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Good morning Everyone, I dont have a trigger pull gauge and weighing scale but I noticed that:
1. My Blued GP 100 feels heavier than my New Stainless GP 100
2. The Trigger pull on my Blued GP that I have shot close to 200 rounds and maybe dry fired close to 2000 times feels tighter and heavier than my Brand New Stainless GP.
3. Im not sure if its just me but the Stainless seems slighly thicker than the Blued.
***both are 4.2 inch and using the same Hogue Rubber grips(I brought back the original grips to the Blued)***

Do you guys have any input on this or could verify this for me? Thanks and God Bless!!
 

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Some people think everything that rolls off an assembly line is exactly the same. It isn't. If you ever attend a metal working class, you will soon learn about "tolerances". These can stack in your favor, or stack against you when it comes to functions such as trigger pull.

There's no mechanical or dimensional difference between a stainless GP 100 or a blued GP 100 …. all parts are interchangeable. You can take virtually any two guns (same models) and one will feel better than the other and it's not your imagination, it's real. Point being, guns don't roll off the assembly line with exactly the same "feel". This can come from a difference in spring tension (industry standard for tension is +or-5% or 10% total) or how smooth parts mate in one gun versus the same parts in another gun.

Different grips will change the geometry of your gun, which in turn can make a gun feel totally different.
 

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Some people think everything that rolls off an assembly line is exactly the same. It isn't. If you ever attend a metal working class, you will soon learn about "tolerances". These can stack in your favor, or stack against you when it comes to functions such as trigger pull.

There's no mechanical or dimensional difference between a stainless GP 100 or a blued GP 100 …. all parts are interchangeable. You can take virtually any two guns (same models) and one will feel better than the other and it's not your imagination, it's real. Point being, guns don't roll off the assembly line with exactly the same "feel". This can come from a difference in spring tension (industry standard for tension is +or-5% or 10% total) or how smooth parts mate in one gun versus the same parts in another gun.

Different grips will change the geometry of your gun, which in turn can make a gun feel totally different.
Thanks Iowegan!!! I thought my mind was playing games with me, lol. I was using the I Target laser training system for 2 days in a row and I noticed my trigger finger does not tire out in the Stainless GP compared to the Blue, when shooting faster to i seem to shoot more accurately on the Stainless because of the lighter trigger. I thought Sportsmans Supply of Campbell CA did a free trigger Job on my gun because it shoots so much better(well at least on dry firing):)
 

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Probably tolerance stacking as Iowegan suggests. For what it’s worth, I like the blued version better.
I feel ya, in terms of sheer aesthetics the Stainless just looks more robust thicker but the blue has that mean and "badass" look to it. The blued is my Home defense gun.
 

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I purchased a GP 100 about ten years ago. I had a choice between a SS and a blued version. I chose the blued since the trigger pull seemed much smoother and had less resistance. I later obtained a 101 and had to polish some areas and change a trigger spring to achieve the same feel.

I like both and shoot 38 special loads for the most part.
 

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I purchased a GP 100 about ten years ago. I had a choice between a SS and a blued version. I chose the blued since the trigger pull seemed much smoother and had less resistance. I later obtained a 101 and had to polish some areas and change a trigger spring to achieve the same feel.

I like both and shoot 38 special loads for the most part.
Murphy i love Ruger so much, when I was at the LGS i had to compare the SW 686plus with the Stainless GP 4.2 inch to confirm if I did really want to buy the same gun again as I have the blued already. For whatever reason the GP just feels so much better in my hand and points so much better and to add looks extremely strong even though I know Im giving up 1 extra chamber of 357 magnum goodness.
 

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Two nice looking revolvers PTAGP100!
Thanks Sir!! My favorite gun of all time, lol. I had to get a safe queen the Satin Stainless. I know Rugers are meant to be workhorses and not like the fancy SW and Colts, but I always had a fascination with the Hunk of Steel look of Ruger revolvers over the other brands.
 

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Good morning Everyone, I dont have a trigger pull gauge and weighing scale but I noticed that:
1. My Blued GP 100 feels heavier than my New Stainless GP 100
2. The Trigger pull on my Blued GP that I have shot close to 200 rounds and maybe dry fired close to 2000 times feels tighter and heavier than my Brand New Stainless GP.
3. Im not sure if its just me but the Stainless seems slighly thicker than the Blued.
***both are 4.2 inch and using the same Hogue Rubber grips(I brought back the original grips to the Blued)***

Do you guys have any input on this or could verify this for me? Thanks and God Bless!!
It’s regard to the blue GP, you might want to smooth/polish the hammer spring strut. Also, replace it with a Wolff spring. Get the assortment so you can try different weights. Worked for me on my SP101.
 

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Good morning Everyone, I dont have a trigger pull gauge and weighing scale but I noticed that:
1. My Blued GP 100 feels heavier than my New Stainless GP 100
2. The Trigger pull on my Blued GP that I have shot close to 200 rounds and maybe dry fired close to 2000 times feels tighter and heavier than my Brand New Stainless GP.
3. Im not sure if its just me but the Stainless seems slighly thicker than the Blued.
***both are 4.2 inch and using the same Hogue Rubber grips(I brought back the original grips to the Blued)***

Do you guys have any input on this or could verify this for me? Thanks and God Bless!!
It’s regard to the blue GP, you might want to smooth/polish the hammer spring strut. Also, replace it with a Wolff spring. Get the assortment so you can try different weights. Worked for me on my SP101.
Pine, im not very handy/or mechanically skilled hardly any man skills 😞
I will need a gunsmith for that, how much for them to do that?
 

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Same, OP. I've polished the internals in both my GPs and installed the same aftermarket springs in both. For some reason the 6" trigger is still smoother than the 3". About the same round count through both.:confused:.
 

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Click & Clack, the Tappet Brothers, from Car Talk radio, would take calls from callers who had problems with their car. When getting the information on what type of car and the details of the mechanical problem, they would often ask what color the car was. lol Probably not really that important for the problem at hand, but they did ask what color. A good filler while they hunted for data on that car's issue. Plus, the caller got a question that either surprised them or they got a good laugh.
 

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Same, OP. I've polished the internals in both my GPs and installed the same aftermarket springs in both. For some reason the 6" trigger is still smoother than the 3". About the same round count through both.<img src="http://rugerforum.net/images/smilies/confused.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Confused" class="inlineimg" />.
Big G I love the bluing of the 3 inch. Is that a lipseys special edition?
 

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PTA, it’s really an easy job. I suggest you search for local gunsmiths in your area and constant them for pricing. There are YouTube videos showing how to do it.
Im afraid to do it on my own. I will probably take it to the LGS where I bought my Stainless. Now that I have a point of comparison in trigger pull, I like mine slightly lighter:)
 
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