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This is a discussion on My new Re-Imported Gp100 - DAO within the Ruger Double Action forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; Originally Posted by Theophilus Congradulations...that is in nice shape! Those contract guns are hard to get...especially one that's in that nice of condition! BTW... XS ...


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Old December 10th, 2012, 11:13 PM   #16
 
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Congradulations...that is in nice shape! Those contract guns are hard to get...especially one that's in that nice of condition!

BTW... XS Sight Systems - Home makes a nice tritium front night sight for the fixed-sight GP100's...I have one on mine (see avatar).

You might try a set of Wolff Springs (10# set) to see if that helps with the DAO trigger pull and control...or maybe contact Ruger CS and see if they would be able to convert it back to SA/DA hammer set if you wanted to go that route?

Good luck!



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Old December 11th, 2012, 04:40 AM   #17
 
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Nice GP, very nice. Enjoy!
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Old January 8th, 2016, 05:10 PM   #18
 
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What would the value be on one of these ruger gp 100 in todays market in excellent condition?
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Old January 8th, 2016, 06:55 PM   #19
 
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That's and awesome GP; Congrats! I hope you get much enjoyment out of that one!
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I don't know what he paid in 2012 But those are maybe a $450 gun these days.

I have since added a 3" version of the same gun, love it.

I leave them in DAO, I let them exist as the anti-lawyer PC bureaucrat-policy induced ex-cop guns that they are, just like my NYPD .38 Service Six and GPNY. At least the Canadian GP's are .357.

With DA/SA GP100's readily available I see no need to swap hammers in a DAO revolver. They look good with that bobbed hammer and it's more of a challenge to your shooting skills to not have that hammer cocking "crutch" to fall back on.
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Old January 9th, 2016, 08:51 AM   #21
 
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Action jobs can run $100 - 200 or more depending upon who does it and what all they do. Some just switch springs and call it an action job. Cunningham stopped working on guns due to medical problems. Some that work on them are Magnaport, 10 Ring precision in Texas, Bowen, the Action Works in AZ, Gemini in KY, Pinnacle, Dave Clements, Kustom Ballistics, TJ Custom in CA.

I wonder if the hitch in the double action is where the hammer transitions from the top rear of the trigger shelf to the double action sear. If so there is a post on this forum somewhere on how to remedy this but I don't have the link. Here is a link to a video showing the innards of the Ruger revolver in double action so you can see what is transpiring:

Ruger SP-101 Trigger

that Kevin Wilson made on his site: SP101trigger.com. Also, the shape of the hammer dog can influence the smoothness of pull. The 2 places first suggested to look at when smoothing the Ruger are the hammer strut which is a stamping that needs olishing and the spring tunnel in the trigger group.

Ah, found the thread on removing the hitch:

.22lr SP101 Trigger job question (Multiple Threads)

Go down to where Exlogger comments.

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I guess I just got lucky. Was in a gun shop in NY today just looking, and I came across one of these in the pre-owned case. The guy behind the counter didn't have to ask me twice! SOLD. A few months ago I bought a new GP100 (1705) at a different shop and when I went back to pick it up saw a pre-owned Ruger SPNY. Went back a few weeks later and picked the SPNY up.

6 months ago I owned nothing and had no interest in owning a gun. Now I have 4 revolvers and a shotgun. I'd like to thank OBAMA for opening my eyes ! And my wife got her permit with me and 'approves' of every purchase.

Here are some pix of both of these fine looking guns.

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Man I can't imagine having no interest in owning a gun but I'm glad you're a new gun owner

I've been shooting DA revolvers since I was a kid in the late 80's, so I can't imagine not having some kind of wheelgun.
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I'm still kicking myself for passing one of those up at a gun show a couple of years ago. At that time I didn't have much interest in the gp, I was still looking for sixes. Nice revolvers though.
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Welcome to the forum from Kentucky.
Most people like that little hitch at the end of the pull just before the hammer drops in double action. It is one reason a lot of people like the S&W revolvers. Lot of people call it the 2 stage trigger pull, when it hits the final hitch you know to realign and just a little squeeze will fire the gun.
Anyway I really just wanted to welcome you to the forum.
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Glad you're here! Factory hammer on the GP! Get some 38 ammo and learn to shoot that puppy DA! Half of shooting is trigger control. Great guns will serve you all your life I don't care how old or young you are!

If I ever saw a GP configured like yours I would buy it immediately, they are an asset to possess!
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so now I am absolutely out of control

still waiting to pick up the Ruger gp100 CAI import but have these to play with in the meantime. It may have taken me 60 years but I got up to speed quickly. The gun on the left is a S&W 686 I recently picked up. No dash, no lock. Circa 1985. Just came back from the range and am already in love with it.

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I have one of the cai doa gp100s myself and I gave $400 a few yrs back and besides putting a biggerr set of grips on it ive left it alone, I have put so many rounds through it that pulling the trigger now is like shooting it in single action. A light squeeze and the hammer rocks into that neutral spot with cylinder ready for me to twitch for it to fire, any of you that have them know exactly what I mean by that neutral spot with the hammer waiting. Ive taught my wife on it and she loved it enough that I had to buy her a ss Ruger, I was able to get her an early mfg 4in service six in .38 only, I wouldnt give up my 4in 357 service six. The other oddity I was able to snag was a gs33-ps 3in ss speed six and have to say it is an awesome piece, I dont know how I stumble upon the different ones but grab them when I see them. I know I will downsize the pile at some point but still having fun with them all
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I am filled with envy. You found one of my Ruger grail guns. And welcome aboard!!!
I just came across one of these today and was thinking about putting it on Gunbroker... unless someone here may be interested in it.
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Hammers are readilyavailable on e-bay for $40 or so. They will 99% of the time just drop in. I bought 4 (2 sevice sixes and 2 SP-101s)for my police dept. 8 or 9 years ago from CAI when they re imported them all from Canada. The Canadians dumped them all at scrap prices. My cost through CAI was $100 for Sp-101s $100 for service sixes and the GP-100s were a bit higher if I remember. I bought all snubbys since they can't be owned by civilians in canada. I can't believe how cheap they were when they dumped them but they are not rare there were literally thousands when the Canadian police switched to autos.
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