Ruger GP100 Prices

Ruger GP100 Prices

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    Ruger GP100 Prices

    I was wondering if folks had an idea what a used Ruger GP100 is going for in your area. There's a used one at Cabela's here with the box, 2 speed loaders, and a speed loader pouch. 4 inch blued version with stock grips. The only wear was minor around the crown. $530 for that.

    They also have a 6 inch stainless with the wood insert grips, no accessories for $500.

    I'd primarily be using it for hiking (back up bear deterrent), so I'm leaning towards the 4 inch. But I also want something I can load .38 Special in for my better half. She doesn't like my striker fire pistols.

    I'm mostly decided, but if I could get the approval of some random internet folks that I'm not getting hosed I'd feel a little better about dropping the cash right now.

    The only other GP100s I've seen around town lately are stainless 4 inch models and if I can find one they are going for about $650.

    As this is my first revolver (other than my percussion cap revolver), I'm not sure what exactly to look for. Ruger's have an internal lock under the grip, correct? And are these as failure prone as I've heard the Smith & Wessons can be?

    I am currently wading through some old posts here but was hoping this thread would attract some responses as well. Thanks in advance for all of your help folks!


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    To my undrstanding ( and why I have the gp) the only rugers with IL are the LCR and some of the I think the new blackhawks ... They are very well build guns so as long as there is not too much play in the cylinders it should be ok https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6Fh.../edit?hl=en_US is helpfull

    And even with the IL lock rugers I have not heard much issus with them..

    The price is ok .. I have seem them mostly around there a little lower or higher but 500 or so is ok I think ...
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    I saw a new GP 3" Wiley Clapp yesterday for $675.
    But for hiking Id go with the SP101 and save the extra weight.
    The LCR is the only one with the internal lock that I'm aware of (could be wrong), but it doesn't cause near the issues that the S&W has.
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    The gp100 do not have internal locks to my knowledge. I have a 6" stainless that is a great gun. 38s are soft shooting is it is so heavy. Check gunbroker and gunsamerica for price comparisons.
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    I bought my GP100 4" SS last year for $597 OTD new. Used prices for same model were within $50 so Idecided to go new. I knew I was going to keep it forever so the little extra I paid was not even worth while. For a hiking gun I would probably go with a 3" SP101 or 3" GP100, the SP101 is a boat load lighter than the GP.
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    A used Gp100 is hens teeth in this area ..and they sell top dollar when one rolls around....I'm a big Ruger "S" series fan ..and I'm set with a Speed Six 2.75in. barrel , a Security Six and Police six both 4 inch barrels and all SS and in 357 mag

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    Thanks for the feedback, I'm now a proud revolver owner! Thanks for the link WrongRecroom, that was a great resource for me. Unfortunately, I won't make it the range tonight but I have a feeling I'll be at the indoor range tomorrow after work.

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    Congrats on the gun. You'll like it.
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    The Ruger GP100 and the SP101 are both 'tanks'...both are fine revolvers, and everyone should own one.
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    You're gonna love that gun. Shot mine today. Awesome guns. Here's mine.20140102_153953.jpg
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    I should just add ...If you are carrying this for bears I hope at most your facting black bears ... 357 is just barel enough if you ask me if facing down angry bear .. If you do carry this for bear .. Get the hottest 347 hard cast round you can for it .. Underwood . Buffole bore etc ... Ruger can handle it ..

    But they are freaking tanks .. If all else fails you could probley beat the bear to death with it ........
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    Congrats.......
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    Congrats on the new gun.



    Generally seen for about $550 here new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobcatSig View Post
    Thanks for the feedback, I'm now a proud revolver owner! Thanks for the link WrongRecroom, that was a great resource for me. Unfortunately, I won't make it the range tonight but I have a feeling I'll be at the indoor range tomorrow after work.

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    I think you've done well. Not the bargain of the decade, but far from a ripoff. The GP100 is a super rugged gun and even full-house .357s won't leave you feeling beat up.
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    You'll love it. I've got the 6" stainless and its my favorite to shoot.
    I'd like to get a 4" as well. The Mrs will enjoy shooting it as well. 38 spls feel like 22s.
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