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Discussion in 'Ruger Handgun Forum' started by Admiralmizzou123, Jul 25, 2013.
Any info or experience with this shooter .
I love the GP100 series and own several.
It has become my preferred handgun and IMHO is one of the best revolvers money can buy.
Having said that I might be tempted by one of the rare GP100s that are only 38 special , only if the price is right.
Because the weight/bulk of the rare 38 spc-only GP100 is nearly the same as on the .357 Magnum GP100, (which of course can still fire both 357 Magnum and 38 spc).
In a pinch if the price is right, I might pick a 38 spc only GP100 up since it's kinda rare , but dont expect extra resale due to the rarity of the 38 spc GP 100.
Still a great gun in 38 SPC, but the .357 Mag weight almost the same and can fire both rounds .
All my GP100's are the .357 Mag kind ( and as such will also fire 38 spc).
Attached is a pic of 3 different flavors of GP100
From the top the rare DAO hammerless 4.0 inch, then the now kinda standard Stainless 4(.25) inch barrel GP100 in .357 (and 38spc) and the 6 inch half lug blued GP100 also known by the cognoscenti as the GP160.
PS: Are you sure its only in 38 SPC? Those are really rare and nearly all GP100 are .357 Mag (with 38 spc ability also since thats a shorter version of the same round, of course a lot of guys with a .357 mag shoot mostly 38 spc since that's cheaper). When in doubt check whats written on the barrel.
I have the GP100 with a six inch barrel and it's a great shooting gun. It's super accurate and just a lot of fun to shoot. Mine is chambered in .357 magnum, but you can always shoot .38 special out of it if you want.
That's what I have, too. It's a work horse, very reliable. I wouldn't sell it for anything.
The Ruger Wheel guns are just good solid Guns! My wife loves her SP101 & LCR, as well as My Dad's Security six...
Unless you are getting a good deal on a used gun I would spring for the 357. The GP-100 is a heavy gun for 38 spl only.
We gave this guy tons of good info but he hasn't been back yet..
I'll add a pound or two to that...
I have a couple GP100's also. They are excellent guns and will probably last forever if given reasonable care.
thanks everyone, got some great info
>>but don't expect extra resale due to the rarity of the 38 spc GP 100.<<
In fact, they're usually a bit harder to sell than the .357 versions.
The GP100 is one of if not the toughest 357 Magnum revolvers ever produced !! I LOVE mine... I own tons and I do mean tons of auto's in 9mm but i probably carry a 357 70% of the time!!
I have the 3" GP in 38 only....would have preferred a magnum but I only shoot 38 and I absolutely had to have adjustable sights...love it!
I believe that Gemini Custom can add adjustables to the "fixed" sight Ruger revolvers. I bet it ain't cheap but if one really wanted it bad enough it's probably an option.
I just ordered a Blue 4" GP100 that should arrive next week. I ordered the 3-dot tritiums for it also. Boy am I anxious!!!
There are so many aftermarket solutions, it is likely I could have done somehing like that...I just got an urge to own a 3" GP, found one and couldn't wait I am very pleased with it as I just dont shoot .357 recreationally anyways and I own a 6" GP100 and a 4" SW 686 which handles and magnum needs I might be feeling! I do enjoy shooting my revolvers.
My 3" GP100 .38 Special only...love it, and love the adjustable sights