The Ruger GP 100 .44 Special Revolver at the 2017 SHOT Show Range Day

   01.17.17

The Ruger GP 100 .44 Special Revolver at the 2017 SHOT Show Range Day

Fans of big-bore revolvers should be happy with Ruger’s new .44 Special version of their GP 100 revolver. The gun sports a 3″ barrel, fiber optic front sight and adjustable rear sight, Houge grips, and a five-round capacity.

In the video a Ruger rep goes over the feature set of the gun and demonstrates it in both single and double-action mode.

I was able to put a few rounds through the gun and my initial impressions were favorable. The trigger was good in double-action and very good in single-action, and the rubber grips absorbed the recoil of the standard pressure .44 Special rounds very well. Since it is based on the tank-like GP 100 I’m sure it will handle the hotter .44 Special loads that approach Magnum territory as well.

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