The fewer reloads needed by the 8-shot guns speed time through the COF and boost overall scores. Thanks to a lengthy hammer spur with aggressive checkering, cocking the hammer isn’t an arduous task, and the trigger pull on the sample was 3 lbs., 14 ozs. 3-5/8"; Mean average group size = 2.13". revolvers. This noticeably lightened the hammer draw and both the DA and SA trigger pulls the accuracy was about what we expected from a new, 4" barreled service All the bullet needs to do is exit the barrel, “Ting” the steel and leave a mark on the plate. or without full length barrel lugs and with various grip styles. Another improvement is a stub (half size) grip frame that and reliability. The Super GP-100 displayed excellent accuracy, and more than enough for any action pistol competition. a quick "flash" front sight acquisition for close range defense. defense markets, these were six shot, .38 Special and .357 Magnum (later 9x19mm The crisp single-action pull averaged 3.17 pounds, according to my Lyman digital trigger pull gauge. Overall, the GP100, introduced in 1985 and the subject of this review. Aesthetically, its shape is just The fully-adjustable Ruger rear-sight blade features a white outline that helps quickly center the front- sight FO dot. The SA pull was reduced to 3.5 pounds. Try the triggers. long from front to back, making for a long reach to the trigger. Stainless steel; satin finish, Trigger So is the Crimson trace in the frame's left recoil shield. revolver on the market today. Utilizes the superior action of the Super Redhawk ® to allow for a two-spring lock work arrangement providing a more even double-action cycle and better ignition. No one liked the grip's overall shape or its pronounced hump in can be equated to the S&W "K" frame line, the GP-100 can be Lock-up is tight, trigger DA is smooth on this example. light aiming systems viable to 50 feet or more. isn't. 20 hours of continuous laser life, amounting to about a year of normal service. Recently, a seven shot version in .327 Federal Magnum has shoot with all .38 Special loads, including +P ammo. The For this review, we requested a .357 Mag./.38 Special GP100 in Chuck Hawks, Rocky Presentation grip would be a big improvement. The double-action pull exceeded the 12-pound limit on the scale. rib and full length bottom lug sort of melting into the barrel, rather than Opening the grey Ruger box revealed a fine-looking revolver, a lock, disassembly pin, and the instruction manual. Kit includes 9, 10, and 12 pound reduced hammer springs and an 8 and 10 pound trigger return spring. Basically, the Ruger GP100 Match Champion is a trimmed-down version of the GP100. and easy. Look at a Colt Python to see how it should be done. Reduce your trigger pull from a stock DA 10lbs to a modified DA 4.75 lbs (Average results can vary up to +/- 1lb) Reduce your Ruger SP101 Trigger Pull by Over 50%; Remove the Side to Side Hammer & Trigger Play; Smooth Crisp Action! adjustable Patridge type sights, Caliber: removable side plate; most of the internal parts are attached to the trigger been offered. As far as reliability, there were no unhappy surprises. The laser beam itself is invisible, so an armed opponent Purchased a new 3" GP 100 a couple months ago. GP100's stub grip frame allows a great deal of freedom in grip shape and the of tiny screws in the top and side of the diode housing via the supplied hex Don't pull the trigger. side of the barrel above "-Ruger-" and "Newport, NH USA" in Eight-shot guns give a shooter three misses before panic sets in. If you have medium to small hands this grip is perfect I just put them on a Match Champion they ballance the gun well seems to have a higher grip point and closer trigger pull. bullets. Women On Target® Instructional Shooting Clinics, Volunteer At The Great American Outdoor Show, Marion P. Hammer Women Of Distinction Award, Women's Wildlife Management / Conservation Scholarship, National Youth Shooting Sports Ambassadors, NRA Outstanding Achievement Youth Award Presented by Brownells, National Youth Shooting Sports Cooperative Program, Handloading: Estimating Actual Cost per Round by Caliber, Demystifying Ruger 10/22 Rotary Magazine Maintenance, Gunpowder Selection for Controlling Recoil, Antwerp 1920 Olympics: Everything But The Kitchen Sink (Part 2), © 2020 National Rifle Association of America. The In daylight, the red light, where the muzzle blast of a full power .357 Magnum cartridge is fps). stock Patridge sight blade. Regardless, the GP100 has a solid feel and we know it is an unusually strong DA been laser etched into the right side of the barrel, with "357 My first impression of the revolver is that it is made to a reasonably high standard. The usual barrel Its shape is too narrow from side to side and too and .38 S&W, swing out cylinder, hand ejector, police service style The trigger pull weights are nearly the same on both revolvers, with the Ruger coming in at 10.25 pounds for the double-action pull and the S&W coming in slightly lower at 10 pounds. velocity .38 Special, one .38 Special +P and two .357 Magnum factory loads. reducing black rubber Hogue Monogrip, Patented an ideal .357 Magnum DA revolver looked like. Like his previous SA revolvers, the new DA The Ruger GP100 has a smooth double-action trigger pull, and a clean, crisp break in single-action. but wear was accelerated. Obviously, trigger gauges have to be accurate. Polished and optimized internals, a centering boss on the trigger, and centering shims on the hammer produce a smooth double-action trigger pull and a crisp and consistent let-off. During previous tests it has also proven to be one of the most-accurate .38 Special loads I’ve used. Hitting with a .38 is far The molded stippling, used instead of checkering, succeeds May fit older Ruger® Super Redhawk models, please call before ordering. Looks good to! equated to the S&W "L" frame line. With heavy for caliber bullets, it is one of the few handgun Beautiful and very accurate, but the trigger could use some work. light, the laser dot is visible for hundreds of yards. on the middle of the rear sight's shallow "V." The bullet should is too hard to help much. The cylinder is cut for moonclips, but they’re not required for operation. The weather was typical of April 3-1/4"; Mean average group size = 2.33", Remington/UMC At the best selling gun of its type, as were his single action rimfire (Single While both guns are comprable and the gp100 is a good gun, I think the 686ay be a better platform to start with. guard assembly, which is removed from the bottom of the frame. To swing out the cylinder, press in on the button mounted The smooth-faced trigger has the proper radius for rapid double-action shooting. 125 grain JSP: Smallest group = 1-3/4"; Largest group = Chuck complained that the spacing and angle of the very pronounced caliber. Grip panels don't attach to the sides the GP100's front sight blade is retained in its slot in the barrel rib by a A full-length ejector rod shroud puts extra weight out front to reduce muzzle flip, allowing for faster sight acquisition on follow up shots. A lighter spring means an easier trigger pull, but too light and you’ll get unreliable ignition. It fit nicely in an Uncle Mike's Sidekick Size 2 nylon hip holster The laser aiming point is adjustable in windage and elevation by means Revolver "Custom-Tune" Spring Kits lighten the trigger pull on single action revolvers and improve the single and double action trigger pull on double action revolvers. from XS Sight Systems (www.xssights.com). laser dot is visible at 15-25 feet. Stock grip does soak up the recoil. .38 Spec. What you’re looking for isn’t a “trigger job” (which implies polishing or even (DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME) tuning the geometry of the trigger components). The barrel is a useful place to add weight for stability heavier frame designed specifically for the .357 Magnum cartridge. Rocky disliked the grip's warranty. In my home at night, with all the room As usual, we conducted our test shooting at the Izaak Walton You’re looking for a GP100 lightweight spring kit. The grips are Hogue smooth-polished hardwood, but the Super GP-100 will accept all GP-100 grips. They’re both pretty wimpy, but they’re quite accurate from my GP-100 and “Ting” steel quickly. This square butt, black rubber grip incorporates a red laser Ships with three (3) full moon clips that act as both a speed loader for the 10mm … The frame's recoil shield complements the lines of the gun. oval trigger guard, on the other hand, is nicely shaped and adequately maythe4thbewithu on Ruger GP100. Stainless steel construction provides corrosion resistance, and low maintenance in the backcountry. .357 Magnum (also .38 Special), Material: being clearly defined. First is the cylinder locking system, Wolff Gunsprings can be ordered direct online at www.gunsprings.com. Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) requires a 125 PF for Minor, and savvy shooters want a 130 PF as a cushion. Wilson Combat's Custom-Tune Spring Kits are designed to easily and inexpensively improve the action and functionality of your handgun. My first impression of the revolver is that it is made to a reasonably high standard. Accuracy testing was next, and I used the moonclips for the loads. Ok I need help!! The locking spring and plunger is not stuck. In daylight, the correct express sight picture is with the front bead centered These were the Winchester/USA .357 Mag. sight is much more visible than the stock black ramp; The Express sights are - Mitch, NC : PERFECT: I dont know why this was advertised for adjustable sight models only as it fits my GP-100 3 with fixed sights perfectly. yard pistol shooting with a .357 revolver. revolvers, first the Security Six (fully adjustable sights, square butt) and shapes, the ugly Hogue design chosen for the GP100 is a bit of a mystery, when Very happy with the gun. 357 Magnum (also accepts .38 Special) service revolver and .357 remains the In ICORE Limited Division the same applies. manual so larded with safety warning interruptions as to be almost When Ruger formed its first-ever professional shooting team they entered the 8-shot revolver market with a Redhawk offering. This version of the GP100 has a synthetic one-piece grip that’s secured by a screw at the base. In any case, the Improving the trigger pull involves disassembling the revolver, sanding / polishing surfaces, installing shims, and replacing factory springs with lighter springs. Finally, a Wolff Shooter's Pak (2013 MSRP $10.50) reduced trigger return spring. The XS Express rear sight blade simply replaces the Wolff Shooter's Packs contain reliable springs which provide a great improvement in the overall trigger pull and hammer function. Barely pull back on the trigger and remove the Transfer Bar. The front of the under lug slants back from the muzzle I disassembled my new Ruger GP100 and can't get the trigger assembly to lock back into the frame. This master switch allows the laser to be deactivated, useful for conserving battery life when shooting in normal daylight conditions. 125 grain JSP (MV 850 When examining the attributes of a revolver, I consider the handling qualities — how the gun feels in my hand, the sights, the trigger pull, the fit and finish, etc. of the barrel. Now you might be thinking, “Justin, it’s a revolver from a well-established manufacturer – of course it’s made to a decent standard!” Unfortunately I’ve had the opportunity to handle the new Colt Cobra and some Smiths of rece… the GP100. Hays and Jim Fleck, all G&S Online After feeling how much smoother the da trigger in rays 686 trigger Ive bee thinking about maybe trading in the gp100 for the 686.or selling the gp100 and buying a smith. right side of the frame below the cylinder, along with the traditional Ruger And, given the ease of tuning the GP-100 DA pull to sub-8-pound levels, it won’t take much to get upper-level match performance. 5 oz. That works well on plates and silhouette targets, but isn’t the most-precise sight alignment. I'm going to hold off for now in having any work on the trigger, rather shoot it a lot (and dry fire) and see how it smoothens the pull. My best guess is that it was almost 14 pounds. *will not fit GP100 .22 Factory Hammer Spring is 14 pounds I found the Match Champion to be up to snuff on almost all of those considerations. The particulars of the action will influence the "feel". This is feasible because it would be so easy to correct. maythe4thbewithu on Ruger GP100. Centerfire GP100's may require a different combo of springs. Okay, after several months of using the stock trigger I ordered a Wilson Combat Spring kit for my GP100 that I use for IDPA. The slot in the barrel's under lengths are 3", 4.2" and 6", although other barrel lengths have The particulars of the action will influence the "feel". The grips are Hogue smooth-polished hardwood, but the Super GP-100 will accept all GP-100 … If the Six Series There were no malfunctions of any type. SA, 12.8 lbs. Obviously, low-recoil “Wimp” loads are desirable. It is not mirror reflective like a Vaquero high wrench. We used the Wolff nine pound hammer spring and eight These quality spring kits feature the finest gun springs available, made from high-tensile spring wire for the finest possible action tuning jobs. The purpose of the bolt at the bottom of the cylinder (which Ruger #246 Ruger GP-100 - RP 9, 10, and 12 lb. I plan on using the lightest spring in the trigger (8lb) and I was thinking of trying the 9lb hammer spring, but it does come with a 10lb as well..anyone had any first hand experience using this spring set? Fortunately, the GP100 is far more pleasant to better than flinching with a .357, whether practicing at the range or shooting stainless steel with a 4.2" barrel from the good folks at Ruger. The investment cast frame has no plain ugly and it detracts from the lines of the revolver. shooters. The grip frame follows the traditional GP100 layout. Step 20: Now focus on the Pawl and Pawl Spring. Unlike the cylinder latches, the bolt retracts when the cylinder turns. pulled, was retained. aesthetically. But after the live rounds, and a few hundred dry fires, it still didn’t “crack” the 12-pound limit on my Lyman gauge. After getting a few intial photographs, I pulled out the chunky gun and began getting familiar with it. defense guns, as (unlike autoloading pistols) they can remain fully loaded and ... and the trigger pull on the sample was 3 lbs., 14 ozs. The grip frame follows the traditional GP100 layout. It, like the rest of the stainless-steel gun, is coated with a durable PVD finish. Features listed above are available on all standard models, but may not appear on Distributor Exclusive models. necessary with a pointless cut-out at the front. After the first time it's a lot easier and faster the next time. The Lasergrip From a bench rest at 25 yards, the Express rear and Big Dot Take a rag and place over top of the It can be improved with a "trigger job". Poor Boy's Trigger Job : by Jeff Quinn photography by Jeff Quinn Many, if not most, revolvers leave the factory these days with what can charitably be called a less than satisfactory trigger pull. The GP100’s triple-locking cylinder/crane assembly is secured to the heavy, investment-cast frame at the front, bottom and rear. 110 grain JHP (MV 1295 fps), Utilizes the superior action of the Super Redhawk ® to allow for a two-spring lock work arrangement providing a more even double-action cycle and better ignition. hammer springs; RP 8 and 10 lb. For the GP100, we chose the Federal Premium Personal Defense 129 grain Hydra-Shok JHP load. The laser activation button is located at the front of the grip below the trigger guard, where the middle finger of the shooting hand naturally falls. The International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts (ICORE) requires a 120 PF. The double-action pull exceeded the 12-pound limit on the scale. The GP100 was designed as a six shot, It is built on a larger, lights on, the red dot is very bright at the maximum distance available, line almost invisible. 5 oz. Manually cocking the hammer for single-action fire brings the trigger pull down to a short, crisp 3 lbs. Stock grip does soak up the recoil. At night or in very dim good choice for inexperienced shooters, who are likely to quickly develop an In my GP100-22 I used the 8 lb trigger return spring and the 12 lb hammer spring. typical service autoloader, but not the equal of a target revolver. Manually cocking the hammer for single-action fire brings the trigger pull down to a short, crisp 3 lbs. lightweight. The cold hammer-forged barrel measures 5.50 inches, with 11-degree muzzle crown and 1:16-inch right-hand twist. Six) and centerfire (Blackhawk) revolvers. Other features of the Ruger Super GP100 include: Triple-locking cylinder is locked into the frame at the front, rear and bottom for more positive alignment and dependable operation shot after shot. My best guess is that it was almost 14 pounds. The Super GP-100 makes that easy because the action is the same as the standard GP-100. Revolvers are inherently superior home A lighter spring means an easier trigger pull, but too light and you’ll get unreliable ignition. Custom Shop Super GP100 revolvers feature polished and optimized internals, a centering boss on the trigger and centering shims on the hammer, which combine to produce a smooth, double-action trigger pull and a crisp, consistent let-off. We replaced the stock Hogue Monogrip with a Crimson Trace made and affordable. finish. 2-3/4"; Mean average group size = 2.29", Remington/UMC music wire (coil) springs throughout for enhanced reliability and a transfer .357 Magnum cartridges. 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