3"GP100 to 5-shot .45acp ?

Help Support Ruger Forum:

Knuckles

Buckeye
Joined
Jan 8, 2007
Messages
1,214
Could this be done?......................................... should it be done? :?


Just wondering! :roll:
 

Allen207

Single-Sixer
Joined
Sep 7, 2009
Messages
130
I love big bore 5 shot revolvers on medium frames. That doesn't answer your question though :)
 

bub

Single-Sixer
Joined
Jul 28, 2007
Messages
245
Knuckles, I suppose it could be done with enough money, but what would be the point? In order to eject rimless rounds, you would have to use a moon clip and, AKAIK, no one makes a 5 rd .45 moon clip, so. You would likely be stuck punching out the empties with a pencil or some such. If you could come up with a way to eject the empties, it would be an interesting "fun gun", though!

Bub
 

Knuckles

Buckeye
Joined
Jan 8, 2007
Messages
1,214
"Taurus makes a five-shot 45 ACP revolver that uses a clip."

Whew!..................... thanks! :wink:



Update; Hold on!.................... I didn't find it on there web sight... hmmmm' :?
 

Hammer

Single-Sixer
Joined
Oct 1, 2006
Messages
231
Can't speak to their website or catalog.

But know where there is a vault with one in it.

Not for sale.

.
 

targetshootr

Single-Sixer
Joined
Apr 30, 2002
Messages
233
How does the cylinder and frame compare to say, an L frame S&W? I ask cause they make 5 shot 44 spls on the L frame and I believe it's max caliber for the cyl size.
 

bub

Single-Sixer
Joined
Jul 28, 2007
Messages
245
I stand corrected. I checked out the Taurus website and, under "Accessories"-"Revolver" are the M455 moon clips. $9.00/5 clips.

Bub
 

Jimbo357mag

Hawkeye
Joined
Feb 22, 2007
Messages
10,100
Smiff makes a few 45acp double-action six shooters.

model 22 4" (classic)
model 25 3" (classic)
model 325 nightguard (scandium) 2"
model 325 Thunder Rance (scandium) 4"
model 625JM 4"

...Jimbo
 
Joined
Mar 24, 2006
Messages
3,744
I would love to see a GP-100 in .45 ACP!!!
I have a 625-2 S&W that I shoot .45 Auto Rim with speedloaders
instead of using .45 ACP with Moon clips.
Terry
 

JWhitmore44

Blackhawk
Joined
Oct 23, 2008
Messages
987
Taurus made a 5 shot 45 acp in the Tracker model, but it looks like they had problems with it. Didn't look like anything a little tinkering couldn't cure, but was probably costing them too much in warranty money. They also made one in a 5 shot 45 colt. Wished I had known about them before they became discontinued. Either one would have been sweet. You don;t see them on the used market much.

I think a 45acp GP100 would be quite cool.
 

batmann

Single-Sixer
Joined
Dec 6, 2004
Messages
307
Just about anything can be done given enough money, but I'm not sure that it would be worth it other than the cool factor.
S&W makes one in Sc and a couple in steel that would cheaper in the long run, IMHO.
 

Hammer

Single-Sixer
Joined
Oct 1, 2006
Messages
231
While most of my pistols are Rugers, Colts, and S&W...

Have a few Taurus snubnose revolvers.

44 Special
44 Magnum
45 ACP
45 Colt

Have had no problem with any of these.


.
 

Knuckles

Buckeye
Joined
Jan 8, 2007
Messages
1,214
batmann":jmfvn7md said:
Just about anything can be done given enough money, but I'm not sure that it would be worth it other than the cool factor.
S&W makes one in Sc and a couple in steel that would cheaper in the long run, IMHO.

I understand your point,... but the GP100 is such a good platform, I just thought they (Ruger) could do more with it caliber wise, especially the 3 & 4-inch models.

Ruger would sell revolvers in .45acp... and the .45acp does not need to be on a big Redhawk frame.

Maybe even the LCR in .45acp... something you can reasonably carry concealed.
They're not too far off with the Montado... just a "pinch" too heavy,... it is easily stashed on the body,... it just has a tendency to make my britches droop. :shock:
 

madd-trapper

Bearcat
Joined
Jan 30, 2006
Messages
95
Why use a rimless cartidge in a revolver? Seems it would be a pain with the moon clips. Why not just go with a .45 colt instead of a 45 acp? Ive never owned a revolver that uses semi auto cartidges so I was just wondering why.
 

Knuckles

Buckeye
Joined
Jan 8, 2007
Messages
1,214
madd-trapper":2qf1m0fx said:
Why use a rimless cartidge in a revolver? Seems it would be a pain with the moon clips. Why not just go with a .45 colt instead of a 45 acp? Ive never owned a revolver that uses semi auto cartridges so I was just wondering why.

Ruger has the Redhawk... I was thinking of the GP-100 design only for CCW reasons.
 

JWhitmore44

Blackhawk
Joined
Oct 23, 2008
Messages
987
So hammer has all the big bore snubbies I see :)

mad-trapper, the moon clips work like a speed loader not only for loading but for ejecting. Also the 45acp has a large selection of self defense rounds off the shelf. Some folks don;t like to use reloads for self defense and others just don't reload.

But I would take a 5 shot 45 colt snubby too :)
 

Jimbo357mag

Hawkeye
Joined
Feb 22, 2007
Messages
10,100

Dale53

Blackhawk
Joined
Aug 29, 2007
Messages
925
A .45 ACP revolver with full moon clips has the potential of the fastest reload of ANY revolver. You do have to work at it but believe me it is a most viable offering.

I flat out LOVE my two 625's and shoot them more than any other revolver that I own (and that is a bunch).

Dale53
 

Latest posts

Top