GP100

Strongly considering picking up a blued model, but have only had guns in stainless or more modern finishes.
How does ruger's bluing hold up?
I'd be willing to go stainless if it's really much better, I just like the look of the blue.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    From 08, held up fine. Just wipe it down sometimes with a lightly oiled rag before storage.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a WC model and those are kind of notorious for the blued finish not being super tough. Different from the regular bluing so I can't assess that personally, but pistol-forum probably has a couple of threads on this.

    I will say do not frick with the hogue tamer grip unless you have gigantor hands

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ruger revolvers are mechanically nice but so damn ugly.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I went with the stainless for ease of care, but I agree the blued is better looking. I love my GP100.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Same. If only there was a way to blue stainless.

      I have a WC model and those are kind of notorious for the blued finish not being super tough. Different from the regular bluing so I can't assess that personally, but pistol-forum probably has a couple of threads on this.

      I will say do not frick with the hogue tamer grip unless you have gigantor hands

      I got the Hogue rubber grip without the finger grooves, it's pretty nice.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Cerakote or DLC finish is all that can be done to stainless.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It can be Chromate blued but good luck finding anyone who will do that these days given the environmental nightmare of the chemicals involved. Hot salt bluing is already dangerous, throwing chromates in there is adding cancer to the mix.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nice, didn’t know hogue had more options. Though I like the finger grooves.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They also have G10 or fancy wood versions, but they're pricey.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I think the factory rubber grips with wood inlays are a nice balance. They have good shock absorption but still have a nice little wood accent.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Odd I've always thought they looked very bad. To me either go full synthetic or all wood, dark stained wood looking best on a gp.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Maybe I’ve just learned to love gaudy Ruger aesthetic

                I want to get one in 22LR for the 10rd cylinder but I can't justify new prices and I've yet to find one used locally. I got an SP101 in 22LR for $400 it will have to hold me over

                The SP101 is a shrunk down GP so you’re almost there anyways

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why? I can't stand Hogue grips, I much prefer Pachmayr when it comes to rubber grips on revolvers.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you can find a gently used one, get one in their discontinued “target gray” finish.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My first gun, inherited from my grandpa. Absolute beast. Eats all ammo and stupid accurate. I keep it well oiled and polished at all times.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nu-gp100s kinda suck. Or I just got a lemon. Couldn't sight mine in because it was underclocked, aka the barrel wasn't properly screwed into place out of the factory. It works fine now after a trip to ruger to fix their frickup. Mine was stainless, don't know anything about the blued ones

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ruger's infamous QC. I have three Rugers that had to get sent back, but it worked out fine in the end. Just a headache when it happens so often.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Unfortunately S&W is just as bad for QC, at least Ruger has generally good customer service.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Rent free

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a bunch of stainless revolvers and a bunch of blued. My blued guns require diligent oil wipedowns which is more hassle than I want at this point. My blued GP 100 still looks nice after 10 years. If you're getting a 357 I highly recommend the 4.2" instead of the muzzle heavy 6".

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How are the triggers on these?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They can be fine from the factory. They can also be pretty poor. The change to MiM triggers in 2010 or so unironically helped them be more consistently mediocre, removing many of the outright bad ones. They also don't touch the frames like the old cast ones did.
      With a proper, all encompassing trigger job, polish, shims, that also addresses geometry fit for hammer dog and trigger plunger, as well as fitting the hammer and trigger so they don't rub the frame at any point, and they will be every bit the gun that any other brand is. Yes, even tuned. That's all very invasive and you could always screw it up so make sure you know what you're doing.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want to get one in 22LR for the 10rd cylinder but I can't justify new prices and I've yet to find one used locally. I got an SP101 in 22LR for $400 it will have to hold me over

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