View Full Version : GP100s
05-10-2002, 11:22 AM
I just picked up a GP100 as part of a package deal with a 700 BDL in .270 (future conversion project) with a mid-80s Redfield scope (BTW, great trade-in offer from Simmons Outdoors right now on old Redfields in need of servicing).
Anyway, I figured the GP100 is a nice pistol and may be underrated. ###It was originally bought for tacticle training but didn't see more than a few thousand rounds from the original owner--no real wear marks from a holster and the barrel looked great. ###It's had a service job where the action was smoothed and polished--nice feel to it. ###Also, hogue grips were added.
So, anyone know of any quirks with the GP100? ###Any pet loads you'd like to share for shooting?
I've had a stainless one with a 6" barrell for about a year now, and I've put about 1000 hundred rounds through it (mostly 125 lead handloads at dinky .38 velocity). so far i have found nothing unusual or bad. In fact the only problem I have had is that when I took it camping once for use as a personal security device I realized at the campsite that I brought .44mag ammo by mistake.:banghead: Sorry if i can't tell you anything to give you buyer's remorse. I'm happy with mine, ###and if you don't already know it yet, ruger is great with customer service. Just go to the range and have some fun.
05-12-2002, 12:17 PM
I've got a GP 100 that I love to shoot at the range with .357 factory loads. ###It's a lot lighter to carry in the field than most .44 mags that my friends carry. ###But since I am a die-hard fan of the full-house 10 mm in semi-auto format, I don't carry the GP 100. ###But I think as a secondary firearm to a rifle or shotgun, the GP 100 is what I would pack on a regular basis if I didn't have the 10 mm. ###For straight out handgun hunting, I would carry my Encore pistol in 30-06, but I would still like my 10 mm or GP 100 as quick back-up. ###Whoops, forgot to really answer your direct question: ###only advice I have on function of the GP 100 with factory rounds is keep the chambers in your cylinder clean so you can reload quickly without extra effort to get the rounds flush in the cylinder. ###Enjoy!
(Edited by jackrabbit at 12:22 pm on May 12, 2002)
05-13-2002, 10:25 PM
Pretty much what you'd expect from Ruger. ###Good value for the money. ###You can't compare it to something from Freedom Arms but then again you didn't pay $1500 for it. ###
A good friend bought one used from a guy who had practiced jeweling on one whole side of the gun. ###Looked really funny but still shot just fine.
05-16-2002, 05:49 PM
Thanks for the input guys. ###Picked it up on Monday and am looking forward to trying it out this weekend. ###Gotta get some bulk target .38 rounds and will try some .357 federal good stuff in it too.
(Edited by wmidbrook at 5:53 pm on May 16, 2002)
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