Gun Report

Ruger GP100 KGP-141 38 Special +P/357 Magnum

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The stainless-steel GP100 is an excellent performer in all categories: accuracy, smoothness, control, and velocity. It is a big gun, which is comfortable to fire, so the size is a tradeoff.

Ruger GP100 KGP-141 38 Special +P/357 Magnum

Gun Details

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Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
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Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
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Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The cylinder release differs from the Taurus and the Smith & Wesson designs. The shooter pushes the Ruger button inward with a positive release.
Rock-solid lock up was an advantage of both of the GP100s. The double-action press was smooth in both cases, and the single-action presses were crisp as well.
The stainless GP100 outshot everything except the Smith & Wesson M19, which matched it with the DoubleTaps.
Ruger adjustable sights are easy to use and durable.

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