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Ruger GP-100 .357 Magnum No. KGP-141, $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 rearsight was built to last. The ejector rod was shrouded, lockup wasbraced, and our GP100 shot all ammos well.

Ruger GP-100 .357 Magnum No. KGP-141, $615

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Home Defense
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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.
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.
The rubber grip was attached by a round lug threaded through the bottom of the frame below the mainspring. The lug was held in place by the Rosewood panels.

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