What are your thoughts.

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by sctimber97, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. sctimber97

    sctimber97 New Member

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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
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Great gun. If you're not worried about size I'd recommend the highway patrolman.
     

  3. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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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.
     
  4. sctimber97

    sctimber97 New Member

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    Ok thanks.
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    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.
     
  6. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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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.
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    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.
     
  8. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Sp101......
     

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  9. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    That's it. 5 shot right?
     
  10. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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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.
     
  11. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Sharp recoil doesn't really bother me that much. I think I just haven't gotten to that point yet. When I shoot my .45, and my .357 back when I had it, I WAS able to say "I can see where this will be very uncomfortable in a few years..." But I'm not there yet.
     
  12. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Yeah I think its probably more about how the grip fits my hand on that model. I grip high on it and the grip is kind of square in between my thumb and pointer finger. After 50 rounds I had serious bruising and swelling. I've shot 45 long colt out of similar sized guns without issue and running .357 through the patrolman was a dream. That gun is fantastic.
     
  13. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    even given the amount of arthritis in my hands and wrists, i not there yet either! :eek:
     
  14. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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    Buy the GP100. You won't find a better stronger 357 on the market for the money. Even if you paid more for another brand I doubt it would be any better. The six inch barrel will give optimum velocity with a 357.
     
  15. Olympus

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    Nothing wrong with a Ruger revolver. I personally think a S&W is a better gun though. Plenty of different models to choose from. Especially if you're going to be shooting 38s.
     
  16. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    I love my Gp100. It was also my first handgun, only had it about 10 months and ive got to have atleast 2000+ rounds through it. Great range gun for the price. A little bulky for consealed carry but it can be done.
     

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  17. cameronguyton

    cameronguyton New Member

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    I've got the 4" stainless GP100. Damn good gun, accurate and tough.

    You won't be disappointed.
     
  18. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    I have one and love shooting GP 100 6". Lately, been firing the HSM 38 Special 158 gr semi wad cutters. Today, pulled out some 38 Special Winchester Special P 125 gr, only fired a few rounds. Mostly, semi-wad cutters.

    Just one issue, the wife is not amused with me taking the Ruger GP100 to the range without her. :D