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Old February 28th, 2016, 04:38 PM   #46
 
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Except for a dedicated hunting or target gun I strongly feel the 6" barrel is too long.
That extra 2" of barrel adds a lot of weight and bulk and you don't get much for it. Another 2" of sight radius and a little bit of velocity, neither of which will make enough difference to overcome that extra weight and length. The GP-100 is a tank to start with, add a 6" barrel and it becomes a Tiger Tank that you never want to carry.

I've been playing with revolvers for decades and the 4" barrel is as long of a barrel as I want to carry. The 4" tube is a good compromise.

Stainless Steel is the preferred material for any working gun. Adjustable sights are nice if you shoot different loads and the rear sight blade of adjustable sights often gives a little better sight picture. Honestly, fixed sights will get you though 99.5% of what one does with a revolver and they never get "out of adjustment". Fixed sights are also a lot tougher. Because GP-100's with adjustable sights come with a replaceable front sight, I wouldn't worry too much about the factory front sight on an adjustable sight gun. If you don't like it, you can change it.

Full lug barrels look cool and add a little muzzle forward weight but they also add a little total weight. If you can find a half lug barrel, I would jump on it.

The old factory GP-100 grips with the grip panel inserts were actually pretty good grips. Because the GP-100 peg style grip frame will accept a huge variety of grips, I wouldn't stress too much about the factory grip. They are easy to change and you have a lot of choices.
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The GP100 has been an enigma for me - I just can't find the right application where a full-size .357mag makes sense.

So... My "ideal" GP100 is a 6.5" Gary Reeder conversion in his .240 Banshee, sporting a Hogue big butt grip, custom trigger guard to suit my grip style, and topped with a Leupold 2.5-8x32mm VX-3, with the sole intent of hunting coyotes at long ranges (200yrds+).
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I have a older SS model GP100 with a 4" barrel with Pachmayr grips, adjustable rear and fiber optic front sights that I really like. It's very accurate and a lot of fun to shoot. I tried my friend's 6" but the 4" is the one for me.
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I will have 2 stainless Ruger GP 100s. One 6 inch and one 4 inch.

I would put hammer shims, hammer dog shims, and trigger shims. I will do some careful polishing of the pertinent internals,BUT will keep the stock springs in.
I will have several speed loaders handy.
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That's a nice set-up gunna. How mine will look eventually!
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I've had my blued 6" with Houge grips for 25 years. It's a workhorse and a great tool. It also scares the **** out of idiots who want to screw with my family or property. Maybe it's the XTP hollowpoints in the cylinder they're looking at.
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6" Stainless with fiber optic front sight and wolff springs. Simple and excellent.
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What kind of holster is that? Does it fit the 4.2inch MC?
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What kind of holster is that? Does it fit the 4.2inch MC?
It's a Classic Old West Styles (COWS) ElPaso. I'm pretty sure they make a 4"
just like it. Classic Old West Styles Wholesale & Manufacturer - Classic Old West Styles, old west styles made in the USA.
Got this one on ebay, aruond $30.
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Well since I had a snub Speed Six, a 3" SP101, a 4" 686 and a 4" Python I got 6" stainless GP added fiber optic front sight and faux ivory inserts here it is with the wee one

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My GP100 in my Simply Rugged Holster and Chesty Puller Straps. Chest holsters are great for carrying long barrels on short walks.

I think mine looks best after a long day at the range and before I clean it. Mine is a 6" and blued model, with: a fiber optic front sight (and blacked out, adjustable rear), reduced weight springs, and a hogue wood grip. Fun on the range, utterly reliable, and comforting in the woods. I also haven't had much trouble maintaining the finish.
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Masiaka, I think mine looks best after a long day at the range and before I clean it

I hear ya, I like that dirty stainless too, gonna try to get my SP good and dirty REAL
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