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Old 09-30-2011, 3:15 PM
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Default Ruger GP100 5" not legal

Though not plentiful, 5" GP100's (KGP151) are available. I located one NIB for $570 in WA and would like to bring it in to CA but it's not on the list. The 4" is and the 6" is but not the 5". No doubt it would pass the safety tests if Ruger paid for them. But as it is, am I correct in assuming there is no way to legally bring this in and legally transfer it?
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Old 09-30-2011, 3:19 PM
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I believe you are screwed... unless there's some way to do a 1-shot exemption on a revolver.
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I don't know if a single action conversion is possible on the double action rugers but I know it can be done to a some smith and wessons , A legal means to bring it in is single action conversions
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Oh! Man! That looks nice!



Can you do a single action exemption?
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Old 09-30-2011, 3:43 PM
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Thanks TJROKS. Ha Ha. I know. I know. 5" seems to be a perfect balance visually. Well, maybe I have to broaden the search sticking to 5" but on the CA roster. I saw a used Ruger Security six in SS and 5", second owner for about the price of a new GP100 4" SS. Frankly, I think (don't know for sure) I would be money ahead to not do a single shot exemption and just put that extra $ towards an approved 5". Any suggestions for an approved 5"?
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It may not be cost effective, but how about buying one on the roster and having a spare barrel with a different length?

Once you own it, does it matter if you swap to a barrel that isn't the length on the gun when it was DROS'ed?
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My single action only conversion on an H&R 976 cost: $1.99 for the schematic, $12.95 for a lifter that I could cut down so the original could be used to return it to double action and $20.00 dollars at home depot for punches, ball peen hammer and an electrical tool bag I filled with dried split peas to use as a gun mat to drive out the pins. Took 20 minutes to modify and 10 minutes to return to double action after the dros.
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A single action only conversion should be well within the realm for any Ruger DA revolver, if I remember the lockwork correctly. Might try searching, or raising the question on rugerforum.net.
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My single action only conversion on an H&R 976 cost: $1.99 for the schematic, $12.95 for a lifter that I could cut down so the original could be used to return it to double action and $20.00 dollars at home depot for punches, ball peen hammer and an electrical tool bag I filled with dried split peas to use as a gun mat to drive out the pins. Took 20 minutes to modify and 10 minutes to return to double action after the dros.
I was wonderring if our suggestions ever worked out for you, sounds like it did, congrats
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Unless Ruger has made some major changes, removing the DA sear on a Ruger is only a little bit more work than a S&W.
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The dealer in WA that has several 5" GP100's won't ship a non-roster firearm to CA. So that sort of eliminates the SA conversion option. I'm just going to look for a 5" (new/used). Besides the S&W 686, who else makes a good 5". .357, SS, revolver?
Thanks for your help. Too bad about the Ruger. It's unfortunate we are obliged to obey laws even though they're indefensible.
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Old 10-01-2011, 12:17 PM
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May I ask which dealer. I am a washington resident. Interested in seeing who has that many revolvers haha.
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My single action only conversion on an H&R 976 cost: $1.99 for the schematic, $12.95 for a lifter that I could cut down so the original could be used to return it to double action and $20.00 dollars at home depot for punches, ball peen hammer and an electrical tool bag I filled with dried split peas to use as a gun mat to drive out the pins. Took 20 minutes to modify and 10 minutes to return to double action after the dros.
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