fatigue.
I also have a SS Security Six w/4" barrel, a .44 Magnum SS Redhawk w/7.5" barrel and a .45 Colt Blued Blackhawk w/7.5" barrel.
Best of luck with your new addition. I know you will enjoy it.
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:51 PM   #46
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Recently bought myself a stainless 4" GP100 and it's easily already one of my favorite guns. Also a beauty to look at when she's all clean
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:21 PM   #47
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I've had my GP 100 for a year now. I love the Hornady XTP 125 grainers over 22 grains of H 110. I got the 6 inch in stainless. When I went to sight it in fresh out of the box, I rested the barrel in a little "V" rest sand bag. Using just the factory sights I drilled a hole dead center at 13 yards. The satisfaction began to rise up inside me knowing I made a great choice. Nice report and muzzle flash too. It feels powerful. I like a loud report, if I wanted quiet, I would get a bow.
I love the smell of H 110 in the morning, It smells like, like Victory
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:17 AM   #48
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I got a GP100 a couple of days ago and finally got to shoot it today. It was a blast! 38s felt like nothing and hot 158gr 357s were comfortable to shoot all day. 158 Deep Curls over 16.4gr of H110 has the 2011 deer season already in it's sights.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:51 PM   #49
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I just got my first one, WOW! Mine is a 6 inch stainless model. Today
April 12 2011 was a milestone for me because I was shooting accurately
at 50 yards with a varity of ammo including wad-cutters. I had a good
shooting partner with me who was calling the my shots. He also made
the sights adjustments on the gun. Dick

Are there any other GP100 fans out here?? I am working my way through my second one. The first one I bought was back in 85, 4" blued with combat grips. My new one is a 4" stainless. They both offer flawless performance. I have put about every type of round made through them including some really hot +p, never had a issue.

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Old 04-13-2011, 01:26 PM   #50
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Congrats. on your new GP100. I purchased a new stainless 4" Gp100 in Feb and have taken it shooting once so far (put 100 rounds through it). My gun shot a little to the left - how was yours? I have never sighted a gun before and if you know the details on doing this, I would be interested to hear how to do it. Also, I was told that different brands of ammo have different characteristics - is it necessary to sight the gun for each brand (or stay with one brand/type?)?

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