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 ...
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.
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 Thewilderness.com. 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.
G27, Beretta 8040, Ruger GP100
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.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. ~ Albert Einstein
Sig P229 DAK - .40 S&W
Ruger SP101 - .357 Mag
I love carrying my 4" as a belt gun when I'm wearing a coat or jacket.