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mvharris23 01-03-2010 06:16 AM

Ruger GP100 Reliability ??
 
Earlier today, I bought my first handgun, as I turned 21 a few weeks ago. I bought a used Ruger GP100. I have done research for months, so I am certain it was the gun I wanted, and when I go to the range tomorrow to test it out, I'm sure I will love it.

My question is, how well do the GP 100's hold up over the years ? I didnt know how old it was when I bought it, I discovered a few moments ago by looking up serial numbers, that the gun I bought was manufactured sometime in 1988. Being 21 years old, how long can I expect this gun to hold up ? Assuming that I perform routine cleaning/maintenance.

Any info on older GP 100's would be great, thanks.

CA357 01-03-2010 06:27 AM

With normal maintenance and reasonable care, your great grandson will be shooting it long after you're gone.

CCW357 01-03-2010 06:29 AM

Relax, Your Grandkids will enjoy shooting it. It will last for years....:)

enderwig 01-03-2010 01:49 PM

That ruger will outlast you, and maybe your children too!
Also, great choice. The GP100 is one of my favorite firearms, built like a tank and smooth as silk!

canebrake 01-03-2010 01:55 PM

You have made an intelligent investment and unless you plan to run 10K/year through her it will be a heirloom to be handed down to your family.

willfully armed 01-03-2010 02:25 PM

Queries of revolver reliability are redundant.

However, you bought my favorite one. The older ones are perfect, the new ones, not so much.

How much did yoiu spend?

stalkingbear 01-03-2010 03:15 PM

Let's put it this way, in all my years as a gunsmith I've NEVER seen a "wore out" GP-100 (whole gun). Shoot it all you want and don't worry about it. About 30,000-50,000 rounds later it'll need a good "tune up".

mvharris23 01-03-2010 03:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by willfully armed (Post 207746)
Queries of revolver reliability are redundant.

However, you bought my favorite one. The older ones are perfect, the new ones, not so much.

How much did yoiu spend?


I paid about $ 420 for the gun itself. It is the stainless model, so i think I got a decent deal for it. Thanks for all the feedback !

spittinfire 01-03-2010 06:10 PM

You've made a solid purchase. The GP100 will outlast you if take care of it. Happy shooting.

Cencal 01-05-2010 11:08 PM

I just got back from the gun shop and am looking at a used KGP141 Ruger for $420.00 Looks like a great gun but I'm new to revolvers. Let me know how yours feels at the range.


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