GUN Thoughts on Ruger GP-100 Revolvers?

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  1. houseofdon

    houseofdon Simplify Moderator

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    I'm looking to grab my first wheel gun, preferably a 357 mag. I'd be shooting 38 spl most of the time, but like being able to shoot 357 when I need to. Guy on the local gun board has a 4" Blued version for $310 FTF. Aside from the usual Ruger hate, what do you guys think?
     
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    310 sounds decent, i'd much rather have a stainless one
    but if you want a double action revolver, buy it
     
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    minus Damn you, Damn the Broccoli, and Damn the Wright B

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    38 special is :greddy:. Causes carbon build up in the cyl. Just load your own light .357 loads :big grin:.
     
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    Real good gun and a decent deal if the 4" is in good condition.

    minus is right too btw. If you shoot lots of .38 you need to be religous about cleaning the cylinders... otherwise some day you'll go stick a .357 in there and its not going to seat.
     
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    I have a GP100 ... my only revolver. Great gun for the money.
     
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    I like my GP100. I understand that it routinely rates in the top 5 revolvers because of its durability and quality. I nearly always run .357 through mine although the minimal recoil of .38spl makes it much more accurate and easy to handle.
     
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    I want a GP100 eventually in either .357 or .44mag, just too much shit to buy first.
     
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    I've always wanted to get into revolvers and if I do, it will more than likely be a GP-100. A couple buddies have them and I've shot with one a few times. Seemed to be a really well built gun and most people online rate them pretty good. Price for a new one seems about right too.
     
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    Should have mentioned that it IS used, but looks to be in good condition. Is this no longer a good deal?

    Also there's a guy selling a lightly used STAINLESS SP-101 snubby in 357 for about the same price. Which is the better deal?
     
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    i'd much rather have a stainless snub over a blue 4"

    but it depends on what you're gona use it for.
     
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    I want a stainless GP100 or S&W 686 with a 6 inch barrel. Just waiting til I find one for about 300 bucks :x:
     

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