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Ruger GP 100 Dist. rev. sights

Post by hipirn2 on 5/12/2016, 8:27 am

I have garnered a few points toward Distinguished revolver with a K-38, but my 76 yr old body seems to prefer the GP 100, except the front sight, the ramp is problematic for these old eyes.  Anyone know of a post or other legal substitute for the GP?  I see several sight listed just don't know what would be OK or best for Distinguished revolver use?

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Post by rvlvrlvr on 5/12/2016, 11:43 am

I have a Ruger Redhawk in .41 Magnum, whose sights I've never really been happy with. Thanks to your question, I've looked into it, and found Dawson Precision makes some plain-black, nearly non-ramped front sights for the GP100/Redhawk: https://dawsonprecision.com/ruger-gp100-revolver-black-front-sights/

I'm going to order one for my gun.

As to whether it is allowed in DR: I doubt anyone would question it. I've seen guns with aftermarket front sights (e.g. the Weigand interchangeable front sight system on a S&W 686) pass equipment checks at DR matches before, and other "non original" mashup of parts (e.g. a S&W Model 16-4 with the .32 barrel and cylinder replaced with those off a S&W Model 14-5/6), and no one bats an eye.
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Post by hipirn2 on 5/12/2016, 1:24 pm

rvlvrlvr wrote:I have a Ruger Redhawk in .41 Magnum, whose sights I've never really been happy with. Thanks to your question, I've looked into it, and found Dawson Precision makes some plain-black, nearly non-ramped front sights for the GP100/Redhawk: https://dawsonprecision.com/ruger-gp100-revolver-black-front-sights/

I'm going to order one for my gun.

As to whether it is allowed in DR: I doubt anyone would question it. I've seen guns with aftermarket front sights (e.g. the Weigand interchangeable front sight system on a S&W 686) pass equipment checks at DR matches before, and other "non original" mashup of parts (e.g. a S&W Model 16-4 with the .32 barrel and cylinder replaced with those off a S&W Model 14-5/6), and no one bats an eye.

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Post by kjanracing on 5/13/2016, 9:34 pm

Not yo hijack the thread, but what are the requirements for DR?
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Post by rvlvrlvr on 5/16/2016, 1:28 pm

kjanracing wrote:Not yo hijack the thread, but what are the requirements for DR?

The DR Rules are laid out in the NRA Pistol Rulebook (current as of 2016): http://compete.nra.org/documents/pdf/compete/rulebooks/pistol/pistol-book.pdf

Equipment:

3.1.4 Distinguished Revolver - The revolver must be capable of chambering and firing a 158-grain round nose or Semi-Wadcutter .38 Special cartridge. It must be a factory manufactured revolver with no external modifications except for stocks which may be modified or changed because of the size of the competitor’s hand or to facilitate loading. Except for stocks and the honing of the sear or sear notch to make a more crisp trigger, and maintain a 2 1/2 lb. minimum trigger pull, no external or internal modification may be made to the revolver as manufactured and sold by the factory of origin. No parts may be removed from the revolver, either externally or internally, nor may any part be added, with the exception of milling the cylinder to accommodate moon clips. Specifically prohibited is any system of recoil control based upon compensators, barrel venting, barrel porting or weighted grips. Exposed holes that have been drilled and tapped for mounting of a scope are not considered to be an external modification.

(a) Trigger- Must have single and double action capability and must be capable of lifting 2 1/2 lbs when the revolver is cocked for single action firing. Triggers will be weighed. Any trigger, sold by the manufacturer of the revolver, without modification, may be used.

(b) Sights- Fixed or adjustable rear sights may be used. An Adjustable front sight is not allowed.

(c) Barrel- Length not to exceed six and one- half inches. (6 1/2”)

(d) Stocks- Except as set forth above, the right and left stocks must be mirror images of each other.

(e) Ammunition- Any safe .38 caliber ammunition using the 158 grain round nose or Semi-Wadcutter bullet only.

(f) The following are not allowed. Trigger shoes, compensators of type or design; any external trigger stop device; any internal trigger stop not originally installed by the factory as original equipment in stock revolvers of the same make and model; tape on the stocks or stocks flared at the base.

Match description:

23. THE NRA DISTINGUISHED REVOLVER PROGRAM

23.1 Eligibility - This competition is open to any competitor otherwise eligible to compete in Precision Pistol competition.

23.2 Revolver - As defined in Rule 3.1.4

23.3 Awards - The NRA Distinguished Revolver Badge will be awarded to those competitors who earn a total of 30 points through unassisted individual competition in NRA Distinguished Revolver Matches. Credit points will be awarded to the highest scoring 10 percent of all non-Distinguished Revolver competitors firing the match ranked in order of merit. Fractions of .5 and over will be resolved to the next whole number. Smaller fractions will not be considered. The winning ten percent as described above will be further broken down and credit points awarded as follows:

To the highest scoring 1/6th of the 10% qualifying:  10 pts

To the next highest scoring 1/3rd of the 10% qualifying:  8 pts

To the remaining competitors authorized credit points:  6 pts

All points awarded at the National Pistol Championships are 10 point legs.

NRA DISTINGUISHED REVOLVER POINTS DISTRIBUTION

For Regional’s and State Championships only, all persons qualifying for points at the National Outdoor Pistol Championships shall be awarded 10 points each.


# Eligible Non-Dist. Comps
# Awards
10 pts
8 pts
6 pts
1-4
0
0
0
0
5-14
1
0
0
1
15-24
2
0
1
1
25-34
3
1
1
1
35-44
4
1
1
2
45-54
5
1
2
2
55-64
6
1
2
3
65-74
7
1
2
4
75-84
8
1
3
4
85-94
9
2
3
4
95-104
10
2
3
5
Etc.

Note: NRA utilizes .5 round up for points, vs CMP which utilizes .6 round up for points.

23.4 Course of Fire - The NRA National Match Course will be used for all competitions under this program. Tournaments wishing to host competitions under this program are limited to National Championships, Regional Championships and State Championships, as defined in Rule 1.6, which are conducted outdoors. Where a tournament is conducted in a single day, multiple relays of this match may be conducted throughout the day. Where a tournament is conducted across two or more days, multiple relays of this match may be conducted across multiple days and throughout each day.
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