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Unread February 5th, 2020, 02:18 PM   #1
 
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New Ruger GP100 Barrel/Frame Centering not even

Just Purchased a new GP100 Talo High polish. I was looking at it and one side of the barrel where it meets the frame has a noticeably larger gap more frame material on one side then the other. Is this normal?



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Sorry if I'm slow, but I don't see what you describe (and show). Do you mean that the barrel is canted?
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Sorry if I'm slow, but I don't see what you describe (and show). Do you mean that the barrel is canted?
The barrel doesn’t appear to be canted. The barrel does not appear to be completely centered though in the middle of the frame. You can see from this pic that the one side of the frame is wider then the other where it meets the barrel. Just wondering if this is normal.
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My GP100 Match Champion has a bit of that, although not as bad. Doesn't seem ideal, but the gun works reasonably well. Fortunately, with dovetailed sights, adjustments can be made.
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My 2 GPs aren't like that at all (they've both had other issues that needed to go back to Ruger immediately though). That looks way off. Probably shoots just fine. That would drive me nuts. I suppose you could contact Ruger but that looks more like a need to replace that gun than fix it.

I feel for ya.
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That’s a QC problem (or lack of) that I have with shrouded barrels. Ruger should have not let that one out the door.
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That’s a QC problem (or lack of) that I have with shrouded barrels. Ruger should have not let that one out the door.
It’s been bugging me looking at it. I just wanted to make sure it wasn’t normal. It shoots fine but I like things perfect. So safe to say I should send it back? I just sent them a sp101 last week that had a slightly canted barrel. They emailed me back today they wanted to replace the whole gun for free. Which I was surprised. Guess this one will be going back too.
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The barrel on my 5 inch GP100 is off just a hair, but not as much as the one shown. When I sighted mine in, the adjustable rear sight wound up not much off center so I chose to leave it as is. I think yours would bother me, probably needs to go back to Ruger.
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Yours seems pretty extreme to me also I would absolutely send that one back. Being a “high polish” model I think it should surely be better than that, not that any other gun is less worthy
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Thanks guys. I think I’m going to send it back in the morning. It’s definitely off center. One of the pics from earlier the reflection might of made it look a little worse then it is. But it definitely doesn’t look right.
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You know, the more I look at the photos it really looks odd. The barrel doesn't appear to be canted, it's just off center in the frame. I don't know if it was a case of over aggressive polishing of the frame? With today's modern technology you wouldn't think that the frame could have been cast or drilled off center. That one is just really strange.
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I guess I'm wondering, not the cosmetic imperfection
of this particular gun, but how is the trigger and the
smoothness of it, how does it shoot at different
distances, how is the ejection; in other words the
overall handling of the gun.

As to the imperfection real or perceived, I guess
it would just be dismissed by me. I value
a lot of other traits in the practicality of a gun
offered by a value-quality-based company like
Ruger.
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I guess I'm wondering, not the cosmetic imperfection
of this particular gun, but how is the trigger and the
smoothness of it, how does it shoot at different
distances, how is the ejection; in other words the
overall handling of the gun.

As to the imperfection real or perceived, I guess
it would just be dismissed by me. I value
a lot of other traits in the practicality of a gun
offered by a value-quality-based company like
Ruger.
I only had it out to the range once but it shot good when I was there. Rear sight only needed to be adjusted a little. Rugers quality control is poor if you ask me.

Out of the 4 ruger firearms I own they all had something misaligned on them. My first ruger ar-556 had to be returned for a new barrel. Front sight post was canted and windage on rear sight was maxed out.

New ruger precision rifle has canted handguard. Not the end of the world I can adjust that if need be.

Lastly my Sp101 Talo was sent back 2 weeks ago for canted barrel. They just emailed me back yesterday that they have to replace the whole gun. They said technician found rear sight grove is milled off location. Here is a pic of the sp101 they are replacing.

But I plan on keeping these firearms forever so I want them right. Hopefully they can get there quality control together.
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Hey, it's a Ruger............................................. ............ Will prolly shoot just fine..
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