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Old 01-09-2010, 02:34 AM   #11
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How about posting some pictures? I'm leaning towards the Ruger as well. I'm looking @ the 101 though...

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How about posting some pictures? I'm leaning towards the Ruger as well. I'm looking @ the 101 though...
I've got a 101 and like the GP, you can't go wrong. Reliable as a rock!
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I bought a GP100 brand new in 1992, a 6" blued barrel. I thought it was a great gun, untill, I noticed it was shooting everywhere. I barely fired 500 rounds through the gun. I started noticing trouble with my front sight coming loose. I then noticed a crack in the barrel, between the plunger hole and the bore hole. I sent the gun back to Ruger, they wanted $365.00 to repair it. I asked if they could stand behind their product, obviously they said "No". Basicallly, there treatment corresponds to our goverment "they dont even want to listen to you". GOOD LUCK with yours, and GOOD LUCK with Ruger!

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Rugers are workhorses and I have never had one problem with their customer service, they have always been good and quick any time I have dealt with them.

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i shoot pistol on thursday shotgun on saturday/sunday
the GP 100 and the SIG 226 40cal always go to the range
i put 2 boxes through each thats over 4000 rounds a year through the GP both 38 and 357 and it is as solid as the day it came out of the box
i don't buy a lot of guns i buy quality and IMO you can't get a better wheel gun

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I bought a GP100 brand new in 1992, a 6" blued barrel. I thought it was a great gun, untill, I noticed it was shooting everywhere. I barely fired 500 rounds through the gun. I started noticing trouble with my front sight coming loose. I then noticed a crack in the barrel, between the plunger hole and the bore hole. I sent the gun back to Ruger, they wanted $365.00 to repair it. I asked if they could stand behind their product, obviously they said "No". Basicallly, there treatment corresponds to our goverment "they dont even want to listen to you". GOOD LUCK with yours, and GOOD LUCK with Ruger!
Sorry you had trouble with your Ruger. That is honestly the first time I've ever heard anyone say anything negative about a Ruger revolver's durability. This one must have been in a medium sized explosion. I've got a Security Six made in '72 and a Service Six made in '76. Never had a single issue with these 30+ year old guns. Lots of .357 mag rounds fired through both. My shooting/hunting buddy has had his GP 100 for a couple of years now and I think it may be even tougher than mine. Your experience is inexplicable. I wouldn't hesitate to buy any Ruger revolver as long as it was in one piece.
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I bought a GP100 brand new in 1992, a 6" blued barrel... I sent the gun back to Ruger, they wanted $365.00 to repair it. I asked if they could stand behind their product, obviously they said "No".
Please don't take offense, but I find this post bizarre. Ruger has always stood behind their guns, in my experience. Last year, they sent me parts to my 32-year old Service Six - for free. Everyone else I've spoken to has great experience with Ruger service as well. Your's is the first negative comment I've hear about Ruger.

Bullseye, were you using really hot reloads, or doing anything else to void the warranty? I'm really interested in the details.

I like both the old Security Six:
And the new GP-100:
Both guns have Badger grips.
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WVwheelgunner, I think I may have hurt this firearm myself, after listening to allot of replies after I bashed Ruger on previous threads. I think Staulkingbear and viking may have hit the nail on the head, saying "firing a squib load followed by another. I do reload. The last time I shot my GP100, I was wearing ear protection and shooting simultaneously with other shooters. I don't think I recognized a faulty load, and kept shooting. Therefore trashing my gun, I sure would love to salvage this firearm with low costs! Any suggestions.

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I just picked up my KGP161 on Thursday, paid $467.86 at my local shop. Haven't had a chance to shoot it yet as the weather here is not cooperating. What was covered in snow yesterday is now a mix of snow and mud, and its only 31 degrees, not what I want to go shooting in.

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I OWN A RUGER GP100 bought it when i was 25 ,maybe 28 im now 40 and i love it as much now as then.for the first 2yrs i owned it it got 100rnds every weekend through it. since then ive slowed up alittle but still gets used alot and have had 0 PROBLEMS.i even shot some reloads of my dads that were a little hot had to smack the ejector pretty hard to get them out, 150rds i think still no problems.with stock grips and iron sights at 50yds and 5inch target they all land in the black or just on the edge and im by no means a expert shot.i use my guns not baby them so its been dropped in the creek even slid off the roof of my 2 storie house(dont ask).i hope yours is half as dependable

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