Opinions on Ruger GP 100

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    Opinions on Ruger GP 100

    Looking at one in Stainless w/ 6 inch which is Actually a KGP161. Looking to hear from those who own one or have shot one
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    GP100 is a great gun, I've only ever shot 3 and 4" models bt you will not be disappointed.

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    I like 357 and have 2 in and 4 inch Thought I would get one in 6. Mostly target shooting. I might also do a little deer hunting with it. And I just like guns and that is a nice looking one. Good deal Like new for $325
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    Stout, well built pistol. Definitely a good deer gun with a 6" barrel.
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    I have a 4" I love it, personally, looking at them out of the box I feel that they have a better trigger than a S&W 686, and maintenance isn't as difficult. I replaced the original grips with some Hogues, other than that it's going to stay as is.

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    you didn't like the original grips. I think they look nice how do they feel. ARe you a hokie fan being in Bedford? Ever shot a deer with 357
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    Quote Originally Posted by 357sig View Post
    you didn't like the original grips. I think they look nice how do they feel. ARe you a hokie fan being in Bedford? Ever shot a deer with 357
    I found the grips with the finger grooves kept the gun more stable while shooting full power magnums.

    Never shot a deer with a revolver, but plenty of others have and it'll do the trick or so I've been told.

    As for Tech, I'm not originally from VA, and don't care much for College ball.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 357sig View Post
    you didn't like the original grips. I think they look nice how do they feel.
    I replaced the original grips on my 4" GP100 with a set of the compact grips normally found on the 3" fixed sight GP after also trying the Hogues. The Hogues make for comfortable shooting but I carry my GP concealed and the compacts seem better for me that way.

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    GP100 is a good gun. I have a 4" model, and have left the original grips on it since I like them. It actually is the wife's gun since I have graduated to the Redhawk in .44mag.

    It has good balance, the trigger is good and they are built rock solid. I couldn't pass mine up, since a guy only wanted 200 bucks for it and it was like new.
    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmhawth View Post
    I replaced the original grips on my 4" GP100 with a set of the compact grips normally found on the 3" fixed sight GP after also trying the Hogues. The Hogues make for comfortable shooting but I carry my GP concealed and the compacts seem better for me that way.

    I did the same thing.

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    I'm not a wheel shooter, and never will be. But my buddy was looking over my shoulder and said the Ruger is a fine firearm for anyone who couldn't afford a Smith & Wesson. I have neither brand. Could he be correct?
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    First handgun was a KGP161. Killed lots of critter with it.

    Currently have a KGP141 (4 inch).

    GPs are great guns.
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    GP100 was my 1st carry weapon w/ 3" loved it. I got older, the gun seemed to get heaver, so made the switch to an auto. Great revolver shoots nice and still looks new after all these years. Good luck with the hunt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    I'm not a wheel shooter, and never will be. But my buddy was looking over my shoulder and said the Ruger is a fine firearm for anyone who couldn't afford a Smith & Wesson. I have neither brand. Could he be correct?
    Not being able to afford a S&W has never been my reason for buying a Ruger. I currently own both, (see my avatar), and throughout the years have owned both as well. IMO your friend is not correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmhawth View Post
    Not being able to afford a S&W has never been my reason for buying a Ruger. I currently own both, (see my avatar), and throughout the years have owned both as well. IMO your friend is not correct.
    Ditto

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