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Old August 26, 2013, 02:09 PM   #1
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Gemini Customs GP100

This is a 3", fixed sight model. Bead blasted; tuned; beveled and chamfered; billboard removed*; moon clip cut; gold bead front sight; Bolivian Rosewood grips.

Shoots great. Comfortable with magnums. Nicer trigger than my K frames have (to my surprise).





Edit: * as noted by a couple others, the billboard was not actually removed from this gun. My bust.

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Old August 26, 2013, 02:22 PM   #2
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I'd like it better with the compact Lett grip...
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Old August 26, 2013, 02:37 PM   #3
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Gemini Customs GP100

That is one gorgeous revolver. Very nice. Inspiring me to fix mine up, seeing as I only have one.

Very very nice. Can you send it to my FFL so I can shoot it for you and give a review?
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Old August 26, 2013, 03:29 PM   #4
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If you ever make it up this way, I might let you try it.

As far as grips go, these fit my hand and are comfortable with hot loads, so I will stick with them.
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Old August 26, 2013, 04:04 PM   #5
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Billboard removed? Am I looking at before pics?

I love the gold bead! I have been thinking about ordering one from Gemini.
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Old August 26, 2013, 04:08 PM   #6
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Billboard removed? Am I looking at before pics?
I was thinking the same thing, the "billboard" is clearly visible in that second picture.
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Old August 26, 2013, 05:01 PM   #7
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You gentlemen are correct... I hadn't even noticed, I was so busy shooting and enjoying the gun. On the bright side, I just checked the work order and it seems I didn't get billed for billboard removal, so I think Marc and I just got a wire crossed.

He did remove the billboard from my SP101, so that looks like this:



I like the gold bead a lot. I have one on one of my 1911s, as well, and thought I would try it on a revolver.
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Old August 26, 2013, 06:09 PM   #8
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Billboard or no, that looks fantastic. The gold bead is a very nice touch.
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Old August 27, 2013, 04:59 AM   #9
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Nice work,not too fond of the grips though
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Old August 27, 2013, 06:30 AM   #10
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Sweet wheel gun. Love it.
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Old August 27, 2013, 09:30 AM   #11
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If you ever make it up this way, I might let you try it.
Yeah, couldn't make it up this time. Hopefully next time I will be able to. Missed out..

Really considering later on this year or next year, getting my Model 19-3 refinished.
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Old August 27, 2013, 09:37 AM   #12
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It's funny, as I always preferred - for example - the grip angle of a 1911 or SIG over that of a Glock.

However, I read a few accounts of the grip angle Marc uses on his Rugers helping out a lot with perceived recoil and with follow-up shootability. So, I figured I would try it.

If you had told me my new Rugers would make me start to dislike my S&W K frame grip angle limitations, I would have thought you were nuts, but that is what has happened.

The closest I can get with my S&W revolvers is the angle created by the Tyler T on my Model 18.

So, for those who think they don't like the grips, you really might want to try them before you decide that.
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