Gun Report

Ruger GP-100 .357 Magnum

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The GP-100 had some minor fitting problems, such as an overly long grip screw, but it worked reliably with the ammo we used.

Ruger GP-100 .357 Magnum

Gun Details

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

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From left to right: Taurus Model 689VR, Smith & Wesson Model 686, Ruger GP100 and Colt King Cobra. Only the Ruger didn't have a red front sight insert, but the GP100's sight picture was clear and sharp.

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