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Old February 7th, 2017, 05:08 PM   #1
 
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New GP100 Match Champion arrived

Finally brought it home tonight from work. First thoughts SA is super smooth and light to specs. DA is heavy but smooth. Not happy that the front sight removal pin is not part of the package as with the standard GP100 but guessing it's part of the barrel crowning to maintain strength and accuracy. I purchased the Altamont rubberized checkered insert grips for it and like them much better than the stock Hogue grips that Ruger puts on. The checkering is a bit deeper giving me a better grip and feel. Swapping grips took minimal time with the conversion. The Ruger Bianchi holster is now in break in mode. It rides a bit high yet still feels comfortable for conceal and carry. Now to the range



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Congrats,I would love to see it!
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I love mine. I would rate the trigger out of the box as only very slightly better than my well broken in standard GP100. I like the front sight and Hogue wood grip much better than the standard.
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I love mine. I would rate the trigger out of the box as only very slightly better than my well broken in standard GP100. I like the front sight and Hogue wood grip much better than the standard.
Then the Match should only get better, right.
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I replaced the stock Hogue Match Champion grip with a rubberized wood insert grip from Altamont and forgot to install the non-pinned lug to secure the grip to the frame. Results turned out that the grips started to slip down the grip frame when cleaning and polishing. Luckily I discovered my mistake before going to the range! So heads up to you new GP owners, make sure you have the correct frame to grip adapters and lugs installed if you change grips before shooting. Eagle
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I'd love to see the holster. I want to get that one but have read a few times it is a tad too small.

Does the front sight rub on the inside?

Thanks....

Congrats, it sure is a beauty!
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I'd love to see the holster. I want to get that one but have read a few times it is a tad too small.

Does the front sight rub on the inside?

Thanks....

Congrats, it sure is a beauty!
The Ruger Bianchi fits perfectly just needs some time for the hammer strap to stretch so the snaps engage. No problems with holstering with the Ruger with FO sights, nice and smooth. Carries very well with the 4.2" barrel. You can look and purchase on Ruger's store web site like I did.
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I replaced the stock Hogue Match Champion grip with a rubberized wood insert grip from Altamont and forgot to install the non-pinned lug to secure the grip to the frame. Results turned out that the grips started to slip down the grip frame when cleaning and polishing. Luckily I discovered my mistake before going to the range! So heads up to you new GP owners, make sure you have the correct frame to grip adapters and lugs installed if you change grips before shooting. Eagle
Could you supply a little more information? I have no idea what the "correct frame to grip adapters and lugs" are. I'd like to change to a rubberized wood insert grip, but have read they don't fit the MC.

Please post some information, and maybe a link.
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Could you supply a little more information? I have no idea what the "correct frame to grip adapters and lugs" are. I'd like to change to a rubberized wood insert grip, but have read they don't fit the MC.

Please post some information, and maybe a link.
Okay, with your GP100MC it should have come with an aluminum part schematic item #61 on page 30 of the owner's manual. Looks like this RUGER GRIP PANEL LOCATOR, BLUE | Brownells That holds the rubberized wood panel grips in place. The MC with Hogue grips comes with a similar dowel but has a stirrup attached to it with a threaded nut that drops down to the inside of the wood or rubber Hogue grips so that you can screw into the button of the grip. Here's a link from Ruger showing what I mean. GP100® & Super Redhawk® Rubber Monogrip-ShopRuger
When you convert to the rubber wood pannel grips you remove that grip mount and just install the plain dowel thru the lower grip dowel hole AFTER slipping on the the rubber portion of the grip. That holds the rubber portion in place and the wood panels have round inlets on the inside so they sit into the rubber. The grips have a threaded screw that you screw into to keep them in place. I hope this helps. Eagle
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Pics of my Match Champion

With the Altamont super walnut fleur-de-lis super walnut inserts.
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Eagle7840,

That's exactly the info I needed. It should have been in the manual.

Thanks ever so much!!
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Eagle7840,

That's exactly the info I needed. It should have been in the manual.

Thanks ever so much!!
Yes I agree the manual can be very confusing and vague and the Ruger Store for ordering isn't very informative what will fit the Match Champion vs the GP100. Beware of the front sight replacements, GP100 front sights will not work on the MC since the MC doesn't have the spring pinned front sight release. It's a Novak dovetailed front sight, so don't make the same mistake as I did. Glad to be some help.
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With the Altamont super walnut fleur-de-lis super walnut inserts.
Thanks for sharing those pics. Im contemplating a MC but like the look/feel of the rubber/wood grips. Thats beautiful Ron
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