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GP100 for CCW

This is a discussion on GP100 for CCW within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Yup Tim, you are not alone in thinking this is a good CCW. Being mostly a semi-auto man for years, I was amazed at how ...

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    Yup Tim, you are not alone in thinking this is a good CCW.
    Being mostly a semi-auto man for years, I was amazed at how well I shoot my 4" GP100 with mags. The trigger is nice and with adjustable sights, I can group better than most any other gun I have.
    I carry OWB in a Don Hume JIT slide holster on an Acker belt. Same as with any full sized, heavy steel gun I carry, I usually use the Perry Suspenders which carry the load nicely.
    The GP100 is my 1911 of revolvers if that makes any sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tex45acp View Post
    Like dawgfvr, I carry a 3" GP-100. I carry mine in a Galco Professional.

    Did you have your GP converted to DAO or buy it stock. (Ruger doesn't show that option, now) . I tried the DAO trigger on a 3" GP100 today and it was really nice.

    Thanks, Cloudpeak

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloudpeak View Post
    Does the 3" GP come with a smaller grip than the GP100 4"?

    Yep, it sure does. I was 100% set on a 4" GP when I went to get mine. They didn't have one in stock but they did have the 3" and 6". Once I picked it up, I was hooked. The slightly smaller grip is very nice and I think they would be a little better for carry. You can put the larger grips on the 3" and vice versa, completely interchangeable. Very nice gun. I went to the range with 6 handguns a couple weekends ago and took more than enough ammo for the GP. When I got home, there were just empty boxes. It's addicting! By far my favorite wheelgun.

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    A word of warning about the Hogue grips: Ya better have very thick fingers! I have thin fingers, and Hogue grips feel horrible to me; the palm swells are located too low on the grip, which helps the Hogues feel horrible. Plus, the way Hogues are mounted on a sixgun means the whole thing is much longer in the grip than otherwise, which works against concealment. Back to the GP100: While I do not routinely conceal a GP100 on my person, I do often carry a 4" Ruger Speed Six, in a Milt Sparks PMK, and in the past, carried an S&W N-frame M58 .41 mag in several different holsters, including a couple of now-discontinued IWB rigs. The Speed Six is just a wee bit smaller than the GP100, while the N-frame is a bit bigger. Carrying a medium-large sixgun is not that difficult, and it gives one a degree of confidence to carry a weapon which is highly shootable, compared to a smaller weapon which may compromise shootability. I do carry a 4" GP100 fairly often in a Safepacker available from The GP100 is what I shoot better than any other handgun I own, especially when having to shoot in a hurry, under stress. One of my "back-up" weapons when on big-city police patrol is a 4" GP100. Who says back-up has to be something small? It rides in the aforementioned Safepacker, in the front seat area, ready to deploy when I want something with more accuracy or reach than my mandatory .40 autoloader duty pistol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tex45acp View Post
    Like dawgfvr, I carry a 3" GP-100. I carry mine in a Galco Professional.
    That is a great looking gun. My GP100 is 6" so I don't carry it but it is very comfortable to shoot and even my daughter prefers it to everything else she's tried. I hadn't really considered the GP100 3 or 4" for carry due to its thickness but maybe I will have to rethink that.

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    The "Texas Heritage" from Tucker gunleather is a nice IWB which allows for comfortable carry of a 4" GP. It holds the gun with the cylinder slightly above belt level, but securely, and is suprisingly concealable as well. He's selling them for $100 and they're worth it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TimM View Post
    I recently purchased (actually, I nearly stole it ) a 4" GP100 and I have found that I shoot it better than any other gun that I own. I am really considering using this for my primary carry weapon. Does any use one of these as their EDC?

    Opinions? Comments?
    I know what you mean about the GP100 being a great shooting gun. I bought mine in the early 90's and wouldn't part with. I've never used it for CC but if you can make it work, it ought to serve you well.
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    I love carrying my 4" as a belt gun when I'm wearing a coat or jacket.

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