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Unread October 2nd, 2019, 01:13 PM   #1
 
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Hello everyone,
I just picked up a new GP161 357 yesterday after the 10 day wait. I took it home and cleaned it in preparation for its first range trip. I've field stripped a lot of Rugers, but getting the trigger group out was a pain. It was very tight. Other than that, everything else looked good. Trigger pull is decent. I'm sure it will smooth up after a few hundred rounds. I replaced the front sight with a green Hi-Viz since the eyes aren't what they were years ago. I bought a 6" because I'm retired and want to just to enjoy shooting like I did when I was young. Don't need to be tactical anymore. I have other things for CCW.

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jrod45ar, You made an excellent choice. 6" GPs aren't the best choice for concealed carry but they are an excellent range gun and make a good home defense gun too. I'm very fond of my stainless 6" GP100 chambered in 357 Mag. I normally shoot 38 Specials at the range and run a cylinder or two of 357 Magnums through it a couple times a year, just for grins.

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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! I love my 4 inch! One of the best 357's ever.
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All 4 of my hand guns are Rugers . 1 SP101 22lr, 1 GP100 22or 5.5 inch,1 GP100 4.2 inch 6 shot and 1 GP100 6 in 7 shot. The 6 inch is my favorite of them all.
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Congratulations on a great revolver pick up. The GP100's are tanks and wonderful shooters, here's a pic of the GP's currently in my stable. If you click on the picture the orientation will straighten up.
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I have a 4'" and a 6". I shoot the 4" more but the 6 " is still a really great gun and easy to shoot really accurately.
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That is a really nice looking revolver you have.

I had forgotten how nice a 6" .357 is. I took out my 6" Security Six and shot it some. It doesn't have the nice trigger pull a GP100 can have but it was super easy to hit with. I need another handgun like a hole in my head but if I get another it will a nice .357.
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I lov emy 6 inch gp 100 and my 6 inch security six 40 years old and over 80 k rounds thru it and still ticking fine.
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Congratulations on the GP100. Pictures are a must though. I love mine. Once I got my GP100 I got rid of my 686,always shot the GP100 and it spoiled me. Never cared for the 686 after that.

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Well done! That's more or less why I picked up a 6" model, just for shooting...and possibly a little hunting/field carry. My trigger group was also very tight. The action will definitely smooth up after a some use.
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Nice choice!
My 6 is in blue currently with a cheater on it.
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Oh my, I am loving this! Some seriously nice GP100 revolvers there guys!
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Thanks everyone for the great replies!
Where did you guys get the scope mounts? I have a couple of dot sights that I would love to try on it.
That would be really cool for 58 year old eyes.
I will try to post pics when I get a chance.

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