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Old January 23rd, 2017, 05:01 PM   #1
 
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I classified this weekend using my GP 100 WC. The GP made it easy, despite my failings. Previously I shot my smiths (625 & M15), with success as well.

This is the first season I'm shooting the GP and must say, I'm pleased. Very good ergos for me, quick to put onto target.

Always fun to outshoot some bottom feeders too



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Gotta agree with you I have the same Ruger GP 100 WCII my first GP100. I have never seen a more accurate pleasure to shoot revolver. I am a S&W fan but this GP100 is now my favorite!!! Good Luck to you!!!
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Niiice. It is a nice revolver. Good to look at and good to shoot.
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I classified this weekend using my GP 100 WC. The GP made it easy, despite my failings. Previously I shot my smiths (625 & M15), with success as well.

This is the first season I'm shooting the GP and must say, I'm pleased. Very good ergos for me, quick to put onto target.

Always fun to outshoot some bottom feeders too
I shoot IDPA, but so far with my S&W M&P 9. I've contemplated using my WC revolver.......how many speed loaders do you need ?
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I shoot IDPA, but so far with my S&W M&P 9. I've contemplated using my WC revolver.......how many speed loaders do you need ?
Good Q. Recommend minimum of 4 speedloaders, 3 on your belt, 1 to load and make ready with. I've had success using safailand comp 3s.

I too started with my M&P 9. Good gun, but have migrated to shooting wheel guns & am having a hoot.

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nice revolver. I occasionally shoot nra 3 gun wiht a 4 inch service 6 revolver a remington 870 pump and a rem 7600 pump in 30-06. Not fast but I do better than some think. If there is a spinner target hard set a 125 grain 357 and a 30-06 180 grain make them spin fine.
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Good Q. Recommend minimum of 4 speedloaders, 3 on your belt, 1 to load and make ready with. I've had success using safailand comp 3s.

I too started with my M&P 9. Good gun, but have migrated to shooting wheel guns & am having a hoot.

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Yesterday, while feeding cattle I pondered this question some more, then I remembered that for IDPA I typically use three magazines, 10 rounds each unless a specific excercise calls for less.

30 rounds max is 5 speed loaders. 4 speed loaders for the exercise and one to load the revolver on the line just prior to "the beep". This could be less as you stated - depends on the scenario. Four would likely serve most of my needs. My initial thoughts anyway.

Safariland Comp 3's huh ? Thanks for the info !

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I used to love shooting idpa with colt revolvers. I even used a blackhawk in 44 a few times but if the course needed more than 6 rounds my times were really, really slow unloading and loading through the gate. Although i could knock over 4 targets at once, if i hit just below the knock over targets. Oh those were the days............
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Yesterday, while feeding cattle I pondered this question some more, then I remembered that for IDPA I typically use three magazines, 10 rounds each unless a specific excercise calls for less.

30 rounds max is 5 speed loaders. 4 speed loaders for the exercise and one to load the revolver on the line just prior to "the beep". This could be less as you stated - depends on the scenario. Four would likely serve most of my needs. My initial thoughts anyway.

Safariland Comp 3's huh ? Thanks for the info !

Regards, Vic
The rules restrict you to 3 speedloaders on the belt :-(. But it's one of the reasons I enjoy shooting the wheel guns, you always end up shooting each stage as a limited stage as you are disadvantaged when compared to other semiauto divisions. When I beat a bottom feeder with a wheel gun, I get a big smile on my face :-)
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Have the GP100 3" with CompII for self defense but was thinking to get CompIII with the triple holder for IDPA. Your comments help to affirm that direction.
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Shot my WC GP in another IDPA match today. It worked superbly, as usual. If I did my job better, would have scored much higher. Regardless, I won my division & came in about middle of the pack. Am enjoying this more and more.

Will try my LCR early next month just for kicks
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Shot my WC GP in another IDPA match today. It worked superbly, as usual. If I did my job better, would have scored much higher. Regardless, I won my division & came in about middle of the pack. Am enjoying this more and more.

Will try my LCR early next month just for kicks
Your testimony is encouraging. Since my WC GP100 is quite new to me and I don't have all of my 357 components on hand - yet.........it may be mid summer before I am ready to shoot my first IDPA match with it.

Presuming you shoot reloads, do you usually shoot 158 gr bullets or do you hand load 125 gr to mimic a self defense load ?
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Your testimony is encouraging. Since my WC GP100 is quite new to me and I don't have all of my 357 components on hand - yet.........it may be mid summer before I am ready to shoot my first IDPA match with it.

Presuming you shoot reloads, do you usually shoot 158 gr bullets or do you hand load 125 gr to mimic a self defense load ?
I've been shooting 158 grain FmJs both reloads & factory (38 spl) based on how busy I am.......

I don't recommend shooting 357s in competition, it's not necessary, and 38s allow you to get back on target faster.

Feel free to PM me if you have any Qs or want to bounce ideas off me, will happily share my experience

Jump right in, I've found the shooting community is pretty welcoming and will happily guide you.
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Shot the WC GP at this weekends match again- won my division. Really do like how the GP shoots in my hands. This gun is a keeper for sure
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