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Old March 6th, 2013, 04:28 PM   #1
 
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Question GP100 for HD?

How many use a GP100 over your other choices for home defense?



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Old March 6th, 2013, 04:32 PM   #2
 
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For a revolver, I'm more likely to use my stainless steel Security Six (to avoid marring/scratching the blueing on my GP100 when it is moved on the nightstand/in the nightstand drawer).

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used to until i put a scope on it, now the xdm is for HD and she got a tac light!
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HK USPc .40S&W is my EDC and nightstand gun. Thinking about getting an SP101 with a 2 inch bbl for a backup though.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 05:09 PM   #5
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Right now, as I just moved to a state that has an intelligent gun ownership policy, my GP-100 is my HD gun. But that doesn't mean it's going to be my only one.

The wife's birthday is coming up. And I think that an SP-101 is in her future. And not a .22, no, after firing the GP-100 she has her dear heart set on an SP that can load .38 +P. Not .357 magnum loads. But she likes the bang that +P makes.

And of course if she gets a toy, so do I. So I'm pretty sure I'll be getting some kind of shotgun.

I love my newly born bad ass wifey.
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My GP100 is part of our home defense plan. It is frequently the closest gun to hand. Thought I might have to use it to dispatch a critter the other night, but whatever the animal was (probably a rabbit) scuttled off when I went to investigate. Really need to fill that gap under the fence!
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Old March 6th, 2013, 06:05 PM   #7
 
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The GP100 is the ideal home defense handgun.
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A double action revolver is a wonderfully simple and effective home defense weapon, and the GP100 is one of the best of them. The only thing that will leave you wanting for something more is the need for increased round capacity.
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A G19 sits beside the bed with a TLR1 but, I'd feel comfy with the GP also.

Many may frown upon this but, I wish there was a way to mount a light on a GP. Blasphemy I know.
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The GP100 is the ideal home defense handgun.
Yep, I know.
.38 Spl +P 158gr LHPs in mine. I would like a better adjustable rear sight, though. My Redhawk wears a Millett target rear (all-black, serrations), but the 'new' Millett company has discontinued all iron sights.
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A G19 sits beside the bed with a TLR1 but, I'd feel comfy with the GP also.

Many may frown upon this but, I wish there was a way to mount a light on a GP. Blasphemy I know.
Not so much blasphemy as a bad way to go. I have both my GP-100 and a high powered mini flash next to my bed. The light and the gun are right there and separate. Light in the left hand and gun in the right.

Light away from the body.

Let them fire at my left hand.

The right will make sure it doesn't happen a second time.
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I have my GP100 loaded and by the bed, when I am not taking it to the range (or I used to when we could buy ammo). My favorite gun, so I have it as my primary HD weapon, but I forgot about the flash light. Good idea.
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GP100 is just a great all rounder.
It's on my short list.
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GP-100, here.
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After my wife and I decided to get our CC permits here in one of the most liberal states in the East, I looked for a weapon we could both live with till I could afford a 1911 ( picked up my SR1911 last July). I settled on the GP100/4" because she wouldn't have to worry about racking a round to get things started.
She is "very" comfortable with the GP as long as I don't sneak any 357 rnds into our range visits. She can out shoot most men I know with that puppy and knows it's her gun.
It's strictly for HD at this time since it's a bear to carry for a 67 yr. old.

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