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fathands19
06-23-2009, 4:34 PM
Ruger GP100 KGP-161, 6" barrel.

Counting down the days. I can take delivery on July 3rd!

I think I'm going to replace the grips with the older style that take inserts. Anyone else done this?

Noboundaries
06-23-2009, 5:20 PM
Ruger GP100 KGP-161, 6" barrel.

Counting down the days. I can take delivery on July 3rd!

I think I'm going to replace the grips with the older style that take inserts. Anyone else done this?

Yep, replaced the grip with the old style and like it much better. Bought it direct from Ruger.

cortayack
06-23-2009, 6:02 PM
Damn, I've been looking for one of those but a 4"..... I just bought a Taurus tracker instead............

I think its going to make me very happy.........Good find!

bangkok
06-23-2009, 6:04 PM
Now, good luck finding ammo for it!:)

Oldnoob
06-23-2009, 6:33 PM
Ruger's wheel guns are awesome, don't let anyone tell you other wise.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f185/johell/My%20gun/GP100.jpg

This one is mine. I also have a Security 6, kind of pre GP100 and a New Model Blackhawk convertible.

Oldnoob
06-23-2009, 6:36 PM
PS: most people (including me) hate the new Hogue grip. Lots people switch back to the old style grip. I believe you can get them from Ruger for around $30.

Angie
06-23-2009, 6:56 PM
PS: most people (including me) hate the new Hogue grip. Lots people switch back to the old style grip. I believe you can get them from Ruger for around $30.

I did that too. Plus I added a red front sight for better visibility :thumbsup:

Oldnoob
06-23-2009, 7:10 PM
I did that too. Plus I added a red front sight for better visibility :thumbsup:

I did the poor man version of it. A trip to $0.99 store and got 5 different colors of nail polishes. So far the white work pretty good.

Rekrab
06-23-2009, 8:17 PM
I fired a GP100 at my local range and had wicked trigger sting with it.

Anyone else notice this? Or am I just a newb that needs to learn to shoot? >.>

Angie
06-23-2009, 8:18 PM
I fired a GP100 at my local range and had wicked trigger sting with it.

Anyone else notice this? Or am I just a newb that needs to learn to shoot? >.>

My trigger out of the box was crap. I had an action job done on it and now it's smooth and light as can be.

ojisan
06-23-2009, 8:25 PM
With the 6" barrel you get the most out of the 357 magnum ammo.
The 6 " is much more pleasant to shoot than the 4".

Sometimes very square / sharp corners may be found on either side of the trigger face. You may want to blunt these edges with a stone.
Rekrab maybe this is the trigger sting you mention.

586L-Frame
06-23-2009, 8:27 PM
Congratuations on your purchase of a GP100 6".

I love mine. I have the 6" Blue version.

586L-Frame

DLC’s Ruger GP100 6 inch .357 mag - Blue Finish.
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff313/dlchan/DSC06071-DLCsGP100.jpg

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fathands19
06-24-2009, 6:08 AM
Great pictures guys.

If anyone else is looking, I found the old style factory grips for $8.29

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=880222

Now I just need to track down some inserts. The rosewood ones on Ruger's site look pretty good, but I guy over at ruger forums makes some exotic wood inserts for about $30:

http://www.rugerforum.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=24014

JTROKS
06-24-2009, 6:23 AM
Nice! I've always been a Ruger revolver kind a guy. Those Hogue grips are nice for target shooting and hunting, but they are not fast like the grips with insert.

Vin496
06-24-2009, 6:27 AM
Congrats, recently I acquired a GP100 4 inch SS. Took some hunting around, but found some new older grips and put them on.

I love that gun, everyone needs a .357 mag.

IGOTDIRT4U
06-24-2009, 6:29 AM
Ruger GP100 KGP-161, 6" barrel.

Counting down the days. I can take delivery on July 3rd!

I think I'm going to replace the grips with the older style that take inserts. Anyone else done this?

I already have them so mine must be the oldre model/style. I really like this revolver, especially with real hot 38 sp +P loads

IGOTDIRT4U
06-24-2009, 6:38 AM
I did the poor man version of it. A trip to $0.99 store and got 5 different colors of nail polishes. So far the white work pretty good.

I just used white out.

IGOTDIRT4U
06-24-2009, 6:40 AM
My trigger out of the box was crap. I had an action job done on it and now it's smooth and light as can be.

You're in So Cal. Where did you have the trigger job done?

Angie
06-24-2009, 6:56 AM
You're in So Cal. Where did you have the trigger job done?

Bolsa Gunsmithing, in Huntington Beach. Great service, great work. They did my GP100, my Mark III, and custom fit my Remington 870.

Noboundaries
06-24-2009, 7:02 AM
Damn, I've been looking for one of those but a 4"..... I just bought a Taurus tracker instead............

I think its going to make me very happy.........Good find!

If you get tired of the ribber grip on the Tracker, try ordering a Hogue. I have a Tracker 627 and I believe model 73000 is the proper grip for the 627. I have large hands (not extra large) and switched grips on my Tracker. The ribber grip fills my hand more, but I felt like I had less control. The Hogue grip is narrower but gives me better control.

The Hogue grip on my wife's GP100 felt like it had a hunchback issue. It just wasn't comfortable at all for either of us. The original grip is the perfect fit.

IGOTDIRT4U
06-24-2009, 7:03 AM
Bolsa Gunsmithing, in Huntington Beach. Great service, great work. They did my GP100, my Mark III, and custom fit my Remington 870.

Great, thanks! I have used them for repairs and bought guns from them, so I will try them out for this project.

fathands19
06-24-2009, 7:58 AM
Great, thanks! I have used them for repairs and bought guns from them, so I will try them out for this project.

Great, I've been looking for a reputable gun smith in the area. I might seek them out for this too.

Agustav
06-24-2009, 10:22 AM
Bolsa Gunsmithing, in Huntington Beach. Great service, great work. They did my GP100, my Mark III, and custom fit my Remington 870.

Do you mind sharing the info on the price for Ruger trigger job? Thank you!

Tamlin
06-24-2009, 8:29 PM
I found a barely-used GP100 in 4" SS about a year and a half ago for a great price. Love it - it's my regular hiking/camping sidearm. AND, it has the old style grips!

Angie
06-26-2009, 5:45 PM
Do you mind sharing the info on the price for Ruger trigger job? Thank you!

I'm sorry, it was a couple years ago and so I have no recollection... I got a couple guns done at the same time so I don't know what it was broken down to per gun.