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Old March 8th, 2013, 10:14 AM   #31
 
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Honestly it's a bear to carry at any age. Better tighten up the belt, its a heavy gun.



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Old March 8th, 2013, 10:48 AM   #32
 
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I’ve got several HD revolvers secretly located in various parts of my home. One of them is a 6” GP100 loaded with Remington Golden Sabre hallow points. Also next to it is a loaded speedloader just in case I need more than 6 shots.
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Old March 10th, 2013, 07:42 AM   #33
 
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Too be honest my number one HD revolver is a Ruger Police Service Six 4 inch. The GP100 is a great revolver and I have owned two of them but I don't need the bulk of a GP for home defense. I have a second HD revolver which is a old S&W model 10 4 inch. I just bought a new Ruger SP101 357 4 inch. This revolver might become number one. This revolver shoots a better than my Service Six.
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Just bought a GP 100 4" stainless for home defense today. It will be my bedside weapon while the wife has a S&W .38 special as her bedside choice. Although the semi's we own have been very reliable so far I prefer a revolver for more assurance of a second shot going bang.
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Old March 10th, 2013, 08:38 AM   #35
 
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Another Yes vote for the GP100. Keep my 4" SS in the night stand next to our bed along with a couple speed loaders and a Maglight LED XL50. Great little flashlight by the way - very bright.
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Old March 10th, 2013, 09:01 AM   #36
 
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A GP100 is a great gun for home-defense or self-defense. I have never owned a GP100, but have shot several. My wife and I have several S&W and Colt double-action revolvers in .357 magnum for concealed carry and home defense. My wife's nightstand gun is a .357 magnum revolver.

The only double action Ruger I own is the Ruger Redhawk with a 7.5” barrel for open carry in the woods. I collect Ruger Blackhawks and Super Blackhawks. I also collect .44 magnum revolvers. The one I usually carry in the field is the Redhawk.
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My GP my glock22 taurus 85 all in the gun vault next to the bed read to go with touch of four finger tips.
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gp 6 inch bedside and mossberg near by.
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I got the GP-100 an the SP-101. Limited to one one wife...
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Old March 13th, 2013, 01:02 PM   #40
 
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My 4" GP-100 and a pair of HKS speedloaders filled with Hornady Critical Defense .357 Magnums make up part of my home defense arsenal, my Beretta 92FS with 4 mags filled with Federal Expanding Full Metal Jacket rounds make up the other part. Depending on where Mr. Badguy breaches my defenses depends on which gun he gets introduced too......
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My 4" GP-100 and a pair of HKS speedloaders filled with Hornady Critical Defense .357 Magnums make up part of my home defense arsenal, my Beretta 92FS with 4 mags filled with Federal Expanding Full Metal Jacket rounds make up the other part. Depending on where Mr. Badguy breaches my defenses depends on which gun he gets introduced too......
I wonder if we are related?
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I wonder if we are related?
3rd cousin on my stepmother's side of the family......
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I live in the city and don't feel comfortable with my .357 as a home defense round. I prefer my .40 and a 12 gauge. The .357 is for when I want to reach out there and touch something. Please don't forget that we're responsible for everything on the other side of that firearm.
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Occassionally, I will bring out my GP-100 for a short visit before cleaning and polishing the stainless steel finish. This is the Model KGPF-840 in GP-100 sixguns. A four-inch half-shrouded barrel and fixed sights for those not familiar with the Model Number. Also chambered in .38 Special and has the double-action-only trigger. It matches my 1984 Police Service-Six in profile looks and barrel thickness and had been part of a contract to some unknown PD. These type GP's (fixed sight, 3" or 4" bbl.) are my favorite of the GP line. I would love to add a GP-NY or NYPD Police Service-Six, like my friends here have, to my small collection of PD wheelguns. Those .38 cop guns would last two-forevers and a day!
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