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Ruger GP-100 KGP-141 .357 Magnum, $615

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The GP100 may only be a six-shooter, but it functioned with the most consistency and would likely offer the most durability. The front sight can be easily replaced, and the adjustable rear sight was built to last. The ejector rod was shrouded, lockup was braced, and our GP100 shot all ammos well.

Ruger GP-100 KGP-141 .357 Magnum, $615

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Due to its performance and what we saw as durable construction, we felt this gun was the revolver best prepared for the rigors of uniformed patrol.
The grip encouraged a traditional thumb-over hold shown here. The trigger, in both double and single action, was the most consistent of our three revolvers and helped us land the tightest groups fired double action.
Target-quality sights offer higher definition and adjustability, but can be prone to damage. Fixed service sights are more durable but are slower to read and less precise. By seating a movable blade inside the body of the rear sight, the Ruger offered a workable compromise.
Another area of possible damage on a service weapon is the front sight. The Ruger was dovetailed into place for easy repair. The top rib was lined to reduce glare.
The $615 Ruger KGP-141 version of the GP100 series revolvers featured a dovetailed front sight and rugged adjustable rear sight; a flat-topped barrel; full underlug with enclosed guide rod; a crane detent, and a handsome stainless-steel finish.

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