This is a discussion on Ruger GP100 3" Wiley Clapp Talo Edition within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I like the looks of this weapon, but really prefer 4" of barrel if I am going to carry a sixgun of this size. I ...
I like the looks of this weapon, but really prefer 4" of barrel if I am going to carry a sixgun of this size. I do indeed have a 3" GP100, visible as my avatar at left, a rare adjustable-sight variant. The 3" .357 that I favor is the 3.06" SP101, a very well-balanced package, IMHO.
Great looking Ruger wheelgun. Yes they are built like a tank.
I really like the looks of the GP-100. The only thing that kept me from getting an SP-101 is the fact that it's only 5-shot. The GP, being six-shot, has just gone to the top of my list...
I wonder what happened... I used to be a auto-loader guy, but my last 3 purchases have all been wheel guns... As will my next one...
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If you want a 7-shot, check it out in .327 Fed Mag. I love mine.
I also don't like rubber/wood grips. One or the other, please.
Picked one of these up from galleryofguns.com recently. BTW, they still have 16 left att.
Ruger value, GP100 build and features, hawkeye ss finish, low mount Novak rear sight (would rather have night sights), combo grips, limited production.
Price a tad high, fiber optic front sight (too fragile), weight a bit high for CC.
So, a couple of other observations: hard to see in the pictures in ads for the gun but the front of the cylinder is chamfered, I assume for holstering. Wonder if this compromises the strength of the GP? My choice for it's niche would be a wilderness/camp/backpack gun.
Overall, I'm pleased with mine, and if you collect wheelguns, get one while you can.
I'm 90% sure I'm getting that gun. Couple questions.....how you like it. Whats a good pancake holster and hows the weight while concealing ...