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Ruger's new GP100 Match Champion
« on: December 27, 2013, 03:38:23 PM »
  As one of WTA's resident revolver whores I have to pass on the news of Ruger's new GP100 Match Champion. Essentially it's a 4" that's been given the sight treatment, "melted" cylinder and action job of the "Wiley Clapp" 3" but Ruger has departed from the full-underlug and went with a short ejector shroud. It's fitted with Hogue's wooden Monogrip w/o finger grooves (Thank God) and the sides of the grips are stippled.
  Quite a beauty!

http://ruger.com/products/gp100/index.html

http://ruger.com/products/gp100/specSheets/1754.html
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Re: Ruger's new GP100 Match Champion
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2013, 03:41:42 PM »
Wonder why they got rid of the full underlug? If they had left that one thing alone I'd be a lot more excited about it, though the grips look a bit fugly. They're easy to change though.
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Re: Ruger's new GP100 Match Champion
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2013, 03:43:37 PM »
 :hmm
I like that.
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Re: Ruger's new GP100 Match Champion
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2013, 03:44:49 PM »
Wonder why they got rid of the full underlug? If they had left that one thing alone I'd be a lot more excited about it, though the grips look a bit fugly. They're easy to change though.

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Re: Ruger's new GP100 Match Champion
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2013, 04:52:05 PM »
  Now that I've had time to ponder it, I'd think the reduced under lug and the slight flattening of the barrel sides would have something to do with shaving the weight down to meet some IDPA type(or other gun-sport competition) weight /dimension requirements.
  Much like S&W did with their excellent 686SSR, hence Ruger's labeling it the Match Champion?
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Re: Ruger's new GP100 Match Champion
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2013, 06:31:47 PM »
 NIIIICE!!!!  Looks a bit less ugly and a bit more of a throwback to the ol' security six.

Now if they'd only blue it or at least matte-black it.
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Re: Ruger's new GP100 Match Champion
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2013, 06:48:23 PM »
It'd be a beauty w/ Ruger's Target Gray finish.
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Re: Ruger's new GP100 Match Champion
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2013, 08:02:57 PM »
Jessie - they changed the barrel because variations. 

There's folks who go hunting SP101's based on hammer styles... this'll give them something more to look at.
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Re: Ruger's new GP100 Match Champion
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2013, 08:12:48 PM »
I like it. Grant's right, it does have that Security-Six look to it. The only thing I'm not super excited about are the Novak sights. They always look silly on a revolver to me. But it's a small gripe. This is the look I'd love to see Ruger revolvers come with from now on.

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Re: Ruger's new GP100 Match Champion
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2013, 08:25:50 PM »
  The look of the Novaks do take some getting used to, but looking through the Novaks make all the difference! It's the best sight picture of any revolver I've used. ( I'm an owner of a 3" Wiley Clapp GP100)
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Re: Ruger's new GP100 Match Champion
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2013, 08:32:09 PM »
Thank you NC, I'm too computarded to manage that.
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Re: Ruger's new GP100 Match Champion
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2013, 05:16:41 AM »


I love my GP100.  I think it's probably one of, if not the most rugged, dependable, and well-engineered service revolvers ever. 

I do prefer the full lug, though. The GP is a stout little beast, and it looks off-balance to my eye with a half-shroud. 

They used to make GP100s with half-shroud barrels, but they were dropped more than a decade ago.  I've never seen one in person.





I, personally, wish they'd bring back what they used to call "Target Grey".



Not pretty, but functional.  The GP really isn't a fancy barbeque gun.  It's a working revolver.  Ruger has tried to make nice and purdy versions before, like the Royal Phoenix.



I'm fond of the Wiley Clapp edition.  One of these could easily be an EDC for me.





Then there's the Ruger Redhawk S, which is I think a blank firing pistol or an airsoft gun.  Either way, I kind of wish they'd make a GP100 like this.  :-[



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Re: Ruger's new GP100 Match Champion
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2013, 11:01:47 AM »
Obviously designed for IDPA SSR which is on my short list of things to start doing in 2014.  I'll get one as soon as it becomes available in California.
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Re: Ruger's new GP100 Match Champion
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2013, 02:04:11 PM »
A 3 inch, fixed sight GP100 is one of the "end of the world" guns I thought about in the late 80's/early 90's.  It and an SP101 in 9mm Parabellum as a backup to use 9mm P ammo if necessary.
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Re: Ruger's new GP100 Match Champion
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2014, 10:18:40 PM »
( I'm an owner of a 3" Wiley Clapp GP100)
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Re: Ruger's new GP100 Match Champion
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2014, 11:13:50 PM »
Maybe a bit OT (and I apologize), but since other special editions of the GP have been brought up......

Davidson's is listing stainless .38 Special GP100's with adjustable sights in both 3 and 4 inch*. I am to understand 3" with adjustable sights is a somewhat rare configuration on the GP? I don't see these advertised anywhere else, not even under the Distributor Exclusives on the Ruger website.

http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/Default.aspx?item=1751&&mfg=Ruger&mdl=GP100&cat=All&type=All&cal=All&fin=&sit=&zipcode=62858

http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/Default.aspx?item=1750&&mfg=Ruger&mdl=GP100&cat=All&type=All&cal=All&fin=&sit=&zipcode=62858

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