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This is a discussion on How many revolver round ? within the Ruger Double Action forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; Originally Posted by GP Fan Well, that's not strictly true. Years ago when the K-frame S&W was the standard police handgun, the training requirements were ...


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Old January 21st, 2020, 07:48 PM   #16
 
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Well, that's not strictly true. Years ago when the K-frame S&W was the standard police handgun, the training requirements were changed from .38 Special practice rounds/.357 duty rounds to .357 mag for everything. After a lot of those hot rounds those K-frames started to shoot loose and go out of time. They didn't actually break but they did need more frequent repairs.

S&W responded with the larger, stronger L-frame guns that solved the problem. The GP-100 is basically an L-frame and then some.
I wrote that I've never seen a worn out S&W or Colt, only loose guns I've ever seen were Rossi. I also said especially with .38s, he ain't gonna wear out the Ruger in his life time. The problem I've read about with the 19 was the forcing cone cracking from use of 125/110 gr .357 rounds, I've not seen one, My 2 19s(both used guns when I got them years ago) still look like new in the forcing cone area, lock up tight. The L-Frame was designed as a .357 and the bbl is thicker in the forcing cone area, the K-frame has a flat on the bottom of the forcing cone area, being thinner they say it cracks.



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Old January 23rd, 2020, 04:42 AM   #17
 
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Thanks to all for the responses. I guess I have nothing to worry about for quite a while.If my memory holds up I will bring this topic up in ten years and hope that all of us will be able to compare experiences.
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Old January 23rd, 2020, 04:48 AM   #18
 
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Buy the BlackHawk you will like it!!!
Second that. Got mine last year, an early NM .357 with 6.5Ē barrel.

Most enjoyable to shoot, of all my guns. It laughs at magnum rounds.
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revolver rounds

I just had my 6 inch GP100 back to Ruger to get a new barrel. While it was there, they replaced the trigger, the hammer, main spring, trugger plunger and cylinder lock pawl.

I know this gun has had 20,000 plus rounds through it. I thought it locked up great and was nice and tight, but apparently Ruger thought otherwise.

However, since this gun was manufactured in 1990, I would say that a $300 repair after thirty years is a reasonable thing.

I am not sure of the exact history of my gun before I got it. I was told that nothing had ever been stuck in the barrel, but it developed a slight bulge that I wanted taken care of.

As for me, this gun has eaten a steady diet of 158 grain bullets, with a decent amount of 180 grainers thrown in and has eaten 230 grain bullets for desert.
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I have a Security Six with at least 20,000 through it, mostly full loads. It's in great shape. The GP100 is more robustly built. 40,000???
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I hope you stepped up and bought the "round counter" option so you can keep us informed in 10 more years.

I think I would be more worried about damaging my wallet buying all the rounds, or wearing out my arm pulling the handle while loading all those rounds,
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I have a long history with Security Sixes - and a long time ago I used one for nuclear-level handloads when I was young and dumb. Lots of'em. It never balked, never showed any real wear.

A few years back, worked p/t at a LGS/Indoor Range. One of the rental and loaner-for-classes revolvers was a SS Ruger GP100 4". Guns there in the rental rack only got maintenance and attention if or when they went down.
The GP100 had never-ever had even as much as a cleaning - just an occasional wipe-down when it turned black from near endless shooting.
I could only guess the quantity of ammo run through it - yes, mostly .38's, but it would have to be in the many, many dozens of thousands.
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Surprised no one mentioned anything about crud buildup in the fronts of the chambers or possible forcing cone damage when firing a lot of 38 specials in a 357 mag.
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Will it to a grandchild

Keep a accurate round count and perhaps they will be able to come up with a answer
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Lost count after 1000 rounds.....................
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I already have my three year old in mind. I keep joking to my wife that we will need a Henry youth model 22lr,she thinks I am joking but I am serious.
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measure in YEARS !!!!!

I cant come close to a round count.
How about 10 years are current use rate, then see if anything is needed??
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Been reading the forum for a while, but I havenít posted yet. Nothing to post today, but I have a Ruger single 10, I-might want to discuss. Anyway, Iím glad I posted something tonight.
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garyplinick, welcome to the forum from the coal mining regions of southern New Jersey.
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It will probably last longer than your right to own it. I hope I am wrong on that though.
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