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Old January 19th, 2020, 08:44 AM   #1
 
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How many revolver round ?

I was wondering how many 357magnum rounds will wear out a bought new GP100 ? This is my first gun purchased in 2017. I go to range weekly and shoot 100 to 200 rounds mostly 38special. I just read a security six thread and someone said they fired 10,000's of rounds and their gun was in great condition.



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I have a Ruger GP100 I bought in 1989 and used extensively for competitive shooting. I have out at least 10,000 rounds through it and it is just as tight as when I first bought it. Mind you, very few of those were “max power” .357 Mag, although I probably put over 1,000 of those downrange when I was using it to shoot bowling pins.

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If you shoot mostly .38 Specials, your grandchildren probably won't wear it out. If you use only full house .357 Mag loads, your kids may have to have it retimed.

Frankly the use on only full power .357 will wear you out before the gun.
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I've never seen a worn out .38/.357, mine are S&W and Colt but the Ruger is a good gun, you can screw them up but it's doubtful you will wear it out, especially with .38s.
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I have at least 3,000 rounds out of my SP and most were .357 mag and it is as tight as the day I bought it new.
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It should outlast you. The GP is overbuilt, but I like overbuilt.
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I occasionally fire factory magnum ammunition ,most of the time it is 38special.My original post of 100 to 200 is most often closer to 100 rounds . With so many comments of "built like a tank" i wasn't worried at all. A lot of comments about the six series were the same and the GP100 was a replacement.Thanks for the replies.
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The GP100 is a powerful piece of machinery, like a John Deere tractor. If you don't feed it a steady diet of super-hot ammo, it should still be working long after we're all gone.

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Long time shooter, gun dealer, Importer, distributor, and Government Contract manufacturer, my 2 cents are Rugers don't break. You may get a bad one and Ruger will fix it no questions asked. Ruger is the only firearm/revolver on the market that can be abused beyond 10X normal wear and tear and still be 100% reliable. I have deep roots inside the industry from Ruger, Sig, Taurus, Les Baer, and H&K, and I will tell you there is no other firearm as durable as a Ruger revolver.
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You'll be wearing arthritic braces on your wrists before you wear the gun out.
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A quality tool always seems to fit my my hand just right. I handled the Hogue rubber grip and the rosewood in lay grips,both feel fine.My only problem now is the SA Blackhawk for sale used that also fits my hand well. I feel I am headed down the road to single action euphoria.

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A quality tool always seems to fit my my hand just right. I handled the Hogue rubber grip and the rosewood in lay grips,both feel fine.My only problem now is the SA Blackhawk for sale used that also fits my hand well. I feel I am headed down the road to single action euphoria.
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I think I will wear out first. My 1978 security six has over 60 k rounds thru it about 50/50 38 versus 357 and it is still fine and the gp100 is stronger yet.
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I've never seen a worn out .38/.357, mine are S&W and Colt but the Ruger is a good gun, you can screw them up but it's doubtful you will wear it out, especially with .38s.
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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.
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