In Search of the Golden Fleece
Well, I have determined that I am addicted to stainless steel wheelguns! Long story short, I've always been a semiauto fanatic, Sigs and a CZ or two thrown into the mix. That all changed over Christmas, I ordered and got my Ruger Sp 101 with a 3 inch barrel in and it has caused me to rethink my whole outlook on my daily carry firearms.
What's so bad about that you may ask. Well, after much reading and research, I discovered, what for me, amounted to my Golden Fleece. I started seeing the elusive GP100 Wiley Clapp revolver on various boards; in all sorts of reviews and then those images on the net--taunting me, like the Great White Whale that eluded and taunted Ahab!
Everywhere I went, called or visited on the net, the same story, "we ain't got one of those and I can't tell you if we'll ever get more in." Of course, this increases geometrically the desire to acquire the Wiley Clapp (pun intended).
Late last night as I'm doing one last google search before hitting the rack, thar be the object of my endless searching! A dealer in Texas had 3 of the elusive Wiley Clapps on hand! Needless to say, I pounced on that without thinking twice! What's scary is that this is almost midnight when I'm finishing up my searches for the evening and before I even finished completing the order, the store is showing that they are sold out of all 3 Wiley Clapps. Luckily my order hit and I had confirmation--so, now, my SP101 has a big brother on the way, sometime next week, a big dose of the Wiley Clapp will be hitting my FFL. :image035: And you know what, that's one sickness I'm not at all worried about!:danceban:
The Golden Fleece Arrived!
:danceban: Well, I got a big case of the Clapp today! I know, horrible joke, but I couldn't resist the sophomoric pun. Anyway, my GP100 Wiley Clapp edition arrived Tuesday to my FFL and I picked it up today. The GP100 is even more of a tank than the SP101s are, I know, bigger frame all around. But the GP100 just "feels" more massive. I should say it feels SOLID, honestly, just doing some dry firing after cleaning, it feels more like an extension of my hand. I was impressed with fit and finish. The action was quite a bit more smooth than I anticipated, in double action, the trigger didn't feel excessively heavy at all, single action was extremely crisp. It feels almost as if Ruger or TALO "tweaked" the action a bit. Overall impressions is that this is one hell of a pistol, now, if we can get above freezing, I'll get it out to the range and see how it shoots!