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Hi, all. I've been considering getting a Ruger GP100 SS in 6" 357mag. Does anyone have this gun? What are your thoughts? Also, what's the price for a used GP100? The gun stores sell them for ~450, so I'm wondering if I should just go get it at the store, or hunt around. Not in a real hurry for the gun, but am eager for it!! Also, how does it compare to the S&W 686? :gun2:
 

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$450's a pretty good price. But give FBMG a call first...he might be able to do better.

There is not a better gun on the market chambered for .357 Magnum than the Ruger GP100. I have shot a few and handled many and they are REALLY nice and straight shooting guns. And, as in typical Ruger fashion, you could run it over with a truck, pick it up, and shoot it. It's a tough, great looking gun.
 

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Aedrick said:
Hi, all. I've been considering getting a Ruger GP100 SS in 6" 357mag. Does anyone have this gun? What are your thoughts? Also, what's the price for a used GP100? The gun stores sell them for ~450, so I'm wondering if I should just go get it at the store, or hunt around. Not in a real hurry for the gun, but am eager for it!! Also, how does it compare to the S&W 686? :gun2:
When I went looking for a .357 Magnum I was looking for either a Ruger GP 100 or the S&W 686.

As luck would have it I found and compared those two fine guns to a Taurus 617 SS.

I was looking at used guns and the fit and finish of the 617 was just as good as I saw in the other two guns and the 617 had the added advantage of holding 7 rounds, being stainless and I was able to buy it for just under $300, about $100 less that either of the other two guns.

I chose the Taurus and have not been disappointed in any fashion.

Just a thought as you conduct your search. Have fun and what ever you buy, you will enjoy.

Tarzan
 

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I have to agree, to an extent with Tarzan's sentiment. I also own a Taurus revolver in .357 Magnum and it is a solid gun. Although I would not touch their semi-autos with a 39 and a 1/2 foot pole, their revolvers are great. Very strong. Heaven forbid you ever have technical problems with it however, as their technical support is about the worst I've ever known of. Ruger, OTOH is second to none.
 

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I have to agree, to an extent with Tarzan's sentiment. I also own a Taurus revolver in .357 Magnum and it is a solid gun. Although I would not touch their semi-autos with a 39 and a 1/2 foot pole, their revolvers are great. Very strong. Heaven forbid you ever have technical problems with it however, as their technical support is about the worst I've ever known of. Ruger, OTOH is second to none.
No argument with me....I have some questions about their autoloaders too. :huh:

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I heard that Taurus revolvers have a problem with cylinders sticking when used with 357 magnum rounds. You guys had no such problems?
 

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No problems with the cylinder. The only problem I have had with my revolver is the ejector rod would come loose. I just unscrewed it and placed some blue Loc-Tite on the threads and haven't had a problem since.
 

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I have two Rossi revolvers a Inter-arms 971 4" 20+ years old and a 462 2" 6 shot. Have not had problem one with either. I do have a Taurus pt1911 1500+ rounds through it with out a hiccup. But then the pt1911 is steel not plastic. The one big problem with Taurus is customer service, but I have not had to use them (knock on wood) yet :D
 

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I have a GP100 6" barrel, SS. I really like it. Very accurate, but a little nose heavy, which takes some getting used to.
I shoot mostly .38 spl. 2.7 grains of bullseye w/ a 158 grain double end wadcutter.

-KKindles
 

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I've had a 6" GP100 for about 10-12 years. It's exactly what you would expect from Ruger, a functional, no frills, reliable revolver. The thick rubber grip is great and it field strips in less than a minute. It isn't quite as good in the trigger department as a S&W, but it isn't the price either.
 
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