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Old April 15th, 2017, 04:02 PM   #16
 
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Would be interesting to see. Am sure it's feasible, but have doubts if its financially doable for Ruger.



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Old April 15th, 2017, 04:37 PM   #17
 
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I would go for a GP in 45ACP.I get tired of picking up brass from a 1911 and much prefer revolvers over self shuckers.

For the record the S&W internal lock bothers me not at all a vastly over discussed non issue IMO. I have a bunch of them never even a hint of a problem.
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I like the looks of the 45 colt/.45 ACP Redhawk.

As one who had an early Redhawk .44 Magnum in my younger days
(21-24) I also have a bad back from carrying heavy .357s , .44 Specials,
.44 mags, not to mention 20 years of carrying a heavy Sam Browne belt

The trigger pull (at least in DA) is a bit hard for me to bribg back the hammer.

A LCR or SP-101, and even a GP-100 is better for me.

My thinking is that if Ruger, can bring us the wonderful .44 Special in a
GP-100 format, why not a .45 ACP revolver?


My wife likes Glocks and S&W J-frames.

I've only had a few Smiths around the house and I remain less than impresssed
with any Smith with a lock.

A total seizure of my duty 66's cylinder moved me to Rugers, and I'm happy to say that
more than 25 years later, I still squander my meager funds on Rugers.

A GP-100 in .45 ACP would probably be a bit heavy for my back, but nice to
shoot at the range and for home defense as well.

As I no longer, .44 special no a no-go for me. Any factory ammo is either hard to come
by (especially practice ammo) or expensive. I can say the same for .357 SIG that I no longer shoot these days.

.45 ACP ammo is both abundant and about the price of .38/.38+P for practice.


The biggest Plus for a GP45 would be that it would be yet another Ruger revolver for
Terry to have to buy.
44 Special is actually .429, while 45 is .450+. The GP was never designed for a large caliber bore and would leave a critically thin forcing cone wall and frame joint. 44 Special is not as high in pressure as 45 ACP, so it gets a pass.

Note that S&W's gun for 45 ACP is an N-frame, the 625, comparable to a Redhawk, both to carry 6 rounds and to be large enough to support the 45 caliber.
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Well I have a L frame Model 69 44 magnum. So to say that the larger caliber. require a N frame is not entirely accurate. It is the best shooting 44 I have ever had and I have had a bunch of them both Ruger and S&W.
Either Ruger or S&W will at some point I think build a 45ACP on their medium frame. I remain convinced it is a workable idea.
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Although I love shooting and loading the 45acp cartridge, I don't think the GP is the proper frame for that round. I'm also in the party that doesn't care for moon clips.

I do like the Blackhawk 45 convertible, but it is a single action.
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I do not care much for moon clips either but am willing to concede that sometimes they are a workable solution. I really don't need a 45 ACP CC gun as I have quite a few 357 revolvers in all sizes. I am a big bore nut admittedly and a big hole in the barrel gives me a warm feeling. I just do not care for self shuckers and being an admitted old curmudgeon I would buy a good revolver with a big hole in the barrel for 45ACP.
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A GP100 in a 5-shot .45 Colt / .45 ACP....would be awesome!

I love the GP100 setup....and to be able to have one in .45 Colt that could handle +P ammo would be my 'ideal' revolver for many scenarios!

Camping + hiking + home + personal defense would make it an all-around all-purpose revolver in a heavier caliber!

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I would like one. If you want a 45 acp compact see if you can find one or the taurus trackers in that caliber.
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Not interested. My first gun was a 45ACP but I only keep it for the sake of nostalgia. I have no interest in getting back into that caliber.

9mm, 38SPL or 44 Mag for me.
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I'd buy two in 45 Colt ESP if i could moon clip acp

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Not a fan of moon clips either if its chambered for 45 ACP. I will stay with my 45 Colt BH if that's the case. But a 45 Colt in the GP100 would be very interesting......
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I doubt if Ruger would even consider it. All we would hear is the hand wringing about how thin the forcing cone wall is and how it just barely holds only 5 rounds. The 45 ACP is over 20k psi pressure, so at some point there has to be a concern about the cylinder and forcing cone.
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A 45 ACP doesn't do anything a 357 can't.

A .45 starts out at what a .357 expands to.

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I would love to see a .45acp GP100. I would really love to see it with Novak style fixed sights like the Wiley Clapp models. It'll only be able to take standard pressure .45 Long Colt rounds though. Maybe they should stretch the frame and make it a 5-shot .410/.45Colt/.45ACP
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Maybe they should stretch the frame and make it a 5-shot .410/.45Colt/.45ACP
ONOES! Leave those silly things to Taurus (and S&W).

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