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 Post subject: Re: New Super GP-100
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:23 pm 
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Arisin' Wind wrote:
The barrel looks like a dirt trap.


.... and "tactical".


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 Post subject: Re: New Super GP-100
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:56 pm 
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Is it meant to compete with some of the non traditional Smith and Wesson revolvers? Like their Performance Center 686? One of theirs has some sort of weighted barrel shroud.

I like it, but as others have mentioned, the peg grip does look very odd and out of place. It’s the first thing I noticed.

I kind of looks like Ruger is going for that “race gun” effect in the looks dept. I hope the gun is as accurate as can be to keep up with the looks.

I do hope there are more options to come. I’d buy one, except I just bought a Blackhawk yesterday.


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 Post subject: Re: New Super GP-100
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:22 pm 
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It looks clunky, and eight rounds in a centerfire revolver just ugh!
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 Post subject: Re: New Super GP-100
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:11 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: New Super GP-100
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:22 pm 
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I’ve always thought the regular GP-100 too heavy and chunky for my preference, preferring the Security Six sized revolvers for daily carry.

So a chunkier, heavier Super GP-100 isn’t really of interest to me. Especially at over $1000 price point.

“Everybody to their own taste, said the old woman as she kissed the cow”


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 Post subject: Re: New Super GP-100
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:44 pm 
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I posted this to stir things up a bit. I'm pretty sure those 6 45 degree angle slots on the barrel shroud increase muzzle velocity by a measurable amount. :mrgreen: As stated this is a performance center piece obviously built to compete with the similar S&W's. Now if we see any real world blue or SS models in other calibers remains to be seen. Bob!! :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: New Super GP-100
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:34 pm 
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Bear Paw Jack wrote:
https://www.realguns.com/articles/1097.htm


Good info there.

Wonder why it's labeled GP100 and not Super Redhawk unless it's just because of the deletion of the extended frame part.

Now there's both L and N frame GP100's.


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 Post subject: Re: New Super GP-100
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:43 pm 
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Honestly, I think Ruger got it right years ago with the GP100. We all have our preferences and mine is my 6in. stainless full lug model where I replaced the horrid looking Hogue grips which were made for hands bigger than mine with the original rosewood / rubber grips. 6 rounds is fine with me and honestly, there is not another centerfire handgun that would prefer. Just my humble opinion, but I suspect that there are others that agree...

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 Post subject: Re: New Super GP-100
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:21 pm 
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jimd441 wrote:
Honestly, I think Ruger got it right years ago with the GP100. We all have our preferences and mine is my 6in. stainless full lug model where I replaced the horrid looking Hogue grips which were made for hands bigger than mine with the original rosewood / rubber grips. 6 rounds is fine with me and honestly, there is not another centerfire handgun that would prefer. Just my humble opinion, but I suspect that there are others that agree...

Jim


Don't get me wrong, I love my GP-100, but I crave a slightly larger version in 45 Colt and hopefully this will lead to that.


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 Post subject: Re: New Super GP-100
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:39 pm 
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hittman wrote:
Bear Paw Jack wrote:
https://www.realguns.com/articles/1097.htm


Good info there.

Wonder why it's labeled GP100 and not Super Redhawk unless it's just because of the deletion of the extended frame part.

Now there's both L and N frame GP100's.


I'd say because we all know what a GP100 looks like and we know what a Super Redhawk looks like and this way they have a NEW MODEL to sell with rather minimum really new design work. The general cylinder approach is right out of the LCR, and most of the current Redhawks use sleeve-and-tube barrels. I think it's a clever bit of parts shuffling. And yeah, you called it . . . L and N frame GPs.

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 Post subject: Re: New Super GP-100
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:55 am 
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Forest and trees??? While an 8-shot .357 is off my radar, I would've expected a better response. Many of us have wanted a Super Redhawk with a Redhawk style front end and here it is. Can something like this be around the corner?

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 Post subject: Re: New Super GP-100
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:54 am 
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"I'd say because we all know what a GP100 looks like and we know what a Super Redhawk looks like and this way they have a NEW MODEL to sell with rather minimum really new design work. The general cylinder approach is right out of the LCR, and most of the current Redhawks use sleeve-and-tube barrels. I think it's a clever bit of parts shuffling. And yeah, you called it . . . L and N frame GPs."

^^^ This exactly ^^^

Being that the GP100 7 shot was not a total success :roll:, the Super GP gives them an 8 shot with very little tooling envolved........ upping the 686 Plus by one shot.

But ......... Sorry Ruger, I won't be buying one. My Ruger's need to say "Sturm, Ruger" on the barrel.

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 Post subject: Re: New Super GP-100
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:58 am 
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"Forest and trees??? While an 8-shot .357 is off my radar, I would've expected a better response. Many of us have wanted a Super Redhawk with a Redhawk style front end and here it is. Can something like this be around the corner?"

I'd say that's a good bet.

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 Post subject: Re: New Super GP-100
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:01 am 
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BrewsterII wrote:
But ......... Sorry Ruger, I won't be buying one. My Ruger's need to say "Sturm, Ruger" on the barrel.

Wait a minute, you're not buying a Ruger because they dropped the Sturm???

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 Post subject: Re: New Super GP-100
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:56 am 
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BrewsterII wrote:
But ......... Sorry Ruger, I won't be buying one. My Ruger's need to say "Sturm, Ruger" on the barrel.


Are you certain this one DOESN'T say Sturm, Ruger & Co. on it somewhere?

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