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Old 01-03-2010, 06:16 AM   #1
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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.

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

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

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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!

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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.

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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?

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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".

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

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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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