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Ruger GP100


Double-Action (DA) Revolver (1985)


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Image from official Sturm, Ruger and Company marketing material.

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The Ruger GP100 was introduced in 1985 and continues production today, offering good man-stopping firepower in a compact package.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 02/17/2017 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
The Ruger GP100 was a mid-1980s entry into the revolver market by the storied American company. A no-frills weapon, it offered perfected man-stopping firepower in a compact and relatively comfortable package. The firing action of the gun was designed as Double-Action (DA) and versions offered included five- and six-shot cylinder types with varying barrel lengths. Accepted chamberings, dependent on model, included .357 Magnum, .44 Special, and .22 LR.

The cylinder was given a "triple-lock' design set within a solid frame offering improved alignment of chamber-to-barrel. The grips were replaceable to suit operator taste and featured an ergonomic approach with exaggerated finger grooves (a Hogue Monogrip was standard and served as a recoil-reducing measure). Sights were set over the front and rear of the weapon in the usual way. Takedown of the revolver required no specialized tools - owing much to its general simplicity.

The GP100 is actively marketed by Ruger as of this writing (2017).

Specifications



Service Year
1985

Origin
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United States

Classification


Double-Action (DA) Revolver


Sturm, Ruger & Company - USA
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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Pistol / Sidearm
Compact design for close-quarters work or general self-defense.


Overall Length
220 mm
8.66 in
Barrel Length
110 mm
4.33 in
Empty Wgt
2.87 lb
1.30 kg
Sights


Iron Front and Rear


Action


Double-Action (DA); Rotating Cylinder

(Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information)


Caliber(s)*


.357 Magnum; .44 Special; .322 LR

Sample Visuals**


Graphical image of a .357 Magnum pistol cartridge
Rounds / Feed


Five- or Six-Shot Cylinder
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.
Max Eff.Range
300 ft
(91 m | 100 yd)


GP100 - Base Series Name


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