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Old February 20th, 2017, 06:06 PM   #31
 
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I have been interested in the GP100 .22 10 shot ever since it came out and have been wanting to see user feedback.

This seems to be the best forum for Ruger products and I am surprised to see so little discussion on this model since it has been out for while now.

Other than my friend that has one, I don't know of anyone else.

Is it because they are just not making or selling very many?
you might possibly get better results in the rimfire section, just a suggestion



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Old February 21st, 2017, 02:52 AM   #32
 
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you might possibly get better results in the rimfire section, just a suggestion
The Revolver section is for all calibers and the Rimfire section is only for semi-autos, at least that's what it says.
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Final tuning, I think.

Added Ruger rubber grips to fill my hand better and a slight polish to the whole gun.





Reshaped hammer.



Shot sting below was fired with 10 shots at the first plate on the left, it was really bouncing around!



I ended up using a 14lb hammer spring, not sure of the actual trigger pull because I don't have a trigger weight tool. It is a little stronger than my S&W's but after all the work I think it's smoother. It made me think of shooting my brothers Python.

It has a 0.010" shim on the right side of the hammer and 0.003" shim on the left side. The trigger has a 0.003" shim on the left side.

It works with all of the ammo types I had (5 different brands) with no misfires.

The Ruger GP100 tuned better than I expected, this may be one the fastest shot strings I ever fired with 10 shot .22 revolver!



I am very happy with the end result and it's ready for SCSA, NSSF and a lot of bowling pin matches.

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Thanks for your report Pinshooter! Your pics look great. I also added the grooved rubber Hogue grips to my 22lr GP. I've only run about 200 live rounds through it so far, with close to 2000 rounds of dry firing (with spent cartridges to act as a snap cap) and it seems to me that the action is loosening up somewhat. I love this revolver and for me it fits much better than the SP101 22, which I found difficult to shoot

BTW, my front sight did not have the gap you showed in your pic.

I liked the light polish you did...how did you do it and what did you use? I'm working on a mirror polish to my 4 inch 357 GP with Mothers mag and it is taking forever.

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I liked the light polish you did...how did you do it and what did you use? I'm working on a mirror polish to my 4 inch 357 GP with Mothers mag and it is taking forever.
The polish I used is called "X-Treem" metal polish. It only takes a few minutes to use. They also had a sealer that you put on after to make it last a long time, but I don't have any more of that.

I use that polish on my first true love below, 1973 Triumph Bonneville that I bought new and I still have it.






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Dang, not sure which I like better the bike or the gun. Love the classic bikes, had a few Suzuki T500's myself.
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GP100-22

Mine was pretty decent looking and started grouping nice after a 100 round session

The action and trigger pull were a little stiff. I took a diamond file a did a light deburring of the recoil shield ad hammer spring strut. This really helped smooth the action. Shooting it a bunch might have done the same thing.

I have replaced the hammer spring with a 14 lb. hammer spring from a SP101 that was switched to a lighter spring. It feels a bit nicer yet but it will have to be reliable to stay in the gun

One last thing is that I installed a set of Hogue finger grove rubber grips that came off another GP. I now call it my baby Redhawk because it looks like one now.

It looks just like Pinshooters now.
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So, not being a gunsmith myself, does anyone have a recommendation of a gunsmith to do some of the work described in this thread if I were to get the gun? Specifically, the firing pin work and cylinder ratchet clean up? I'm a mechanic by trade, but I'm used to working on much bigger things and I don't think I have the finesse or dare I say the artistic ability for small items like these or the hammer mods/reshaping. I know my limitations.

Ever do work on other people's guns Pinshooter?
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So, not being a gunsmith myself, does anyone have a recommendation of a gunsmith to do some of the work described in this thread if I were to get the gun? Specifically, the firing pin work and cylinder ratchet clean up? I'm a mechanic by trade, but I'm used to working on much bigger things and I don't think I have the finesse or dare I say the artistic ability for small items like these or the hammer mods/reshaping. I know my limitations.

Ever do work on other people's guns Pinshooter?
I would only do modifications like this on my own gun. It is risky because you can't buy some parts from Ruger like the firing pin and hammer, they say they have to be fitted at the factory. So if you mess it up you'll have to send the gun back to get new parts.

I took the risk because I was determined to make this gun work for my shooting sports.

PS: Since I don't like the sights on it, I decided to turn it into a dot gun. I'm in the middle of machining a low profile mount for a Burris Fast III. I couldn't find a mount for the GP that I liked. I'll post pics if it works out.
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Some good info, Pin.

Plan on selling my Single Ten and SR22 and grabbing one of these (already got a killer 22/45 that's been Volquartsen'd).

I found it interesting to see your front sight sitting proud. That's how my GP 44 came (and every other GP44 I've seen online, so far). Kinda weird Ruger would pull that...
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I can now report that my new GP100 .22 is a great shooter. The DA trigger pull is fine, no complaints. Heavy but not excessively because it stages just like the .357's. SA is also pretty near identical to the .357. Well balanced and a thing of beauty. If you're on the fence, jump off and get one.
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I can now report that my new GP100 .22 is a great shooter. The DA trigger pull is fine, no complaints. Heavy but not excessively because it stages just like the .357's. SA is also pretty near identical to the .357. Well balanced and a thing of beauty. If you're on the fence, jump off and get one.
+1 on this....definitely get one if you are considering it. I love mine!

All of my GP100 triggers (I have 4 357s and 1 22lr) have smoothed up with firing/dry firing to what I consider, as a relative beginner, to be quite acceptable. The improvement of the 22lr trigger was certainly the most dramatic. The weight has been consistent, but the "catches" I noticed when I first got it are long gone. I've thought about doing what others have done and going with a lighter spring, but in my mind, the heavy pull is a great double action training tool for my 357s....so for now I've decided to leave it as is.

I have to say that I did NOT see such dramatic improvement with the SP101 22...I only had it for a couple of months and I dry fired it alot, and the improvement was small. I think this was more a function of the SP101 being too small for me...being so used to the bigger GP100. The SP101 was sold as soon as I got the GP
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Burris Fast Fire III and my new mount.

I finished my new mount to fit a Burris Fast Fire III on my GP100 .22. It is polished steel and mounts with the sight dowel pin and a torx 6-48 screw in the hole used for elevation. The mount only touches the frame under the mounting screw, no modifications to the gun are needed, just remove the rear sight. I sighted it in for close indoor competition but after shooting some steel plates at 25 feet I went back to 100 yards and I was able to consistently hit 6" and 8" plates by aiming at the top of the plate.






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I'm not a fan of optics on a revolver but that is minimal enough that it looks good. On top of that is the outstanding workmanship you put into making the mount. That looks amazing! I would imagine you could sell a number of those. I've seen commercial products that didn't look anywhere near as good. Great job.
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Got my .22 GP100 a month or so ago, and hadn't had a chance to shoot it until yesterday. On the 24th round, the rear sight blade sheared in half, and flew out of its channel. I had an extra blade at home, but that didn't do me any good on the range. I am annoyed.
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