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Old March 8th, 2016, 03:08 PM   #61
 
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shot and fired many variants of the gp100, and old "six's". in the end i wanted something close to the old security six half lug but with some newer refinements. 4" seemed more balanced to me. the MC really fit what i was looking for. About the only thing i want to change is the front sight. wish i could get some ameriglo pro idots on there, that would make it perfect!






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4.2 in SS 7 shot

Model 1774 chambers 7 carts in the cylinder. that’s what i bought with stock rubber grip with wood inserts, adjustable rear sights and modification-friendly fiber optic green dot front sight.

the gun is perfectly balanced and i will take it to the range for the first time tomorrow so stand by for results on that excursion.

my purposes for it are hunting and personal defense: chamber 158 grn jhp.357 for deer or .38 +p fjhp low velocity rounds for defense..
now hunting i know where minds are going.

but there is a no drill and tap rack and mount set tee signed for the adjustable sight system which you can install without help from a gunsmith. this will allow you to mount solid optics for any job and the balanced 4.2 barrel is good up to 40 yards with a red dot not to mention the extra cart in the spinner
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I second that motion

exactly what i intend to do
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I have a 6-inch 6-shot and a 4.2-inch 7-shot, both stainless steel and both with adjustable sights (fiber optic front on the 4.2). Both are accurate and fun to shoot. I love them both, but the 4.2 length feels better to me.
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I have and adore my 3" but I wanted something that I could conceal and I carry 3" gp100 and a 3" 686 often.

Removing any around town carry it sure is tough to beat a straight up 4 inch gp100. If I were to relegate a gun to range and woods walking OWB then I might have gone the extra inch. I have had the 4 and the 6. I didnt enjoy shooting the 6" as much as I did the 4".

Its just a great all rounder. My 3 inch feels fastest in my hand and easiest to control quickly which is why I own 2 but I really like the 4" and one will be in the house sooner or later just for sport. I sold off the 6" ... just didnt do it for me. Didnt do anything with it I couldnt do with a 4" and the 4 inch was more manageable.

If we are talking accessories .. I am getting older and the eyesight isnt what it was so a fiber optic front sight. I hate the hogue mono grip so that would have to go and the lett style full size are quite nice. Clean up the guts of the gun before going for springs because much of the heaviness is just crud. Springs are cheap though if you go that way and since my wife is now the primary shooter of my Gp100 I have a 10/10 lb spring and she loves it and it has more than a few rounds through it and has never had a light strike.

Your done and have an awesome gun for not a ton of money!!

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I have and adore my 3" but I wanted something that I could conceal and I carry 3" gp100 and a 3" 686 often.

Removing any around town carry it sure is tough to beat a straight up 4 inch gp100. If I were to relegate a gun to range and woods walking OWB then I might have gone the extra inch. I have had the 4 and the 6. I didnt enjoy shooting the 6" as much as I did the 4".

Its just a great all rounder. My 3 inch feels fastest in my hand and easiest to control quickly which is why I own 2 but I really like the 4" and one will be in the house sooner or later just for sport. I sold off the 6" ... just didnt do it for me. Didnt do anything with it I couldnt do with a 4" and the 4 inch was more manageable.

If we are talking accessories .. I am getting older and the eyesight isnt what it was so a fiber optic front sight. I hate the hogue mono grip so that would have to go and the lett style full size are quite nice. Clean up the guts of the gun before going for springs because much of the heaviness is just crud. Springs are cheap though if you go that way and since my wife is now the primary shooter of my Gp100 I have a 10/10 lb spring and she loves it and it has more than a few rounds through it and has never had a light strike.

Your done and have an awesome gun for not a ton of money!!
I also find that I like the 3" GP100, it shoots and handles well and it easier to conceal.

I don't like any revolver with a bbl longer than 4".
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I have three. A GP100 22lr, a 4inch ss,and a 6in ss 7 shot.
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I have a 3" adj sight 38, and the following in 357 , 3", 5" and Match champion. I wish ruger would come back out with the 3" 357 with adj sight, the 38 I have is just a well balanced shooter. Other than that I think the plain stainless in 4" is all you need the best of all, if you can't have more than one.
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My favorite 357. For all the right reasons. Novaks for sight changes and Rugers 44 Spl grip to replace the skinny wood one that OEM.
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