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Old August 14th, 2008, 08:17 PM   #1
 
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GP 100 springs.........

I'm new here, so be gentle...Just bought a 4" GP 100 to replace my Colt Trooper MK 3, want to retire it. I will be picking it up this Sunday, have never fired a GP 100 before. From what I've been told, the trigger pull is a bit heavy.Are Wolf springs the answer? Can I install them myself? I was never a fan of my Trooper's long DA pull, love my SW 629 trigger. Any advice? Just shoot the damn thing and get used to it? How do the Colt and the Ruger compare, size and feel wiseE thanks.



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Old August 14th, 2008, 08:56 PM   #2
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flatpoint, After you get at least 10 posts, your next log in will reveal the Library Forum. I wrote a "How to" book on the GP-100 called the Iowegan Book Of Knowledge or IBOK. All your questions and more are answered in the book. You are welcome to download the books free from the Library Forum and print a copy.

Rugers do feel different and it may take a few boxes of ammo to get used to the way the Ruger hammer stacks. Personally, I like the GP-100 much better than the Colt or S&W action but only after it has been smoothed up and lighter springs installed. Buy the 5-spring set from Wolff. It has 3 different weight hammer springs and 2 different trigger/latch springs. I like the 12 lb hammer spring and the 10 lb trigger/latch spring. It reduces trigger pull by 25% yet doesn't slow lock time a notable amount. In other words, the 12/10 is a great compromise and coupled with some internal smoothing, your trigger should feel way lighter and smoother.

The 4" GP-100 full lug is an engineering marvel in my opinion. The gun balances perfect .... turn it upside down and put a pencil in the trigger guard at the tip of the trigger. Hold the gun upside down and the barrel will be perfectly level. You're going to like the "plug-in" front sight and the grip stud instead of a full grip frame. The factory (Hogue) grips are quite good for medium hands but if you have small or large hands, there are a host of grips that will fit you.
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Thank you very much.
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I'd also say that with my experience with my 6" GP100, after the first few hundred rounds, the trigger will feel noticeably better. Mine didn't seem too bad right out of the box (factory new), but it still improved measurably after I had put 250-300 rounds through it) mix of .38 spl, spl+p and .357).

I have a 4" too, just bought last weekend, and will shoot it this weekend for the first time. Enjoy yours!!
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I am new to this forum and would also like to add spring kit for a gp100 4 in. and was wondering where do I find the document you referred to in the post. Thank-you Angus
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Keep posting, Angus....After 10 posts, all will be revealed.........
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Try the Wilson Combat spring kit!
WOW! Feels like my Python!
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My GP100 was a lot better out of the box than I was lead to believe it would be. Not as good as my S&W 686P, but not bad at all. Since doing the "IBOK" treatment to both it and my Secruity-Six, they have both become among my favorite range guns.
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so whats this "IBOK" treatment?
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so whats this "IBOK" treatment?
Well.. it's a Book Of Knowledge (a PDF document) containing a lot of good information about the GP100 (how to smooth up the action, check the functioning, etc.) which was put together by the Iowegian (hence IBOK) who by the way now hails from Nebraska. There is an IBOK for the SP series as well as a bunch of other posts in the Library of this forum.

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Keep posting, Angus....After 10 posts, all will be revealed.........

Looks like he made it....hopefully I will soon. My GP100 is my favorite, other than my Ruger Mark IIs. Great shooter and very accurate...knocks those bowling pins down quick!
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What pound trigger pull does the 12/10 springs give in double action?

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