New GP100 with New Shoes

New GP100 with New Shoes

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    New GP100 with New Shoes

    After foolishly trading away a blued GP100 4", I'm happily back in the GP100 and .357 club.

    The fixed sight 3" models are hard to find, so I pounced on one when I saw it at a local shop. I was also looking out for a S&W Model 65 3" RB, but that ain't happening around my parts, and the ones on gunbroker were sad, thrashed-out things for big money.

    I am not a fan of the Hogue grips, so I swapped them for some NOS Uncle Mike's while I was waiting on some old-style compact grips to arrive. Had to buy the rubber grips and hardware from Midway, and the inserts (cocobolo in this case) from a seller on eBay. I'm really pleased on how it looks.

    The gun is a dream to shoot, and will be a HD weapon with some limited CCW use in winter when I can wear better cover garments.

    Hogue_grips.jpg Uncle_Mike's_grips.jpg GP_compact_grips.jpg
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    Great minds think alike:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danimal View Post
    Great minds think alike:

    Looks like you have virtually the same cocobolo inserts on your grips.

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    I think mine are actually Bocote. The lighting and the flash make them look more orange/red....but they are really more yellow/orange.

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    very nice
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    If you haven't already seen this, and I'm guessing you have....


    Ruger GP-100 .357 Magnum - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danimal View Post
    If you haven't already seen this, and I'm guessing you have....


    Ruger GP-100 .357 Magnum - YouTube
    I've seen it. I think it was one of the final straws pushing me towards getting my GP100 3".

    I like Hickok45's videos, and would LOVE to have his backyard shooting range.

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    Makes me miss my 3" M64 RB. Loved that gun!...ANYWAY, nice looking set-up. If I had saw that, I would have made the same move. Have my 2.25" SP101 to show my Ruger "love". Good luck with it !
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