Gun Report

Ruger GP-100 .357 Magnum No. KGP-161

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Worth a look. We liked two Smith guns better, but this is a solid, shootable revolver.

Ruger GP-100 .357 Magnum No. KGP-161

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Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Recreational
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The Ruger's grip was superb, we thought. It featured a Santoprene-cushioned surface in the crucial back-and frontstrap areas, and the Xenoy wood-grain insert added striking cosmetics.
The Ruger rear sight (far right) was harder to read, we thought, that the Smith M14 (center) or the Rossi (left). The Ruger's white-outlined notch had a black margin inside it that was confusing to the eye.

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