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My First Revolver! +100 to Kim at Karps!

my first revolver 100 to kim at karps

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#1 mills613


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Posted June 05 2016 - 08:44 PM

I've been wanting a revolver for quite some time now...and I've finally got my first!

Thanks Kim for being able to read my mind and cutting me a sweet deal. I love shopping with you guys. I've purchased rifles from Josh and now a pistol from Kim. I just need to but from Alan to get the hat trick!

Ruger GP 100
10 shot
SS (The pics don't do it justice. It's not as shiny as it looks. Much more of a matte finish)
Rubber grips with wood inlay
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This pistol feels so.comfortable in the hand. Very little recoil, if any. My only issue was when I took it to the range. Fired 60 rounds. I didn't have 1 set where all 10 went bang. There were 1 or 2 rounds that would go off. I don't know if it was the same cylinder each time. Used Remmington for 50 and then 10 rounds of CC I high velocity mini mags.

Any of you wheel gun guys have any idea what's going on? I've heard the word "timing" used with revolvers. Is there a break in period?

​​​​​​​Thanks in advance for the help, and thanks again to LI Ammo
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Posted June 05 2016 - 09:20 PM

Congratulations, It sounds like it will need a return trip to Ruger. It definitely isn't the ammunition ?. I know the S&W 617 can develop a timing issue over a few thousand rounds.
The GP100 is a nice revolver. I owned a stainless GP100 from 1987.
I bought a Ruger stainless single six with the .22 Magnum cylinder. The cylinder is marked to the revolver to match the timing.
I would try a different brand of high velocity .22 LR like the 40 grain Thunderbolt and CCI Stinger. A few hundred rounds single action and double action to see if it continues every set of ten. It might be the ammo in only 60 rounds.

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Posted June 06 2016 - 05:55 AM


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Posted June 07 2016 - 12:25 AM

Strip it down clean and lube then try it again.
Ive had new gun do this till I fully detail them.
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Posted June 07 2016 - 08:46 AM

Strip it down clean and lube then try it again.
Ive had new gun do this till I fully detail them.

I've always cleaned my semi automatic pistols before using the first time. I took this revolver to the range right out of the box. It looked clean, but I was worried that I hadn't cleaned it yet.

I was under the impression the revolvers were like work horses. They still go bang, even if neglected.

I will absolutley clean it out good. I'll file a range report after.


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Posted June 07 2016 - 08:56 AM

I picked up a .22 revolver for the little lady, took it to the range and had problems with it ejecting. Gave it a good cleaning and no more problem. You would be surprised what a good cleaning will do even a revolver.
That is a nice gun, I'm so jealous. LIammo did right by me also.
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