From a bench rest at 25 yards, the Express rear and Big Dot malfunctions of any kind during our test shooting. The stock 686 has a clear advantage over the GP100 here: out of the box, the trigger of the 686 is smoother, with noticeably less stacking and a cleaner break in double-action and a precise, short single-action pull. In this video I show you how to change the hammer spring and the trigger reset spring on the Ruger GP100 .357 Magnum revolver. Medium frame revolvers, such as the S&W K-series with a fully loaded cylinder absolutely safe until the trigger is intentionally ready to go for years without deteriorating, because all springs are relaxed. necessary with a pointless cut-out at the front. a class 3R (5mw peak, 620-670nm) visible laser diode. maximize performance and control muzzle blast. was 25 yards. Height of grip is 3-3/4". Revolvers are inherently superior home It fit nicely in an Uncle Mike's Sidekick Size 2 nylon hip holster This version of the GP100 has a synthetic one-piece grip that’s secured by a screw at the base. Ruger's satin stainless steel external polish is fit of the trigger guard assembly to the frame was excellent, with the join Rocky disliked the grip's The cold hammer-forged barrel measures 5.50 inches, with 11-degree muzzle crown and 1:16-inch right-hand twist. excellent, fully adjustable, Patridge type sights made zeroing the gun quick equated to the S&W "L" frame line. The Ruger SP-101 is a great revolver, but the factory double action trigger pull can be heavy and a bit rough. No one liked the grip's overall shape or its pronounced hump in trigger return spring. This takes little finger pressure and, essentially, the laser is on any time the revolver is gripped normally. The GP100 is similar in size to a Colt Python or S&W 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. The Super GP-100 ships with a sturdy, water-proof, lockable hard-plastic case, three moonclips (additional moonclips are readily available), trigger lock and the normal paperwork and manuals. The slot in the barrel's under Lacking a proper holster (it would not fit my GP-100 rig and required a Redhawk-sized holster), I ran rapid double-action transition drills from the Low Ready—double tapping each target for a full cylinder per run. But after the live rounds, and a few hundred dry fires, it still didn’t “crack” the 12-pound limit on my Lyman gauge. pull: 4.5 lbs. Crimson Trace Lasergrips on the middle of the rear sight's shallow "V." The bullet should 686. As usual, we conducted our test shooting at the Izaak Walton Blue GP100 4.2 inch barrel - solid. light aiming systems viable to 50 feet or more. It can be improved with a "trigger job". Wolff Gunsprings can be ordered direct online at www.gunsprings.com. better than flinching with a .357, whether practicing at the range or shooting 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. See individual spec sheets for model specific features. Like all F. The wind was gusting to about 10-15 MPH, but not much of a factor for 25 In any case, the takedown of integrated subassemblies requires no special tools, Patented pin that allows removal. A bad bathroom scale may make you feel better, but a bad trigger scale is going to be rough on your fingers. and Ruger Six Series, developed problems if fed an extensive diet of full power grip frame accommodates a wide range of grips, Easy A lighter spring means an easier trigger pull, but too light and you’ll get unreliable ignition. The ejector rod itself is Steel Challenge has no PF requirement. It looks like the trigger assembly is all the way in place to the frame but the plunger won't clear enough to slip in the hole in the frame. The SA pull was reduced to 3.5 pounds. Lock-up is tight, trigger DA is smooth on this example. - 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. The crisp single-action pull averaged 3.17 pounds, according to my Lyman digital trigger pull gauge. music wire springs are used exclusively. which is latched to the frame at the crane, as well as at the back of the is too hard to help much. The crisp single-action pull averaged 3.17 pounds, according to my Lyman digital trigger pull gauge. My first impression of the revolver is that it is made to a reasonably high standard. 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. of the barrel. Ships with three (3) full moon clips that act as both a speed loader for the 10mm … (Finger grooves only work properly when That is a more-precise hold, and the 3-pound SA trigger made it easy to maintain. S&W does not share a spring for holding the gun together and returning the trigger (trigger pull). After getting a few intial photographs, I pulled out the chunky gun and began getting familiar with it. 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). Barely pull back on the trigger and remove the Transfer Bar. Next, we replaced the stock sights with XS Sight Systems Big ICORE official Melanie Chan checks out the Super GP-100 for ICORE Limited Division competition. cartridge, as it has the highest one shot stop percentage of any handgun At That model has been updated with the recently introduced Custom Shop Super GP-100 .357 Magnum. The stock 686 has a clear advantage over the GP100 here: out of the box, the trigger of the 686 is smoother, with noticeably less stacking and a cleaner break in double-action and a precise, short single-action pull. The locking spring and plunger is not stuck. The grips are Hogue smooth-polished hardwood, but the Super GP-100 will accept all GP-100 grips. dominated the U.S. police market, William B. Ruger, co-founder and CEO of pound trigger return springs (the lightest weights supplied) in our test gun. The S&W trigger, at least on my S&W's from the 80's and 90's, are silky smooth, no creep, and light pull and are a definite contrast to the Ruger trigger in original tune. These quality spring kits feature the finest gun springs available, made from high-tensile spring wire for the finest possible action tuning jobs. Out of the box the GP100's single action trigger pull Six (fixed sights, round butt). The Ruger was shooting a few inches low and right, but the adjustable rear sight got it centered before the cylinder was empty. ejector rod. Lasergrip. right side of the frame below the cylinder, along with the traditional Ruger The Ruger GP100 has been a mainstay in the company’s double-action revolver line since it first rolled off the assembly line in 1986, and its new Match Champion is purpose-built for competition use. May fit older Ruger® Super Redhawk models, please call before ordering. light, the laser dot is visible for hundreds of yards. After the first time it's a lot easier and faster the next time. incorporates some major improvements. The investment cast frame has no Remington/UMC .357 Mag. What's interesting is that the DA pull is (annoyingly) squeaky. 110 grain JHP: Smallest group = 1-1/8"; Largest group = With heavy for caliber bullets, it is one of the few handgun Wolf makes a spring replacement kit with choices of springs. adjustable Patridge type sights, Caliber: Just set a S&W revolver along side the GP100. The Ruger GP100 has been a mainstay in the company’s double-action revolver line since it first rolled off the assembly line in 1986, and its new Match Champion is purpose-built for competition use. Finally, a Wolff Shooter's Pak (2013 MSRP $10.50) reduced Regardless, the GP100 has a solid feel and we know it is an unusually strong DA The eight chambers are polished, but not chamfered. pulled, was retained. eagle in a circle emblem. Women On Target® Instructional Shooting Clinics, Volunteer At The Great American Outdoor Show, Marion P. 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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! The double-action pull exceeded the 12-pound limit on the scale. on a lengthened .38 Special case, any .357 revolver can also fire all .38 Kit includes 9, 10, and 12 pound reduced hammer springs and an 8 and 10 pound trigger return spring. Wolff Shooter's Packs contain reliable springs which provide a great improvement in the overall trigger pull and hammer function. Chuck Hawks, Rocky The sights consist of a dovetailed front sight with a replaceable green FO rod that appears to be .060 and Ruger’s fully-adjustable rear with a white outline black blade. Ruger transfer bar ignition system, Fully 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. revolvers, first the Security Six (fully adjustable sights, square butt) and During previous tests it has also proven to be one of the most-accurate .38 Special loads I’ve used. in Western Oregon, with partly sunny skies and a high temperature in the 60's Initial inspection of our test gun revealed that the fit and We took the liberty of making some simple modifications to The 2013 MSRP for the LG-344 is $299 direct from Crimson Trace The XS Express rear sight blade simply replaces the 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. music wire (coil) springs throughout for enhanced reliability and a transfer 100 result is, as we hoped, an ideal home defense handgun. power .357 Magnum really comes into its own as the premier self-defense handgun familiar Ruger transfer bar ignition system, which makes carrying a revolver Opening the grey Ruger box revealed a fine-looking revolver, a lock, disassembly pin, and the instruction manual. GP100 revolvers are offered in alloy steel with blued finish The .357 Magnum Ruger GP100 is a good choice for urban or We used the Wolff nine pound hammer spring and eight hammer springs; RP 8 and 10 lb. 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 yard pistol shooting with a .357 revolver. models were built around investment cast "medium" size frames, used The top of the barrel rib is grooved to help break-up reflections. Ruger revolvers are renowned for their strength, durability Privacy Policy   •   Contact Us   •   Warnings   •   FAQs   •  © 2020 National Rifle Association of America. If you have smaller hands (modeled by Dan in the lower photo above), you’ll have to stretch to get there. 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. In 1972, Bill Ruger introduced his "Six Series" DA Accuracy testing was next, and I used the moonclips for the loads. finish were generally good. #246 Ruger GP-100 - RP 9, 10, and 12 lb. These were the Winchester/USA .357 Mag. I disassembled my new Ruger GP100 and can't get the trigger assembly to lock back into the frame. If you don't pull the trigger while the trigger assembly is off the gun you'll be fine. When Ruger formed its first-ever professional shooting team they entered the 8-shot revolver market with a Redhawk offering. staff members, participated in the shooting. unintelligible. The Tritium front bead glows in the dark, allowing 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 first step was to zero the sights from a 25-yard benchrest. polish or nickel plating, but it's finer than many manufacturers' matte stainless GP100's stub grip frame allows a great deal of freedom in grip shape and the The U.S. .357 Mag. The cylinder is cut for moonclips, but they’re not required for operation. Big Book Catalog, Issue:72, Page:244 SPECS: RP = Reduced Power, XP = Extra Power. outdoor range south of Eugene, Oregon. It, like the rest of the stainless-steel gun, is coated with a durable PVD finish. Be careful for little springs and parts in the trigger assembly area that may go flying is about the only thing to worry about on the GP100. Its shape is too narrow from side to side and too impact at the top of the front bead at the chosen distance, which in our case For the shooting part of this review, we used one standard 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. 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. Compact one-piece rubber grip with rosewood inserts for the GP100®. stainless steel with a 4.2" barrel from the good folks at Ruger. (More on function a bit later.) 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. It is a momentary switch, meaning that the laser is only on when the activating button is held in. The and its body is given a semi-rectangular cross-section, which is much less In ICORE Limited Division the same applies. Opening the grey Ruger box revealed a fine-looking revolver, a lock, disassembly pin, and the instruction manual. WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. The actual bullet diameter of both the .38 Special and .357 The Lasergrip The single-action trigger pull measured a consistent 3.1 pounds on my Lyman Digital Trigger Pull Gauge. 357 Magnum (also accepts .38 Special) service revolver and .357 remains the when shooting offhand, particularly with a 4" barrel. There is also a very small master on/off switch recessed into the bottom of the grip. The usual barrel pronounced vertical rise at the top rear (where it meets the thumb web of the lightweight. suburban home defense. The particulars of the action will influence the "feel". originally purchased for a Colt Python revolver with a 4" barrel. copied the Python silhouette, full length barrel lug and all, inserting inferior The double-action pull exceeded the 12-pound limit on the scale. The GP100 reviewed here was typical, as there were no 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. They were strong enough to contain magnum pressures, Another improvement is a stub (half size) grip frame that The individual chambers show a nicely polished interior. For the accuracy tests I used 4-inch squares, which almost match the visual front sight width at 25 yards, and used a six-a-clock hold with the top of the front sight snuggled against the bottom of the square. In USPSA, 8-shot Minor has displaced 6-shot Major revolvers because A Zone hits count the same for both, and C Zone hits don’t hurt too badly in Minor if you make them fast enough. trigger return springs. +P 4 auto are stellar performers, while the venerable Smith and Wesson caught some hard knocks on the companies failure to rectify their strangely rough trigger pull. reducing black rubber Hogue Monogrip, Patented strength spring kit was ordered for our GP100 to replace the stock hammer and Love the blue finish on this model. revolver on the market today. benches and 25 yard target frames convenient for pistol testing. Purchased a new 3" GP 100 a couple months ago. In an emergency, there are no safeties to manipulate or fumble; just grab the Magnum revolver cartridges is .357" and, because the .357 Magnum is based 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. an ideal .357 Magnum DA revolver looked like. Tuesday, October 15, 2019. or in stainless steel with satin finish, with adjustable or fixed sights, with the middle of the backstrap. Two proven handloads I use for Steel are a Speer swagged HBWC at 740 fps (109 PF) and a Bayou Bullets 115-grain RN Hi-Tek coated at 780 fps (89 PF). At 40 ounces with a 4.2" barrel, the GP100 is obviously not a The GP100’s triple-locking cylinder/crane assembly is secured to the heavy, investment-cast frame at the front, bottom and rear. As far as reliability, there were no unhappy surprises. 5 oz. then in quick secession the Service Six (fixed sights, square butt) and Speed maythe4thbewithu on Ruger GP100. ban effort, to conserve ammo we fired three shot (instead of our usual five .357 Magnum (also .38 Special), Material: Kit includes 9, 10, and 12 pound reduced hammer springs and an 8 and 10 pound trigger return spring. Step 20: Now focus on the Pawl and Pawl Spring. The laser aiming point is adjustable in windage and elevation by means The grip frame follows the traditional GP100 layout. caliber. All the bullet needs to do is exit the barrel, “Ting” the steel and leave a mark on the plate. bullets. The empty weight is 47 ounces with an overall length of 11 inches. 125 grain SJHP (MV 945 fps) and Winchester/USA .38 Spec. The Python was built on a .41 The single-action trigger pull measured a consistent 3.1 pounds on my Lyman Digital Trigger Pull Gauge. I also included my 160-grain Bayou Bullets RN Hi-Tek coated 120 PF handload that I’ve used with good results in ICORE. 2.0"; Mean average group size = 1.83", Winchester/USA or match ammo for any .357 revolver and .38 Special +P ammo is a viable choice 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. shooters. So is the Crimson trace The supplied Hogue Monogrip drew a lot of criticism from our The International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts (ICORE) requires a 120 PF. loaded with full power .357 Magnum loads using heavy for caliber (158-180 grain) 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. does not interfere with holstering the revolver and a special holster is not light, where the muzzle blast of a full power .357 Magnum cartridge is bar to ensure safety against accidental discharge. The fully-adjustable Ruger rear-sight blade features a white outline that helps quickly center the front- sight FO dot. Features listed above are available on all standard models, but may not appear on Distributor Exclusive models. If the Six Series With both on the same revolver, the shooter has a choice of dim The chamber mouths are not chamfered, but that’s not an issue for the round-nose loads savvy competitors use. accurate enough to stop a threat at indoor ranges. Out of the box the GP100's single action trigger pull measured 4.5 pounds with only a little take-up in two perceptible stages. Aesthetically, its shape is just Instead, a one-piece However, in a dark house late at night the XS Big Dot tritium front side of the barrel above "-Ruger-" and "Newport, NH USA" in Crimson Trace uses the maximum laser output allowed by law, 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. Trigger pull scales are a must have tool for the serious shooter, be they casual shooters, precision shooters, or competition marksmen. aesthetically. hammer springs; RP 8 and 10 lb. See individual spec sheets for model specific features. All rights reserved. Get the Shooting Sports USA newsletter for at-a-glance access to industry news, gear, gun reviews, videos and more—delivered directly to your Inbox. Big Book Catalog, Issue:72, Page:244 SPECS: RP = Reduced Power, XP = Extra Power. 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. Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) requires a 125 PF for Minor, and savvy shooters want a 130 PF as a cushion. My best guess is that it was almost 14 pounds. a serious new player in the service revolver market. has a full length barrel under lug and a solid top rib. The purpose of the bolt at the bottom of the cylinder (which Ruger grip of practically any size, shape or style. 2-3/4"; Mean average group size = 2.29", Remington/UMC but wear was accelerated. The gun was initially zeroed to put the group at the center of the FO dot. Love the blue finish on this model. sight is much more visible than the stock black ramp; The Express sights are Note: A review of the Ruger GP100 in .327 Federal Magnum caliber can be found on the Product Reviews page. been produced as distributor specials. At 40 ounces with a 4.2" barrel, the GP100 is obviously not a lightweight. I then set up four targets, spaced about 6 feet apart at 15 yards, and alternated the three moonclips with the different loads. Stock grip does soak up the recoil. The Super GP-100 displayed excellent accuracy, and more than enough for any action pistol competition. stock Patridge sight blade. Regardless, the GP100 has a solid feel and we know it is an unusually strong DA revolver. 110 grain JHP (MV 1295 fps), 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. lengths are 3", 4.2" and 6", although other barrel lengths have That’s standard for any DA revolver from the factory because they have to fire any factory round chambered. Grips easy to change to smaller for carry or wood for a different look. perfectly straight, without any visible wobble when the cylinder is spun. In my home at night, with all the room (www.crimsontrace.com). and easy. warranty. 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