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Old May 5, 2018, 10:56 PM   #51
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I wonder why the S&W 610 didn't make it, and why the Ruger is expected to...
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Old May 6, 2018, 12:13 AM   #52
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I also prefer my semi rounds in a semi and vice versa. That doesn't mean I don't appreciate the development. This opens up both 10mm and .40 S&W for the revolver crowd. It uses both a well-trusted common defense round and a decent "magnum" round in one gun. Sure, I'd prefer different grips but there is a market for that too. Overall, congratulations to Ruger and whoever gets to enjoy one of these.
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Old June 13, 2018, 04:57 PM   #53
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I wonder why the S&W 610 didn't make it, and why the Ruger is expected to...
The S&W 610 in 10mm weighed a metric ton! It was the Heaviest N-frame I ever held.
I had a 6.5” bbl version with an unfluted cylinder and it weighed over 50 onces empty!
It was very soft shooting, with excellent accuracy, but, it was only for using at the range.
I thought about getting it rechambered for 10mm Magnum, but, couldn’t justify the cost.
Would be better off getting a lighter and more powerful 629 in .44 Magnum & .44 Special.
Eventually sold it and now have 6” Glock 40 MOS to satisfy my 10mm appetite.

I am attracted to this new GP100, which seems more proportional to the 10mm cartridge,
and also has the potential to be rechambered to 10mm Magnum, while weighing only 37 oz.
The Ruger moon-clips are also reportedly designed for finger loading, which is extra nice.
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Old June 14, 2018, 10:57 AM   #54
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37 oz is with a 4" bbl. what would the gp 10mm weight if it had a ~6" bbl? I mean for an apples to apples comparison.
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Old June 14, 2018, 02:56 PM   #55
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Ruger doesn’t offer a GP100 with a 6” barrel in 10mm caliber.
Interpreting from their .357 versions, the difference is 5 ounces.
But, the larger .40” bore would reduce that by a little, so, call it roughly 4 oz.
That would equal 41 oz for a 6” 10mm GP100, if it is ever produced?
That’s still over half a pound (or 20%) lighter than a similar S&W 610.
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Old June 14, 2018, 11:07 PM   #56
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Glad to see Ruger mixing and matching for those guys that like their rimless cartridges in a revolver. We all have our 'preferences'. I personally thought the perfect cartridge was the .44 Special in the GP100 ... which is why I picked one of those up (Talo 3", gold dot front sight).... But that's just me.
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Old June 18, 2018, 05:30 PM   #57
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Just noticed that Ruger is now offering a 3" GP100 in 10mm with Novak LoMount fiber-optic sights as a Talo exclusive. Very sweet at only 36oz!

https://www.ruger.com/products/gp100...eets/1780.html
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Old June 21, 2018, 01:33 PM   #58
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Also just noticed that Ruger has rifled all of it's 10mm pistols with a 1-in-16" twist. By comparison, Glock uses 1-in-9.84" rifling.

Would not want a 10mm handgun, especially a revolver that is capable of using longer than normal length cartridges (10mm hand-loaded long or 10mm Magnum conversion), which could not adequately stabilize 220-230gr bullets.

If anyone has one of these Ruger 10mm revolvers (GP100, SRH, SBH), I'd appreciate any range reports about heavy-bullet performance.
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