Ruger GP100 is a rugged and reliable double-action revolver that serves equally well for field carry in the outdoors, home defense, law enforcement, or target shooting. The GP100 revolver is built on a robust, medium/heavy frame of stainless steel.
The good thing about maintaining this gun is that it’s pretty easy to do. You certainly don’t have to disassemble this weapon to do a routine cleaning. Cleaning consists of swinging the cylinder out and running a patch and a bore brush through the barrel and the chambers. Some light lube and you’re done.
Safety and Reliability
Ruger makes a fine revolver, Pull the trigger, it goes bang. In regards to safety, the GP100 has no manual safety on it, but it does have a transfer bar safety system which prevents the hammer from hitting the firing pin without the trigger first being pulled all the way to the rear. Ruger GP100 for Sale
That is you can drop it without it going off. The only other thing you can equally call a safety feature is the double-action trigger pull, which comes in at about a quarter-mile.
Comfort and Recoil
Ruger GP100 is a heavy gun, so there’s an upside and a downside. The downside is that it’s heavy. Not heavy enough to where you have a hard time holding it up, but heavy enough to know you’re holding a block of steel in your hands.
The upside is that a heavy gun has less recoil. Shooting .38 specials out of this thing is like shooting a .22. You barely feel it. On the other hand, you WILL feel the recoil of .357 mags. Ruger GP100 for Sale