G&R Tactical
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 17 of 17

Thread: Many choices of Gp-100 these days

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1,009
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by HD1911 View Post
    I hope it works well for you and that you highly enjoy it. You gonna handload for her then?
    Thanks. Hopefully I get a good one. Ruger has been skipping some quality control and letting a few lemons out. Saw it over at ruger forums.

    I don't reload yet. Maybe this gun will be the catalyst. I've already ordered ammo. Got some .44 Russian and some Keith loads, too. (255 gr @950 fps from a 3 inch barrel)

    I plan to save all casings.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Western KY
    Posts
    1,239
    Feedback Score
    43 (100%)
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron3 View Post
    Thanks. Hopefully I get a good one. Ruger has been skipping some quality control and letting a few lemons out. Saw it over at ruger forums.

    I don't reload yet. Maybe this gun will be the catalyst. I've already ordered ammo. Got some .44 Russian and some Keith loads, too. (255 gr @950 fps from a 3 inch barrel)

    I plan to save all casings.
    I do know one thing... Ruger will make it right for sure, if you happen to get a lemon.

    a 255gr at 950 is Honkin' and sure to git'r done. Especially a HC or something robust.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1,009
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by HD1911 View Post
    I do know one thing... Ruger will make it right for sure, if you happen to get a lemon.

    a 255gr at 950 is Honkin' and sure to git'r done. Especially a HC or something robust.
    Yes they do tend to make it right.

    Underwood makes the Keith load (other Co's do, too), a hard SWC 255 gr @1000 fps (4-5 inch). They also make a hard cast Wadcutter 200 gr 1000 fps (4-5 inch) at a more affordable price. I got some of each to try.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Western KY
    Posts
    1,239
    Feedback Score
    43 (100%)
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron3 View Post
    Yes they do tend to make it right.

    Underwood makes the Keith load (other Co's do, too), a hard SWC 255 gr @1000 fps (4-5 inch). They also make a hard cast Wadcutter 200 gr 1000 fps (4-5 inch) at a more affordable price. I got some of each to try.
    Awesome!

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    320
    Feedback Score
    2 (100%)
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron3 View Post
    Thanks. Hopefully I get a good one. Ruger has been skipping some quality control and letting a few lemons out. Saw it over at ruger forums.

    I don't reload yet. Maybe this gun will be the catalyst. I've already ordered ammo. Got some .44 Russian and some Keith loads, too. (255 gr @950 fps from a 3 inch barrel)

    I plan to save all casings.
    .44 Russian? .44 SPL brass is plentiful.



    I have an old S&W Hand Ejector in .44 Spl. Once in a blue moon, I load up some 240 grain swaged SWCs and shoot it. Use a fast burning powder, e.g. Bullseye, AA2 or AA5, etc. Don't try to magnumize it. .44 SPL is a fun cartridge to load and shoot.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1,009
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Uni-Vibe View Post
    .44 Russian? .44 SPL brass is plentiful.



    I have an old S&W Hand Ejector in .44 Spl. Once in a blue moon, I load up some 240 grain swaged SWCs and shoot it. Use a fast burning powder, e.g. Bullseye, AA2 or AA5, etc. Don't try to magnumize it. .44 SPL is a fun cartridge to load and shoot.
    While shopping ammo I saw the .44 Russian for about $2 more so I got a box to try.

    I only got some strong loads to see what they're like, see where they shoot, and for trail defense.

    Otherwise I want accuracy.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1,009
    Feedback Score
    0
    Finally got to shoot the GP100 .44. I'm pleased with it.

    90 rnds, mostly lead, and everything worked fine. Gap didn't gum up, no issues with my gently polish work or the Wolf hammer (12 lb) and trigger return (10 lb) springs, and everything ejected easily. The Underwood 200 gr and 255 gr ("Keith Load") also ejected fine and showed no sign of overpressure.

    The sights only required a small elevation adjustment. The 200 gr easy loads shoot point of aim, the heavier, hotter loads shoot are a six o clock hold at 25 yds. All of the loads had good accuracy. (they all did less than 3 inches for 5 shots at 15 yds single-action free-hand with sweat rolling down my face in the afternoon heat) I'll get better with more practice with the gun.

    As for recoil the cowboy loads are downright pleasant. Probably like a steel 1911 with 200 gr bullets at 700 fps. Nothin' to it and they can fired DA as fast as I want because it's the DA pull that limits speed, not the recoil.

    The hot "Keith" style loads are like a good shove, plenty of muzzle rise, and were the only loads I actually noticed hitting my palm kinda hard. But even they weren't actually painfull. Reminded me of a hot 200 gr load from a Glock 10mm I guess, only more of a push.

    I think it's going to be great as a trail-defense gun.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •