GP100 grips

Discussion in 'Ruger Revolver Forums' started by JohnR, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. JohnR

    JohnR New Member

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    For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to take the old '80s grips from my 4" GP100 and put them on my new 3". They look absolutely fantastic, love the look. So I shot a box of .38SPL today and the grips feel fine. Then I loaded some .357.

    :eek:

    Horrible. Recoil flung it up and backward like a .44 Vaquero, and there's a contour right at my thumb that, I guess because the rubber hardened a bit over the decades, really whacked at my thumb.

    Are the newer Ruger grips softer and better contoured? I put my Pachmayrs, which handle .357 like a dream, back on the gun the minute I got home, but these sure do look nice.

    From Shopruger.com:
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  2. Eatapeach

    Eatapeach New Member

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    I spent a little time with a GP100 with a 6" barrel.
    It had the stock rubber,finger contoured Hogue grips. I shot 38 and 357. I loved how it felt.

    I'm picking one up for myself tomorrow, with the rubber grips. I had been thinking about the beautiful Hogue wood grips,but worry they won't be as comfortable with the .357 rnds . Then I wondered if the barrel length would compensate.

    So,I'll be watching this thread. This has been an informative page in the little time I've been here. ✌��
     
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  3. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    My GP100MC Came with wooden grips. They handle recoil OK.
     
  4. airweightfourfourtytwo

    airweightfourfourtytwo New Member

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    John----I just put the new ruger compact grips on my new three inch GP100. They seem to be comfortable and controllable.
     
  5. JohnR

    JohnR New Member

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    Even with .357 Magnum loads? That's good news.
     
  6. airweightfourfourtytwo

    airweightfourfourtytwo New Member

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    JohnR-----yes---.357 Mag is all that I shoot in it.
     
  7. nickndfl

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    Try the Hogue grips. I have them on an SP-101 and they provide better control.
     

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  8. JohnR

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    I have the Hogues for my SP and GP. The GP has them both with and without finger grooves. They do indeed work splendidly. I just like the Pachmayrs a little better.

    I'll have to scratch up some cash to order those Ruger grips.
     
  9. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    I had an SP101 327 mag and with the stock grips the gun had unreal punishing recoil. I replaced the stock grips with Hogue Tamers and it made a huge difference for the better. Yep the stock grips looked good but they sucked for handling recoil. I imagine the GP100 is the same.
    Like VT said the GP100 match champion wood grips are comfortable even when shooting 357.
     
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  10. Eatapeach

    Eatapeach New Member

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    I've read the Pachmayrs are thicker. Agree?
     
  11. JohnR

    JohnR New Member

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    Yes, the Pachmayrs are about 1/16" thicker.
     

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