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Posted: 8/27/2005 4:43:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2005 6:09:05 PM EDT by thedr13]
I just bought a Ruger GP100 S/S 4in. from a co-worker for $350. It came with orig. box, manual, foam carry case and two speed loaders. He only shot 2 boxes through it
(.38 Sp.) and it sat in his gun safe. He didn't want it anymore. Absolutely LIKE NEW condition.
I just put Millet orange front sight and a Wolff reduced spring kit on it....DAMN, It really smoothed out the trigger pull.. What a nice revolver!!!
This rivals my Smith and Wesson Model 19.
Anyone else own a GP100?
I highly recommend the Wolff spring kit for your gun.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:55:24 PM EDT
I have the GP-100 in SS with the 6" barrel. I take it pretty much every where I go. Definately not a CCW piece, but a nice pickup truck gun.

I got mine used from my local shop for $330 about 6 yrs ago. You got an excellent deal. In the real world, the 4 inchers command a higher price just due to being able to carry easier.

Have fun with it....
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 6:08:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 6:24:35 PM EDT
Congratulations of the new wheelgun.

I've had one for more than a decade, and it's one of my favorite guns. It's a blue 6", bought NIB for $150 at an estate sale, and my wife and I both love shooting it. Lot's of fun, and fairly cheap to shoot if you run .38's through it.

Alpine
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 6:27:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2005 6:40:46 PM EDT by thedr13]

Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
I picked up one a few months back. I've always wanted one, and ended up getting this one through a trade.

What's the point of the different springs?



The Wolff springs give's the shooter a choice of three different hammer springs and two different trigger return spings. It makes the trigger pull lighter on double action and single action.
This is very easy to do and does not require any gunsmithing. You can do it yourself. You can purchase this kit from Midway for $9.49. I highly recommend it.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 6:28:47 PM EDT
Congrats. My dad has one and we put Wilson springs in it and man the double action is great now. You can shoot it double almost as easy as single. It may not be a Python but the GP100 is a great pistol as far as I am concerned.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 6:37:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2005 6:45:21 PM EDT by thedr13]

Originally Posted By Alpine:
Congratulations of the new wheelgun.

I've had one for more than a decade, and it's one of my favorite guns. It's a blue 6", bought NIB for $150 at an estate sale, and my wife and I both love shooting it. Lot's of fun, and fairly cheap to shoot if you run .38's through it.

Alpine



Thanks!! I've owned many revolvers in my life. I owned a Ruger Security Six back in the mid 70's in Alaska. I've shot many single and double action revolvers; ie...Blackhawks, Super Backhawks, S&W M19 and M29's, Taurus revolvers and Dan Wesson .357's. This Ruger GP100 is one of the best I've owned. I consider this gun the "TANK" of revolvers. Heavy duty and I feel it will shoot anything out there as far as +P+ ammo. This will be my camp gun.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:29:43 PM EDT
One of the local gun & pawn shops here has a 4-inch with Hogue grips and the "Ruger gray" finish. It's one damn good-looking gun!
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 11:18:28 AM EDT
The first gun I purchased when I moved to the U.S. was a S/S Ruger GP100 6". A very fine weapon.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 7:59:52 PM EDT
Another enthusiastic thumbs up for the GP series. In many ways, I think it's the finest combat revolver ever made. It's nearly indestructible, has terrific ergonomics, is easy to work on and is plenty accurate. It's the gun I trust my family's life to, sits in our bedroom and another by the door.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 9:47:57 PM EDT
The GP100's factory grip is probably one of the most comfortable of the factory grips.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 3:48:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By warlord:
The GP100's factory grip is probably one of the most comfortable of the factory grips.



Agreed. Very happy with mine. Have used Wolff spring kits on other guns but not the GP. May have to look into that.

Only real weakness is the blueing and that's common to most Rugers.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:16:15 PM EDT
IMHO the Ruger GP-100 is the best .357 magnum ever made. I have a 4" SS version that I've owned for over 12 years now. I love the thing!
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