View Full Version : Ruger GP100 3 inch barrel

April 06, 2016, 11:00
I have been mulling this pistol over--to me it's nearly perfect--anyone have experience with this particular model with the integral rear sights? I had the 4 inch blued model a few yrs ago with the adjustable rear sights--but prefer the ones featured here:


April 06, 2016, 11:37
I liked fixed sights on revolvers.

Not a big fan of GP100 - never could manage the trigger - the old somewhat smaller Speed Six is so much nicer. Can pick them on gunbroker for about same price or less for a shooter.

April 06, 2016, 12:01
I had a 6 inch GP100. Heavy and ungainly beast, but it shot well. Ended up selling it when I needed money for a trip to SA. I'd also take the speed six in a heartbeat over it.

April 06, 2016, 23:42
Get the SP101 instead. Check out the Wiley Clapp distributor-only special model.

April 06, 2016, 23:51
I've been shooting and carrying my SP-01 a lot more these days. I really like it!

Blue Monster
April 07, 2016, 02:26
Speed six FTW!

April 07, 2016, 15:46
I have the GP101 w/3" bbl. I like it a lot. Very accurate. I replaced the front blade sight with a night sight and its a lot easier to pick up day or night. Built like a tank.

Timber Wolf
April 07, 2016, 16:18
A GP100 makes a great shooter .357. I had a 4" I swapped off just because I had other .357 that filled the niche. If it is what you want go for it.

AZ Dave
April 08, 2016, 21:07
I have a 2 1/2' Security Six that I love.

May 03, 2016, 23:58
About 15 years ago, I got a 3" GP100, CAI "police trade in" from a gun show for $215. Was so thrilled with the deal, I went back and bought my dad one(the dealer had dozens of them).

Other than some lint in the barrel, some superficial scratches, and scuffed grips, they were practically unused. I cleaned them up and buffed them a little with a green scotchbrite pad and oil. I installed lower power hammer springs giving them a upgraded, much improved, trigger job. I also ordered some NOS grips and grip inserts, cheap from Numrich fo' shiggles. Guessing my total investment in them was about $240 each.

It's my favorite revolver--great shooter. Wouldnt trade it for anything. Dad still has his too.

ETA: they're built like a bank vault.

Timber Wolf
May 04, 2016, 10:48
My FFL Buddy bought a couple of cheap Police trade in DAO GP100s many years ago. One he tossed in the safe and the other he bought new parts and put back to DA/SA. It was subsequently stolen in a home break in several years ago. A couple of months back he called to report he had just gotten a call from our Sheriff's Dept. To come get his gun. It had been recovered in a bust of a drug ring a couple of towns over in the next State. Sometimes they do come back.:)

May 30, 2016, 14:38
I've always been a S&W guy when it comes to revolvers, particularly the 357s. I've had Model 19s, 27s, and 28s but the best shooting 357 I've ever fired is a friend's GP-100 (late-1980s vintage I believe).

June 02, 2016, 06:26
There is a guy who used to work in the Newport factory who would buy UGB guns as an employee to tune up and customize. When he needed to make ends meet though...

I got this 1991 GPNY fixed sight 4" he'd done. He'd polished a bunch of the parts to bright SS, but more importantly fitted a .357 cylinder, made it SA/DA with a spurred hammer and did a trigger job that's incredible but still safe for single action.

I had a 3" blued fixed GP and prefer this one with the longer barrel.