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Old June 17, 2019, 08:58 AM   #26
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Congrats Professor.

The old style rubber grip with wood panels is my favorite revolver grip of all time. They have to be tried at least once on your Geep. You can get them dirt cheap on Gunbroker.

Did my best DA shooting with a Geep and the old rubber grips. Feel great in recoil too.
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Old June 18, 2019, 03:30 PM   #27
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There are other GP100's without the full underlug. Like this puppy, a model GPF-340 from 1989. This is the one that outshoots my Match Champion.

I love the looks of that gun. Never seen one at a gun store. Are They still I p production? If so, I'm going to start recommending it to homeowners wanting a good drawer or hiking gun. Did you get it new or used?
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Old June 18, 2019, 05:54 PM   #28
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The old style rubber grip with wood panels is my favorite revolver grip of all time. They have to be tried at least once on your Geep. You can get them dirt cheap on Gunbroker.
I'm with you all the way. The original wood/rubber grips are the best grips I have ever used. And thats on the GP-100 and the SP-101 with the plastic insert.

I have a GP-100 I bought back around 1990 to use in falling plate matches with a 6" barrel. I have no idea how many rounds I have fired but I am sure its over 5,000. I decided I wanted a 4" barreled version and had to search a while until I found a used one that came with the original wood/rubber grip and bought it. What nice guns to go with the two Security Six guns I have.
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Old June 18, 2019, 06:03 PM   #29
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Half lug GP100 in stainless: https://www.ruger.com/products/gp100...on/models.html

or for the price of 3 686s/GP100s or 1 and 1/2 S&W R8s you can get it in blue:
https://www.ruger.com/products/superGP100/models.html

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Old June 18, 2019, 08:43 PM   #30
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If my dad were still alive and still had his machine shop I spent so many thousands of hours working in my 4" and 6" GP-100 would both be half lug guns.
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Old June 18, 2019, 10:11 PM   #31
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Got it and shot it . . .

Picked up my GP 100 in 357 yesterday and shot it today. At ten yards, not off a rest, I was getting 3-5 inch groups a touch left and down from my aim. I'm sure the placement is me not the gun. Gun ran 100 rounds without a glitch. Really like it. I'd forgot how poweful the 357 can be. Felt like I was going to get a concussion just from shooting the thing. Fun gun. May be on it's way to a permanent part of the collection.

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Old June 18, 2019, 10:14 PM   #32
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If my dad were still alive and still had his machine shop I spent so many thousands of hours working in my 4" and 6" GP-100 would both be half lug guns.
I had a grandfather with a machine shop. Years ago on the railroad, some railroad execs were passing through and they saw my granddad take a piece of copper and put it over the head of a hammer. One asked why he did that and he explained that it increased the life of his hammers. They did some checking and found out it did, and they instituted it nationwide. He got a check for a whopping one hundred dollars and the railroad saved...well, I don't know how much, but it was a lot more than a hundred dollars! He took his check and bought s some nice equipment for his machine shop. And he had enough left over so he didn't have to eat tongue (which he hated) for awhile. At the time, that hundred bucks was like winning the lottery. Today, not so much.

I still remember the smell of machinery and oil in his shop. There was a little gravel path from the house to the shop, and when I was three, I used an old silver spoon my grandma gave me and a bucket and I'd play with that gravel while my granddad played in his machine shop. I guarantee he had more fun back them than I did!

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Old June 19, 2019, 10:07 AM   #33
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I love the looks of that gun. Never seen one at a gun store. Are They still I p production? If so, I'm going to start recommending it to homeowners wanting a good drawer or hiking gun. Did you get it new or used?
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The only half lug models, besides the Match Champion, I see being offered currently are 5" barrel Lipsey's specials.

I got this last year off Gunbrokers. Won the auction with $400 !!!. The photos posted there made the gun look like a piece of junk. To my amazement, it was in almost pristine condition. I was kind of disappointed because I was looking forward to refurbing it. I only changed the grips.
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Old June 19, 2019, 06:59 PM   #34
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I still remember the smell of machinery and oil in his shop. There was a little gravel path from the house to the shop, and when I was three, I used an old silver spoon my grandma gave me and a bucket and I'd play with that gravel while my granddad played in his machine shop. I guarantee he had more fun back them than I did!
I worked in my dads machine shop from age 10(yes I ran a tapping machine) till age 24. By then I had had enough of mashed fingers and smelling like cutting fluid(water soluble oil) and mu=ysterious cuts I had no idea how they got there.

But I learned a lot. I learned how things were made, machined and to take apart and repair about anything I lay my hands on. My dad was an artist in machine work. I never reached that level. Most of what we did was prodution and I learned to set up the machines. No CNC back then. I loved it when he told me he needed a part build and I would go to the metal scrap pile and get material and draw up my own plans and then use a lathe and mill and make that part.

The math I learned carried over in to my other loves like designing my own RC model airplanes. My designs fly as well as any kit or prebuilt model I have ever flown. Miss you dad.
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