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took my box stock ss 3" gp100 - which was the very definition of ugly/unusable - and with a few tweaks, made it my favorite carry, replacing my ss speed six (bought new in the 80s) w/round butt pachmayr.

1. total disassembly - vigorous cleaning and lube made HUGE difference in how the trigger feels. all springs stock - want it to go bang regardless of ammunition brand. the amount of "factory crud" was, well shocking..
2. grip - while the stock hogue feels better on my full size gp guns - it just wasn't the ticket for a cc piece. I went with the badger sport grip in tung oil goncalo. not only can I get my entire hand around it - it has great "feel" for my hands and just about eliminated the "printing.." the fact it looks terrific, doesn't hurt my feelings either!
3. gemini custom gold bead front sight. took this one on faith - glad I did! it's incredible the difference this made over the factory unit - would recommend it immediately to any other fixed sight fan.
4. a trip for the cylinder/crane system to Hamilton Bowen. "blackpowder" bevel on the front of the cylinder, chamfered charge holes, .358 throats all around and zero out of end shake. in/out of the el paso saddlery holster is slick and there's no more "rock and roll" going on..
5. last but not least - magnaport! have had this done on a couple of other guns. this is a must do for full house loads! have shot this gun "before/after" and the diff is HUGE. for a c note, I can't recommend it enough. do "before/after" one time w/o listening to a bunch of "I got a buddy who's brother has a friend.." internet drones and you'll be convinced.

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High five on the repurpose, rkcohen! Be sure to post pics, holster too.Sounds like a nice carry piece.
 

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..just as a btw - the folks at badger also have an "extra nice examples" page of what they have in stock.

look around and you might find a genuinely "primo" piece of nature to hang on your ruger!
 
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