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Yesterday, I was at my favorite LGS to order a SP101 in 9mm. I got a great deal and it will be here next week as it was in stock. In looking over the cases, they like spacing used within the new. Used Rugers will be in with the new, the same with the other brands. My eyes spot a 4.2" barrel GP100 in stainless for over a $100 to $150 less than the new ones. 2008 model unfired. I had to buy it as it was within my budget for a good used one. In short it is LNIB and all the paperwork. It had only been there a couple of days.

Today I head out there to pay for the SP101. It will be here Tuesday, my truck will be in the shop the same day. So I pay for it this afternoon and in the same case, is a pistol I asked how did I miss it yesterday?!

This had only arrived in the shop this morning. A 4-5/8" Blackhawk convertible in .45 Colt/.45 ACP. it too is a 2008 model with the box, paperwork, and extra cylinder. "DANG IT!!!!" I ended up wanting one and ended up with buying three Rugers between yesterday and today. I'll post the GP100 with the SP101 after I pickup the SP101.

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This year has been an odd year for me and handguns. I wanted to pick up some choice revolvers and completed the list over two days in June. I just didn't plan all three the same weekend. I ended up saving at least $250. All three are the exact items I was looking for in finish and barrel length.

They know well my CZ weakness. I was told a Shadow II was arriving next week. I could really get to hate them.

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Sweet deals and Congratulations on the new Revolvers! :cool: :smile:

See if you can get a frequent customer discount on the new Cz Shadow II, then hide for the rest of the year!
 

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Good finds !!!
That GP100 is the quintessential .357 magnum revolver, bar none. I know mine will be in my cold dead hands whenever someone wants to take it away from me. It is that good a revolver. I just might even put it above a Dan Wesson model 15-2.
And the SP101 is a great small frame revolver.
And a Blackhawk convertible also. Wow, did you hit the mother lode of great guns.

Now, did you go buy a lottery ticket and try to extend your luck/get more gun money?
 
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I wasn't aware there were Blackhawks in 45 Colt. I really like the looks of that. Being a favorite cartridge of mine, I'll have to keep an eye out for one.:thumb:
 

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Oh WOW!! All of those are might fine firearms I guess there is some truth to the adage of when it rains it pours! We'll be waiting on all of your range reports!:)
 

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I love my GP100, tank of a revolver. I really like that blackhawk too. I was going to buy a Blackhawk .30 carbine in 1993 when I saw the stainless GP100. The GP100 came home with me and I never did get the Blackhawk. I bought a Vaquero in 44mag that just made me think of that blackhawk that much more. I've never seen another when I had the money. One day I'll have one though.
 

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Both the Mega Millions and Power Ball sucked. :(

Maloy

Good finds !!!
That GP100 is the quintessential .357 magnum revolver, bar none. I know mine will be in my cold dead hands whenever someone wants to take it away from me. It is that good a revolver. I just might even put it above a Dan Wesson model 15-2.
And the SP101 is a great small frame revolver.
And a Blackhawk convertible also. Wow, did you hit the mother lode of great guns.

Now, did you go buy a lottery ticket and try to extend your luck/get more gun money?
 

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I wasn't aware there were Blackhawks in 45 Colt. I really like the looks of that. Being a favorite cartridge of mine, I'll have to keep an eye out for one.:thumb:
They also have a Redhawk in 45acp/45 Colt. You need moonclip with the Redhawk, the Blackhawk comes with a extra cylinder
 

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Good finds !!!
That GP100 is the quintessential .357 magnum revolver, bar none. I know mine will be in my cold dead hands whenever someone wants to take it away from me. It is that good a revolver. I just might even put it above a Dan Wesson model 15-2.
And the SP101 is a great small frame revolver.
And a Blackhawk convertible also. Wow, did you hit the mother lode of great guns.

Now, did you go buy a lottery ticket and try to extend your luck/get more gun money?
A GP100 357 was on my radar until I found my Ruger Security Six - the immediate precursor to the GP100 Line.
 

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Well here are the other two they got me on. The GP100 was unfired, you can't say that anymore.:D The trigger in double action isn't too bad. It's not S&W like, but still good. The single action trigger is very nice. Accuracy wise, it is what you'd expect from a quality revolver. In short, it's a tank. It recoils barely above a .22 with .38 target loads, and it's muzzle blast with full power .357 is more noticeable than it's recoil. If you were looking for a durable, predictable, and boring revolver that will do what you expect one to do, the GP100 is a good choice. It will most likely get used more than my 686-2m as it is an early model in excellent shape. I sort of retired it in favor of the lighter 627. However, I miss the weight and the GP will fill that bill nicely.

The 9mm SP101 is also what you'd expect accuracy wise. However, the double action may need a little work. I will know better once I put more ammo down range. One thing of note, the new model takes a specific moon clip. Ruger put a recess in the face of the cylinder that the moon clip has to fit into. On the old model there isn't a recess. So moon clips made for it will not work with the new model because it sits on the face and you can't close the cylinder. Also, I've not found an inexpensive aftermarket one. The Ruger ones will run around $4 a piece after taxes. The S&W 625-8 only cost $.50 a piece for a good aftermarket.

It does work without them, and I could get spent casings out with the finger nail on my index finger. My Bond Arms is the same way with it's 9mm barrel set. Sometime down the road, I'll do a comparison between the 9mm and .357. I've a Talo edition that is black Cerakote from the factory with a night sight on the front. At the moment, it wouldn't be a fair comparison as it is has many rounds down range and both the single and double action have smoothed out.

All three were on my list in the very models you see here. Of the three I've had more fun with the Blackhawk. Accuracy has been great with either .45 ACP or .45 Colt loads. With some of my hot .45 Colt loads, it does recoil more than either the .45 Colt RB or my Super Redhawk with the same load. Of course it is also lighter than those two. It also has me thinking about the same length model in .357/9mm.

Maloy

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What is it with Rugers and getting sold, especially in like new condition? By all accounts they seem to be well made, high quality firearms, yet you see so many used Rugers at any given gunshop that you'd imagine that they were bad.
Seriously, it would be one thing if they were all Magnum Revolvers since then you could write it off as the recoil/ammo cost turning the original owner away, but it's for all of their firearms, regardless of what they're chambered in.
 

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Around here and I am sure most places!
most firearms have well under 500 rounds through them even if many years old.
they are bought, maybe tried once or twice and then put in the dresser drawer with the socks or t shirts.
I can find almost like new used weapons all the time, my problem is that i just don't need them.
I bought a used RIA 1911 for 250 bucks the guy said had 100 rounds through it, I believe him, I bought a Used Colt Combat Elite for 700 bucks (at the time they were going in the 1100-1200 dollar range ) that had never been fired, and I believe that , a EAA wtiness in 38 Super wonder finish for 250 that was like new, very low mileage.
again I bleieve all this stories after tearing them down and seeing the weapons inside and out.
lots of people buy guns and never use them, gives them a comfortable feeling--for a while.
 
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