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Unread February 9th, 2020, 12:57 PM   #31
 
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Yes, the GP 100 will handle .357s
all day, every day and double that
on Sundays.

But the .357 is so dang loud.

That's why my GP 100s are fitted
with silencers.



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Unread February 9th, 2020, 01:11 PM   #32
 
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I've had lots o' handguns in th' last fifty of my seventy years, an' the GP100 series o' revolvers is the best fer me. Solid, reliable, dependable, an' dead nuts accurate, the Ruger GP100's may one day be equaled, but'll never be surpassed in value an' quality...

On my last set o' guns- a brace o' SGP100's, in .357 magnum, o' course...

Go First Class- Go Ruger!

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PS, magnums all day, every day...
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I had a S&W 19 and sold it and purchased the GP100 so I can shoot .357s all the time.
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Go ahead and shoot .357 all day long and your hand and arm gives out and you have done some flame cutting on your top strap of the frame or the barrel so yeah go ahead!!! But it you really want your GP100 to last shoot some .357 and also .38 Specials but avoid hot 125 grain .357 loads!!!
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I have given up on shooting full snort .357s in my GP 100. They can be BRUTAL, even in a heavy gun! I'd rather have a round than is controllable, pleasant to shoot, reliable and accurate.

For me, that is/was my IPSC and go to load of 5.5 gr Unique under 150-160 gr. cast SWCs, loaded in 357 brass. 1000s shot with nary a bobble, ftf, or second strike necessary. A little above .38+P, and sometimes I wonder how 6.0 gr would do.

Fwiw, I have found that the Speer 357 Magnum Gold Dot Short Barrel 357 rounds don't recoil much more than my cast loads. I compared them by alternating the 357s, my IPSC loads, and the Speer Short barrel .38+p in my revolver cylinder, and found recoil doesn't vary much at all atall. The only downside is the 357 only comes in 20 round boxes, and is really expen$ive!

Soooo....shoot what you like, and enjoy whatever you shoot!
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Concerning recoil of .357 magnum loads... my GP100 with rubber grip and full underlug 6” barrel is easy shooting. I prefer shooting .38 special however out of my 6.5” Blackhawk.
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Absolutely! Itís a very strong gun and can handle them with no problem.
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Originally Posted by OldPaladin1949 View Post
I've had lots o' handguns in th' last fifty of my seventy years, an' the GP100 series o' revolvers is the best fer me. Solid, reliable, dependable, an' dead nuts accurate, the Ruger GP100's may one day be equaled, but'll never be surpassed in value an' quality...

On my last set o' guns- a brace o' SGP100's, in .357 magnum, o' course...

Go First Class- Go Ruger!

OldPaladin1949

PS, magnums all day, every day...
I agree 100%! Love my GP100s.
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