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Old January 6th, 2017, 09:05 AM   #166
 
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Saw pics of the forcing cone, not overly impressed even if its only shooting .44 special. Ruger missed the mark this one. Could have done a .41 Magnum or a .44 Magnum since Smith was able to successfully make an L frame .44 magnum



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Old January 6th, 2017, 09:09 AM   #167
 
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The only thing I like is the non fluted cylinder but the thin force cone and thin chamber walls on the cylinder make me reluctant.
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Old January 6th, 2017, 10:37 AM   #168
 
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Then don't buy one. There's lots of magnums out there.
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I think the reason Ruger is making the GP100 in .44 Special is because we have all been asking for one. They are clearly listening to their customer's as evidenced by their ever expanding portfolio pf choices. I keep thinking I have all the guns I could want and they keep making new things I want to buy.
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Put it this way, if the N-frame is known to shoot loose with prolonged use of full pressure .44Mag, how long do you think the L-frame will last? The Ruger should have much better long term durability and for the handloader, there is no appreciable difference.
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Old April 16th, 2017, 08:41 AM   #171
 
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Ruger GP100 5" Blue

I have one of these on layaway. Beautiful revolver, nice trigger pull DA and SA.
.44 Spl is my favorite revolver cartridge. This will get a lot of use.

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Im waiting on the 2 inch snubby version Kevin.
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I would like to see one in 41Mag. Should be plenty of Meat in the Cylinder for that.
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just picked up a 3" .44spl...the factory wood grips fit like a glove...luv the feel...going to add high viz sights and do a high polish on the stainless
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.. but the thin force cone and thin chamber walls on the cylinder make me reluctant.
If one compares the outside cylinder walls of the 69 and GP they are about the same as the cylinders are supposedly 1.56" and 1.557" diameter respectively. I do agree they could have made the forcing cone thicker as there appears to be plenty of width in the front of the frame for that. Perhaps what holds them back is the relatively short length of the cylinder for the .44 mag. On the other hand would have liked the cylinder fluted to reduce weight. Now, if the GP 44 would ever show up at the dealer that I ordered.

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Just hope they don't make a 4" with a half-lug barrel. Please don't!
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