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Old May 7th, 2018, 08:17 PM   #1
 
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Hat tip to Iowegan

Just wanted to take a moment to say Thank You for all of your work and time spent here tutoring us home duffers. I picked up one of my sought after GP100 models today 3" fixed sight (This one is a C.A. re-import I'm guessing from Canada) She's a surplus gun and has been rode hard and put up wet a time or two. Overall in decent usable condition.
With the help of your book, I had everything I needed to have her apart, inventory the parts, this one was missing the take down pin and grip panel locator. I went through and was able to clean and lube what needed cleanin' and lubin'.
Mucho appreciado Amigo,
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Just wanted to take a moment to say Thank You for all of your work and time spent here tutoring us home duffers. I picked up one of my sought after GP100 models today 3" fixed sight (This one is a C.A. re-import I'm guessing from Canada) She's a surplus gun and has been rode hard and put up wet a time or two. Overall in decent usable condition.
With the help of your book, I had everything I needed to have her apart, inventory the parts, this one was missing the take down pin and grip panel locator. I went through and was able to clean and lube what needed cleanin' and lubin'.
Mucho appreciado Amigo,
Doc
Wait ... IOWEGAN has written a book?
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It's an old pdf file that was floating around the forums years ago. Iowegan's Book of the GP100. I've had a copy of it in my stuff for years. Not sure if it was always this forum (I only seem to have two posts here) or another from long ago. As I get older, those sorts of details seem to turn into a grey mush in my melon.

I think it was originally called "Iowegan's Book of Knowledge" or the IBOK.

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I greatly agree Sir! Thank you for your knowledge, tips, time and support. We love you in a manly sort of way. :-))
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Just wanted to take a moment to say Thank You for all of your work and time spent here tutoring us home duffers. I picked up one of my sought after GP100 models today 3" fixed sight (This one is a C.A. re-import I'm guessing from Canada) She's a surplus gun and has been rode hard and put up wet a time or two. Overall in decent usable condition.
With the help of your book, I had everything I needed to have her apart, inventory the parts, this one was missing the take down pin and grip panel locator. I went through and was able to clean and lube what needed cleanin' and lubin'.
Mucho appreciado Amigo,
Doc
I agree 100% He's been a real mentor to me and before I do anything to my firearms I look it up in my copy of IBOK Great Info.
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I've always enjoyed Iowegan's posts. I have never felt he has left anything out or unanswered. Very informative and educational.

Thanks to his IBOK manual(s) I have broken down multiple Ruger DA's, (GP's, SP's and a Super Redhawk), with confidence and superb results.

All-Hail-IOWEGAN!!!!
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Three cheers for Iowegan! If it wasn’t for his sage advice, my reloading learning curve would have been much steeper. Not just reloading though, he has taught me a whole lot about everything involving guns.
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Thanks guys (blush), I really appreciate the kudos.

Not long after this forum was founded, we had very few posts .... some days none. With just a few members we were struggling to keep the forum open. We tried a few things but not much luck so I decided to write "booklets" on 10 of Ruger's most popular guns and posted them in the Forum Library .... a new one each week. I called these booklets "Iowegan's Book of Knowledge, or IBOK for short. These booklets were available free to members with 10 or more posts. Everything was OK for a couple years .... we got a lot of new members but I got in deep do-do. Seems the illustrated parts breakdown page I got from Brownell's was copyrighted by Ruger so rather than suffering the consequences, I had to pull them off the Forum.

I kept getting requests for the IBOKs so I decided to do something a little different. I wrote four more books (Gun Guides, about 50 pages each) .... one for Ruger DA revolvers, one for Ruger SA revolvers, one for Ruger MK series pistols and one for the then new Ruger SR1911. I got them copyrighted then had a local printing company print and spiral bind the booklets. I sold them here on the forum. I was again using the books for a recruiting tool and priced them just a buck above the break even point. Things were going along OK then the Post Office raised their rates and at about the same time, the print shop increased their costs. The straw that broke the camel's back was a couple bad checks for large amounts .... plus the market was getting saturated so sales were very slow. The last ones were sent out in March of 2011. I ended up taking quite a loss .... no one to blame but myself, no regrets.

In case anyone is curious, no, I don't have any more Gun Guides and won't be having any more printed nor will I send them out in a digital format. The IBOKs were totally scrapped. That said, it's good to know that people were able to get some use out of them.

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Thanks guys (blush), I really appreciate the kudos.

Not long after this forum was founded, we had very few posts .... some days none. With just a few members we were struggling to keep the forum open. We tried a few things but not much luck so I decided to write "booklets" on 10 of Ruger's most popular guns and posted them in the Forum Library .... a new one each week. I called these booklets "Iowegan's Book of Knowledge, or IBOK for short. These booklets were available free to members with 10 or more posts. Everything was OK for a couple years .... we got a lot of new members but I got in deep do-do. Seems the illustrated parts breakdown page I got from Brownell's was copyrighted by Ruger so rather than suffering the consequences, I had to pull them off the Forum.

I kept getting requests for the IBOKs so I decided to do something a little different. I wrote four more books (Gun Guides, about 50 pages each) .... one for Ruger DA revolvers, one for Ruger SA revolvers, one for Ruger MK series pistols and one for the then new Ruger SR1911. I got them copyrighted then had a local printing company print and spiral bind the booklets. I sold them here on the forum. I was again using the books for a recruiting tool and priced them just a buck above the break even point. Things were going along OK then the Post Office raised their rates and at about the same time, the print shop increased their costs. The straw that broke the camel's back was a couple bad checks for large amounts .... plus the market was getting saturated so sales were very slow. The last ones were sent out in March of 2011. I ended up taking quite a loss .... no one to blame but myself, no regrets.

In case anyone is curious, no, I don't have any more Gun Guides and won't be having any more printed nor will I send them out in a digital format. The IBOKs were totally scrapped. That said, it's good to know that people were able to get some use out of them.
Iowegan ... I don't know if you enjoy frosty adult beverages but i sure would enjoy having one with you ... chewing the fat would be time well spent ...
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rmichael63, You are only a 14 hour drive, if you take the notion. I will have suds waiting for you.
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