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Old July 11th, 2016, 03:38 PM   #1
 
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Hi, Thinking about a GP100 in 6" version. Ruger lists a Talo # 1759 with a Hogue walnut grip and a #1707 with the black Hogue grips. A) are these two the same gun with different grips, b) do they both have the front of barrel plunger style front sight removal set up, and c) are the walnut grips going to move more in the hand vs the grippy black ones as they are not stipled? Anybody have the Talo model that can comment on the grips? As always, thanks for the helpful info.
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Sounds like the same gun with different grips.
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The TALO version has an unfluted cylinder. The smooth wood grips get slippery fast with a little sweat, I would recommend the rubber grips.
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The TALO version has an unfluted cylinder. The smooth wood grips get slippery fast with a little sweat, I would recommend the rubber grips.
^This. The 1759 is a TALO offering that has the unfluted cylinder and the wood grips. The wood is prettier, but the rubber grips are, well, grippier.
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I have replaced the rubber grips with wood grips on my 6" GP100 and like the way they look and feel. I really like the way the un-fluted cylinder looks on the Talo. As to the front sights somebody posted on this forum that the front sights were no longer removable via the spring plunger. I don't know and I figure they may have looked at the shorter barrel lengths.
If you get the Talo and do not like the wood grips, rubber is cheap. Quality wood grips are not cheap.
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The TALO is a pretty gun! The Hogue rubber monogrip is readily available and a five minute (or less) swap if you don't like the wood. (I LOVE mine on my SBH single action, BTW.)

As far as I know, all GP100's have spring and plunger retained front sights except the 3".

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...and the Match Champion.
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Had the 1759 and the MC. Sold the 1759, but kept the MC.

Both have wood grips, of course, but definitely a difference in the grips as far as feel in the hand. MUCH prefer the grip on the MC. Perfect match for the way the MC balances. The smooth grip on the 1759, though, was a disappointment. That grip just didn't do a good job for me handling the extra weight of the 1759. I think a rubber grip would have been more functional on the 1759, but didn't want to go that route.
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Very nice Ruger but I do have to also put in a very positive note on my GP100 WCII Hawkeye Blued this gun is extremely accurate with a 3 inch barrel love the Novak sights and the front brass bead sight!!!
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The most remarkable thing about the 1759 is the unfluted cylinder - the only GP100 offered with that style cylinder. If you are a fan of the unfluted look then that's the one. Grips are easy to swap and the black rubber Hogue is pretty cheap if you prefer it.

If you don't care about the unfluted cylinder then save some $$ and get the standard model.
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As far as I know, all GP100's have spring and plunger retained front sights except the 3".
My 3" model 1708 has the spring and plunger front sight and adjustable rear. You're right that most of the other 3" models are fixed sights and cannot easily change the front sight. That's probably the one thing I don't like about my model 1722.
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The 1751 is also a 3" with the removable front sight and adjustable rear. And the Match Champions are longer than 3" but the front sight is in a dovetail. But otherwise the 4.2", 5" and 6" models generally have the removable front sight. There are also a few 4" fixed sight models with pinned front sights.....yeah it's hard to wrap it all up in a succinct statement of few words.
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I like adjustable sights also the unfluted cylinder. I really like the balance of a 4 inch revolver. But I love the feel of the WC GP100 the 3 inch barrel I not could believe the accuracy I was getting with mine a ragged hole. Yes fixed sights my question I heard that Novak now has a adjustable rear sight??? Not certain but I really don't need one it's very easy for hold over with different loads. Totally love the brass front bead. My WC to me is getting to be my favorite DA/SA over my S&W. To be the fine line of Ruger GP100's from the Talo's to the WC to the Standard Models are outstanding but it really pays to do very careful inspection of a gun before buying. To avoid having problems. I have more Ruger DA/SA revolvers for a reason gotta luv your Rugers!!!
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Grips can be changed. A Cylinder can't be "unfluted". The 1759 is the model I would buy of the two.
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I Love my GP100 TALO. I really like the unfluted cylinder. I like the extra weight that the unfluted cylinder gives me (not much but a little). I hated the wood Huge grips though. I have smaller hands and switched the grips out for other wood grips (the Hugue wood was to bulky for my hands). As said switching the grips are very easy and the Hogue rubber grips are fairly cheap. I think Varminterror makes the best point.

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