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Hello everyone,
I just picked up a new GP161 357 yesterday after the 10 day wait. I took it home and cleaned it in preparation for its first range trip. I've field stripped a lot of Rugers, but getting the trigger group out was a pain. It was very tight. Other than that, everything else looked good. Trigger pull is decent. I'm sure it will smooth up after a few hundred rounds. I replaced the front sight with a green Hi-Viz since the eyes aren't what they were years ago. I bought a 6" because I'm retired and want to just to enjoy shooting like I did when I was young. Don't need to be tactical anymore. I have other things for CCW.

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jrod45ar, You made an excellent choice. 6" GPs aren't the best choice for concealed carry but they are an excellent range gun and make a good home defense gun too. I'm very fond of my stainless 6" GP100 chambered in 357 Mag. I normally shoot 38 Specials at the range and run a cylinder or two of 357 Magnums through it a couple times a year, just for grins.

Here's my 1995 vintage GP100:

 

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All 4 of my hand guns are Rugers . 1 SP101 22lr, 1 GP100 22or 5.5 inch,1 GP100 4.2 inch 6 shot and 1 GP100 6 in 7 shot. The 6 inch is my favorite of them all.
 

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Congratulations on a great revolver pick up. The GP100's are tanks and wonderful shooters, here's a pic of the GP's currently in my stable. If you click on the picture the orientation will straighten up.
 

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I have a 4'" and a 6". I shoot the 4" more but the 6 " is still a really great gun and easy to shoot really accurately.
 

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That is a really nice looking revolver you have.

I had forgotten how nice a 6" .357 is. I took out my 6" Security Six and shot it some. It doesn't have the nice trigger pull a GP100 can have but it was super easy to hit with. I need another handgun like a hole in my head but if I get another it will a nice .357.
 

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I lov emy 6 inch gp 100 and my 6 inch security six 40 years old and over 80 k rounds thru it and still ticking fine.
 

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jrod,
Congratulations on the GP100. Pictures are a must though. I love mine. Once I got my GP100 I got rid of my 686,always shot the GP100 and it spoiled me. Never cared for the 686 after that.

 

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Well done! That's more or less why I picked up a 6" model, just for shooting...and possibly a little hunting/field carry. My trigger group was also very tight. The action will definitely smooth up after a some use.
 

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CONGRATULATIONS!

Love my GP.
 

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Thanks everyone for the great replies!
Where did you guys get the scope mounts? I have a couple of dot sights that I would love to try on it.
That would be really cool for 58 year old eyes.
I will try to post pics when I get a chance.

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jrod45ar, You made an excellent choice. 6" GPs aren't the best choice for concealed carry but they are an excellent range gun and make a good home defense gun too. I'm very fond of my stainless 6" GP100 chambered in 357 Mag. I normally shoot 38 Specials at the range and run a cylinder or two of 357 Magnums through it a couple times a year, just for grins.

Here's my 1995 vintage GP100:

Congratulations on a great revolver pick up. The GP100's are tanks and wonderful shooters, here's a pic of the GP's currently in my stable. If you click on the picture the orientation will straighten up.
jrod,
Congratulations on the GP100. Pictures are a must though. I love mine. Once I got my GP100 I got rid of my 686,always shot the GP100 and it spoiled me. Never cared for the 686 after that.

Well done! That's more or less why I picked up a 6" model, just for shooting...and possibly a little hunting/field carry. My trigger group was also very tight. The action will definitely smooth up after a some use.
Nice choice!
My 6” is in blue currently with a cheater on it.


Now if I was a JUDGE and this was a Beauty Pageant................ I wouldn't Know were to begin.......... Yes I would I would have to throw mine in the ring as well .lol



But all joke's aside. You gentlemen have some really nice revolvers and Iowegan that 95 model looks better than show room quality. Thanks
 

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You made a great choice. I have a 6-inch GP100 that I bought something like 30 years ago. It's wonderfully accurate. Some spent cases are hard to eject from mine, but I haven't shot it for a long while so I can't remember which brands. Still, it's an amazing revolver.
 

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Those scope mounts are from https://www.jackweigand.com/scope.html
I have one too. They are great because you do not need to drill or tap your revolver. You just remove the sights and the scope mounts to where the sights were attached.
That's exactly what I'm going to get for my GP100 6" stainless. I love it and can't wait to get the Weigand mount and get a scope on it for hunting.
 
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