f> GP100 - 6 or 4.2? - Page 3 - Ruger Forum

Ruger Forum

GP100 - 6 or 4.2?

This is a discussion on GP100 - 6 or 4.2? within the Ruger Double Action forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; Originally Posted by Pampurrs Description (on Cabella) states the 1762 is a 357 magnum though. Didn't see the part # till just now. Sent from ...


Go Back   Ruger Forum > Pistol & Revolver Forum > Ruger Double Action

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes

Old March 2nd, 2017, 10:26 AM   #31
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: US
Posts: 40
sigmanx is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pampurrs View Post
Description (on Cabella) states the 1762 is a 357 magnum though.
Didn't see the part # till just now.

Sent from my 0PJA2 using Tapatalk



sigmanx is offline  
Advertisements
Old March 2nd, 2017, 10:27 AM   #32
 
sr9 newbie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: WI
Posts: 312
sr9 newbie will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pampurrs View Post
Description (on Cabella) states the 1762 is a 357 magnum though.
Was just there for a different reason, but DID handle it. It does exist. $749 in store. It was very nice. I'd be tempted to just get a set of those grips and put them on a match GP100. Best of both worlds I guess (Imo). Ron
sr9 newbie is offline  
Old March 2nd, 2017, 02:07 PM   #33
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 103
SSBN620GOLD is on a distinguished road
If you are talking about the old style grips with inserts,

Ruger offers them once more.
SSBN620GOLD is online now  
 
Old March 2nd, 2017, 08:53 PM   #34
 
sr9 newbie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: WI
Posts: 312
sr9 newbie will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by SSBN620GOLD View Post
Ruger offers them once more.
Saw them on shopruger. Does one style fit better or is it just a matter of taste?
sr9 newbie is offline  
Old March 3rd, 2017, 07:17 AM   #35
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: NC
Posts: 306
0311INF is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by sr9 newbie View Post
Saw them on shopruger. Does one style fit better or is it just a matter of taste?
Preference/fit would be up to you and your hand. The new hogue grip is thinner but has some texturing and obviously the finger grooves. The old style grip is thicker but can be slick, depending on inserts. Maybe easier to get a higher grip on the old style. Trigger reach will be a bit different, which is another factor.
0311INF is offline  
Old March 3rd, 2017, 08:27 AM   #36
 
Pampurrs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Arizona
Posts: 399
Pampurrs is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by sr9 newbie View Post
Saw them on shopruger. Does one style fit better or is it just a matter of taste?
One is 4 inches in length, and the other (compact) is 3 3/4 inches. Not sure if there are any other differences. I may have to order both just to see which one fits best in my hand and then sell off the other one.

Rubber Grip w/ Rosewood inserts-ShopRuger

Rubber Grips with Rosewood Inserts Compact-ShopRuger
Pampurrs is offline  
Old March 3rd, 2017, 08:52 AM   #37
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 103
SSBN620GOLD is on a distinguished road
Reading the buyers' comments is nudging me towards a pair

I recently picked up a 4" with this style grip. Feels so much better than the factory which my 6" wears. Went looking for who offers these which led me to Ruger. (I believe Altamont has their version, too.) I'm going to measure the 4" grips as to height. Is that from the highest point on the back of the grip?

Last edited by SSBN620GOLD; March 3rd, 2017 at 08:56 AM.
SSBN620GOLD is online now  
Old March 3rd, 2017, 10:17 AM   #38
 
wittmeba's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: The State for Lovers
Posts: 619
wittmeba is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by LCR42 View Post
For carry, 4.2", for target 6".
This is the right answer.
wittmeba is online now  
Old March 12th, 2017, 02:10 PM   #39
 
Magnum357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Illinois
Posts: 21
Magnum357 is on a distinguished road
I have a 6 inch GP100. It is my favorite gun. I carry it during deer season, and for woods walking with some 180 grain Underwood lead hardcast flat nose ammo. They are pretty mean out of that long barrel.
Magnum357 is offline  
Old March 13th, 2017, 04:20 PM   #40
 
Magnum357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Illinois
Posts: 21
Magnum357 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Magnum357 View Post
I have a 6 inch GP100. It is my favorite gun. I carry it during deer season, and for woods walking with some 180 grain Underwood lead hardcast flat nose ammo. They are pretty mean out of that long barrel.
IMG_0888.JPG
Magnum357 is offline  
Old March 13th, 2017, 04:46 PM   #41
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Middle Tennessee
Posts: 36
biquer is on a distinguished road
Definitely 4.2"
biquer is online now  
Old March 13th, 2017, 06:20 PM   #42
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 2
drmordo is on a distinguished road
I got a very good deal on a used GP100 6", and I love it enough that I wish it was a 3
or 4" so I could use it as a CCW.

So, I'd definitely buy a 4" if I were you.
drmordo is offline  
Old March 13th, 2017, 06:54 PM   #43
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 71
eagle7840 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pampurrs View Post
I had a chance to shoot 357s through the GP100 with the 6 inch barrel, and loved the way it felt. Much more comfortable than shooting 357 through my LCR snubbie. Unfortunately, I haven't had the chance to try the GP100 with the 4.2 inch barrel.

I'm shopping for my GP100 on Gunbroker.com and am in a quandary as to whether to buy the 4.2 or 6 inch barrel.

Question for those of you who have fired either or both, does the 4.2 inch barrel feel as comfortable (recoil wise) as the 6 inch? Does that extra 1.8 inch in the barrel make a huge difference?

Thanks!

Pam
If you want to carry OWB either the 4.2" or 6" will do the bill with the 6" barrel being a bit heavier to carry but offering less recoil. I like the 4.2" for a compromise, light on the hip and easier and faster to draw and balances nicely in the grip. Plus with an oversized sweatshirt, jacket or shirt it's much more concealable.
eagle7840 is offline  
Old March 16th, 2017, 04:46 PM   #44
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Woodsboro MD
Posts: 203
Ranger Tom is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pampurrs View Post
Thanks everyone for your responses and advice. I decided to go with the 4.2 inch barrel. This will go nicely with my 357 LCR snubbie!

I got a good deal on a NIB one from a seller on Gunbroker. The seller has a A+ rating, so I'm fairly confident. I purchased my Ruger 9e on Gunbroker and am very satisfied with that purchase.

Now just waiting for my friend to send his FFL license to them so they can ship it to him.

Pam
Have you received your GP yet?
Since I own, and shoot both, I must say that you made the correct choice. I prefer shooting the 4.2" more than the 6", even though the trigger seems better on the long barreled one.
Inquiring minds want to know how you like shooting it.
Ranger Tom is offline  
Old March 16th, 2017, 04:59 PM   #45
 
Pampurrs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Arizona
Posts: 399
Pampurrs is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ranger Tom View Post
Have you received your GP yet?
Since I own, and shoot both, I must say that you made the correct choice. I prefer shooting the 4.2" more than the 6", even though the trigger seems better on the long barreled one.
Inquiring minds want to know how you like shooting it.
Yes, I received it and love it. I have already fired about 500 rounds through it, mostly 357 magnum, but quite a few 38s as well. It handles nicely, without the kick that I get from my LCR 357 (which I carry daily).

Pam
Pampurrs is offline  
Reply

  Ruger Forum > Pistol & Revolver Forum > Ruger Double Action


Search tags for this page

how do i make my gp100 mc better

Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Ruger Forum Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wiley Clapp GP100...My Newest GP100? Brandi Ruger Double Action 44 February 6th, 2016 04:53 AM
GP100 vs GP100 Match Champion Internals TriXTroll Ruger Double Action 15 June 15th, 2015 04:49 PM
Older Gp100 vrs Newer Gp100 perrycounty Ruger Double Action 18 May 27th, 2015 09:58 PM
wc gp100 vs. regular gp100 vs. sp101 triggers AL Bundy Ruger Double Action 11 July 12th, 2013 12:03 PM
GP100 5' versus GP100 4" Revovler? Gunnie 12 Ruger Double Action 6 November 7th, 2008 06:46 AM

Top Gun Sites Top Sites List
Powered by vBulletin 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright © 2006 - 2017 Ruger Forum. All rights reserved.
Ruger Forum is a Ruger Firearms enthusiast's forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent Sturm Ruger & Company Inc. of Southport, CT.