Anyone got any Ideas about how to get Ruger to offer a GP100 in a 10MM or .41spl? Does anyone have an ear at Ruger? Maybe one of the Gun Writers or Bloggers. Is there any way to get their attention? Anybody??????????
from reading various sites, I know you have put forth quite a bit of effort to promote the 41 special. I honestly wish you the best.
this may kind of sound like a cheesey idea. and it may not even be a novel idea.
Skeeter's name is often mentioned along with Jordan and Keith about their urging S&W to produce the 41 magnum.. Skeeter wrote that while it was nice to be mentioned along with keith and jordon, other than write letters to S&W, he felt he did little. Regardless, I associate Skeeter with the 41 magnum.
I know folks have to live their own lives and don't always want to live in the shadow of others, but I wonder if Bart Skelton would take up the fight to get the 41 special offered in a production revolver. There's also the chance that other Shootists such as John Taffin might be willing to help. Or one of the Quinn's?
Not be sarcastic, but after you and the other 12 people buy one, what then? It's just not that popular of a cartridge for Ruger to tool up for a slow seller. They have a .41 Mag now in the Blackhawk and the GP platform would require extensive retooling to make.
If they (Ruger) would ever do something like that, it would probably be in a .44 Special run.
Your right, I'm a .41spl booster. The thing is, I would even be happy with a 10MM, in a mid frame. If Ruger would make a 10MM there would be no need to have a SAAMI spec for the .41spl, before working out pressure capabilities of a cylinder. Don't misunderstand, I'd rather see it in .41spl, but anything .40 or above would be OK. That includes .44spl.
The numbers simply wouldn't be there in order to justify the production run. I haven't seen anyone at the range with a 10mm in about ten years and the 40's are all semi's. Even though this isn't representative of the entire country, it's still something to consider.
My 686 in .41spl eats up heavy cast bullet loads. Up to 13.5gr 2400 and 215swcbb, and 205gr swc and 14gr 2400, and Nosler 210gr jhp and 13.5 gr 2400. I think the GP is at least as strong. 10mm shouldn't be a problem. JMHO.
I'd love it if Ruger offered the GP 100 in 10mm. I actually wrote Ruger and asked them to produce these, but am among the 12 people that would actually buy one! I'd love to have something that could cycle 40 S&W and 10mm. Awesome combo for us wheel gun lovers!
Ruger has stayed with .080 cylinder wall thickness for their revolvers on everything I measured from 357 on up to 45 Colt. The math proves a 41 in a GP simply wouldn't have enough material there to be safe, even on a five shot. The cylinder diameter needs to be increased about .090 to maintain their standard of .080. Even the 10mm would have a .050 wall thickness so I'd rule that one out too, unless they change the cylinder window to accomodate the larger cylinder needed. Custom builders always push the envelope but Ruger definately wouldn't. JMHO