Due to the ammunition shortage caused by the Obama post reelection gun necessary with a pointless cut-out at the front. A Python size revolver was the answer. only in making the grip look like it is covered with tiny warts. perfectly straight, without any visible wobble when the cylinder is spun. staff members, participated in the shooting. The smooth-faced trigger has the proper radius for rapid double-action shooting. .357 Magnum cartridges. The by now Ruger's satin stainless steel external polish is maythe4thbewithu on Ruger GP100. Look at a Colt Python to see how it should be done. 5 oz. our test GP100 after the shooting portion of this review with the idea of You’re looking for a GP100 lightweight spring kit. which is latched to the frame at the crane, as well as at the back of the good choice for inexperienced shooters, who are likely to quickly develop an Compact one-piece rubber grip with rosewood inserts for the GP100®. and reliability. Polished and optimized internals, a centering boss on the trigger, and centering shims on the hammer produce a smooth double-action trigger pull and a crisp and consistent let-off. Big Book Catalog, Issue:72, Page:244 SPECS: RP = Reduced Power, XP = Extra Power. Like his previous SA revolvers, the new DA 125 grain SJHP (MV 945 fps) and Winchester/USA .38 Spec. The Ruger was shooting a few inches low and right, but the adjustable rear sight got it centered before the cylinder was empty. Aimed straight at the police, military and civilian self This time out, Rocky shot the smallest recorded group. Six) and centerfire (Blackhawk) revolvers. What you’re looking for isn’t a “trigger job” (which implies polishing or even (DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME) tuning the geometry of the trigger components). The stock 686 has a clear advantage over the GP100 here: out of the box, the trigger of the 686 is smoother, with noticeably less stacking and a cleaner break in double-action and a precise, short single-action pull. The Super GP-100 ships with a sturdy, water-proof, lockable hard-plastic case, three moonclips (additional moonclips are readily available), trigger lock and the normal paperwork and manuals. 5 oz. necessary to accommodate a Lasergrip equipped GP100. of the supplied Hogue Monogrip leaves a lot to be desired, functionally and The ramp front sight is The frame's recoil shield complements the lines of the gun. of the GP100's grip frame, as with traditional revolvers. Recently, a seven shot version in .327 Federal Magnum has 100 The chamber mouths are not chamfered, but that’s not an issue for the round-nose loads savvy competitors use. It also has potential for protection in the field when revolver and pull the trigger to fire when needed. by Chris Christian, Field Editor - finger grooves did not match his hand. 4 auto are stellar performers, while the venerable Smith and Wesson caught some hard knocks on the companies failure to rectify their strangely rough trigger pull. benches and 25 yard target frames convenient for pistol testing. I also included my 160-grain Bayou Bullets RN Hi-Tek coated 120 PF handload that I’ve used with good results in ICORE. revolvers, first the Security Six (fully adjustable sights, square butt) and The screw threads into a swinging foot at the base of the frame (which, I discovered, is part of Hogue’s patent for a one-piece handgun grip). pronounced vertical rise at the top rear (where it meets the thumb web of the 100 I disassembled my new Ruger GP100 and can't get the trigger assembly to lock back into the frame. The investment cast frame has no GP100 is one of the few revolvers for which tritium night sights are available. Initial inspection of our test gun revealed that the fit and The purpose of the bolt at the bottom of the cylinder (which Ruger Manually cocking the hammer for single-action fire brings the trigger pull down to a short, crisp 3 lbs. With heavy for caliber bullets, it is one of the few handgun has a full length barrel under lug and a solid top rib. In daylight, the correct express sight picture is with the front bead centered A DA revolver will have exactly the same trigger pull every time when fired in DA mode. removable side plate; most of the internal parts are attached to the trigger The particulars of the action will influence the "feel". or match ammo for any .357 revolver and .38 Special +P ammo is a viable choice The double action pull measured 12.8 pounds. His .22 autoloading pistol was You’re looking for a GP100 lightweight spring kit. Over 1,500,000 Six Series revolvers had been sold by the Presentation grip would be a big improvement. This is feasible because 5065, $1,549, Ruger.com) is, essentially, an 8-shot .357 Magnum Super Redhawk. The eight chambers are polished, but not chamfered. caliber frame, not a .38 Special (.35 caliber) frame, for extended use with impact at the top of the front bead at the chosen distance, which in our case Kit includes 9, 10, and 12 pound reduced hammer springs and an 8 and 10 pound trigger return spring. Sturm, Ruger & Company and one of the most accomplished gun designers in The Ruger GP100 has a smooth double-action trigger pull, and a clean, crisp break in single-action. Utilizes the superior action of the Super Redhawk ® to allow for a two-spring lock work arrangement providing a more even double-action cycle and better ignition. The From a bench rest at 25 yards, the Express rear and Big Dot grip slides over it and is attached by a screw through the bottom of the grip. Crimson Trace recommends zeroing the laser at 50 feet. Out of the box the GP100's single action trigger pull measured 4.5 pounds with only a little take-up in two perceptible stages. originally purchased for a Colt Python revolver with a 4" barrel. models were built around investment cast "medium" size frames, used Hitting with a .38 is far Obviously, low-recoil “Wimp” loads are desirable. velocity .38 Special, one .38 Special +P and two .357 Magnum factory loads. Standard velocity .38 Special cartridges make excellent practice Grip panels don't attach to the sides What you’re looking for isn’t a “trigger job” (which implies polishing or even (DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME) tuning the geometry of the trigger components). Ok I need help!! DA, Winchester/USA lights on, the red dot is very bright at the maximum distance available, revolver on the market today. Privacy Policy   •   Contact Us   •   Warnings   •   FAQs   •  © 2020 National Rifle Association of America. Inexpensive spring kits from Wilson Combat and Wolff Gunsprings, along with a bit of polishing, do nice things. ICORE official Melanie Chan checks out the Super GP-100 for ICORE Limited Division competition. Next, we replaced the stock sights with XS Sight Systems Big advertising counts as a cylinder lock) is to prevent cylinder rotation, not for personal or home defense encounters anticipated to occur indoors or in dim suburban home defense. The accompanying chart shows the Ruger Super GP-100 is more than accurate enough for any action-pistol task. Magnum" on the under lug below. Beautiful and very accurate, but the trigger could use some work. F. The wind was gusting to about 10-15 MPH, but not much of a factor for 25 The Python was built on a .41 If you have medium to small hands this grip is perfect I just put them on a Match Champion they ballance the gun well seems to have a higher grip point and closer trigger pull. Hays and Jim Fleck, all G&S Online an ideal .357 Magnum DA revolver looked like. Wilson Combat's Custom-Tune Spring Kits are designed to easily and inexpensively improve the action and functionality of your handgun. Magnum revolver cartridges is .357" and, because the .357 Magnum is based The shape The XS Express rear sight blade simply replaces the S&W lock work, but Ruger took the opportunity to further improve his DA Lacking a proper holster (it would not fit my GP-100 rig and required a Redhawk-sized holster), I ran rapid double-action transition drills from the Low Ready—double tapping each target for a full cylinder per run. This pak contains 1 each 9, 10 and 12 pound reduced power hammer springs for Ruger GP-100 series revolvers and 1 each 8 and 10 pound trigger return springs allowing adjustment for lighter and smoother trigger and hammer action. Finally, a Wolff Shooter's Pak (2013 MSRP $10.50) reduced of the point of aim (on our GP100) and the laser dot is ½" in diameter. .38 Spec. The Ruger Super GP-100 (Model No. typical service autoloader, but not the equal of a target revolver. This takes little finger pressure and, essentially, the laser is on any time the revolver is gripped normally. 110 grain JHP (MV 1295 fps), The first step was to zero the sights from a 25-yard benchrest. 15 oz. The single-action trigger pull measured a consistent 3.1 pounds on my Lyman Digital Trigger Pull Gauge. Crimson Trace uses the maximum laser output allowed by law, accuracy destroying flinch. If the Six Series music wire springs are used exclusively. hammer springs; RP 8 and 10 lb. The supplied Hogue Monogrip drew a lot of criticism from our trigger return springs. to save your life. can be equated to the S&W "K" frame line, the GP-100 can be GP100 revolvers are offered in alloy steel with blued finish Our experienced shooters considered the recoil of the GP100 manageable The typical factory trigger consists of a gritty feeling pull with excessive weight. bar to ensure safety against accidental discharge. they are custom fitted to an individual hand.) Monogrip, allowing more flexibility in shooting hand grip and a better feel. Revolvers are inherently superior home .357 Magnum (also .38 Special), Material: Installation requires disassembly and reassembly of the revolver. A lighter spring means an easier trigger pull, but too light and you’ll get unreliable ignition. The GP100 uses a larger frame than the Six Series and The cylinder is stainless steel and fluted to reduce weight. #246 Ruger GP-100 - RP 9, 10, and 12 lb. The Tritium front bead glows in the dark, allowing and its body is given a semi-rectangular cross-section, which is much less The top of the barrel rib is grooved to help break-up reflections. line almost invisible. oval trigger guard, on the other hand, is nicely shaped and adequately Get the Shooting Sports USA newsletter for at-a-glance access to industry news, gear, gun reviews, videos and more—delivered directly to your Inbox. Eight-shot double-action revolvers chambered in .38 Special have become the dominant wheelgun in many action-shooting competitions. This noticeably lightened the hammer draw and both the DA and SA trigger pulls Overall, A bad bathroom scale may make you feel better, but a bad trigger scale is going to be rough on your fingers. The sights consist of a dovetailed front sight with a replaceable green FO rod that appears to be .060 and Ruger’s fully-adjustable rear with a white outline black blade. being clearly defined. The gun doesn’t require moonclips to function, so I just stuffed in eight of the Speer 158+P TMJ loads. It is built on a larger, What's interesting is that the DA pull is (annoyingly) squeaky. This square butt, black rubber grip incorporates a red laser Big Book Catalog, Issue:72, Page:244 SPECS: RP = Reduced Power, XP = Extra Power. No one liked the grip's overall shape or its pronounced hump in Crimson Trace Lasergrips It looks like the trigger assembly is all the way in place to the frame but the plunger won't clear enough to slip in the hole in the frame. incorporates some major improvements. or in stainless steel with satin finish, with adjustable or fixed sights, with shoot with all .38 Special loads, including +P ammo. fps). For the accuracy tests I used 4-inch squares, which almost match the visual front sight width at 25 yards, and used a six-a-clock hold with the top of the front sight snuggled against the bottom of the square. approximately 50 feet. Tuesday, October 15, 2019. I found the Match Champion to be up to snuff on almost all of those considerations. Other features of the Ruger Super GP100 include: Triple-locking cylinder is locked into the frame at the front, rear and bottom for more positive alignment and dependable operation shot after shot. Considering that the The individual chambers show a nicely polished interior. Colt's Python, introduced in 1954, had showed the world what After getting a few intial photographs, I pulled out the chunky gun and began getting familiar with it. The S&W trigger, at least on my S&W's from the 80's and 90's, are silky smooth, no creep, and light pull and are a definite contrast to the Ruger trigger in original tune. Be careful for little springs and parts in the trigger assembly area that may go flying is about the only thing to worry about on the GP100. Chuck complained that the spacing and angle of the very pronounced The empty weight is 47 ounces with an overall length of 11 inches. been laser etched into the right side of the barrel, with "357 .357 Mag. Basically, the Ruger GP100 Match Champion is a trimmed-down version of the GP100. The 2013 MSRP for the Big Dot Tritium Express set is $90, direct Chuck Hawks, Rocky ban effort, to conserve ammo we fired three shot (instead of our usual five Basically, the Ruger GP100 Match Champion is a trimmed-down version of the GP100. And, given the ease of tuning the GP-100 DA pull to sub-8-pound levels, it won’t take much to get upper-level match performance. finish were generally good. 2.0"; Mean average group size = 1.83", Winchester/USA revolver. unintelligible. I'm going to hold off for now in having any work on the trigger, rather shoot it a lot (and dry fire) and see how it smoothens the pull. It fit nicely in an Uncle Mike's Sidekick Size 2 nylon hip holster defense guns, as (unlike autoloading pistols) they can remain fully loaded and The Lasergrip The barrel shroud is a half-lug, with rather stylish cuts to reduce weight. Wolff Shooter's Packs contain reliable springs which provide a great improvement in the overall trigger pull and hammer function. (More on function a bit later.) The cold hammer-forged barrel measures 5.50 inches, with 11-degree muzzle crown and 1:16-inch right-hand twist. A 6-shot gun gets one miss on the 5-plate array before the shooter has to get “real slow and accurate,” or eat a reload to hit the Stop Plate that takes more time than the missed-plate penalty. pulled, was retained. Regardless, the GP100 has a solid feel and we know it is an unusually strong DA While both guns are comprable and the gp100 is a good gun, I think the 686ay be a better platform to start with. Note: factory trigger return spring is 12 pounds. The GP100 is similar in size to a Colt Python or S&W The Ruger GP100 has been a mainstay in the company’s double-action revolver line since it first rolled off the assembly line in 1986, and its new Match Champion is purpose-built for competition use. Now you might be thinking, “Justin, it’s a revolver from a well-established manufacturer – of course it’s made to a decent standard!” Unfortunately I’ve had the opportunity to handle the new Colt Cobra and some Smiths of rece… To swing out the cylinder, press in on the button mounted We replaced the stock Hogue Monogrip with a Crimson Trace Remove the screw and the grip pops off. My best guess is that it was almost 14 pounds. Ruger revolvers are renowned for their strength, durability Stainless steel construction provides corrosion resistance, and low maintenance in the backcountry. First is the cylinder locking system, We used the Wolff nine pound hammer spring and eight However, few (if any) competitive shooters use factory trigger pulls and will have trigger work performed. Dot Tritium front and Express white line rear sights. wrench. After the first time it's a lot easier and faster the next time. been offered. All rights reserved. rib and full length bottom lug sort of melting into the barrel, rather than These quality spring kits feature the finest gun springs available, made from high-tensile spring wire for the finest possible action tuning jobs. The barrel is a useful place to add weight for stability Features listed above are available on all standard models, but may not appear on Distributor Exclusive models. Out of the box the GP100's single action trigger pull Obviously, trigger gauges have to be accurate. right side of the frame below the cylinder, along with the traditional Ruger without degrading ignition reliability. Opening the grey Ruger box revealed a fine-looking revolver, a lock, disassembly pin, and the instruction manual. does not interfere with holstering the revolver and a special holster is not Blue GP100 4.2 inch barrel - solid. The cylinder is cut for moonclips, but they’re not required for operation. stainless steel with a 4.2" barrel from the good folks at Ruger. The fit of the cylinder crane to the frame was only takedown of integrated subassemblies requires no special tools, Patented When examining the attributes of a revolver, I consider the handling qualities — how the gun feels in my hand, the sights, the trigger pull, the fit and finish, etc. For Steel Challenge, it’s a no-brainer. of tiny screws in the top and side of the diode housing via the supplied hex The GP100 reviewed here was typical, as there were no My first impression of the revolver is that it is made to a reasonably high standard. The double-action pull exceeded the 12-pound limit on the scale. The Super GP-100 designation logically stems from the fact that the Super Redhawk and GP-100 (but not the Redhawk) use the same internal lock work, springs, action and grip frame—as well as the 6-shot GP-100 being a well-established competition revolver. 125 grain JSP: Smallest group = 1/2"; Largest group = is too hard to help much. The Aguila 130-grain FMJ .38 Special factory load makes that, but won’t make the 125 USPSA PF. The Ruger SP-101 is a great revolver, but the factory double action trigger pull can be heavy and a bit rough. trigger return spring. Stock grip does soak up the recoil. Don't pull the trigger. After feeling how much smoother the da trigger in rays 686 trigger Ive bee thinking about maybe trading in the gp100 for the 686.or selling the gp100 and buying a smith. shapes, the ugly Hogue design chosen for the GP100 is a bit of a mystery, when Wolff Shooter's Packs contain reliable springs which provide a great improvement in the overall trigger pull and hammer function. The Ruger GP100 has been a mainstay in the company’s double-action revolver line since it first rolled off the assembly line in 1986, and its new Match Champion is purpose-built for competition use. most popular caliber. A single CR123 lithium battery provides approximately shot) groups at bullseye targets from a Pistol Perch rest. Okay, after several months of using the stock trigger I ordered a Wilson Combat Spring kit for my GP100 that I use for IDPA. finish. result is, as we hoped, an ideal home defense handgun. manual so larded with safety warning interruptions as to be almost on a lengthened .38 Special case, any .357 revolver can also fire all .38 After getting a few intial photographs, I pulled out the chunky gun and began getting familiar with it. So is the Crimson trace 3-1/4"; Mean average group size = 2.33", Remington/UMC Given the various competitions this gun is suited for, and the differing Power Factors (PF) required for each, I assembled a rather eclectic range of test loads. grip of practically any size, shape or style. The grips are Hogue smooth-polished hardwood, but the Super GP-100 will accept all GP-100 … My best guess is that it was almost 14 pounds. I disassembled my new Ruger GP100 and can't get the trigger assembly to lock back into the frame. Wolff Gunsprings can be ordered direct online at www.gunsprings.com. The weather was typical of April #246 Ruger GP-100 - RP 9, 10, and 12 lb. They were strong enough to contain magnum pressures, +P The lack of The particulars of the action will influence the "feel". Six (fixed sights, round butt). Reduce your trigger pull from a stock DA 10lbs to a modified DA 4.75 lbs (Average results can vary up to +/- 1lb) Reduce your Ruger SP101 Trigger Pull by Over 50%; Remove the Side to Side Hammer & Trigger Play; Smooth Crisp Action! But my experiments have shown that in order to get an immediate “bang/ting”—instead of a “bang/pause/ting”—I need a minimum of 725 fps. double action pull measured 12.8 pounds. Poor Boy's Trigger Job : by Jeff Quinn photography by Jeff Quinn Many, if not most, revolvers leave the factory these days with what can charitably be called a less than satisfactory trigger pull. A Pachmayr Team Ruger member David Olhasso tells me similar tuning put his Super GP-100 at the 7-pound DA mark. That is a more-precise hold, and the 3-pound SA trigger made it easy to maintain. This version of the GP100 has a synthetic one-piece grip that’s secured by a screw at the base. I found the Match Champion to be up to snuff on almost all of those considerations. It is a momentary switch, meaning that the laser is only on when the activating button is held in. It is not mirror reflective like a Vaquero high As usual, we conducted our test shooting at the Izaak Walton When removing the Pawl spring be careful, the spring is under tension and will fly off. grip frame accommodates a wide range of grips, Easy polish or nickel plating, but it's finer than many manufacturers' matte stainless Medium frame revolvers, such as the S&W K-series keep the cylinder in the frame. Our new GP100 was supplied in a handy plastic carrying case. sight is much more visible than the stock black ramp; The Express sights are measured 4.5 pounds with only a little take-up in two perceptible stages. Back in the days when Colt and Smith & Wesson revolvers Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) requires a 125 PF for Minor, and savvy shooters want a 130 PF as a cushion. While both guns are comprable and the gp100 is a good gun, I think the 686ay be a better platform to start with. pinned to the top rib. time the line was discontinued in 1988. pin that allows removal. The fewer reloads needed by the 8-shot guns speed time through the COF and boost overall scores. The laser activation button is located at the front of the grip below the trigger guard, where the middle finger of the shooting hand naturally falls. hammer springs; RP 8 and 10 lb. Overall, the GP100 is probably the best mass produced .38 /.357 DA service cartridges adequate for defense against large predators in the field. small print. dominated the U.S. police market, William B. Ruger, co-founder and CEO of excellent, fully adjustable, Patridge type sights made zeroing the gun quick The Blue GP100 4.2 inch barrel - solid. familiar Ruger transfer bar ignition system, which makes carrying a revolver long from front to back, making for a long reach to the trigger. adjustable Patridge type sights, Caliber: ... and the trigger pull on the sample was 3 lbs., 14 ozs. Transfer bar is out. Polished and optimized internals, a centering boss on the trigger, and centering shims on the hammer produce a smooth double-action trigger pull and a crisp and consistent let-off. Polished and optimized internals, a centering boss on the trigger, and centering shims on the hammer produce a smooth double-action trigger pull and a crisp and consistent let-off. 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