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Old 08-16-2012, 01:23 AM   #1
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I am looking at a ruger gp100 with a 6"barrel. I will probably shoot 38s out if it for a while because it's my first handgun. Is it a good gun? Pros? Cons? Other guns? Thanks

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Old 08-16-2012, 01:26 AM   #2
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Great gun. If you're not worried about size I'd recommend the highway patrolman.

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It's a great gun from all reviews I've heard of it. I've shoot a rugger revolver, not sure if it was the gp 100 or sp 101. Shot great, felt great, hit what I was aiming at.

I personally prefer the classic styling of Smith and Wesson revolvers though.

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Great gun. If you're not worried about size I'd recommend the highway patrolman.
Ok thanks.
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I am looking at a ruger gp100 with a 6"barrel. I will probably shoot 38s out if it for a while because it's my first handgun. Is it a good gun? Pros? Cons? Other guns? Thanks
the Ruger GP100 is a fine revolver and yes there are better pistols, but you would probably pay more to find the difference. just recently i put one in layaway for my wife, 4" stainless steel model with the rubber Hogue type grips. my wife has been wanting another 357 revolver for a while and for the past several months i have been looking at this one and last weekend i finally went ahead and put it in layaway for her anniverisary present.

other good choices in revolvers would be Smith & Wesson, Charter Arms use to be good, not for sure now, might do some checking on them. Rossi might be worth checking out also.
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It's a great gun from all reviews I've heard of it. I've shoot a rugger revolver, not sure if it was the gp 100 or sp 101. Shot great, felt great, hit what I was aiming at.

I personally prefer the classic styling of Smith and Wesson revolvers though.
I'd assume it was the gp 100. The sp 101 is a snubby and kicks like a mule with .357.
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I'd assume it was the gp 100. The sp 101 is a snubby and kicks like a mule with .357.
the GP100 is a full sized revolver and the SP101 is a scaled down version of the GP100 i believe, but not 100% sure about that.
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Sp101......

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That's it. 5 shot right?
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Yep. It's not bad with .38 but if you put a box of .357 through it your hand is junk the next day. When I get a chance I'm changing out the grips. Should help.

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