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Posted: 7/3/2015 4:13:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/3/2015 4:14:58 PM EDT by VA-BlkRifle]
Blued 6" GP100 What says GD?
FO or No?
If you got one, tell me if you like it.
Guy at the LGS was saying it's a stronger gun than the S&W 586, more powder far less likely to lock it up?
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 4:14:54 PM EDT
Stainless or bust
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 4:15:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/3/2015 4:15:56 PM EDT by VA-BlkRifle]
I don't do stainless any more. This is likely the only wheel gun I'll ever own, as well.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 4:15:49 PM EDT
I have one, they are excellent firearms.. you wont regret it.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 4:16:32 PM EDT
How much are they asking for it?
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 4:16:37 PM EDT
I have a 4" and I like it. I've only shot a couple boxes through it but its accurate and has been reliable so far. Trigger pull is a little heavy but that's to be expected with any modern gun.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 4:16:44 PM EDT
If it's the only one you'll ever own, I'd go with the 4" model.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 4:17:57 PM EDT
I have a 686 and the gp100 6", I prefer to toot the gp100 as it balances well and seems laser accurate.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 4:19:35 PM EDT
About 15 bucks worth of Wolff and a few minutes worth of work makes the GP100 trigger pretty damn nice.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 4:20:10 PM EDT
I want one so bad. A nice stainless to polish up and wear in a flashy leather holster. BBQ gun!

Then a SP101 polished to match.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 4:21:08 PM EDT
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I want one so bad. A nice stainless to polish up and wear in a flashy leather holster. BBQ gun!

Then a SP101 polished to match.
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Then you want to be me.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 4:22:50 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By CLICKBANGBANG:
I want one so bad. A nice stainless to polish up and wear in a flashy leather holster. BBQ gun!

Then a SP101 polished to match.


Then you want to be me.


Pics!
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 4:23:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/3/2015 4:25:49 PM EDT by vanilla_gorilla]
GP100 is a good revolver. I place it second only behind a 686 for it's size and caliber.

As far strong than a 686, cue the old S&W ad about the 686...


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Link Posted: 7/3/2015 4:29:47 PM EDT
I prefer 4" revolvers for any kind of carry and as a do-it-all revolver. The 6" full lug GP100 is a bit of a heavy beast, best suited for target or strictly hunting.

They're fantastic revolvers. I'd FO.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 4:36:40 PM EDT
It is TITS!
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 4:39:55 PM EDT
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How much are they asking for it?
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$550
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 4:45:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By VA-BlkRifle:
Blued 6" GP100 What says GD?
FO or No?
If you got one, tell me if you like it.
Guy at the LGS was saying it's a stronger gun than the S&W 586, more powder far less likely to lock it up?
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I have a 4" blue one, its one of those guns I'll always hang on to. I think its stronger than the 586 but that's just my opinion I
can't back that up with facts.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 5:01:42 PM EDT
I'd FO like a MOFO. Love Ruger wheelguns!

Link Posted: 7/3/2015 5:15:27 PM EDT
I may have missed this, but used or new??

$550 new seems pretty fair, for used not so much.

I own both the 4" and 6" in stainless steel. My preference of the 2 is the 4".

A really nice thing about the GP100's is how easy and inexpensive it is to change out the factory front sight with a HiViz unit.

BK
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 5:42:11 PM EDT
Seems like a bit much.
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$550
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Originally Posted By FishKepr:
How much are they asking for it?

$550

Link Posted: 7/3/2015 5:45:47 PM EDT

I love mine. It's stainless but I'd be fine with blued, too.


Link Posted: 7/3/2015 5:46:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/3/2015 5:46:38 PM EDT by John-in-austin]
Stronger than a 686? No. Decent revolver? Yes, but If you are intending on going nuclear with handloads get a Blackhawk.

There are some early blued 6" GP100's out there without a full underlug. I think they balance and shoot better.

BTW. New GP 100's are $599 here. Used are in the $350-$400 range.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 5:48:04 PM EDT
I love my Blued 6" Full lug GP100. It is a blast with max loads of H110 and if you are empty, just bonk them in the head with it.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 5:51:30 PM EDT
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I have a stainless GP100 in both 4" and 6"
LOVE THEM!!!
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 5:54:39 PM EDT
Built like a tank, accurate, and YES, you can work the trigger to match quality. I prefer the 4-1/2" for carry with 180gr XTPs. That 6" would make a nice huntin' piece.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 5:56:29 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By John-in-austin:
Stronger than a 686? No. Decent revolver? Yes, but If you are intending on going nuclear with handloads get a Blackhawk.

There are some early blued 6" GP100's out there without a full underlug. I think they balance and shoot better.

BTW. New GP 100's are $599 here. Used are in the $350-$400 range.
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Absolutely stronger framewise than a 686 (another one of my favorite guns). You can do more with the trigger on a 686, but for raw power and reliability, the GP100 leaves the 686 behind.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 6:00:20 PM EDT
The below GP100 was the first firearm I ever owned or fired and I still have it. I bought it used from a guy for $300 and it still locks up like new.

Link Posted: 7/3/2015 6:01:03 PM EDT
Awful guns..... they are built like tanks, way more accurate than a wheelgun should be, and they are almost balanced to perfection.... Don't know why anyone would ever want to own one......

you should definitely FO... but try and wheel and deal a little bit........


Link Posted: 7/3/2015 6:01:40 PM EDT
I picked up a mid 80's (I think) 6" blued at a gun show a couple years ago. Some of the nicest bluing I've seen
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 6:06:01 PM EDT
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I don't do stainless any more. This is likely the only wheel gun I'll ever own, as well.
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uh huh.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 6:08:17 PM EDT
Get stainless.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 6:15:56 PM EDT
What do you want to use it for?
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 6:18:59 PM EDT
Five inch stainless here. Best of both worlds. Shoots better than I can.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 6:21:35 PM EDT
I love mine.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 6:35:04 PM EDT
I prefer the 4" GP100 over the 6" model, balances better.

I also prefer the SS, but the blue version is nice.

Link Posted: 7/3/2015 6:43:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/3/2015 6:43:44 PM EDT by Jagrmaister]
GP100s are sweet, but I prefer shorter barrels. 3 or 4" or bust.

EDIT: Look to the above post.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 6:50:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/3/2015 6:53:51 PM EDT by VA-BlkRifle]
it's new, thanks for responses, i went and got it
I used to punch holes in quarters at like 15 yards with a 6" tarus in the early 90's, I want to see if I can still do it.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 6:58:09 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By VA-BlkRifle:
it's new, thanks for responses, i went and got it
I used to punch holes in quarters at like 15 yards with a 6" tarus in the early 90's, I want to see if I can still do it.
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Pics!
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 7:13:42 PM EDT
I say FO... I've got a 4 inch blue GP100, and I just bought a 3 inch stainless GP100 today... Very nice well built firearms.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 7:48:05 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By CLICKBANGBANG:
Originally Posted By VA-BlkRifle:
it's new, thanks for responses, i went and got it
I used to punch holes in quarters at like 15 yards with a 6" tarus in the early 90's, I want to see if I can still do it.


Pics!

OK!




Link Posted: 7/3/2015 7:53:38 PM EDT
Nice
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 7:54:44 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By CLICKBANGBANG:
I want one so bad. A nice stainless to polish up and wear in a flashy leather holster. BBQ gun!

Then a SP101 polished to match.
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This, plus a lever action in .357. Great guns for when I go to my cabin in bear country.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 8:01:56 PM EDT
I like mine
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 8:30:53 PM EDT
Once upon a time I was looking for a "one and only handgun" to round out my safe. I ended up buying a GP100 in s/s with the 6". Mine has a very nice trigger. It has been a good gun. I have other guns that are better at this and that, many I enjoy shooting more, and many I'd rather carry in the woods. The GP100 will always be available to me. It's rock solid, goes bang every time, and can shoot some stout reloads if needed.

I shoot 6" handguns much better than 4". I also think the 6" will shoot a given round faster (heavy bullet & slow powder) and for me the extra weight out front helps get me back on target faster.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 8:36:34 PM EDT
Too long.

I actually would love the matte blued 3" Wiley Clapp edition GP100, I just don't really want to pay the premium they command over a blued 4".
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 8:56:44 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By VA-BlkRifle:
Originally Posted By CLICKBANGBANG:
Originally Posted By VA-BlkRifle:
it's new, thanks for responses, i went and got it
I used to punch holes in quarters at like 15 yards with a 6" tarus in the early 90's, I want to see if I can still do it.


Pics!

OK!
http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=78287

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=78286

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=78285


Good Fo!

Now get a Hi Viz front sight.
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