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03-20-2012 07:27 AM
Mr. Sinister FINALLY got my new grip. Got it put on and got myself a nice Ruger branded shoulder holster.
03-07-2012 10:58 AM
Mr. Sinister
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Originally Posted by cavediverjc View Post
Did you look at the S&W 686 in stainless? I've got one and it's my favorite revolver in my collection.
I did as a matter of fact, they had one at the same place I bought my Ruger. Definitely a good gun, but I liked the looks and the feel of the Ruger just a little better. The price was almost identical as I recall it.
03-07-2012 10:31 AM
30-284
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Originally Posted by cavediverjc View Post
Did you look at the S&W 686 in stainless? I've got one and it's my favorite revolver in my collection.
Try the 357's with the N frame, even better specially with the larger grip.

Donn
03-07-2012 10:13 AM
cavediverjc Did you look at the S&W 686 in stainless? I've got one and it's my favorite revolver in my collection.
03-07-2012 08:37 AM
Mr. Sinister
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Originally Posted by nick50471 View Post

I was just giving you a hard time.
I'm sure I deserve it.
03-07-2012 08:35 AM
nick50471
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Originally Posted by Mr. Sinister

Going by what all the magazines and websites said, is part of the reason I chose this gun. Not to mention Ruger being a great company to deal with if you have a problem.
You won't have any problems.

I was just giving you a hard time.

I have seen far to many to pick one of the best for the money. But you chose one that is definitely on my list.
03-07-2012 07:19 AM
Mr. Sinister
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Originally Posted by armygreen View Post
oops, sorry for thread hijack/hijinks.

LOVE your gp100! i've dug that gun since i first saw it in the late 80s.
always looked like the sturdiest .357 i've ever seen, built like a tank.

It's all good. I mean, who doesn't want their own action figure!! I have one of R. Lee Ermey that talks, and has his autograph on the box.

It's got a great weight and feel to it, that's for sure. In my opinion, better than the S&W at about the same price. The Colt Python was maybe a little better, but a lot more expensive.
03-07-2012 07:14 AM
Mr. Sinister
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Originally Posted by nick50471 View Post
That statement is a bit of a stretch. I don't disagree that the GP100 is a great gun but BEST for the money...Hmmm.

Uberti Cattleman, Heritage Rough Rider, LCR and the 460XVR should get honorable mentions.

Sorry the Magnum Research BFR in 45/70 too.

Sorry. I should just stay out of this.
Going by what all the magazines and websites said, is part of the reason I chose this gun. Not to mention Ruger being a great company to deal with if you have a problem.
03-07-2012 07:13 AM
Mr. Sinister
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Originally Posted by RatherBNarizona View Post
Good choice, that was my first gun.
Thanks!! It's the first one I've bought in a long time, does that count?
03-06-2012 10:52 PM
armygreen oops, sorry for thread hijack/hijinks.

LOVE your gp100! i've dug that gun since i first saw it in the late 80s.
always looked like the sturdiest .357 i've ever seen, built like a tank.
03-06-2012 10:49 PM
armygreen omg this is so funny to me, it really does exist



The Trainer – Chris Costa at 1/6th still has 1/1 beard | Military Times GearScout

that is such a hoot. i love silly stuff like this.

much respect to Mr. Costa!
03-06-2012 09:04 PM
nick50471
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Originally Posted by Mr. Sinister View Post
Thanks, I've wanted this gun for a good while now. These GP100s might be the best revolvers for the money being made.
That statement is a bit of a stretch. I don't disagree that the GP100 is a great gun but BEST for the money...Hmmm.

Uberti Cattleman, Heritage Rough Rider, LCR and the 460XVR should get honorable mentions.

Sorry the Magnum Research BFR in 45/70 too.

Sorry. I should just stay out of this.
03-06-2012 08:56 PM
RatherBNarizona Good choice, that was my first gun.
03-06-2012 06:26 PM
Mr. Sinister Thanks, I've wanted this gun for a good while now. These GP100s might be the best revolvers for the money being made.
03-06-2012 06:18 PM
streetjeep Mr Sinister..It looks great.
I've got a Ruger Police Six 357. It's an older model but I like it alot. I've had it quite a few years. Got the combat grips on it too. Just got a new Galco leather holster for it, very difficult to get because it's an older model.
03-06-2012 06:09 PM
Mr. Sinister Also got the grip I wanted from eBay, but it hasn't come yet.

03-06-2012 05:54 PM
Mr. Sinister Here she is, all cleaned up and looking pretty.





I picked up a speed loader, a box of .357 hollow points and a box of .38 special to get acclimated to it. Loving this thing!!
03-06-2012 07:20 AM
Mr. Sinister lmfao
03-06-2012 04:03 AM
armygreen
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Originally Posted by Mr. Sinister View Post

in 1973 my G.I. Joe had that EXACT same gun!

but his Kung-Fu grip kept making him have negligent discharges, he just couldn't keep his finger out of the trigger guard.

......






omg they had an Edgar Winter GI Joe, i had no idea...
03-05-2012 07:24 PM
Mr. Sinister Oh I love that 1911 pictured there, any blemishes are from use, and that use is good history.
03-05-2012 08:53 AM
PecosRiver Don't dismiss ugly guns as being abused. My Colt Officer's model shows quite a bit of holster wear from when it was my primary duty weapon when I was a cop. It also has a scuff that doesn't rub out from when it came in contact with a shotgun. The gun functions flawlessly though and has been my go to gun for everything gun related.

I couldn't tell you how many rounds have passed through that barrel, but it is a very high number. I like 1911s and own several. My first 1911 is a Government Model in nickel and has also been shot to excess. That one is still pristine though.

I've had a Ruger .357 at one point and found it to be a sweet gun, but I am a semi-auto freak and ended up selling it to a revolver freak. Not sure of the model. Ruger makes some nice weapons.
03-05-2012 07:26 AM
Mr. Sinister 2 more days.......
02-25-2012 10:34 PM
Mr. Sinister
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Originally Posted by nick50471 View Post
Sorry only the first part of my post was directed at you. The rest was just general info for anyone that might be buying a used gun.

Nice piece of history. is it a GI bring back?
I didn't take it any kind of negative way.
Nothing wrong with helpful information!!

My understanding is it's either an officer's pistol, or one that was "lost in battle". Supposedly, only officers could take their sidearms home with them, the average enlisted man could not. But, many were "lost in battle". So that means it had to be brought back by a soldier, as they were never surplussed.
It is a pretty cool thing, especially to think it may have actually been fired during the war. My Grandfather served in Europe, but I know it's not his.
My dad is a big WWII buff, and he's got a few original M1 rifles, both carbines and garands. I know one was made by the jukebox manufacturer Rockola, but I'm not sure about the others. One has the original paratrooper folding stock.
02-25-2012 10:20 PM
nick50471
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Originally Posted by Mr. Sinister
I've been shooting since I was about 10 years old, and this is far from my first gun. This Ruger is only my third handgun, though.
I was raised around them, and taught how to respect and care for firearms. It's funny you mention the 1911, I have a WWII issue Remington-Rand 1911 in my night stand. It's even got the U.S. Government serial number on it.
My dad reloads quite a bit, and I want to learn.

Sorry only the first part of my post was directed at you. The rest was just general info for anyone that might be buying a used gun.

Nice piece of history. is it a GI bring back?
02-25-2012 10:14 PM
Mr. Sinister I've been shooting since I was about 10 years old, and this is far from my first gun. This Ruger is only my third handgun, though.
I was raised around them, and taught how to respect and care for firearms. It's funny you mention the 1911, I have a WWII issue Remington-Rand 1911 in my night stand. It's even got the U.S. Government serial number on it.
My dad reloads quite a bit, and I want to learn.



02-25-2012 12:32 PM
nick50471
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Originally Posted by Mr. Sinister View Post
SO I head down to a local gun shop (Rick's Gun and Pawn in Conowingo, MD. really great to deal with) with my dad this morning to pick up the Auto Ordnance 1911 he bought last week, and damned if they didn't have a Ruger GP100 in stainless with a 6" barrel, right in the front of their counter case.

So I pick it up a week from Tuesday (they're closed Sunday and Monday).
It didn't have the grip I wanted (I wanted the contoured rubber grip, it had the smooth rubber grip with wood inserts), but I picked up the grip I wanted on fleabay for $18.50. It is lightly used (yeah, I do feel a little dumb now after talking mess, lol), but since I had my dad with me to check it over, who is pretty much an expert on everything guns, I felt pretty comfortable with it.

Funny how things work out. I'll post a pic when I pick it up.



Glad you found what you were looking for. Make sure you shoot it. Then shoot it some more. After that shoot it again. 38's are super cheap and easy to reload for a revolver. Keep that in mind. Great hobby too.

As a rule used guns are typically good buys. Much different than buying a used car. A used vehicle can hide flaws for months. Firearms on the other hand are normally what you see is what you get.

First, most people don't shoot that often and very few rounds get fired at all. Most used guns are not even properly broken in.

Second, if they are a shooter they normally take very good care of the gun.

The telling signs on guns are finish, fit and wear. Look down the bore. Should be nice and shiney with deep cut rifling. Look for handling marks like at the muzzle for wear from being put into and out of a case, holster wear, idiot scratch on 1911's, cylinder and crane fit on revolvers. You don't need to be an expert to tell when something just isn't right.

I can't even begin to tell you how many firearms I have bought and sold. some great deals and some losers. I have missed some things and it has cost me but when you make as many deals as I have it is bound to happen.
02-25-2012 11:49 AM
Mr. Sinister
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Originally Posted by cavediverjc View Post
Quote of the day!

Tell that to the Libs... Lol...
Might as well be talking to a wall then on this issue. I consider myself pretty middle of the road, liberal on some issues, conservative on others. But the gun ownership issue is more common sense than anything, in my opinion.
02-25-2012 11:47 AM
Mr. Sinister SO I head down to a local gun shop (Rick's Gun and Pawn in Conowingo, MD. really great to deal with) with my dad this morning to pick up the Auto Ordnance 1911 he bought last week, and damned if they didn't have a Ruger GP100 in stainless with a 6" barrel, right in the front of their counter case.

So I pick it up a week from Tuesday (they're closed Sunday and Monday).
It didn't have the grip I wanted (I wanted the contoured rubber grip, it had the smooth rubber grip with wood inserts), but I picked up the grip I wanted on fleabay for $18.50. It is lightly used (yeah, I do feel a little dumb now after talking mess, lol), but since I had my dad with me to check it over, who is pretty much an expert on everything guns, I felt pretty comfortable with it.

Funny how things work out. I'll post a pic when I pick it up.
02-24-2012 03:05 PM
cavediverjc
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Originally Posted by Mr. Sinister

except criminals don't buy new guns, because they're criminals, and they can't.
Quote of the day!

Tell that to the Libs... Lol...
02-24-2012 01:50 PM
Mr. Sinister
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Originally Posted by nick50471 View Post
I read this and assumed EVERY meant new and used.
Understandable, and I should have clarified.
This is how it was explained to me:
Every new handgun sold in MD does need a casing on file.
So it's safe to assume that of you buy a used handgun from a Maryland shop or resident that was originally purchased in Maryland (dating after some time in 2001 when this ridiculous law went into effect) the casing for that gun is already on file. I didn't ask about used guns, because I wasn't going to buy one. Buying new or used from out of state is apparently a whole different mess, that I'm not trying to deal with.
It's the whole "ballistic fingerprinting" nonsense, I guess intended to make it easier to track a casing used in a crime back to the owner. except criminals don't buy new guns, because they're criminals, and they can't.
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