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Old 06-04-2010, 10:05 PM   #1
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I know guys, i lust after more guns than a crackhead in a darkened pawn shop, but i have a few questions about the GP100.

It is said to be built to handle a regular diet of .357 magnum. It is my understanding that it will be happy with some .38special for target practice; are there any other alternatives (.38 short?) for target shooting on the cheap?

Is $469 a realistic price for the 6" blued model, in your opinion? It is close to the price at Bud's gun shop, oddly close.

If the one i'm looking at Saturday has the comfy Hogue grips, what are my chances of picking up some of the older style with the rosewood inset later on (for display)?

I notice some of the cheaper .38 special rounds are plain lead/non-jacketed; i haven't used this kind of ammo since long ago & that was .22 rounds. Will it "lead" my barrel up & will the Hoppes cleaner & a good scrubbing clear this up?

Any other info on the GP100 would be appreciated if you have a moment.

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You'll love it. Case closed.

.38 spec. and .357 mag are all you can shoot in it. You can shoot lead with no problems, just clean it well.

The price sounds excellent to me, but I'm in CA and they sell for $550. on up here new.

I've owned a number of them over the years and they are just downright good, solid revolvers. I also tend to prefer the 6" barrel. It makes shooting full house loads easy.

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It's a Ruger, and therefore a tank - you'll be able to shoot the crap out of it for fifty years or more. Shooting lead is fine, but you may want to pick up a wire brush rod extension to make cleaning easier.

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Thanks guys!

Oh, this won't really be for carry, unless some of my fellow rednecks eventually convince me to go hog hunting with them.

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I remember now why it's better for me to window shop guns on the interweb. Not only did i buy the GP100 after a bit of haggling (kinda shop worn, not bad), i picked up another pistol that he had taken in trade, a rather neglected looking CZ75b.

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I saw a 4" NIB in SS for about $480 at my local gun shop.Price seems about right.I have used Blazer lead nose bullets in the Rossi .357 I used to own and after 50 rounds the barrel was basically a smooth bore,it took an hour to clean the barrel with a bronze brush.I would stick with FMJ and pay a little more.

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Per the GP100. I dont not feel that the new runs are as good a quality as the old ones sold with the neoprene grips with wood insert.

Ive had one if each in 4 and 6". THe older guns shoot way better and fell tighter. I think the hogues are overkill on a 357.

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Sorry for the bump

I fondled a stainless GP100 4" yesterday while helping my little bro try to figure out a good 9mm Luger to start his collection. Although I would want to put a set of badger grips on it ASAP, I think i have finally identified my next revolver purchase. I've seen some of you say the trigger pull is rather heavy compared to S&W, but it felt nice and smooth to me over a couple dry fire runs.

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^^^ So far, i'm really liking the Ruger, but i haven't been able to do very much plinking with it yet.

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