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Old April 11th, 2011, 10:51 AM   #1
 
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I am going to buy a GP100

During the past few years I disposed of my collection of firearms excepting for a S&W model 60, 1973 Smython and Bushmaster XM-15.

http://s567.photobucket.com/albums/s...%20Collection/

When you access this album, press the view as slide show indicator.

Now after reading many of the threads in this forum about the virtues of the GP100, I intend to first look for a previously owned one in good condition and failing that, to buy a new 4" model 1705. This fine Ruger will be used as my house gun.




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Old April 11th, 2011, 11:31 AM   #2
 
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For PhotoBucket:

Hold your mouse over the picture in your album.
A drop down menu will open after a second or two.
The very bottom entry is the IMG option.
Click on the bottom line and you should see it say “Copied”
Right click with the mouse button back on your thread entry and paste.
You will see the directory back to your PhotoBucket account while still typing.
Once you hit the submit button (Or you can preview it first to make sure it looks good) you will see your picture.
You must leave the directory alone in your PhotoBucket album or it will break the link to your pick in your thread. You can always go back and edit your submission though if you need to move something.

Someone please correct me if I skipped a step.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 02:06 PM   #3
 
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Thank you for your guidance. I wanted to insert a slide show. It seems to be working now even though my technical aptitude leaves a lot to be desired.
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They're big 'n' heavy as far as mid-frames go, but being built like tanks, they will outlast you by...well, a long shot. Its predecessor, the Security/Speed/Service Six series, continues to prove to be a tough, durable revolver. Since this is to be a house gun, weight isn't really an issue.
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if its a dedicated house gun id go for a 6" for the shootability and power.

also if the bg gets too close that 6 tube makes a better impact weapon.

be more fun at the range and less recoil as well.
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if its a dedicated house gun id go for a 6" for the shootability and power.

also if the bg gets too close that 6 tube makes a better impact weapon.

be more fun at the range and less recoil as well.
I agree. I have a 6 inch as well, very accurate and recoil is hardly noticeable.
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I've had a 3" bbl and I've had a 6". IMHO, the 4" is the perfect size. YMMV

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It is a pleasure to advise that I picked up my GP100 Model 1705 today.

It is a visually beautiful revolver.




Next week I will put it through its paces at the range. A report will follow.

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It is a pleasure to advise that I picked up my GP100 Model 1705 today.

It is a visually beautiful revolver.

Next week I will put it through its paces at the range. A report will follow.
How about posting a photo first of this "visually beautiful revolver"?
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How about posting a photo first of this "visually beautiful revolver"?
Yeah! Pics!

Here is my new GP100. Fantastic revolver.

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4" is perfect.
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4" is perfect.
I agree...much easier to wield. Of course, I like the 3" versions as well!
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Nice Grips...
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It is a pleasure to advise that I picked up my GP100 Model 1705 today.

It is a visually beautiful revolver.

I have added to my collection album: Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket

Next week I will put it through its paces at the range. A report will follow.
Congratulations.
Enjoy.
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Very nice! Enjoy it and be safe.

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