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Discussion in 'Revolvers' started by sliperywhenwet, Sep 26, 2006.
Great review! The GP-100 is my wife's favorite gun too. I think it was a great choice for a first gun.
FINALLY getting around to picking up my first handgun and after a lot of looking/research looks like the winner is the GP100. Seems like the best all around gun and IF its to be my only handgun dont see a downside to it.Can anyone tell me what a real market price for a new one is gonna be?
You left an identical post in the gun chatter section. I left a quote from Bud's Gun Shop there.
Mine is stainless with a 6" barrel, and I paid somewhere around $550 for it (I forget exactly). Of course, there was that stupid state phone call fee of $15 made at the time of purchase, plus all the permit related fees that proceeded my purchase (NJ really sucks for gun owners). I also bought mine at a Ramsey Outdoor store, and their prices are on the high side. But at the time, my philosophy was: If you see what you're looking for, BUY IT, or you might not get your hands on it again. It's one of the best things I've ever purchased in my life, and that includes my car.
LOL-We must be neighbors 'cause I too have been to Ramsey Outdoorbefore deciding what I wanted. Also inquired at few of our other area gunstores. your $550 is lookin pretty good to what I'v been quoted so far. Tigwelder pointed out some online prices and after all the S/H, FID fees that gets tacked on a internet sale you did OK for a local bye assuming you got new. My first local inquiry(not Ramsey) slapped me with a $600+ quote for a 4"! Oh well, gotta start somewhere.
The quintessential .357 magnum revolver--solid, will last forever. I am able to group well with open sights at 75-100 yards with any ammo, .38 or .357 (knock against this gun is often accuracy, haven't seen that with mine in 4" barrel and thousands of rounds). Anyone can fire .357 through this--absolutely no significant recoil. Heavy for extended carry, but good backpacking gun.
Has anyone here tried the GP 100 in .327 magnum?
I am looking at a 6" Blued Steel GP-100 with a holster and it is just like new, no scratches, just the typical ring around the cylinder. I reload and wonder if there is anything out there that you with experience with the GP-100 can say about it? I can get it for under $500 OTD, with a holster and a set of carbide dies.
pixxharley mine is 4 inch barrel i dont reload is in 38 special but i like it very solid not 1 problem with it
Thanks a lot for the information. I have been reloading for over 30 years now with no mishaps at all. I am very careful and reload for many different cartridges. I am looking forward to loading up some BG loads and keeping it very close for that special night.
Thanks again for your input, as everything I have seen so far rates the GP-100 an A+++. I have never owned a stainless anything as I don't like to carry a beacon at night and the blued steel does rust, but all of my weapons get a GOOD scrubbing at least once a month, whether they are used, shot, or played with or not. OBTW, ever since S&W sold out to the Government, I tend to shy away from their products, not saying they are not good, but politically in my opinion S&W sold out for their own skins.
have several gp-100s now, mostly four inch barrels which provide major increase in accuracy imho. having a couple of these in every room of the house is very comforting since we've been robbed three times in California. The 38 round also seems to increase accuracy by eliminating 357 recoil anticipation. very solid feel. put a dab of white correction fluid on the front sight.
@shot gun bill I`m sorry to here about you misfortunes times are getting bad .But nice to know you got ~friends~in the house to give a nice greeting .t/c be safe .
I have a little over a thousand rounds through my GP-100 with a 4 inch barrel. Not even one problem so far. I did not shoot it well with the factory houge grips but i also did not care for the way they felt. Fortunately while I was looking I got to hold a used one with the old style grip, Which I love. Ordered a set through Ruger with the discount for registering online. The trigger really started to feel better after about 500 rounds. I could not be happier with it.
Mine is stainless with a 6" barrel this has become my favorite revolver . I love the how it feel in the hand, weight and build is just outstanding.
I have 2 of these. One is a year old. The other is 17 years old. Its the best revolver for the money out there. It looks, feels, and shoots great.
I shot one years ago at 16 the grips were too small for me... I even made the mistake of getting gas burnt.
I can't say I liked it not as good as most Ruger revolvers I've used.
I don't know what most use it for but the one I shot was geared toward combat.
it was not very accurate but that seems uncommon so mb was a lemon.
if you get one get .45 less recoil bigger bullet, way less blast which is wasted with short barrels and revolvers in general.
I put 'wood-panel' grips on my GP-100 and it's the best thing I've done since getting the revolver in the first place. I replaced the grips because the original Hogues made my little finger ache. With the new grips I realize that the middle finger, in the top groove, was the only one that did fit. The new grips also have less material around the top, and have a more natural fit and better control. I no longer have to work my hand around trying to find the handle. That should have been a clue, but I'm usually slow on the uptake.
I have the 357mag/38 special, 6 shot, stainless steel, 6" barrel model. I love this gun! Handles very good. And its easy on the wrist. Though some may say its to heavy, I like the feel of a heavy pistol. The adjustable site allowed me to fine tune it for a 75' target. I use mostly 38 special ammo. I give it a five bullet rating.
Just traded my 10mm Witness Semi in on one of these today. This will be my first revolver but I plan on shooting nothing but Magnums in it. What ammo do most prefer and where do you get it? What's the meanest HD round out there? I will post a review after I get it and shoot. I have to look up what gas burn is now!