Ruger gp100

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    Had a Security-Six and currently own a 2.25" SP101. Both Rugers are in 357. I would think that GP100, especially the 3" is an outstanding revolver. I love the Wiley Clapp GP100 version...talk about a perfect six-shooter.i can see it might be a bear to EDC in warm weather, but anything is possible with the right holster and clothing combo. I say work with and let us know how you make out ! Good Luck .
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    I have a 4 inch barrel GP100 that is my regular carry gun.

    I added a fiber optic front sight, the smaller rubber grips from the 3 inch barrel model, to make it easier to conceal, and carry it in a Thele IWB holster. Under just a t-shirt, it hides better than a semi auto because the grips are round and no corners poke into the shirt.

    I shoot it regularly at IDPA with full magnum ammo. It takes a little dedication, but for the power, accuracy and reliability, it is worth it to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old grunt View Post
    Had a Security-Six and currently own a 2.25" SP101. Both Rugers are in 357. I would think that GP100, especially the 3" is an outstanding revolver. I love the Wiley Clapp GP100 version...talk about a perfect six-shooter.i can see it might be a bear to EDC in warm weather, but anything is possible with the right holster and clothing combo. I say work with and let us know how you make out ! Good Luck .
    The Wiley Clapp version is awesome. I can carry everyday anywhere in a SmartCarry AIWB and it does not print. Perfect carry revolver in my opinion.

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    Ghost sounds like your going all out it, might want to jewel trigger an hammer cylinder faces just for kicks otherwise thinkyou have it all covered.
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    I have a GP-100 that was purchased the year Ruger introduced it. Good shooter, reliable and built like a tank. Not first or even second choice for a CC gun. Wouldn't hesitate to use it for OC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy8 View Post
    Ghost sounds like your going all out it, might want to jewel trigger an hammer cylinder faces just for kicks otherwise thinkyou have it all covered.
    Hadn't thought about that! I have to ask Hamilton the cost and see it I can incorporate that into the customization. Thanks!!
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    Back in the day, I occasionally packed a stainless 2-3/4" Security-Six in an upside-down shoulder holster. Not too uncomfortable, but I had to be wearing a jacket, obviously. For CC I prefer the more "modern" concept of a slim semi-auto IWB.

    Not really sure what the exact differences are between the Security-Six and a GP100.
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    Yeah.....it's too big and heavy, at least for me. I have the GP100 with 4 inch barrel in 357mag. Easy to shoot accurately, but the thing's got to weight over 45 oz..... To heavy for the limited capacity of 6 shots. Great for the range, or maybe for open carry if that's legal in your jurisdiction.

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    I do and I love mine. Makes shooting .357 mag seem like 9mm.

    I've actually CCed it before in a OWB holster. You really have to dress around it. It's huge! But it's a tank, it shoots well and if push comes to shove it'll mess up a BG's day in one hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostMaker View Post
    Just picked the one shown below a few days back.

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    I am a big fan of the GP100 line (and the SP101) since my early years as a police officer. My newest GP has been riding with me for a few days now as my EDC. Accuracy with the 3" barrel was excellent, and I much prefer fixed sights on a revolver. The shorter tube also makes for better handling in my opinion, and conceals better. After a little honest trigger time the action breaks in really nicely, and dry firing a GP is completely fine. (Roughly about 400 trigger pulls is what it took to slick mine up.) All in all they are the strongest 357 Magnum platform available, and you tend to squeak out a little more velocity with a GP100 due to the rifling Ruger uses.
    Wait...is that GP "new" or just new to you? I really hope Ruger is making 3" GP100's again.
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    I have several of them, including the unusual 3" adjustable-sight variant shown in my avatar. The original, pre-Hogue factory grip is my favorite of all revolver grips, factory or aftermarket. I will probably be renewing my annual "qual" next month with at least one GP100; my chief requires me to fire the qual course with any weapon I carry off the clock, and I still like a GP100 for field carry and home/vehicle defense.

    Edited to add: If I am going to conceal a 4" revolver under street clothing, I usually opt for the slightly smaller and lighter S&W Model 19.
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    I would consider carrying a 3" model owb. Heavy suckers, but my 6" is one of my favorite guns to shoot. Would love to have it on my hip daily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmise View Post
    Wondering if any of you have this fine looking .357 and what your thoughts are on it. I would use it as a ccw when I'm not carrying my Glock, is it too big/heavy, etc..
    If you dig hot and heavy and have a desire beyond 158 grainers, its a requirement. Haystacker is going to sell me a convertible holster for my WC but he doesn't know it yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilowatt3 View Post
    ...Not really sure what the exact differences are between the Security-Six and a GP100.
    Speaking of which, does anybody happen to know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haystacker View Post
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    I have the GP100 3 inch Wiley Clap pistol. As soon as I took this puppy to the range, I knew I had to give concealed carry a whirl. This is one amazing firearm. I carried it every day for at least 2 months. But now as I type, I am carrying my S/W 351 PD 22 magnum. Take away my man card but the GP gets real heavy.
    I am surprised how easy it is to dress around the GP100 3 inch for concealed carry. I wear an untucked t shirt and an unbuttoned collared shirt over the t. Again, my only knock is the pistol gets real heavy.
    Best luck.
    Great looking gun! I love that rig!

    As for the OP, I imagine the main problem wouldn't be size, but weight. For the weight of one GP100 you could carry a smaller handgun PLUS a backup piece.

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