Ruger GP100

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Deigoboy, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Deigoboy

    Deigoboy New Member

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    Today was a good day, I bought my first handgun!! Any advice on add- ons or best brands of bullets?? Ruger GP100
     
  2. Jstrong

    Jstrong New Member

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    Great choice I have an sp101,really the only thing you need is a few extra speedloaders and maybe a hogue grip and your in business.As far as ammo goes for plinking I Just shoot whatevers cheapest and keep it loaded at home with .357mag gold dots
     

  3. Deigoboy

    Deigoboy New Member

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    Thanks for the tip. It came stock with Hogue grips...very comfortable!
     
  4. rugernut

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    It will handle the heaviest loads you can put in it and magtech shooting size 250 r for resonable price and very accurate it is soft point 158 gr well good choice of handgun good luck
     
  5. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    I shoot winchester white box from walmart because im accurate with it and its available everywhere around me. FMJ for target and JHP for self defence. And my oldlady likes to shoot .38s and those are also available around me everyday of the week. Also from what the guys at my local gun store tell me the winchester rounds are really high quality. But walmart is the cheapest place around me to buy that brand. I have only had my revolver for about two months and this is my first handgun. Thats at 10yards with no rest.
     

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  6. ANGRYcanary

    ANGRYcanary New Member

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    OH YEAH !!!
    Your gonna DIG that pistol..! Some really good rounds for self defense are actually made for the lever action rifles, they have a soft red pointed tip (so the round ahead of it doesn't have the primer go off in the tube) and have really good penetration and expansion. I Think it's called Leverevolution..? and is made by Hornady, Its a 140 grain flex tip ammo. Midway has it, but you just have to type in "leverevolution" in the search box on the home page. There are also trijicon night sights or their alternatives, like meppro. Oh almost forgot speed loaders, practice with them, the sppedloaders also have their own holsters as well. There are also some back packs that make great range bags too, Have fun and be safe.

    You'll run out of ammo quick..!
     

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  7. Deigoboy

    Deigoboy New Member

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    Thanks everybody! How about ear protection...what brand works best for you?
     
  8. rugernut

    rugernut New Member

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    Get on cheaperthandirt is the best place to get every thing you're going to need or cabbalas
     
  9. vincent

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    In the ear, over the ear, anthing is better than nothing. I have an over the ear set with an internal speaker. Any noise over a certain decibel the speaker shuts off and they work just like regular ear muffs, when it's on, it's like you're not even wearing them. I don't know the name brand, it's not even printed on the set or I'd post a link...not even sure what they're called...
     
  10. trex1310

    trex1310 New Member

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    I have a GP100 6" with custom grips.....

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  11. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Dang! That's a good looking gun!
     
  12. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    mmmm...Rrrruuugerrr...
     

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  13. rugernut

    rugernut New Member

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    Wat about the 3" gp100 has any body ever owned one
     
  14. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I've stuffed cigarette butts in my ears before firing an AT4 once, and I was thankful for it.

    I use plain foam plugs, the kind that expand to fit. I'd like a pair of muffs like vincent's but I'm cheap. One of the local shops hands out the foamies for free. I think you can get them at the health department in some cities too, just like the prophylactics. Protection is KEY!!
     
  15. vincent

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    Daggone it Trip, just when I thought I was original, I used cig butts too when I was cutting trees and ran out of the yellow foamies...I've saved every one since, (the foamies, not the butts wiseguy!:D) just put 'em in your pocket and run 'em through the wash, good as new. The speaker phones weren't that expensive but more often than not I'll just don the old standbys. They'd work best if you really need to hear and wear them at the same time and they do take a little getting used to...
     
  16. TimKS

    TimKS Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I picked up a couple of Ruger headsets off of Ebay for cheap. They work good for me. :D
     
  17. BikerRN

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    It's my current BUG to my 4" GP100.

    I carry two guns as a minimum and right now my primary is a 4" GP100. My second gun is the 3" GP100 with an IWB holster on the support side. I like that the same speedloaders work in both guns. If I have to go smaller I carry an SP101 and a J-Frame 38 Special. My reloads will all be 38 Special in that instance as the same speedloaders fit both guns.

    When I pack my Glock I carry a 19/23 with a 26/27 as a second gun. The larger magazines fit the smaller gun. The only exceptions are when I'm packing the P-35 or the 1911. Then I opt for the J-Frame as my second gun as the only reliable small pistol I've found, that takes the larger pistols magazines, has been the Glock.

    I usually switch handguns every quarter to stay current with any handgun I may need to be conversant with. This just happens to be a revolver quarter. I don't generally advocate that most folks switch guns, or necessarily do what I do. I have worked through some grip and releasing the safety issues so that it's not a problem for me. With that said I refuse to use a S&W or Beretta handgun due to the location and function of the thumb safety.

    The 3" GP100 is a great revolver as far as I'm concerned and if I was limited to only two handguns it would be one of the two selected unless I opted for a 5" version of a .357 magnum. As for the other handgun, that's a tough choice and it would either be a Glock or a Colt 1911. That's a choice I hope I never have to make.

    Biker