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arclight610
01-16-2013, 17:21
So my GP100 I ordered came in today. I have to say that I'm not too impressed with the fit and finish, especially for the price point. There are many areas that look like unfinished raw castings. Here is a picture of the recoil shield. There are exposed grind marks and it is very rough. It is also this way on the inside of the crane.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a193/Teamcompound/CAM000451_zpsaa867c3f.jpg

By comparison, here is my "cheap" Taurus 66

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a193/Teamcompound/CAM000461_zpsf6d1fb6b.jpg

Is this normal on the GP100, or did I get an unfinished dud?

bac1023
01-16-2013, 17:37
I just got mine out and its the same.

I wouldn't worry about it. DA Rugers are not exactly known for attention to detail. Its more about brute strength. While you probably feel you paid a lot, they're actually cheap for a brand new mainstream brand revolver. Taurus, Charter Arms, and the like are not mainstream. They are a notch or two down.

countrygun
01-16-2013, 17:47
These GPs and the Sec6 show the same as yours.

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee518/CountryG/001-6.jpg

sonoma
01-16-2013, 17:57
All my Gps and sp101s looked dirty from the factory.Its kind of like buying a new car and finding cigarette butts in the ash tray.

SDGlock23
01-16-2013, 18:31
Ruger as a whole isn't well known for their flawless finishes. I just got a brand new stainless Bisley and it's got marks all over it. Nothing glaring, but then again, you know they're there.

glock2740
01-16-2013, 18:44
Congrats on the GP100! :cool: I've own 3 and still have 2 (3" and a 4" both stainless), Had a 7.5" SS RH .44, still have a 5.5" SS RH .44, 2 SP101's and used to own a 6.5" BH in .357 and have a SS 6.5" Single Ten on the way. Ruger makes a workhorse tank. They may not spend the time to refine them, but they will shoot with anyother revolver out there and will last longer, especially with hot loads. And they won't break the bank when you buy one. Ask any revolver smith worth his salt what he prefers and he'll say Ruger 9 out of 10 times, if not 10 outta 10. :cool:

mattallamerican
01-16-2013, 18:48
i have a 6inch you will never wear it out

c01
01-16-2013, 18:51
Checked my 2000 4 inch out and it looks just like yours. Lol.
I still love it, very accurate and has a ton of rounds through it. No problems.

D

Tiro Fijo
01-16-2013, 18:51
i have a 6inch you will never wear it out

We'll take your word for it. :whistling:


:rofl: :animlol:

Calhoun123
01-16-2013, 19:11
What you have is normal and irrelevant to function. It is built to be a tool, not a work of art. It is the strongest DA .357 revolver on the market. I would never sell one.

arclight610
01-16-2013, 19:48
Well I'm relieved to find out I'm not the only one.

Berto
01-16-2013, 22:08
THey do have the casting marks and it might give up a little to some other brands, but the bore and chambers (IMO) are more finely done than my Taurus and some of my S&W guns. They clean up quickly too.

SigFTW
01-16-2013, 22:38
Is this normal on the GP100, or did I get an unfinished dud?

It's normal, Ruger has great prices and their guns are built like a tank however it won't look pretty on the inside:whistling:

Nakanokalronin
01-17-2013, 03:42
Mine looks like that. I'd rather have a little unfinished looking surface on the part that dosn't show when closed than see lead shavings on the cone of a brand new revolver from the test fire like some brand I know. :whistling:

gunner300
01-17-2013, 10:21
So my GP100 I ordered came in today. I have to say that I'm not too impressed with the fit and finish, especially for the price point. There are many areas that look like unfinished raw castings. Here is a picture of the recoil shield. There are exposed grind marks and it is very rough. It is also this way on the inside of the crane.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a193/Teamcompound/CAM000451_zpsaa867c3f.jpg

By comparison, here is my "cheap" Taurus 66

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a193/Teamcompound/CAM000461_zpsf6d1fb6b.jpg

Is this normal on the GP100, or did I get an unfinished dud?

Just bought a GP100 Willey Clapp its a little better but also has a beed/ dull finish. Oh this is a great handgun my first ruger double action ruger.

fnfalman
01-17-2013, 14:41
Rugers are not known for their pretty fit & finish. Never had been. All of my Ruger wheelguns have all sorts of rough marks on them.

chief63
01-17-2013, 15:15
True that. Ruger revolvers are often described as "industrial" when in comes to finish but known to be tough and durable. Trigger can be improved. I have a couple including the Wiley Clapp which is very nice.

chief63
01-17-2013, 15:19
Also plan to pick up another used Ruger and send to Gemini Customs to be worked.

ArmoryDoc
01-17-2013, 16:27
I can't tell you anything new that these knowledgeable folks haven't already said. Mine is similar. Don't sweat it. These are some of the toughest guns in modern manufacture. Not the most refined, but the toughest and most durable around. Mine in 6" flavor. VERY accurate. Love it !

http://app.onlinephotofiler.com/Img1/A_7/8/1/6/226187/88615535665f41ad88b1608af5d4a067.JPG?uid=12a07920-e4ec-4380-9e14-e3503d25adc1

bac1023
01-17-2013, 18:06
Just bought a GP100 Willey Clapp its a little better but also has a beed/ dull finish. Oh this is a great handgun my first ruger double action ruger.

Well, yeah, that one has an upgraded finish.

roger123
01-17-2013, 18:26
Mines the same.