Happy Happy Happy - GP100 Back from the 'Smith

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    Happy Happy Happy - GP100 Back from the 'Smith

    I just got my baby back from Mark Hartshorne at Pinnacle Guns, and had to share the good news.

    This is my GP100. Mark did an action job, chamfered the cylinder holes, and narrowed and rounded the trigger. I added the GP100 compact grips with Texas Mesquite inserts, and the Hi Viz fiber optic sight.

    I just have to say, "WOW!" The trigger is now just as smooth as glass. I'm guessing it's around 10 pounds, but zero stacking that I can feel, no hitches or anything.

    I just started shooting IDPA and this will be my SSR revolver. I have a Theis holster on the way, and this will also become by primary CCW (which is why I have the compact grips on it).

    There are very few calls that are as happy as the call from the gunsmith saying your gun is finished and on its way back to you.
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    Awesome! I love the GP100's. Without a doubt they are the toughest built 357's bar-none. If your GP has that great of an action job you've got yourself a fine six-gun! Congrats!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostMaker View Post
    Awesome! I love the GP100's. Without a doubt they are the toughest built 357's bar-none. If your GP has that great of an action job you've got yourself a fine six-gun! Congrats!!
    I would add though, a set of Hogue Rosewood Grips look mighty good on one! My wife got me a set for a GP100 I had and they really made it stand out.
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    Very nice gun. I took the easy route and had a trigger job done on the Wiley Clapp edition of the gun that had all the work you described and more already done to it. Was much cheaper to buy it that way. Here it is:

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    Nice looking pistol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Dog View Post
    Very nice gun. I took the easy route and had a trigger job done on the Wiley Clapp edition of the gun that had all the work you described and more already done to it. Was much cheaper to buy it that way. Here it is:

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    Ha ha ha, yeah, I saw that Wiley Clapp edition about a month after sending my GP100 off to be worked on. Very nice revolver you have there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tennessee Jed View Post
    Ha ha ha, yeah, I saw that Wiley Clapp edition about a month after sending my GP100 off to be worked on. Very nice revolver you have there.
    Aside from the chamfered chambers, the entire cylinder is tapered towards the front to make re-holstering easier. Melt job all around also. That is a Novak rear site with a fiber optic front. Mat grey non reflective finish and serrations on the top of the barrel to cut down on glare. Barrel is 3" to come on target faster while still getting as much as possible out of modern ammo.
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    Those are good looking Rugers. Since this picture of mine was taken I have replaced the front sight with a red one from Ruger, otherwise it's just a stock 4" GP100.
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    Nice! Mark has done some work for me on a couple of guns, he's a top notch 'smith.
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