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Old 01-23-2010, 05:33 AM   #21
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I believe the GP100 ranks right between claw hammer and spade shovel for reliability.
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:21 AM   #22
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Love the GP100, every time I and the wife go to the range, she goes as well. The issue I have is the wife chewing thru rounds .38 or .357 is not cheap. Very good workhorse!
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The GP100 will NOT give you any problems unless it is mishandled. No gun is completely idiot proof. It is 110% reliable and durable as any other firearm on the face of the planet.

In the VERY slim chance you do experience a problem (which you won't) Ruger will definitely rectify the issue at no cost. I've had Ruger replace worn parts on firearms several years old, with no charge for labor and not being the original owner.

I don't even know if you could crack a barrel on a GP100 with a sledge hammer.
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:12 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by flav View Post
How about posting some pictures? I'm leaning towards the Ruger as well. I'm looking @ the 101 though...
Here are some pics, I think it's beautiful.
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:38 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by mvharris23 View Post
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.
Hi MV:

This is an old post. But for what it's worth, I to have a GP100 which was manufactured in 1988. Serial# 171-XXXXX. I use to shoot competitively with it, action shoots, IPSC, bowling pin shoots, etc. I must have 300,000 rounds thru this puppy. But most were just normal 38 specials, except for the bowling pin shoots. Only mod I made was a spring kit to lighten the trigger pull. This thing shoots as good today as it did when it was new. And it seems just as tight as when it was new. Never put a jacketed bullet thru it. I cast my own bullets, and recycle the spent bullets again and again from my sand trap. That really cuts down on reloading costs. I live in the sticks and have a range in my front yard. The cost of primers has trippled over the years. I use to pay $10 per 1000. Now they're around $30 per 1000. Not very many full power 357 mags thru it. Used those only for bowling pin shoots (which I won pretty consistently).

That used GP100 you bought will outlast many generations of shooters. It's a tank !

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Old 06-20-2012, 01:49 AM   #26
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Happy birthday...chocolate cake is a favorite among zombie threads, you can choose the icing...

Still a good post Don. when you get a chance, stop by the intro thread and say hello!
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