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Old January 9th, 2020, 08:38 PM   #1
 
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Bummed out over my NEW GP100

So kinda been like a kid at Christmas waiting on my NEW Stainless GP100 357 to get here. I had figured I’d put it on layaway in Dec. to get the acquisition past the finance department(wife). But with gift cards and ENRON accounting I paid it off and the dealer to my surprise shipped it immediately and I got it today!!
Picked it up looked it over, paperwork and out the door.
Well I get home and everything still looks great then about an hour later I thought I’d put a few drops of oil in some spots and then I see it! This thing is dirty. Powder residue all around the barrel in the barrel and at the muzzle. Then it dawns on me that little fleeting thought at the FFL, where’s the test bullet? Hummm maybe Ruger doesn’t do that, and the thought went into the ether. I put some Ballistol on a patch and put it just inside the muzzle ... dirty.




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All guns are fired at the factory. They do not clean them afterwards. They stopped sending the fired case years ago.
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Well thanks! I knew they fired them but none of my rifles, shotgun or SF XDs came in dirty. The XDS I bought 4 years ago had a casing.
I was going to call Ruger and ask them before calling the store.
I appreciate it. Feel better about it.
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Take a deep breath. Ruger test fires at the factory and doesn't clean them afterward. Manufacturers stopped including the spent cartridge years ago after the last state that required it finally dropped the silly requirement. Your GP100 isounds perfectly normal and just like every new revolver I've ever purchased.
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This is what is great about these forums!! Thanks for your reply!
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You would think with upteen hundred “unboxing” YouTube video’s someone would mention, don’t freak out seeing a bunch of powder residue. That Ruger test fires every revolver x amount of rounds and you’ll see the results of that.
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I bought a new GP100 in .357 a couple of months ago and man was it dirty, but that was the least of my worries. It had a deep rust spot on the barrel and machine marks could be seen all over the gun. (Mine is blued) Not happy about that at all. I sent it back to Ruger and it came back with a decent bluing job and the machine marks were gone. There is a thread here with photos of the rust and machine marks that I started when I got the gun.
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My me to me Christmas present was a Wilson Combat Beretta Centurion. After I was done drooling it was time to clean it.......it took about 6 or 7 passes with the brass brush to get the bore to where it is shiny and clean. Every new gun should be cleaned and inspected before shooting for these reasons. Have not shot this one yet but will feel lots better when I do.
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Yup what they said. Just spent 15 minutes yesterday cleaning my new GP 10mm. Completely normal and nothing to worry about
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I just learned something here. I didn't realize that they had stopped including the fired case. I've bought many handguns in my time but just not any in the last few years.
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I just learned something here. I didn't realize that they had stopped including the fired case. I've bought many handguns in my time but just not any in the last few years.
Rock island still includes the case but I don't recall getting it from any other manufacturer in the last few years
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Maryland was the last state to end the mandate to provide a spent cartridge when a handgun was sold. This was back in 2015 and shortly thereafter manufacturers ceased including them. The requirement was shown to be ineffective in helping with criminal investigations and was a total waste of time and money. So it's been 4+ years since then; however, if you buy a gun that's been sitting in stock somewhere a long time it may have a spent cartridge in the box. Ruger always dated the envelope so it will be an old date.
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Maryland was the last state to end the mandate to provide a spent cartridge when a handgun was sold. This was back in 2015 and shortly thereafter manufacturers ceased including them. The requirement was shown to be ineffective in helping with criminal investigations and was a total waste of time and money. So it's been 4+ years since then; however, if you buy a gun that's been sitting in stock somewhere a long time it may have a spent cartridge in the box. Ruger always dated the envelope so it will be an old date.
I just thought the case was to prove it had been fired for some reason .. what were the legal issues? Very interesting and I have never heard anything about it being for criminal investigations.
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There were a number of states that at some point adopted the requirement that a spent cartridge had to be submitted to some state agency for a ballistics database. The theory was that spent cartridges found at a crime scene could be matched through the database to a specific gun and traced back to the purchaser and the crime solved, etc. Of course in practice it never worked out that way. Unlike the TV shows it wasn't so easy to create, maintain and manipulate such a database and most bad guys don't buy their guns at a gun shop, pass a background check, etc. So it became apparent it was a total waste of time and money. Even gun-unfriendly states conceded the point and eventually they all struck down the requirement, Maryland being the last to do so in 2015.
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