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Ruger GP100 6" 7-Shot Stainless .357 Magnum
Ruger GP100 6" 7-Shot Stainless .357 Magnum 1773
Ruger GP100 6" 7-Shot Stainless .357 Magnum (1773)

Ruger GP100 6" 7-Shot Stainless .357 Magnum (1773)
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Ruger's Double Action Workhorse.
Sturm, Ruger and Company was founded in 1949 by business partners Alexander ("Alex") McCormick Sturm and William ("Bill") Batterman Ruger. Prior to the partnership, Bill Ruger had previously designed machine guns for the U.S. military during World War II and afterwards, successfully duplicated two Japanese Baby Nambu pistols in his garage based on samples acquired from a Marine.

It would serve as the basis for launching the company when Ruger ingeniously combined the looks of a German 9mm Luger with rimfire engineering from the Colt Woodsman and the operating mechanism of the Nambu. Bill Ruger and Alex Sturm rented a small machine shop in Southport, Connecticut and immediately introduced the world to the greatest rimfire pistol in history-- the legendary MK-I, which still continues to this day in its third generation.

Alex Sturm was married to the granddaughter of President Teddy Roosevelt, was a Yale graduate, a talented artist and business entrepreneur that supplied the capital investment to start the fledgling company. In addition, he personally designed the famous Germanic heraldic red eagle that still serves as Ruger's company logo.

Bill Ruger supplied the business acumen plus technical-know-how as a skilled gunsmith and celebrated inventor. Tragically in 1951, Alex Sturm fell seriously ill and died at the age of 28 just as the company was beginning to gain traction.

After Sturm's passing, Bill Ruger mourned the loss of his old friend and business partner by permanently changing the company's distinctive red eagle logo to solid black (or white, shrouded in black), where it remains to this day in remembrance. Bill Ruger would go on to lead the company to world prominence, becoming the largest manufacturer of firearms in the United States.

A pioneering legend in American industry until his death in 2002, Ruger had a hand in the design and styling of every single gun the company produced while under his direction. To date, Sturm Ruger has manufactured more than 30-million firearms, while also becoming a leading supplier of precision investment castings in diverse industries such as aerospace, automotive and even golf clubs.

Introduced in 1985, the GP100 was designed to replace Ruger's highly successful Security Six series. Built on a heavier and more robust frame, the gun was engineered specifically to be fed a regular diet of full powered .357Magnum cartridges.

The GP100 incorporated several major improvements over its predecessor. The cylinder locking system is latched to the frame at the crane and back of the ejector rod. Ruger refers to this as the "Triple Locking Cylinder".

Another design improvement was the reduced grip frame. Grip panels don't actually attach the side of the GP100's frame as they do on traditional revolvers. Instead, a one-piece grip slides over the frame and is securely attached by screws through the bottom.

The Ruger frame is considered the strongest double action chassis available anywhere due to the fact it lacks removable side plates and investment cast construction. There is often a great deal of confusion between old school sand castings and Ruger's state-of-the-art advanced investment castings-- which are typically considered stronger than even forged steel.

Similarly, other revolver manufacturers use a removable side plate design that is over 100- years old. They were built to accommodate the low pressure loads of the era, but when magnum cartridges came along in the '30s, the guns were just enlarged to handle the higher pressure rounds.

Magnum revolvers that use side plates tend to loosen-up over time. Ruger's revolvers, on the other hand, have always been built without the use of side plates-- which result in a stronger, less bulky gun.

The Ruger GP100 uses the transfer bar ignition system, which makes carrying a revolver with a fully loaded cylinder absolutely safe. Until the trigger is deliberately pulled, the gun is incapable of firing and there is no risk of unintentional discharge if the gun is dropped or banged.

For aiming, the gun wears an excellent set of adjustable rear with ramp front sights that acquire the target well. This heavy duty workhorse features a handsome satin stainless finish and has a set of recoil taming Hogue finger groove grips for maximum control when sending full powered magnums down range. Firing is accomplished via a very smooth traditional double action design that unlike other revolvers, exclusively uses high quality piano wires in its construction.

While Ruger does not provide a written warranty, the company has always promptly, professionally and courteously repaired the extremely limited number of malfunctioning firearms we've sent them. In our humble opinion, they have a better warranty and service track record than many manufacturer's offering a so-called "limited lifetime" policy (which by the way, is not your lifetime, but what that particular manufacturer perceives to be the life of the gun).

Overall, the Ruger GP100 is a superb , supremely strong, well made and exacting combat revolver you can bet your life on.
Patented Grip Frame Design- that easily accommodates a wide variety of grip designs
Transfer Bar Safety- provides an extra measure of safety against discharge if the gun is dropped on hammer
Triple Locking Cylinder- in the front, rear & bottom, resulting in more positive and dependable operation shot after shot
Easy Takedown- of integrated sub-assembly's requires no special tools and allows for hassle free maintenance and reassembly
Caliber: 357 MAGNUM / .38 Special+P
Cylinder Capacity: 7- Rounds
Construction: Stainless Steel
Barrel Length: 6"
Sights: Adjustable Rear / Fiber Optic Front
Weight: 40 ozs.
Grips: Black Rubber Hogue Monogrip w/ Ruger logo
Action: Traditional Double Revolver
Warranty:"The Magnuson-Moss Act (Public Law 93-637) does not require any seller or manufacturer of a consumer product to give a written warranty. It does provide that if a written warranty is given, it must be designated as "limited" or as "full" and sets minimum standards for a full warranty. Sturm,Ruger & Company, Inc. has elected not to provide any written warranty, either "limited" or "full, rather than to attempt to comply with the provisions of the Magnuson - Moss Act and the regulation issued thereunder."

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