One of the firearms that I had hoped to shoot at Industry Day at the Range was the new Ruger GP-100 in .44 Special. As events conspired to keep me from the SHOT Show, I am relying on my friend Rob Reed’s post about it at AllOutdoor.com.
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.
He also included this video of the Ruger representative going over the specs of the revolver.
You can read more about the specifications of this new revolver at Ruger’s website here.
If you subscribe to Guns Magazine, Massad Ayoob has a very complimentary review of this new revolver in this month’s issue (March 2017).