Gear: Ruger GP-100


Ruger GP-100

Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Average Rating:
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The Ruger GP-100 revolver was first introduced in 1985 as a 2nd-generation of the Ruger Double Action revolvers, with intent to replace successful Ruger Security / Service / Speed Six line of revolvers. The GP-100 was a serious improvement over previous Ruger guns. It was made even stronger, with intent to fire an unlimited number of full-power .357 Magnum rounds, and was produced in many variations, with three basic barrel lengths (3" / 76 mm, 4" / 102 mm or 6" / 152 mm), various barrel profiles, with fixed or adjustable sights etc. GP-100 revolvers also are offered in two finish/material variations - blued carbon steel or polished stainless steel. Like most other Ruger guns, GP-100 revolvers are exceptionally strong, reliable and durable, and are great self-defense, security or practice weapons. The Ruger GP-100 revolvers are double-action guns with exposed hammers and swing-out cylinders. The trigger lockwork was assembled into the single unit along with detachable trigger guard, hammer was powered by durable coil spring. Revolvers have separate frame-mounted firing pin and automatic transfer-bar safety which permits the hammer to strike the firing pin only if trigger is fully depressed. Cylinder lock is operated by a push-button, located on the left side of the frame, behind the cylinder. Unlike its predecessors, GP-100 revolvers feature additional cylinder lock, located at the front of cylinder crane, which is disengaged automatically once shooter has pressed the cylinder release button. Cylinder holds 6 rounds of ammunition, and opens to the left. Grip frame is of compact design, and standard grips are of single-piece wrap around type, made from synthetic rubber with wooden inserts. Revolvers are offered either with fixed sights or with adjustable sights.

Member Reviews

  • 1asteriskshield_ezr_max30
    ajsdaddyBPD, Tue, 11 Nov 2008 21:42:35 UTC.
    1st review

    Great gun, smooth action, very comfortable. Fires well and on target everytime. I have the 6" barrel with adjustable sights.

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  • 25-1-13-a_1__max30
    SkoolCop, Fri, 20 Nov 2009 18:37:50 UTC.

    The very first firearm I ever purchased was the Ruger Security-Six in blue steel and a 6 inch barrel. I loved the gun but reluctantly sold it to obtain my GP100. The GP100 purchased in stainless steel with a 4 inch barrel was the firearm I used while in the police academy back in the day. When the other revolvers were having problems, the GP100 always functioned the way it was supposed to. It is easy to clean and maintain and is as accurate now as it was when it was purchased. Out of the box, the synthetic rubber grips with wooden inserts fit right into the hand as if custom fit. Compared to revolvers made my other manufacturers, the GP100 is twice the gun at a lower price. If I had my Security-Six, I would have two excellent guns.

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  • Woods_max30
    Uncon214, Sun, 27 Dec 2009 20:23:25 UTC.

    Had one of these for a while and loved it. GREAT grips that help control heavy recoil. Easy to shoot accurately when the adjustable sights are zeroed to the load.

    Keep .357 JHP's and SWC's on hand but carry it with either .38 135 grain +P Gold Dots or 158 +P LSWCHP's.

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