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Ruger GP100 help.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by 01rednavigator, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. 01rednavigator

    01rednavigator salem Active Member

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    I have called every gun shop within 50 miles of where I live (salem) and nobody has a Ruger GP100 4" Stainless. Has anyone seen one recently in a shop?
     
  2. nubus

    nubus Guest

    I saw a pair of them 10 minutes ago... Hahahahaha!
    Actually, good luck, Ruger outsold their annual allotment before the end of March.
    Pistols particularly are scarce and wait times are very long right now.
     
  3. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    rapid fire arms in sandy got one for me earlier this spring good luck now.
     
  4. errackeleo

    errackeleo None Member

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    I saw one today, the only problem is I visited 3 pawn shops and 4 gun shops. I think it was at Good Guys Guns in Medford.
     
  5. Misterbill

    Misterbill Yakima County, Washington New Member

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  6. 01rednavigator

    01rednavigator salem Active Member

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    How much did you pay for it?
     
  7. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    No1camaro has one listed in the classifieds here for trade, he is in wa. might be worth a look
     
  8. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The last time I was in Northwest Armory they had one.
     
  9. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    GP-100, Eh gads... breath slowly, call the ER and have them commit you for 3 days or until you decide you really want a S&W 686.

    Good luck in your search.
     
  10. 01rednavigator

    01rednavigator salem Active Member

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    I would go out and buy a 686 right now if they did not put the stupid locks on them! I will admit it, I love the looks of the 686 much better and I am a huge S&W fan but the last thing I want is for that lock to lock the gun up when I am in a life or death situation, also I do like the toughness of the ruger cause if is going to be my camping/woods/atv gun
     
  11. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Before I bought my 686 + I was trying to decide between the Ruger GP100 and the S&W 686. Even though I've not had a single problem with the other lock-type S&Ws, like you I wasn't crazy about the idea of a lock on my gun. (you can remove the lock, by the way) That and I really wanted a round butt gun.
    The external finish on the Smith and Wesson seemed to be a little nicer, but that Ruger is a darn fine handgun. I've owned Rugers for years and know that if I need to, I can use one as a hammer or a club!

    I finally found the S&W I was looking for (7 shot, 4", pre-lock), but it cost me more than I could have bought a new stainless GP100 for.
     
  12. machinist68

    machinist68 Sheridan New Member

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    edge excahange in Mcminville has that same model for $425.00 used but has original case and papers. however I believe its a .38 special model.
     
  13. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    $550! $425 used! I helped my wife's girl friend buy one of the little gats for around $250 at NW Armory last year. I guess I've really been living in the past!
     
  14. 01rednavigator

    01rednavigator salem Active Member

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    I found a Brand new one at Santiam Buyers in Stayton and I bought it. It is the 4" 357 Magnum like I was looking for, now I just have to find a holster for it, an suggestions?


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  15. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    go to ruger.com. they have a nice leather holster with the ruger logo on it. when I got mine it had a promo code for 20% off.
     
  16. 01rednavigator

    01rednavigator salem Active Member

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    I was looking at that holster, It looks really nice, did you get it? My only concern with that holster is how it has the screws to adjust tension on the gun and it looks like when you put it in the holster the trigger guard rests on the screw and could cause a bad wear mark and scratch up the trigger guard. If you have the holster could you tell me if they put a rubber piece or somthing on the screw to protect the gun from this?
     
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    01rednavigator salem Active Member

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  18. Kentucky Windage

    Kentucky Windage WA State Active Member

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    I have several Smiths with locks on them. I have never had the lock move by itself in any situation. Ever. And, I shoot often.
    The locks come on their Performance Center and Pro Series guns. It is not a problem.

    If you are that paranoid about the, "Issue," you can remove it.
     
  19. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    Dual-Position-Phoenix-Holster-4-GP100-Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.


    that one I got was less than half the cost of the one in the link
     
  20. Boats

    Boats Flicking A Switch To Open My Third Eye Well-Known Member

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    How do you remove the hole's visual blight?