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Old 04-27-2014, 02:57 PM   #11
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Personally I would opt for the regular gp100 and get the wolf reduced power spring kit and a hiviz fiber front sight. I don't care for fixed sights on a da revolver. You have limited but powerful ammo and stupid slow reload times why gimp yourself when every shot counts...

The sa pull on a gp100 is outstanding right out of the box. I've shot wind's gp and they are steller handguns.
I agree. The single action is great and the gun is nothing short of perfect. That da pull takes some getting used to. When i first bought it, I was constantly shooting low and left because I was pushing with my firing hand and anticipating recoil (i think). I've been thinking about that wolf spring kit but I've yet to find a gun smith in my area that I trust. I learned my lesson trying to do my own gun smithing so ill leave it to professionals lol. Haven't shot this walther yet but the trigger pull seems great. Every review I've read basically says thats it's claim to fame. Time will tell and I'm itching to get some rounds down range. I bought some bulk fmj range ammo to break it in.
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I agree. The single action is great and the gun is nothing short of perfect. That da pull takes some getting used to. When i first bought it, I was constantly shooting low and left because I was pushing with my firing hand and anticipating recoil (i think). I've been thinking about that wolf spring kit but I've yet to find a gun smith in my area that I trust. I learned my lesson trying to do my own gun smithing so ill leave it to professionals lol. Haven't shot this walther yet but the trigger pull seems great. Every review I've read basically says thats it's claim to fame. Time will tell and I'm itching to get some rounds down range. I bought some bulk fmj range ammo to break it in.
You can easily do your own springs on these. Its part of the basic takedown for cleaning. The manual details how for the owner. These arent the typical complicated revolver assemblies.
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You can easily do your own springs on these. Its part of the basic takedown for cleaning. The manual details how for the owner. These arent the typical complicated revolver assemblies.
Good to know. I'll have to check it out in the manual. Thanks!
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I shot the GP well, but decided to bring it up a notch because I also have a Python. A high benchmark. The GP was very good with the Williams Firefly (?) sights and a lighter DA pull. It still fired quality HP's reliably. The only time it had light strikes was on harder primed practice ammo, Fiocchi in my case.

The GP was not the best balanced revolver because of the relatively small grips and a 6" barrel with a full underlug. The MC has a 4" barrel with a reduced underlug and should not feel nose heavy. The factory MC grip looks like a great aftermarket option for the original GP.

The 586 I think is an exception among the newer Smiths for its classy look. The short underlug also helps. (I am more interested in shooting the 38s, only occasionally the 357s). The Ruger is kind of exclusive for now. A used 586 might be the best deal as n everyday shooter.

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