A few months ago I found this 4" GP100 in a pawn shop, dirty and tired-looking with a shabby, worn Hogue rubber grip. Bought it, took it apart and gave it a long hot soak in an ultrasonic cleaner, cleaned up the trigger group, put in a new set of Wolff springs, a new wood Hogue grip and a new Hi-Viz front sight. Polished it up a bit with some Mothers Mag to remove the few scuffs in the SS.
The trigger felt great but I never took it to the range to fire it. It looked like new and I wasn't in any hurry to get it dirty again.
Yesterday I gave it away. Not "sold it cheap" gave it away but literally just handed it over. The new owner is a retired guy in his mid-70s who loves guns and has a few Rugers but didn't own a GP100. Being retired and on a fixed income there isn't a lot extra money laying around to just go out and buy a gun and I knew he's always wanted one of these. He's had some unexpected surgery recently and was in the hospital for a few days but he's doing much better now. The new GP100 really made his day. We took it to the range and and shot a mixture of .38 and .357 and it lived up to his expectations and mine. A real sweet shooter.
I've known this man a very long time and I can't think of anyone I would rather see have my 4" GP100. He's a pretty great guy.
He's also my Dad.