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Old April 30th, 2017, 11:51 AM   #31
 
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No 'buy' on GP100 45 acp. I have no desire for a revolver shooting auto cartridges. Let revolvers shoot revolver rounds and semi-auto's fire semi-auto rounds. As far as the 45 acp, great cartridge, I have two 1911 style (Colt and Kimber) and two Colt Double Eagles for shooting the 45 acp and vote for 'leaving well enough alone'! The only exception I make is the WW1 era Colt and Smith and Wesson revolvers shooting 45 acp with moonclips. That is just history.



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No 'buy' on GP100 45 acp. I have no desire for a revolver shooting auto cartridges. Let revolvers shoot revolver rounds and semi-auto's fire semi-auto rounds. As far as the 45 acp, great cartridge, I have two 1911 style (Colt and Kimber) and two Colt Double Eagles for shooting the 45 acp and vote for 'leaving well enough alone'! The only exception I make is the WW1 era Colt and Smith and Wesson revolvers shooting 45 acp with moonclips. That is just history.
So would that be a no go in 45 Colt also ?

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Nope. The cylinder walls would be way too thin. The forcing cone would also be thinner. 10mm yep, but a .45 GP just ain't gonna fly.

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I think it would be nice to have a few more options out there in a double action .45 Colt.

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Well engineers at Ruger usually do a fine job with their new release guns the GP44 is a fine example. So what if the GP100 was beefed up in the top strap and also built a beefier cylinder for a .45LC/.45acp anything is possible. The S&W Model 69 L frame in 44 magnum is a fine example!!! But given what Ruger now has in the GP 44 Special with now a 3 inch and 5 inch version. My thought as earlier mentioned once you buy new brass from starline and your bullets, primers, powder etc it evens out. I would now opt just for a GP 44 Special or a S&W Model 69 .44 Magnum. But I would still just shoot .44 Special it has as much punch probably more then a .45 ACP plus you can shoot 240 grain .44 bullets that makes a nice larger 44 caliber hole just as effective as a 45 caliber hole. My one request to Ruger though is to bring out a 3 inch or 5 inch GP 44 Special with both front and rear Novak sights!!! These sights really make the GP100 WC such a cool revolver gotta luv the Novak sights!!!
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Well engineers at Ruger usually do a fine job with their new release guns the GP44 is a fine example. So what if the GP100 was beefed up in the top strap and also built a beefier cylinder for a .45LC/.45acp anything is possible. The S&W Model 69 L frame in 44 magnum is a fine example!!! But given what Ruger now has in the GP 44 Special with now a 3 inch and 5 inch version. My thought as earlier mentioned once you buy new brass from starline and your bullets, primers, powder etc it evens out. I would now opt just for a GP 44 Special or a S&W Model 69 .44 Magnum. But I would still just shoot .44 Special it has as much punch probably more then a .45 ACP plus you can shoot 240 grain .44 bullets that makes a nice larger 44 caliber hole just as effective as a 45 caliber hole. My one request to Ruger though is to bring out a 3 inch or 5 inch GP 44 Special with both front and rear Novak sights!!! These sights really make the GP100 WC such a cool revolver gotta luv the Novak sights!!!
The Novak sights are the reason I DID NOT buy a first generation Match Champion. I need a windage adjustment that is more accurate than how much I cock my head.
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No 'buy' on GP100 45 acp. I have no desire for a revolver shooting auto cartridges. Let revolvers shoot revolver rounds and semi-auto's fire semi-auto rounds.
I have a Blackhawk Buckeye (38-40/10mm) that might change your mind. I have a couple of nice 10mm semi autos and the Buckeye puts them to shame. It's more fun to shoot and more accurate to boot.
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I have a Blackhawk Buckeye (38-40/10mm) that might change your mind. I have a couple of nice 10mm semi autos and the Buckeye puts them to shame. It's more fun to shoot and more accurate to boot.
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So would that be a no go in 45 Colt also ?

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I like the 45 Colt cartridge, have two single actions chambered in it, but as several have posted, the cylinder walls and such would be to thin, unless Ruger beefed up everything. I've never really had a 45 Colt double action revolver on the bucket list, but a GP100 style would be a nice piece if Ruger would beef the current GP up, but it's a toss of the dice if they would. They already have the Redhawk available in 45 Colt so I doubt if a 45 Colt GP100 may come down the pike. The Redhawk in 45 Colt is only offered in around a 4" barrel, I'd want at least 5-6 1/2". The Super Redhawk is offered in a .454 Casull, which allows 45 Colt, but it's a beast of a hogleg. Course I shouldn't say much about big revolvers, I drag around a Colt Walker and Dragoons cap and balls when shooting at times walking along a river plinking.
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I've got Colt clones and a Ruger red hawk .45 Colt. I wouldn't mind a little lighter 45 double action revolver.
The red hawk can get beastly when packing it day in and day out.

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