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Old June 23, 2013, 05:05 PM   #1
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Picked up a Ruger GP100 w/ a slight twist today

Had this set aside at my local range/shop. Was made an offer on my Security Six that I couldn't pass up. So home it came with me. It is one of the most comfortable revolvers I have ever held. This particular gun also has a trigger/action job done to it by a local gunsmith that I'm quite familiar with. Tomorrow it heads to the range for some fun.

Here's the specs;

Ruger GP100 Talo Stainless 3"Revolver .357Magnum Features:

Ruger GP100 Talo Edition Wiley Clapp Influenced Revolver
Hawkeye Matte Stainless Steel Frame and Cylinder
6-Shot Capacity
3"inch Heavy Barrel
.357 Magnum Caliber
Novak Green Fiber Optic Front Sight
Novak Low Profile Rear Sight
Special Rubber & Checkered One Piece Grips with Ruger & Wiley Clapp Logos
Double Action
Comes with Plastic Case
Special Edition (Only 2000 Produced)
Ruger Model #1752
Limited Supply!
http://www.biggerbids.com/auction-im...age_id=4347092

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Old June 23, 2013, 05:33 PM   #2
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You got a sharp revolver. I was (even more than) lucky to find a set of Wiley Clapp grips for my GP-100, the only GP that I own, and it's not like y'all's, because mine is the 4.2" barrel, 7-shot GP-100 in .327 Federal Magnum, and I am in love with the grips.

The only part of your story that makes me wince is that you had to surrender an old war horse to pull it off. Man, dig the couch cushions, eat mac & cheese for a month and skip all the beverages & take out food and you've got real gun money without having to sacrifice a good soldier.

But spiffy new one you brought home!
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Old June 23, 2013, 05:37 PM   #3
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Sweet. I'd like to shoot it.
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Old June 23, 2013, 05:41 PM   #4
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That's a fine weapon. The GP will take a licken and keep on ticken.
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Old June 23, 2013, 07:11 PM   #5
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Congrats. That is a hell of a gun. Can't wait to see your range report.
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Old June 24, 2013, 01:57 PM   #6
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Had one for a week now..

Yup, I could not pass it up.

That fiber optic really works and the grip lets me shoot multiple cylinders full of 158-grain magnums. I feel the recoil in my palm with each shot but it doesn't build up to pain. And when I am touching off those rounds and getting a little fireball from the cylinder gap, the needle on my fun meter swings all the way over to 'max'.

I bought mine from the original owner and he insisted he didn't do anything to the sights. So I guess it came from Ruger with both the front and rear sights noticeably offset to the left I'm going to have to center them and at this point I don't know if I can move them with a brass punch.

The rear sight has a set-screw but is tight in the dovetail. So I guess there is some careful tapping in its future.

The trigger pull in mine is the best DA Ruger that I have felt. It seems to stack a little in DA, like a Colt but not as much. It is just smooth and very nice and I don't see why yours was ever handed to a gunsmith.

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Old June 24, 2013, 02:01 PM   #7
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The OP didn't mention that the TALO GP100 has a tapered cylinder. The noisy end has less diameter than the rear end.

And I call that sexy!

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Old June 24, 2013, 02:04 PM   #8
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Wow, I really had no idea. Clicked the picture to see and it's very subtle, but probably a bit more noticeable in person.

I can't say I've seen that done before, but I've not seen -HALF- the revolvers as some of the fine minds we have active in this area of the sight.

I'm with you, though, it's a pretty good look!
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Old June 25, 2013, 01:49 PM   #9
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That's a great gun. I shoot mine all the time. Along with my 686.
And neither one is in .45 ACP

(check his nom-de-cyber)

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Who will soon do that comparison of S&W 686+ 4-inch to GP-100 3-inch.
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Old June 25, 2013, 09:49 PM   #10
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Put a 100 rds of 38's through it yesterday. It is a very sweet shooting revolver. I've never shot a revolver this accurately before. It's a perfect fit in my hand. The action & trigger are as smooth as silk. I'll put some 357's down range with it next week. So far I'm more than pleased with this purchase. The only drawback is now I'm hot for revolvers again, which of course means another revolver to keep this one company. So many guns, so little money.
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Old June 26, 2013, 06:27 PM   #11
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That's a sharp looking gun! Now when it comes to get another 357 I think this one is on the top of my list.
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Old July 3, 2013, 11:46 PM   #12
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Special Edition (Only 2000 Produced)
where'd u get that info? I've never heard that claim. Would like to know if they have the stats for other Special runs
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Old July 4, 2013, 05:37 AM   #13
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Nice!!

Got one in blue a few months ago. I love it Attachment 90445

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Old July 4, 2013, 09:40 AM   #14
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Congratss, nice gun but the tapered cylinder, it does make the gun look better (not that it was a slouch) but I wonder why. Other than looks, can’t have removed much weight.
And Ryu825, your blued,,, wow.
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Old July 7, 2013, 05:00 AM   #15
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Thank you and I remember reading somewhere about the tapered cylinder and beveled edges on every corner being for easier holstering and to slow down holster wear. I personally think its more cosmetic than anything
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Old July 7, 2013, 08:18 AM   #16
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where'd u get that info? I've never heard that claim. Would like to know if they have the stats for other Special runs
That's what it says on Davidson's/TALO editions
stainless 1:2000
blued 1:2500

...however, Lipsey's lists quantity produced as "still in production"
Lipsey's

I was this >< close to buying one, but I found a lightly used 4" for a bit less.
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Old July 7, 2013, 07:48 PM   #17
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Tapered? Maybe beveled- but I doubt it's tapered.
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Old July 9, 2013, 02:11 PM   #18
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Tapered.

Well, you might call it a bevel, but is a long, gentle bevel that causes the cylinder to "taper" in at the front.

Really, it does. It is quite obvious when looking at the cylinder "tapering" down from the topstrap.

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Old July 9, 2013, 02:13 PM   #19
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Ryu, it looks like your blued gun doesn't have the fiber optic front sight. Am I observing correctly? If so, too bad as I find it to be an excellent sight.

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Old July 12, 2013, 10:38 AM   #20
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No the blue version has a gold bead instead. I would've liked to have the fiber optic sight but I got over it pretty quick
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