This is a discussion on GP100 for CCW within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I recently purchased (actually, I nearly stole it ) a 4" GP100 and I have found that I shoot it better than any other gun ...
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?
I don't see any reason not carry it if you’re comfortable but it is a little big IMO for CC. But over all great a gun it will never let you down try it out and see how you like.
I have about 3 guns that I will consider carrying on any given day. Each has a purpose and it largely depends on what I think I am going to be doing that day. One of those three is a 4inch GP 100 Stainless. So yes I carry it and as long as you have a decent holster and can carry it comfortably, why not?
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To add to the above I'd say if you haven't already, change the Ruger stocks for Hogue rubber. http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...4&d=1197566698
Last edited by wmhawth; January 8th, 2008 at 02:09 AM.
I carry a GP100 (3", bobbed hammer, DAO) daily in a Cobra OWB holster. I replaced the factory grips with Pachmayer hard-rubber ones.
Yes Sir...my CCW is the 3 inch GP100 in either the El Paso IWB or my Basic #9 OWB.
My two carry revolvers are:
I have a 6" GP100, so no I don't carry it, but I must agree that I also shoot mine better than any of my other guns. It is my most reliable, smoothest trigger, and my primary home defense gun. I've owned mine since 1992, and will never sell it.
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and Glock G26, G19, G23C, and SIG P226-40 TT, and Ruger GP-100, and Beretta 92FS
Former: Taurus 92SS, SIG P220 TT, S&W 360, SIG P239-40, Ruger 22/45 MKII
I recently switched from carrying a 4" N-Frame Revolver to a 3" GP100.
I don't think the 4" is too much gun to carry and the fact that you shoot your 4" GP100 better than your other guns is reason enough to make it your EDC, IMHO.
I now carry the 3" GP100 because I shoot it well, it carries easy and I like the .357 Magnum cartridge. If I hadn't gotten such a good deal on the 3" gun I'd be carrying a 4" GP100 myself.
Because the GP100 is on the larger side of concealed carry weapons I think, like Dawg, that a good belt and holster are crucial to maximizing your concealment. I'm using a Bruce Gibson Belt and a Milt Sparks Summer Special II. It works very well for me.
I've never carried my 3" GP but that's only because my holster hasn't arrived yet! If you can comfortably carry it, go for it.
That's a big gun to CC but it is indeed an excellent gun. I've never tried CC with mine but I'm sure it could be done with some thought going into clothing. A good holster with an excellent belt would make it happen.
Thanks for all the responses. I guess it is time to go find me some good leather.
BTW, I've tried SPs with the factory, Houge and Trauch grip. The Trauch grip is the most comfortable by far (for me) especially when shooting .357 loads. I think these might fit the 3" GP100.
Like dawgfvr, I carry a 3" GP-100. I carry mine in a Galco Professional.
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