ruger gp 100

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by ravenwolf, May 15, 2008.

  1. ravenwolf

    ravenwolf New Member

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    looking for a 6inch 357, kinda been looking at a ruger gp 100 any of you folks own one or know how well they hold up long term use.i had a colt python and let it go a few years back, yea im still crying over it but the rugers been around awhile and it might fit my bill.
     
  2. chorst294

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    I own a 4' GP100 and absolutely love it. They will hold up well to a constant diet of heavy .357 loads. I've noticed the trigger isn't as smooth as my S&W's, but they're built like a bank vault.
     

  3. Ruger Redhawk

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    You can't go wrong with the Ruger GP100. I've never owned one but have shot a few.I have a couple of the old Security Sixes and have held up well over the last 25 years or so.The GP's are real strong,handle constant diet of 357 loads as chorst said. Backed by Ruger's great warranty.The triggers could use some improvement,allot of times will work in with shooting.
     
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  4. jeepcreep927

    jeepcreep927 New Member

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    I think the GP 100 is an excellent revolver and very strong. My 4" stainless was stolen in a burglary several years ago, but my dad has a 4" SS model and my brother a 6". I have shot them all extensively and they are an excellent gun and very durable. Good luck.
     
  5. ravenwolf

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    thanks for the info , if its tough as a tank thats what im looking for .out of all the guns i own or have owned never had any rugers.
     
  6. ravenwolf

    ravenwolf New Member

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    update

    bought a stainles 6 inch gp 100 n i box and so far i realy like this baby, trigger right out of the box pretty darn smooth. so far it will handle any thing ive put through it,but some of us cant leave well enough alone so im smoothing the pull tab a tad bit more and have already erased that funky warning there so damned proud of . the finish is like brushed stainless so i used my belt grinder with a used up belt and it hardly removed any material but the light stamping is gone, finished with scotchbright still looks new but clean
     
  7. h&k bigdaddydieseldan

    h&k bigdaddydieseldan New Member

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    Can't go wrong with any of the ruger revolvers :D :D
     
  8. Rich_C

    Rich_C New Member

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    Hey ravenwolf

    I own a 4' GP100 that I wouldn't trade for anything.
     
  9. hudd357mag

    hudd357mag New Member

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    I own an old Stainless Ruger Security Six that still looks new. My favorite revolver. Wish they didnt discontinue them. Great shooting. :)
     
  10. stalkingbear

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    Any ruger revolver and gp100 in particular is the strongest revolver in it's class on market. I'm a huge fan of blackhawk/super blackhawk/redhawk models. A ruger will keep going strong long after other revolvers shoot loose,lose timing,or crack at forcing cone. The ONLY exceptions are freedom arms(pricey) and s&w X frame.
     
  11. skrappy1900

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    Yeah I agree I have a 6in ruger gp 100 and it is built to last. I've had mine for a while and don't plan on gettin rid of it.
     
  12. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    Well, don't get too cuddly with it... Obama is going to "try" to take it away from you.
     
  13. flbandit

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    Funny you should ask! I just got back from the range after shooting my new, well new to me, 6" GP100. I love it. It's much smoother than the Rossi .357 I used to have and shoots great. I need to adjust the sights slightly, but at 20 yds on my first trip, I was impressed. I think this is a keeper.
     
  14. mdw104

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    I have a 6" GP100 in SS. Great revolver. Didn't care for the factory grip though. Replaced them with ones from Uncle Mikes. And like everone else has said "built like a tank".
     
  15. Aktarus

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    The RUGER GP 100 6 "is really resistant to all" loaded magnum and like all RUGER, can last for your entire life. I have a stainless model and it is fabulous.;)
     
  16. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    About how much does a gp100 stainless run?
     
  17. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    My 4". It's a tank. I added a red insert front sight from Ruger and Pachmayr grips.

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  18. Aktarus

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    In Italy, the RUGER GP100 6" SS - Euro 550 = Dollars 380
     
  19. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    They go for around $500. here in California.
     
  20. Aktarus

    Aktarus New Member

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    for CA357

    ... less and less of a S & W - The price / value is always in favor of GP100