I really enjoy shooting the .357 mag. and had mostly 4" S&W's. My first .357 Ruger double action was the SP101 and I liked it so much that naturally I had to try the GP100. I purchased the 6" version for long range shooting. Long range to me is 50-100 yards. It is very accurate at those ranges. I handload Hornady's 158 gr. JSP and JHPs with Winchester 296 or Hodgdon 110 and shoot about 1000 rounds a year. I later purchased a second 6" GP just for the heck of it. Recently switched from the factory wood insert grips to the Hogue grips with the finger groves and feel it was a good move. You can't go wrong with selecting a GP100.
Life Member NRA, VFW.
Vietnam Vet, Hq Trp 1/1 Cav & H Trp 17th Cav., 1967-68.