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Ruger Introduces the Custom Shop Super GP100 8-Shot Revolver

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At NRAAM, Ruger quietly debuted its Custom Shop Super GP100. And now they officially introduced the Super GP100 via email and on the Ruger website. This sleek looking 8-shot revolver is optimized straight from the factory to be competition ready. Chambered in .357 Magnum, the Super GP100 has features that, according to the company, “Takes the traditional Ruger revolver to the next level, right out of the box.”

The Super GP100 is made of stainless steel and has a PVD finish, which helps to reduce the glare coming off of the gun. As with any quality competition gun, you can fine-tune your zero with the fully adjustable rear sight and quickly acquire your sight picture with the bright fiber optic front sight.

A barrel length of 5.5-inches helps round out the overall length to 11-inches, and the unloaded gun weights 47 ounces. We handled the Super GP100 at NRAAM, and the Hogue hand-finished hardwood grips felt comfortable and high-end, making the feel of the gun worthy to be passed down through generations to come.

Other features of the Ruger Super GP100 include:

  • Triple-locking cylinder is locked into the frame at the front, rear and bottom for more positive alignment and dependable operation shot after shot.
  • High-strength stainless steel cylinder, featuring a PVD finish for excellent durability and ease of extraction, is extensively fluted to reduce weight.
  • Polished and optimized internals, a centering boss on the trigger, and centering shims on the hammer produce a smooth double-action trigger pull and a crisp and consistent let-off.
  • Utilizes the superior action of the Super Redhawk® to allow for a two-spring lock work arrangement providing a more even double-action cycle and better ignition.
  • Cylinder and extractor are cut for moon clips to speed reloading during intense competition.
  • Ships with three full moon clips that act as both speed loaders and aid in the ejection of spent cartridges.
  • PVD coating aids in the reduction of glare during competition.
  • Hogue® hardwood grip is hand-finished for a glowing, smooth, polished feel.
  • Grip frame easily accommodates a wide variety of custom grips.
  • Dual chambering allows the .357 Magnum model to accept factory .38 Special cartridges.
  • Transfer bar mechanism provides an unparalleled measure of security against accidental discharge.
  • Replaceable, fiber optic front sight and adjustable rear sight allow for quick target acquisition.
  • Cold hammer-forged barrel results in ultra-precise rifling that provides exceptional accuracy and longevity.
  • The half-lug 5.50″ sleeve and shroud barrel is contoured for fast manual ejection and also features an 11° target crown for competitive-level accuracy.

We look forward to taking this custom shop Ruger to the range to see how well it holds up to its predecessors. We expect it to be a fun gun with a purpose, just like other Ruger revolvers we've had our go with.

Ruger Super GP100
Caliber: 357 Mag
Barrel length: 5.5 inches
Overall length: 11 inches
Weight: 47 ounces
Capacity: 8 rounds
MSRP: $1549

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