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Old January 20th, 2017, 04:11 AM   #1
 
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Gp100 WC II 3"

I've been looking for one of these for awhile now and stopped by a gun shop down the road - the other day and I about fell over when I discovered a WC stainless in their display cabinet.

I looked it over pretty good and noticed something a bit odd regarding the barrel alignment. ( I looked it over per several comments regarding the same on this forum ) Looking from the top of the revolver, the barrel is slightly "off center".

I pondered whether to buy this revolver with this issue and since they are not very available around here. I decided to put it on hold as I didn't have my stash on hand with the idea I would call Ruger Service and discuss with them.

I called Ruger Service yesterday and described the issue and asked if they would be willing to send me a "parcel pick up" and fix this under their warranty - if I went ahead and purchased this revolver. They said absolutely.

If this were a production revolver I probably wouldn't bother with it, but this is the first one I've had in my hand anywhere. When one spends $700 on a revolver it shouldn't have any issues, however - this is a way to get one and then have Ruger pick it up and make it right.

Any thoughts/comments on this ?




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Old January 20th, 2017, 06:00 AM   #2
 
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I got one a few years back and had all sorts of issues with that gun. It hit consistently low. I called Ruger and they picked it up and replaced the entire barrel. Shot better (not great) but it also had a problem with light primer strikes. I made double sure all the springs were factory originals. Still had light strikes.
I sold it and never looked back.
They are fine looking revolvers that's for sure. Maybe I got a lemon.
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Well, I've been pondering this and I believe I will let this one go.
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TraderVic your last statement is what you should do. A Ruger GP100 WC II I thought is what I have in Hawkeye Blue?? Maybe the WC II means either Blued or Stainless. You find the right one as I have they are stellar revolvers!!! Good Luck
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TraderVic your last statement is what you should do. A Ruger GP100 WC II I thought is what I have in Hawkeye Blue?? Maybe the WC II means either Blued or Stainless. You find the right one as I have they are stellar revolvers!!! Good Luck
I'll keep looking and I'll find what I'm looking for.
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Many of us here are a fan of the WC, I'm just saying.
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If Ruger said they would get the barrel straight on it, I can see no reason not to purchase it.
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If Ruger said they would get the barrel straight on it, I can see no reason not to purchase it.
I'm wrestling this alligator presently. I'm driving to this GS shortly and I'll have about 40 minutes to ponder my conundrum en route. Whether I cancel my hold and get a reimbursement or close the deal remains to be seen.

It's a bit of a struggle to look at the misaligned barrel and then shell out $700 plus tax for said revolver. Shouldn't have left the factory floor like this.
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Tis just my opinion, and worth prolly 2 cents - but, I would pass on it. $700 is up in the 3-inch 686 territory. A 686 would probably have a much better finish - although they, too, have to be checked for barrel mis-alignment. A 686 will have adj sites and I think they balance better. That said, I have sent several Ruger's back for problems, including finish, and they have came back as near perfect as you can get on a Ruger. Not bashing Rugers, I have four GP-100's but my only WC is an SP-101...

Oh - forgot to mention - you can get a 7-shot 686 ...

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Well, I looked over the WC pretty good and my original perspective was a bit incorrect. The barrel is ever so slightly "canted", so I checked the bore alignment and it looked fine.

I was comfortable with the revolver and bought it. By far the most comfortable and well balanced revolver I have....and then some. Looking forward to shooting it. I see why everyone enjoys these so much.

I'll clean it up and shoot it this next week. While at the range I'll get an opinion from the resident gunsmith and see what his thoughts are. I'll then decide whether to send it in to Ruger or not.
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Congratulations on your new WC GP100! I think you are going to be really pleased with your 3 in bbl Ruger, they tend to grow on you. While mine isn't a WC, it's a 3 in bbl model with adjustable sights and it's one of my favorite revolvers.

If your revolver shoots well and the cant is ever so slight, it would be very tempting to not return it and accept it as is. Of course that will be your decision and I'm confident that Ruger will work with you to meet your satisfaction. I have owned a lot of Ruger revolvers and it has been my experience that most of them are not absolutely perfect, but they are ruggedly handsome revolvers that are a pleasure to own and shoot. Please keep us informed.
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TraderVic my GP100 WCII the front sight on mine is so so slightly off center but not with the groups it shoots POI/POA right on. BTW as much as I like the grips that come on these guns I opted for the Ruger GP100 Compact grips at Shop Ruger and they make this revolver more easily to conceal if thats your purpose. Plus that they also handle .357 Magnum ammo just fine. Good luck with your GP100 WC II !!! My GP100 WC is just like Range Dogs
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TraderVic my GP100 WCII the front sight on mine is so so slightly off center but not with the groups it shoots POI/POA right on. BTW as much as I like the grips that come on these guns I opted for the Ruger GP100 Compact grips at Shop Ruger and they make this revolver more easily to conceal if thats your purpose. Plus that they also handle .357 Magnum ammo just fine. Good luck with your GP100 WC II !!! My GP100 WC is just like Range Dogs
gqucool, Can I ask you if the Compact grips handle .357 as well, or better then the WC grips?

As much as I like the grips on my WC GP100, a smaller grip is a consideration for carry, but want to make sure I'm not sacrificing to do that.

Thanks!
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The WCs look nice. I have a standard GP100 1715 model with 3" and love the way it greets my hand and the target.
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