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Old 12-20-2013, 12:15 PM
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Default The new Ruger GP100 Match Champion

Looks like Ruger wants to come and play in the revolver side of action shooting.



http://www.gunnuts.net/2013/12/20/ru...atch-champion/

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The new Ruger GP100 Match Champion comes from the factory with the following features:

Black Novak rear sight
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Checkered Hogue wood grips
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Half-underlug slab side barrel
A little pricy for a ruger at $900 MSRP, but it looks like it has a lot to offer the competitive revo shooter. Hope the submit it to CADOJ for roster approval.
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Well color me very interested in this (the grip does look a bit on the tall side though). Why not a 6" version though?
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Hope the submit it to CADOJ for roster approval.
I'm kind of doubting that they would, since wouldn't they now have to include "microstamping" to it in order to get it added? Kind of makes it tougher when California requires them to include a technology which doesn't fully exist yet...
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longer barrel would have been cool, but still a good lookin revolver
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I'm kind of doubting that they would, since wouldn't they now have to include "microstamping" to it in order to get it added? Kind of makes it tougher when California requires them to include a technology which doesn't fully exist yet...
I'm 99% sure that revolvers aren't part of the stupid "microstamping" thing.
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I'm 99% sure that revolvers aren't part of the stupid "microstamping" thing.
I certainly do hope you are correct, and it sounds like you are more educated on the issue than I am.
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Not bad. But I rather they bring back the rubber with wood panel grip.
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Well color me very interested in this (the grip does look a bit on the tall side though). Why not a 6" version though?
Wouldn't be IDPA legal, and I'm sure that they are aware that 4" S&W models sell better than 6" models.
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omg, I was totally set on getting a ss gp100 6" for 2014. This is a game changer!
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Sorry guys, I don't understand something. I'm not from around here.

Microstamping? What law is that? Is that a new California law?

Is that a more stupid law than a CA "carry unloaded" law? Help me y'all, I'm just a Georgia guy trying to understand my country.

And you qualify as part of my country, the country with a second amendment. I feel your gun rights pain. Hang in there.

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New guns must stamp their serial number onto the primers via the firing pin, to be eligible for inclusion in the sad handgun roster because, stamping a primer makes guns much safer. With a revo, you'll be pocketing the brass anyway.

It's just some stupid politicians way of saying he did something and it makes the roster much harder to add guns to. It's defacto banning of new guns.
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standard new big rubber grip of GP100 seemed about PERFECT to me.

haven't fired one, just played with in LGS.

I'd have thought for competition they would keep the full underlug for weight, plus looks cool.
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Kind of reminds me of the 625JM Smith&Wesson.
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Won't work that well for USPSA revolver, unless they offer it in 45.
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Yikes not my flavor. I still prefer the Wiley Clapp


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Cool looking GP100! I wonder when they will be available.
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Old 12-21-2013, 11:39 AM
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I'd have thought for competition they would keep the full underlug for weight, plus looks cool.
You don't need that much weight for .38SPL. So by cutting the under lug, you get a gun that has less mass and transitions more quickly between targets.
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Looks really nice. Sort of reminds me of the S&W 686 SSR.
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New types of semi-auto pistols, to be compliant with the CA Safe Handgun Roster requirements, must now microstamp the gun's serial number in two places on a fired case.

The firing pin stamping the primer is an obvious method, but it's going to be awfully hard to make a legible stamp with just the firing pin and primer surface areas.

It's the second microstamp that makes this new CA requirement impossible.
Since most ammo has the maker's name and caliber stamped into the case head surrounding the primer, this area is not suitable for microstamping.
Therefore, the microstamps will have to be in one (or two) places on the case walls.
Nobody knows how to do this.
This is the end to any new semi-autos in CA.
Microstamping is not required for revolvers.

This new Ruger looks good.
Since so many people change grips to match their hand size, IMHO Ruger should have stayed with the original excellent GP100 grips.
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t's the second microstamp that makes this new CA requirement impossible.
Since most ammo has the maker's name and caliber stamped into the case head surrounding the primer, this area is not suitable for microstamping.
Therefore, the microstamps will have to be in one (or two) places on the case walls.
Nobody knows how to do this.
Isn't that a good thing? Once you create an impossible requirement, it usually means that the law is going to be ruled unconstitutional. I have to admit that I have not followed this issue as closely as I should, though.
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Isn't that a good thing? Once you create an impossible requirement, it usually means that the law is going to be ruled unconstitutional. I have to admit that I have not followed this issue as closely as I should, though.
I agree -- this should be true. They might as well have required that new semi-autos be safety tested on Pluto before being certified.

Back to this thread -- this is a cool looking revolver that I will have to take a look at once it hits the stores! GP100s rock!
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From the picture, the underlug barrel kind of have a retro-Security-six look, I like it.

Not too thrill about those wood grips from the picture, but not a big deal as I can easily swap them with some beautiful Coco Bolo grips from Hogue.

I would buy one. It'd be a nice pair with my 'regular' 4" stainless steel GP100
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That's a fine looking revolver. I hope they show up in California before long, three may be from in my safe for one.
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Mmmmm, I could use one of those to go with my standard blue GP100.
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Wish it had target grade adjustable sights instead of Novak carry type rear sight. Could've added a full moon clip feature. I also prefer a trigger stop when shooting DA. Looks nice and this might be what I've been wanting, a 4" revolver. I'll stick with the standard GP-100 grip instead of that fancy wood grip that will force me to change how I grip a revolver.
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From the picture, the underlug barrel kind of have a retro-Security-six look, I like it.
I just can't get behind the slab side barrel on a wheelgun. Funny. They look so sweet on a bottom feeder.
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Well since I have 3 GP's now. I guess I'm collecting them. Got a SS 4" 327, a SS 4" 357 and a 6" Blue 357. Heck I'd get one of these and give it a whirl. Then, after they sell a whole bunch of them......I'll get a 6" when they come out.

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Does anyone know if Ruger plans to submit this for the roster?
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New guns must stamp their serial number onto the primers via the firing pin, to be eligible for inclusion in the sad handgun roster because, stamping a primer makes guns much safer. With a revo, you'll be pocketing the brass anyway.
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WRONG. Learn something before you pipe up.

Microstamping law is only relevant to semiauto pistols.

The GP100, if you haven't noticed, is a _revolver_.
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Looks a lot like the guns worked over by Marc Morganti at Gemini Customs, minus the moonclips:

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Now that's a nice looking gun! (the Gemini Custom)
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