The times it has happened have all been during dry fire drills. In the owners manual it states that when shooting the gun DA, after drawing the trigger rearward to fire, upon releasing the trigger, if you do not let the trigger reset 100% completely forward, it can damage the gun. Nice front sight on the match. The reality of all the barrel reprofiling is only a 2 oz weight savings over a standard full lug 4″ GP100. Used firearms are not available for purchase online or for transfer between stores.. The guy who raised me (ex-step-dad) has a gp100 match champion, and said he experienced the same exact problem when letting one of his friends shoot his gp100 DA. You guys can think whatever you want but I think there is a problem in the design and so I sold the gun. By clicking on a link above, you will leave the Ruger website and be transported to the website of an independent, federally licensed retailer of Ruger ® products. Ruger GP100 1765 $375.20. �)�+m�k���R7�u�������|A����4W0rh�]#/Y:�r�z6!K���F���|�S����3�h�B]��K�6��_NI/��r����FX������+[�����o�խj�yI��V�ݛiZ[]�o��mUky�h2�-@�hUe� u�x� ��67�����f���ym����+���g1R_F^A����rjy 5�dQK?����/u�����;�C�̊�2���Ȼ�е��W�I�I��Ӯyґ�M(@�r7)����J�Zټ��z}�������n�_�5+�f�����Mk���f�#��! I’ve owned and shot many, but never a revolver. Such emails will be ignored. The standard barrel length is 4.2 inches, but some models are 2.5 inches or 5.5 inches. Problem is, I've shot thousands of rounds throug my GP100, which is essentially a trigger job. Ruger GP100 1771 $839.99. I'm sitting at the port, with the barrel on a benchrest. I carefully cleaned and removed the fouling. From the Ruger instruction manual: “The 10MM GP100® will function, and has been tested, with 40 S&W caliber ammunition, but may misfire (fail to fire) with some commercial ammunition. After getting a few intial photographs, I pulled out the chunky gun and began getting familiar with it. Take a serious look at the GP100 Match Champion. Many will get all jazzed about the flat sided, half-lug barrel in hopes that the new Match Champion is exponentially lighter somehow, but it isn’t. �Q�J��#�ƣ���JX��n:����q4��{�� . I just wrapped up a career that has had me carrying a 6" GP-100 since 2003. Model Number: 1754 Caliber: 357 Mag Grips Hogue® Stippled Hardwood; Front Sight Fiber Optic; Barrel Length 4.20" 10.6 cm; Material Stainless Steel; Capacity 6; Rear Sight Fixed; Twist 1:18.75" RH; Finish Satin Stainless; Overall Length 9.50" 24.1 cm; Weight 38 oz. It's back to 100%. ;Ii 'I�8[�xtgA�����1\&m��d2`9�Q�4���(�Ztw��'Jeވq���j5�N9��PFlL�A7^ʂ~�{C�`��� I then realized something was wrong attempted to cock the hammer, could not draw the hammer back, I then tried to dry fire the pistol DA and the trigger would not function, firearm was entirely jammed up. The new barrel has flat sides, and the underlug stretches just a bit more than halfway instead of going all the way to the muzzle. A "massive" problem would suppose that this occurs regularly. At SHOT Show, we talked to Kurt Hindle, the product manager for the Match Champion. Such a conversion would theoretically allow one to fire the 10mm Magnum as … Don't have them any more, so I cannot test for this. I had a 2” Taurus in .357 mag, one time while I was shooting it the bullets would jumping crimp and try the gun up. The release of the 10mm GP100 has me more excited than ever about Ruger’s flagship revolver. I own the 6" GP100 and have handled the match champion. I like the aesthetics of the wood. Ruger GP100 1766 $394.10. I'm so confused. Some Match Champion owners have even converted their cylinders to fire 10mm Magnum (10×32). Now you might be thinking, “Justin, it’s a revolver from a well-established manufacturer – of course it’s made to a decent standard!” Unfortunately I’ve had the opportunity to handle the new Colt Cobra and some Smiths of rece… The GP100 Match Champion. I did a short review video of it a few months ago to go along with a more detailed review from Lounge contributor Spencer Blue. Opening the grey Ruger box revealed a fine-looking revolver, a lock, disassembly pin, and the instruction manual. Gun Review: Ruger GP100 Match Champion 10mm Auto. It’s a nice gun. Ruger GP100 1772 $1,249.99. The 4" barrel is the perfect compromise of weight, speed and accuracy and even though the gun is just 2 oz lighter, it does feel faster side by side with the old version. I suspect the match champion may be tuned a bit at the factory. I was at the range and going through about 100 rounds of .38spl. Now, Ruger has introduced such a revolver, and they didn’t just do so on a standard GP-100, they introduced the 10mm GP on the excellent Match Champion version. The GP100 has poor aftermarket support and add-ons. The Ruger GP100 has gradually been working its way to the forefront of my revolver consciousness. How typical. I just know that if I have an animal chewing on neck or body and I only have 1 hand available and my adrenaline is rushing like nothing else I cannot guarantee I will let that trigger reset 100%. What an unbreakable tack-driver for under a grand? The 686 first debuted in the 1980’s alongside the Model 581, 586 and 681.Since then, th… I've taken it to the range twice now. The muzzle is recessed into what’s called a target crown. If you have a firearm related question, please register and post it on the forums. I’ve spent quite a bit of time with 10mm pistols over the years. The cylinder holds only five rounds. Ruger GP100 1702 $627.79. The Ruger GP100 Match Champion is a unique six-gun that offers a great deal to the discerning shooter…with the added bonus of moon clip sweetness. The new GP100 Match Champion is Ruger’s first direct attempt at challenging that dominance. I quit shooting it double action entirely until I sold it. Now that we have established a standard, let’s take a look at a modern double action revolver, the Ruger GP100 Match Champion, and see how it meets those standards. I reviewed the 357 Magnum Match Champion over four years ago , and the same great features carry over to the 10mm version. For more than 70 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. k��׏:qH�2�$ub��׊����V This is my first post on the Forum. I've had my GP100 since they first came out and have had zero problems....it's a tank. The Ruger GP100 Match Champion was conceived by several members of our team that wanted a competition-worthy revolver." This is a Ruger GP100 Match Champion: We bought this last year and used it in our ballistic gel tests. In this instance, the L frame of the 686 denotes a medium-large frame, and is typical of modern, fullsize .357 Magnum offerings from Smith & Wesson. Improperly seated primer, backed out primer, unburnt powder jamming stuff up.....sound to me like the most likely culprit. ����q�&�S3FH�S4��gG���������Cp��`O�e��I���0�M�0�L��#w����� �r� Every double action revolver I've had would hang up with improper trigger use. I had an issue with my ruger gp100 revolver and I sent it back to ruger and they fixed it fast and for free. Ruger SP101 Match Champion The Ruger SP101 made its debut in 1988. Moreover, this pistol also has fiber optic sights, along with the read sight and front blade. In the owners manual it states that when shooting the gun DA, after drawing the trigger rearward to fire, upon releasing the trigger, if you do not let the trigger reset 100% completely forward, it can damage the gun. This email link is to reach site administrators for assistance, if you cannot access TFL via other means. This is like short stroking a pump shotgun. We will then ship to the FFL (Federal Firearms License) dealer for you. The 686 is mostly a refinement of the S&W’s iconic revolver pedigree, established with their K/L frame revolvers. If you are a TFL member and can access TFL, please do not use this link; instead, use the forums (like Questions, Suggestions, and Tech Support) or PM an appropriate mod or admin. I want to be able to shoot .40 S&W in the 10mm GP100 but it isn’t a reality at the moment. My first impression of the revolver is that it is made to a reasonably high standard. For this reason, Ruger does not recommend the use of 40 S&W ammunition in this revolver.” But again, I’m hijacking your thread. The instance that occurred to me was with federal 158gr JSP .357 Magnum ammo purchased from Walmart, I save all my brass cases, and nothing is wrong with the primers or brass on any of my cases (inspected all 137) firearm was freshly cleaned before this instance. I bought my Match Champion with fixed Novak style rear sights as soon as it first became available back in 2014. Can't address the specific issue (with the Ruger), of which you speak. � ��rG��[�m8lJc6n��"����yF�tD�u&,�4.R �^�Qľ�ƾ��Ⱦ�>�~�Y�h� ER��sv��@��*�*+�������q����;��'h&Q��i�.+I4���AI~���� ����(hv�Q�wJ�q;��w�Cw��/���N�¿��i�{�$.�t0��u�x'nub{o�'��g���8M��Qp8N�ø��� �M��ς������ɠoW��|�AԏwJǽ�d��ƅ�Nz�qw���q�_��ޠ7�EI�5�$ީ���b��0^w{Y���q��t8��{��Io� ��8�{e����`�L:�Ap\[+��5��ȶ*�3iRn���I:j Gq�U�qV����.��jܣ���Y�|�z�V|���$IO��~tf�+3� That 2 oz reduction does make the Ruger Match Champion feel just a bit faster handling than the full lug version. I had a couple of Ruger SP-101's for a while, but never experienced that kind of problem with them. Did anyone mention the possibility of the ejector rod cap unscrewing and hanging up on the barrel shroud, adding to or compounding the problem? So not sure I could tell a difference in the internals. It was a small-frame revolver intended to be the stablemate for the GP100 that had supplanted the firm’s small Security-Six wheelgun. Zero issues. These where factory rounds not reloads. ����mPhؠ��0�1�5�G Ո�ϧ�f$?��k>���V4��o�wG��w��xt�+:J�0�cV��F-A6P�����/���`2�3}!k�z�q0>�Y�p��d�^:�$�o�e����~�Lݸ��Q4�v+�Eg}:.m��kM��SZ.��Zn�DS�vo��!�'?�Z��.ٗ�N�`+�LF��ޡ����,~l�6u�J�Wqҋ8�A�Mӱ,iԒ�r�X����q:L�2/S9眮��,V�8��85����Xp��>���a��[���Y��l���$����p"]�� �8�z�οQ���r�7xy�p~x#�;,}X�nÁ���wqsL�WފK��W��ut�g�> 0�v�E'��z��sَ��(� If you are experiencing difficulties posting in the Buy/Sell/Trade subforums of TFL, please read the "sticky" announcement threads at the top of the applicable subforum. Other tweaks are new cylinder flute contours, which stylistically look gre… The Ruger GP100 Match Champion's barrel is a departure from the usual GP100 barrel. As this revolver has been sold for over 25+ years, any design malfunction would have become apparent over this time period. Towards the end it locked up as well. Hello. )(NNpu�I~ޥ�X���2��>�W Vׂh�Z�~ I don't know of any handgun I would have more confidence in. If I didn't, I would send it back to Ruger and they would make it right. Short stroking the triggers can jam a revolver and this is true of Smiths as well as Rugers. Don't have them any more, so I cannot test for this. All I know is that my friend fired about 3 shots through the revolver and handed it back to me (no more shots remaining), when I tried to open the cylinder to remove the shells and loadnit back up, the button would not engage properly, thus the cylinder could not be opened. With products made in America, Ruger offers consumers almost 800 variations of more than 40 product lines. Can't address the specific issue (with the Ruger), of which you speak. You know you will regret selling the Ruger, don't you? I have full confidence that if I ever need it in a life threatening situation it will work exactly as designed. I have experienced cycling issues a couple of times with my GP100 due to short-stroking the trigger. Did you check the see if the crimps held? *2\��Fq�SjF�t�c;��;%���I9����Z�]� The Ruger 10mm GP100 begins with the usual Match … Ruger GP100 1757 $743.47. Since starting this blog I’ve moved from thinking of the GP100 as an “also ran” to viewing it as the best duty-sized revolver on the market. Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. The frame, cylinder release, sideplate, and crane arrangement are unmistakably S&W. Anything mechanical can experience a malfunction. Ruger GP100 Match Champion $747.69. Operate the gun incorrectly and then blame it for YOUR failure? But it really scared me and it caused me to loose trust in that revolver. This is the reason for doing dry fire drills and practicing with a weapon. Of course one CAN jam a revolver by short resetting, but with any kind of training at all it will never happen. We asked him to tell us in 30 seconds or less why we should consider the new Ruger in … This email contact address is not an "Ask the Firearms Expert" service. This pre-owned firearm can be purchased exclusively through [STORE_NAME] by calling or emailing the store. I have owned over six by the way. I’ll go one further and say that if I were looking to replace my gun to ride the river with, it would probably be with a Ruger. Functionally, the Ruger Match Champion runs great; better than any Ruger GP100 out of the box I have owned. I have a Ruger SP101 which I love. Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: https://ruger-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/_manuals/gp100.pdf. After playing with it for a couple minutes I finally was able to pull the hammer back and cock it and this freed everything up, I emptied the shells and reloaded it and everything was back to normal. Also this gun was manufactured in 2015 and what my manual stated is different from what one of the postees above me quoted. Some variants of GP100 consist of a couple that hold 7 of .327 Federal, a few that hold 5 of 44 Special, etc. "Did anyone mention the possibility of the ejector rod cap unscrewing and hanging up on the barrel shroud, adding to or compounding the problem? Also this gun was manufactured in 2015 and what my manual stated is different from what one of the postees above me quoted. Once there, you can verify that the Ruger ® firearm you seek is available through that retailer and order it, subject to all federal, state and local laws.. If you still feel you are qualified to post in those subforums, please contact "Shane Tuttle" (the mod for that portion of TFL) via Private Message for assistance. �F�Om�I4�Hi�d��lK�$��w�����Q`�i���^�pș%hO&$�e�8�@��F���A�EA� I have a GP100 house gun, and a Redhawk for hunting and bigfoot protection, but to be honest, when it comes to being attacked in Ohio by mountain lions, wolves, and bears, I'm content with my Single Six. I had a couple of Ruger SP-101's for a while, but never experienced that kind of problem with them. The SP101 was originally designed as a .38 Special, but according to the book Ruger & His Guns, defense expert Massad Ayoob convinced This Match champion is king of Ruger’s DA six-guns and like any royalty, needs a crown. Friends, Howzit! My gun buddy ex step dad has had the EXACT same thing happen to his gp100 match champion when letting an inexperienced friend shoot it. Frankly, the whole thing sounds fishy to me, to be honest. Ruger GP100 1773 $849.99. 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