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Old 12-01-2016, 12:57 AM   #1
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It was time for a New new revolver. A no frills shooter.

The only problem with collecting vintage revolvers is the need to not inflict too much wear and tear on the grand old shooters. Regardless of the quality of the four screw S&W Model 19, Colt Model 1917 Army or the pre-war (WWII) S&W Heavy Duty revolver I just don't like running a box (or more) of fire breathing loads through them. Yes they are very well made revolvers, but they are also fifty, sixty eighty and ninety year old handguns. A few months ago I realized that I've ended up with a bunch of revolvers that I am very proud of, but that I also treat with kid gloves. Sometimes you just have to have a shooter. I realized that meant I had to buy a modern high-quality revolver. A new new revolver. So today I withdrew some cash from my savings account (also known as my Toy Account) went to the local Sportsman's Warehouse and purchased a brand-new stainless steel Ruger GP-100. Thought about buying a Smith & Wesson, but Ruger makes a strong, reliable, no frills revolver and that's what I've been needing. So $700.00 later I now own a workhorse revolver. Now this one I can shoot without feeling guilty because this sucker is designed to be used and used hard. My hothouse revolvers will just have to adjust. It does feel strange owning a brand-new handgun. It's been twelve years since I bought a brand-new handgun.



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Old 12-01-2016, 01:48 PM   #2
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Congrats on your new New revolver. I fully understand where you are coming from. I love to shoot revolvers, and being a handloader, I don't have to get down and retrieve my brass!!! I hear good things about Ruger revolvers, but have never owned one. Let us know how you like it after a range visit or two.
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I think the GP100 is a great pistol. Congratulations.
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Good choice.

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Old 12-02-2016, 12:02 PM   #5
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It's interesting to look at some of the responses that I've gotten from some folks on a couple other forums. Some posters understand exactly where I'm coming from while there are those who seem to take it as a personal insult that I want to go easy on my older revolvers - even the ones from the seventies. Different strokes for different folks I guess.
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Old 12-02-2016, 02:57 PM   #6
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You just can't please everyone!!! As long as it is my money that purchases the handgun/s, it is my choice as to how it is used.
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Old 12-02-2016, 04:22 PM   #7
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New Ruger

I have a fairly new Ruger GP100 with a 6 inch barrel. Can't go wrong! And I agree, the 'old guys' need a break every now and then.
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You just can't please everyone!!! As long as it is my money that purchases the handgun/s, it is my choice as to how it is used.
Absolutely. Bulls eye.
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Another + for you can't please everybody.

I have to mention that I used to be something like that though saying I shoot everything I own and I'd never have a "safe queen". Well, never say never because now I've got two safe queens, a Colt Python and an Anaconda.

Very nice choice with the Ruger. One of my favorites in the LGS I work at.
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Another + for you can't please everybody.

I have to mention that I used to be something like that though saying I shoot everything I own and I'd never have a "safe queen". Well, never say never because now I've got two safe queens, a Colt Python and an Anaconda.

Very nice choice with the Ruger. One of my favorites in the LGS I work at.
The salesman at Sportsman's told me that they sale Rugers by the truckload. S&W are also popular as are Taurus, but Rugers constantly move.
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