Ruger GP100 38 Spl

Discussion in 'Ruger Handgun Forum' started by Admiralmizzou123, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. Admiralmizzou123

    Admiralmizzou123 New Member

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    Any info or experience with this shooter .
     
  2. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    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.
     

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  3. dlh2689

    dlh2689 New Member

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    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.
     
  4. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    That's what I have, too. It's a work horse, very reliable. I wouldn't sell it for anything.

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  5. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    The Ruger Wheel guns are just good solid Guns! My wife loves her SP101 & LCR, as well as My Dad's Security six...
     
  6. John_Deer

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    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.
     
  7. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    We gave this guy tons of good info but he hasn't been back yet..:(
     
  8. TimKS

    TimKS Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I'll add a pound or two to that... :D

    I have a couple GP100's also. They are excellent guns and will probably last forever if given reasonable care. ;)
     
  9. Admiralmizzou123

    Admiralmizzou123 New Member

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    thanks everyone, got some great info
     
  10. RUT

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    >>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.
     
  11. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely.
     
  12. NDMarksman

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    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!!
     

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  13. Mouser

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    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!
     
  14. NDMarksman

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    Gemini Custom

    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!!!
     
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  15. Mouser

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    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:D 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.
     
  16. Mouser

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    My 3" GP100 .38 Special only...love it, and love the adjustable sights
     

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