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Old 12-01-2016, 05:15 AM
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Default Time for a new new revolver

The only problem with collecting vintage revolvers is the need to not inflict too much wear and tear on the grand old shooters. Regardless of the quality of the four screw S&W Model 19 or the pre-war (WWII) S&W Heavy Duty revolver I just don't like running a box (or more) of fire breathing loads through them. Yes they are very well made revolvers, but they are also fifty, sixty eighty and ninety year old handguns. A few months ago I realized that I've ended up with a bunch of revolvers that I am very proud of, but that I also treat with kid gloves. Sometimes you just have to have a shooter. I realized that meant I had to buy a modern high-quality revolver. A new new revolver. So today I withdrew some cash from my savings account (also known as my Toy Account) went to the local Sportsman's Warehouse and purchased a brand-new stainless steel Ruger GP-100. Thought about buying a Smith & Wesson, but Ruger makes a strong, reliable, no frills revolver and that's what I've been needing. So $700.00 later I now own a workhorse revolver. Now this I can shoot without feeling guilty because this sucker is designed to be used and used hard. My hothouse revolvers will just have to adjust.



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Old 12-01-2016, 12:21 PM
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I've got the same thing, but blued. I love it. If you're out of ammo, you can throttle someone with the beast. My only complaint is that mine is a very early version, so it's really hard to put Hogue grips on it.
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I've got the same thing, but blued. I love it. If you're out of ammo, you can throttle someone with the beast. My only complaint is that mine is a very early version, so it's really hard to put Hogue grips on it.
Yeah I'm going to put Pachmayrs on it. Doesn't mean anything though. I've always preferred Pachmayr grips. Dad always used Pachmayr products and when I started shooting it was Pachmayr that I started with.
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Old 12-01-2016, 10:36 PM
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Yeah I'm going to put Pachmayrs on it. Doesn't mean anything though. I've always preferred Pachmayr grips. Dad always used Pachmayr products and when I started shooting it was Pachmayr that I started with.
I wanted to put on new grips, but I have to stick with the factory one, which aren't bad. I also swapped out the springs so I get a lighter DA trigger pull.
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Old 12-02-2016, 05:03 PM
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It's interesting to look at some of the responses that I've gotten from folks on a couple other forums. Some posters understand exactly where I'm coming from while there are those who seem to take it as a personal insult that I want to go easy on my older revolvers - even the ones from the seventies. Different strokes for different folks I guess.
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Old 12-05-2016, 06:46 PM
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Totally makes sense to me - there's a reason my Artillery Luger and C/96 stay in the safe but my Hi Power comes every time. I actually don't mind the GP100s, they're not nearly as nice as a Smith buy they're built like a bank vault and that has its own kind of charm. Besides, there's nothing wrong with just wanting something a little different - I occasionally toy with the idea of buying a Glock.
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Replaced the factory installed front sight with a high-viz front sight that I ordered directly from Ruger. Replaced the Houge grips with Altamont grips. The grip panels are made of "bonded ivory" which I ordered as well. Altamont is one of a few companies that makes the original rubber grips that Ruger used to put on the GP100. The older style grips fit my hands better and I just like the look of them.




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That's ironic, I was trying to replace my original wood and rubber grips on my GP100 with a Hogue grip, but I can't since I have an early model. I got lighter springs on mine to lighten the DA trigger pull. I'll have to look into the high viz front sight.
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That's ironic, I was trying to replace my original wood and rubber grips on my GP100 with a Hogue grip, but I can't since I have an early model. I got lighter springs on mine to lighten the DA trigger pull. I'll have to look into the high viz front sight.
My eyes are getting older along with the rest of me and I find that the red front site is just easier to see plus I'm more of a traditionalist.
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Well I was worried that my sole Ruger GP100 was getting lonely so when I found this 3" GP100 I had to take it home for company. Incidentally I don't have large hands and the smaller grips that used to be standard on the 3" movel fits the full-size model as well. Fits my smallish hands very nicely. Reminds me of the Pachmayr Compac grip.



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