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Old January 31st, 2017, 04:33 AM   #1
 
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Why so little GP100 .22 10 shot discusion here?

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?



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Old January 31st, 2017, 10:35 AM   #2
 
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I bought an SP101 8 shot before I got into GP100s (and before the 10 shot was available) otherwise I may have gotten the 10 shot. Although, the SP101 should be enough to tame the mighty 22lr without the added weight of the GP100, so I might have still made the same decision.

With that said, I had some initial issues with my SP101 and it had to go back to Ruger because the trigger was locking up and the cylinder would lock closed. All is better now. I would imagine the GP100 would go the same route of well built but possibly needing extra attention. Either way, I think they are cool revolvers and glad I chose Ruger over the expensive S&W 617. I spent a lot of time with my SP101, trigger/hammer shims, some fine sand paper, and Mother's mag polish. Add to that some nice wooden grips from jaruwan.p on ebay and she's purdy. I should probably take some pictures.

Now we're having some right proper double action 22lr talk!
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Just got mine last week. The trigger pull was fairly heavy and during my first range session I tired after about 8 cylinders worth. I've been dry firing with some spent cartridges and I do think I feel it loosening up. It is a great revolver and I'm glad I bought it.

The GP100 manual says it can be dry fired without a problem, but I worry about that as it is the same manual that came with my 357 GP100s before this model was released, so I use the spent cartridges like snap caps.

I've read online that repeated dry firing will loosen things up a bit.

I also replaced the stock grip with the rubber Hogue grips that come with the 357s.
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GP 100 10 Shot

I have several .22 revolvers now, both Ruger and S&W. I just like them all, as long as they fit my hand.

I had an SP101 8 shot .22, excellent quality but sold it because the trigger/grip geometry just doesn't fit my hand. The GP100 fills my hand better.

For me a 10 shot is my preferred choice, I am into shooting sports like SCSA, NSSF Rimfire Challenge and bowling pin matches. Any 6 shot is out of the question and an 8 shot is risky since NSSF has one stage with 7 plates.

I love the S&W 617's, I have 3 of them, but I would really like to get a GP100 10 shot and see if I can shoot it as well. All my S&W's are tuned for speed shooting and I'm sure a new GP 100 will also need some tuning, that's expected.

I think I'll be looking at dealers soon and see if they have any to look at.

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PinShooter, Check out this thread: GP100 in .22 cal I have since run about a brick of ammo through the GP-22 and am pleased to report it is almost as accurate as my S&W mod 17, 6". That really saying something because I think the older Mod 17s were about the most accurate 22 revolvers ever made.

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PinShooter, Check out this thread: GP100 in .22 cal I have since run about a brick of ammo through the GP-22 and am pleaded to report it is almost as accurate as my S&W mod 17, 6". That really saying something because I think the older Mod 17s were about the most accurate 22 revolvers ever made.
Thanks for the link Iowegan, I think I have seen some of the early reviews, I know some of the early ones had quality issues. I had hoped they had smoothed out production by now. That's why I waited to get one.
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PinShooter, I've been dealing with Rugers for 50 years and one thing is for certain .... there's no one period of time when quality was at its best nor has there been one period of time when quality was at its worst. In other words, you get what you get .... sometimes it's a perfect specimen, sometimes not and maybe just one serial number apart. As for "working the bugs out" .... I just don't buy it with an established model like a GP100. The changes necessary for a 22 LR rimfire are pretty much insignificant so it really boils down to the skills and attitude of the assembly operators. In other words, you are just as likely to get a perfect specimen today as you were on the first day of production or you are just as likely to get a looser ... same situation.
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PinShooter, I've been dealing with Rugers for 50 years and one thing is for certain .... there's no one period of time when quality was at its best nor has there been one period of time when quality was at its worst. In other words, you get what you get .... sometimes it's a perfect specimen, sometimes not and maybe just one serial number apart. As for "working the bugs out" .... I just don't buy it with an established model like a GP100. The changes necessary for a 22 LR rimfire are pretty much insignificant so it really boils down to the skills and attitude of the assembly operators. In other words, you are just as likely to get a perfect specimen today as you were on the first day of production or you are just as likely to get a looser ... same situation.
I'm sure you're right for the most part, besides fit and finish the one thing I'm concerned about hearing is if anyone is having misfire issues with the newer ones being sold today.

The early model my friend bought had many misfires when new (only 6 or 7 per cylinder full would go off). Upon further inspection it was found that it appears the firing pin is located too high in the frame or the cylinder too low. By comparing spent brass from other revolvers, it was way off. It was hitting the cartridge rim on the outside edge of the brass, several brands of ammo were tried and the same thing happened. It was enough that you could see and feel the brass torn from the edge. Since he is a machinist, he modified the firing pin to get reliable ignition, but it's still not hitting where you would think it should.

Hopefully they redesigned the firing pin by now.

After rethinking, his gun was probably designed right, but it must have had tooling misalignment when drilling the frame to place the firing pin. This goes back to quality control. Also quality control shouldn't have shipped a gun that nearly misses hitting the rim. I would guess they only fire 1 round to test fire.

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Hey PinShooter,
Got my GP22 last fall as a replacement from Ruger for my defective LCR22. Ive had it out 3 times with 200+ rounds each time and its been flawless. The clock is ticking, buy one and enjoy it.
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Hey PinShooter,
Got my GP22 last fall as a replacement from Ruger for my defective LCR22. Ive had it out 3 times with 200+ rounds each time and its been flawless. The clock is ticking, buy one and enjoy it.
Wow! That seems like a good trade $ wise, or did you have to pay the difference?

I have an LCR .22, so far it shoots great. The only thing I noticed was the screw by the latch worked it's way out and just had to screw it back in.

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There's a Kindle eBook article on the gun through Amazon.
Does mention the oddly-placed rim strikes.
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I'd love to see more versions come out. Full lug, full length rib, Match Champion version, Etc...
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I got a GP100 22 lr the first of the year for shooting steel plates I posted a question about 10 shot 22lr lowegan said that GP 100 was a good one . I have put about 400 rounds through it . It was heavy double action when I got it . It is a lot better now that it has a few rounds shot through it . Have not had one problem with it .Shot different ammo in it to see which it liked best . It seams to like fed match the best. The gun shoots steel plates better steel plates than I do . All of the other guys that tried it liked it.

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gp 100 is a great gun but heavy in 22.
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gp 100 is a great gun but heavy in 22.
I agree. It's not really something I'd have an interest in.
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