Back in the Revolver Club Again...Ruger GP100 4": With "Festive" Pics

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    Back in the Revolver Club Again...Ruger GP100 4": With "Festive" Pics

    So last night I ended up picking up a NIB 4" Ruger GP-1011 in stainless steel, I was going to wait and post this later tonight once I can go home and take pictures, but Rob99VMI04 had inspired me with his 220 SAO thread.

    For those that don't know, Lima and I are now NRA certified instructors, and in order to teach basic pistol we need to fill out our stable a little bit, we still need a single action only revolver to fill one more spot, and preferably another semi auto pistol as I don't want students handling our ever so pretty 1911s, or HK P7 and we might be letting our Bersa .380 go if Chooie's wife takes a shine to it.

    So we needed a good example of a DA revolver, and after much deliberation, we decided on the GP-100 in stainless for it's hefty weight, durability, and the fact that it's just a darn cool gun.

    The only thing I don't like is the loose fitting transfer bar, after doing some research I found that this is normal, when you shake the gun you can hear the transfer bar rattle, can anyone tell me why? I'm guessing they want to keep it loose fitting to ensure that the bar moves freely, but one would think they could accomplish this without the rattle.

    Pics will be added later this evening.

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    Cool JD,

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    Congrats on getting your NRA certs.
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    Now change out those puke Ruger stocks and you'll have a very sweet shooter indeed.

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    Good choice. I love mine.
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    The GP100 is a soon to be classic, a great shooter indeed. Transfer bar... I dont know why they do it that way, it just a Ruger quirk I guess.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmhawth View Post
    Now change out those puke Ruger stocks and you'll have a very sweet shooter indeed.
    Here's mine. I'm liking it more all the time.
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    JD, I have the same pistol. You picked the right one. The gun is a workhorse and still very cool. Enjoy!
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    Good goin' JD. I got the exact same gun last Saturday and am now very attached to it. I have been doing autos hot-n-heavy for several years and decided to get a nice wheel gun and, the GP100 is it!

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    Here she is...








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    It's so pretty!

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    Well, last night my wife decided to shoot my GP 100 while we were at the Range. She has never really liked revolvers. She had shot a airweight, mod 36 and my mod 10 and didn't like any of them.

    The GP 100 changed her mind about revolvers. She liked it and with 38Spl loads found it very fun and enjoyable to shoot. I think the SP 101 will be next.
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    Sweet sixgun! I like the factory grip just fine, myself. Sure, for a safe queen, custom all-wood stocks might be just the thing, but Ruger has a great working sixgun grip design.

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    Very nice! Great choice. I like it :)

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    That is on my short list of future purchases. I have had a security six for many years and it has never missed a beat.
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