Joe Denver: Very interesting (not trying to brown nose). My Father in law recently just picked up a Taurus in .357 for an EDC and it kicks like a mule with conventional rounds. We both are looking forward to future ammo testing. Thanks for the videos and keep your powder dry.
Mike R: I would hate to come driving around that corner!
SuperPindos: I hope you never miss, cuz them bullets fly fair ways. Normal people use some bulllet stops, like them berms, but you're not like the most, you never miss, and them bullets never fly down that road, so that's cool.
2lbsTrigrPull: I like all the crap from him. ^^
Take Detour: I like your ballistic gel tests much better.
William Cooper: first video of yours i have seen, impressed with your review! I am looking at this gun for myself. again great to the point and informative review, you got a follower for sure!
RobertKaydoo: Agree with you. Wood is totally the way to go when using the GP-100 for CC. I put wood grips on my SP101. The wood does not tug against skin or clothes.
ladi131313: What you think about s&w 686?
jimcaramore: You need some wood grips on that thing. Rubber looks way too big. I did that with my 686. Don't have to worry about more recoil cause the guns so heavy
asus3571: I got shot with that gun lol
Craig Mack: Nothing wrong with .357 sig. I have a Glock 33 and love it nice snappy high velocity round, but I have also always been a big fan of the magnum rounds. First gun I ever shot when I was 9 years old and fired my Dad's Colt Python! I am a S&W and Ruger guy, but I will always love the Colt Python I say best .357 magnum ever produced with the exception of the S&W .627 8shot .357 short barrel, unfluted cylinder, satin stainless, and true wood grips with finger grooves. Try one if you get a chance.
1colt451: hint, you should learn to rooster the hammer with the off hand so not to change your grip..
alex o'neal: Tell you what TN...that's some pretty fair shooting with a revolver that only has a 3 jnch barrel...good vid buddy...
chuckie0223: Oh yeah forgot to mention I'm fellow Tennessean unfortunately I live in city so only time I get to shoot is when I go to Gunny's in Maryville or Farnsworth In Vonore. Which sec. Of Tenn. You from West Middle or East? East TN. Here about 20min. From U.T. Knoxville Go Vols
chuckie0223: Nice video. I just got my Carry permit & went with 3in GP100 for carrying purposes. I also have Colt Trooper MKIII & both great guns. I used the Magtech ammo with my Colt don't know if it was batch I got but they smoked unbelievably I prefer Remington's ammo a lot.
TIM neville: i,ve got a gp100 with the 6in and hogue gripes it,a a fantistic pistole tho not for c.c. it was the first i bought when i could
FrustratedNameSearch: $24/Box .357 Mag. Man those were the days.
itouchnj: Forgot to mention that I carry mine in a Simply Rugged Sourdough pancake holster. It conceals very well and weighs about the same or lighter than some 1911's I have carried. Must say that I always feel very comforted with it on my belt. I once stared down a would be robber with both of us with our hands on snub nosed revolvers and I really wished I had my GP100 with me. :)
itouchnj: I have the Wiley Clapp version of the 3" barrel GP100. Has a satin grey non reflective finish, Novak rear and fiber optic front sights. Tapered cylinder for quick reholstering and chamfered chambers for easier speed loading. Combo wood/rubber sights and last year I paid less than you did including a trigger job. :) This is one of my favorite guns after 40 years of messing with magazines, springs, jams, finding the right ammo, etc.. Just put any .38 or .357 in there and it shoots. Enjoy.
coltperc: If you can shoot, ONE round of 357 Mag is all it takes. In an actual study of shootings using full-power Remington 357 Mag 125gr SJHP over roughly 50years, there are around 680 one-shot-drops in 700 shootings. Ain't no other handgun caliber remotely close to those stats!
A miss in any caliber is useless. If you miss with the first shot from your 19-round Glock, and the bad guy doesn't, then you are dead with 18 now-useless rounds left.
ONE hit of 357 Mag works, even from a 5-shot J-frame S&W.
TIM neville: i bought a ruger gp100with a 6in barrel and it is a cream to shoot and i love it
J. Paul Zoccali: Too bad it doesn't come in 8x. Why bother with 7x when S&W 627 comes in 8x?
YManCyberDude: Nice one...
LoganAreaShooters: In the video, you annotated that viewers say your grip is incorrect. While there are certainly different techniques, I shoot revolvers a lot, and I shoot with that same thumbs forward grip that you used in the video. Just watch that you don't ever get a thumb in front of the cylinder; that can hurt. Some revolver shooters will lock one thumb down over the other, but I, personally, prefer the thumbs forward. Your work is awesome; keep up the good work.
thegrossmaster: Don't use the parallel thumbs grip on a revolver!
Delticola: You made me laugh........not tarnish your criminal record. Yeah I don't want my criminal record tarnished either. I want it bright an full. But I know what you mean.
Nick Rodriguez: Gotta love Texas firearms laws though -- an 18 year old can legally purchase a handgun from a private seller, no FFL, which is precisely what I've been doing thus far.
I purchased my first firearm at 12 as well for $100 from a...contact...but ended up turning it into the police so as to not tarnish my criminal record -- said I found it. One less gun for the baddies, I suppose. It was a Walther P22.
Delticola: If you weren't conceived until 93 guess I could be a contemporary to your Daddy. I wasn't first having sex until nineteen hundred and eighty nine and it didn't get really good for a few years after that. But lets not digress...... I owned my first 3 pistols years prior to my 21st birthday but don't recommend any violations of the law to anyone.
Nick Rodriguez: Wow, that's simply ridiculous, $300! Unfortunately, I was not conceived until '93, and therefore missed this "golden era" of firearms prices I often hear so much about.
As soon as I turned 18 in 2011, the VERY first thing I did was purchase a few firearms, and as of currently, have garnered quite a nice collection since, but it's EXTREMELY expensive, especially in regards to this 'panic buying' epidemic these past few months.
TheARMSChannel: did you ever add a read sight or did you just leave the ramp?
MrPotatoesLatkie: Why not get the 4" barrel version? They also have made a 5" version that occasionally comes up on auction sites.
mick f: also stay away from CCI aluminum cased ammo...I have had to tap the cylinder rod to get them out of the chambers.
mick f: I have owned a GP-100 4 inch since 1991. made in 1988. I swear by this gun. stock grips. you can also run hot reloads in this gun that other comparable Smith's or Colt's won't handle. check the loading tables to verify. I am doing inch and half groups at 7 yards.
ma7799: I like this gun, and may add it to my collection this year.
Brian Last: I dont like the Hogue either. It has a weird hump on the back. I like the ruger grips with the wood side inserts.
Sean Yunt: While it feels nice in the show room, the hogue grip didn't work for me. I ended up spending $20 for a pair of pachmyr combat grips. Not that this is a regular carry gun, but that sticky monogrip was constantly snagging clothes from a holster. Also, I am able to get a higher grip with the smaller grips. Ideally the previous model grips (see SP101 for style) are the best of both worlds.
Delticola: I paid like $290 brand new for my stainless GP100 in 1990. Ok, maybe like $309 with some tax or what ever. That was in the yellow cardboard box days. 6" stainless. Carried this gun in the woods camping for months, a couple days at a time. Had a pair of speed loaders on the belt too. 18 Rounds, don't need much more then that.
Mark Kubiske: Totally agree. Support hand to rooster the hammer is the way to go. Its also quite easy to stage the trigger on this gun.
Mark Kubiske: Good video. Your retail price for that Ruger seems quite high to me. I have a 6" GP100 that I paid $380 for. I work in the woods, black bear country, and I carry it with Federal Premium, 180 grain A frame ammo in the unlikely event I need to deal with a bear. Yeah, .357 mag is a bit light for serious bear protection, certainly for grizly, on the boarder for black, but who the heck wants to carry a .44 mag on their hip all day? Also compensating with the heavy loads. Any thoughts?
wsvitak: Nice shooting....I wish I had an area like that too shoot...private and quite....I live just outside of Philadelphia oohing like that arou d here
Bosse Grytbakk: The finest revolver around today as far as i'm concerned. ....Great vid. Keep it up! :-)
elmooko69: Great review! I love my Gp100 6" though I kind of wish I had the 3" version too. I'm looking to get an Alaskan next, though I'll probably need a second job just to pay for the ammo! Thanks for all the work you put into these videos!
serwiss99: Really well made review!!! It gave me a good impression of this revolver which I consider to by...
dssin: your reviews are the best! keep em coming!
dunkonu129987: really, a top CCW weapon? it's way too big, this revolver has a huge body, you would be crazy to CCW this cannon to your hip. but i agree, there is really no better home defense revolver. and if i were to recommend a load, Federal 125 grain hollowpoint.
Ken Donley: I began with A revolver and had no problems.Just point,aim, and shoot.Simple.The 3inch barrel Ruger GP-100 .357 is excellant for home defense and if you have no choice A top CCW weapon.I prefer Federal HYDRO SHOCK or Speer Gold Dot loads.
Oh yes I do prefer A 40s/w load and I own A Glock Gen 3 G-23 and G-22 pistols.
TonusAMaximus: The ONLY reason a civilian in Australia can have a handgun is to target shoot. It it illegal to hunt or carry (ANY weapon at that) for self defence.... I know of 1 exception in the entire country, a guy that carried a .44 mag as he was a crocodile trapper.
Rifles, ONLY bolt action, max ten round magazine. That's it.... No caliber limit though, so you can shoot .50 BMG in a bolt action rifle.
Shot guns, breech loading and lever only(5 shell capacity max), no pumps.... Farmers can get pumps
John Lain: Okay, thank you for the information. Here in the states, as you may know, gun laws are pretty lax if you are a law abiding citizen. I know a lot of cops use them here. I didn't know Australia was so strict with their gun laws...that stinks! I figured with all of the deadly animals you have down there. Is it just for hand guns?
TonusAMaximus: Firstly, I live in Sydney, Australia, we have very inconsistent gun laws here and some of the most strict in the world. Anything bigger than .38 calibre is prohibited unless you get an extra special license, and the normal license is hard enough to get!
I haven't fired .40 S&W. It's being adopted by an increasing number of cops in the states(low recoil, good energy transfer). Personally I am not a Glock fan, I dislike the boxy site picture and the trigger pull. But many LOVE them.