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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Brian, your gun porn is killin' me!!!
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    I think I decided to say screw the weight and just get the GP100 it..... the heart wants what it wants.
    Ruger GP100 3" barrel "Get it" the weight is not as bad as you might think, Ruger makes an excellent revolver!! I've got a SP101 357 3" barrel and love it carry it every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdpG19 View Post
    Ruger GP100 3" barrel "Get it" the weight is not as bad as you might think, Ruger makes an excellent revolver!! I've got a SP101 357 3" barrel and love it carry it every day.

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    I can't wait. To hold it. Got a dealer looking up the info for me now.

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    I have the SP101 w/3" barrel...what a tank...a great revolver that can be handed down to the grandkids' grandkids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I have the SP101 w/3" barrel...what a tank...a great revolver that can be handed down to the grandkids' grandkids.
    Well the gun I'm getting is a 37oz tank.

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    Good weight for a general purpose .357 Magnum suitable for most all purposes and a good weight for a gun to actually gunfight with. The right belt and holster can make a difference. You got a 3-inch? Great!

    Been toting a 39 oz. 1911 for a couple of days in perfect comfort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    Good weight for a general purpose .357 Magnum suitable for most all purposes and a good weight for a gun to actually gunfight with. The right belt and holster can make a difference. You got a 3-inch? Great!

    Been toting a 39 oz. 1911 for a couple of days in perfect comfort.
    i wish you could talk to my boss. we got in an hour long discussion on how this gun would be a bad carry. he said the recoil will screw me up and he could fire 3 from his 9mm before i got my 2nd shot off. i told him the gun is heavy so less recoil and its gonna stop you hell of a lot faster than his 9mm. i may have to borrow you sig and let him read it.

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    Yeah, but can the boss direct his three shots into the target at speed. Maybe so. Maybe not.

    The signature line still works: “No possible rapidity of fire can atone for habitual carelessness of aim with the first shot.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by shoottolive View Post
    i wish you could talk to my boss. we got in an hour long discussion on how this gun would be a bad carry. he said the recoil will screw me up and he could fire 3 from his 9mm before i got my 2nd shot off. i told him the gun is heavy so less recoil and its gonna stop you hell of a lot faster than his 9mm. i may have to borrow you sig and let him read it.
    You and your boss need to watch some of the wheelgunners I shoot steel with... and I'm talking about guys who use 'real' guns, not the raceguns. The ones who really practice give up little or nothing to the autopistol crowd,.
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    My next pistol purchase will be a SP101. EnjoY your GP100!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shoottolive View Post
    I think I decided to say screw the weight and just get the GP100 it..... the heart wants what it wants.
    Great choice.

    I'm a Smith man through and through, but a four-inch GP100 is in the very near future just because I want one.

    Only recommendation I would make, especially if/since this is going to be a carry gun would be to immediately have a qualified gunsmith do a trigger job on it. The GP100s I've dealt with straight out of the box had horrendous trigger pulls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoottolive View Post
    i wish you could talk to my boss. we got in an hour long discussion on how this gun would be a bad carry. he said the recoil will screw me up and he could fire 3 from his 9mm before i got my 2nd shot off. i told him the gun is heavy so less recoil and its gonna stop you hell of a lot faster than his 9mm. i may have to borrow you sig and let him read it.
    First thing I'd tell your boss is that ONE shot from a .357 Magnum is a lot more devastating than any 9mm.

    For what it's worth, I've got an attic full of trophies and plaques and prizes from my old IPSC days that I won with a Smith & Wesson 686 that was all stock except for a trigger job. Over half of the trophies and plaques were won competing against semi-automatics.

    It's always the shooter moreso than the gun being shot.

    Translation? Practice, practice, practice.

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    Do you think an average shooter can put 5 of 6 rounds on a 8x12" peice of paper from 25yards with the GP100 3" barrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoottolive View Post
    Do you think an average shooter can put 5 of 6 rounds on a 8x12" peice of paper from 25yards with the GP100 3" barrel.
    Sure thing. The GP100 would be a good, stable platform for such shooting.

    Not the very best shooting I've ever done but here's six shots on a target at 25 yards, done with a 2-inch Smith & Wesson Model 10. The 25-yard effort is the target on the right. This was a very heavy handload, not assembled for fine accuracy and I'd been shooting all afternoon. These represented the last six rounds in the box and I fired them off at 25 yards just to get rid of them and see what the snub could do with them at that distance. To find the sixth shot one has to look along the right side of the target's edge to see where the bullet barely clipped it.



    A 3-inch GP100 could duplicate this or beat it all day long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shoottolive View Post
    i wish you could talk to my boss. we got in an hour long discussion on how this gun would be a bad carry. he said the recoil will screw me up and he could fire 3 from his 9mm before i got my 2nd shot off. i told him the gun is heavy so less recoil and its gonna stop you hell of a lot faster than his 9mm. i may have to borrow you sig and let him read it.
    Has your boss ever shot the Ruger GP-100? I don't think so. I have both Ruger revolvers mentioned in this string. I have the GP-100 with a 4 inch barrel......it's one hell of a tack driver and there really isn't that much recoil. It's a tank and you can shoot full bore 357mags all day long no problem. Now, if I were going to carry a Ruger revolver I'd rather have the SP101 357mag with either a 3 or 4 inch barrel. You save 10 oz in weight, but to me it's easier to carry. Now you do give up one round.

    I do agree with your boss regarding autos vs revolvers. I'd rather carry a 45acp pistol with 9-11 rounds on board than a 5 short revolver.....but there are still plenty of people carrying revolvers.

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    Of course the GP100 holds six rounds of ammunition. A resolute man could materially influence a bad situation with five or six rounds of ammunition and the baddies will have their own set of problems when he turns it on them.
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