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Post by onlylead on 4/5/2018, 3:33 pm

Who would be a good gunsmith to send my gp 100 to get it bullseye ready? Are is it not worth it? 
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Post by Allen Barnett on 4/5/2018, 3:40 pm

Clark's Custom Guns in Princeton Louisiana.

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Post by Sc0 on 4/5/2018, 8:09 pm

Would try and contact Mojo Custom Guns

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Post by james r chapman on 4/6/2018, 5:26 am

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Post by Bullseye_Stan on 4/6/2018, 7:25 am

My apologies if I am hijacking this thread, but Clark Custom Guns (and Mojo) sell custom PPC/IDPA revolvers.  The Clark custom SWAR, built on a S&W M10 K-frame is an appealing revolver.  I have to wonder if it is suitable for Bullseye? 


The GP100 revolvers can also be configured for PPC/IDPA, but don't have the same appeal (to me).  I have a GP100 6" Blue 4140 steel revolver that I have compared to a S&W 586.  I can't say the Ruger is not in the same league as a S&W, but I don't think Ruger was going after the same type of (bullseye) shooters.  Just my opinion.

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Post by JayhawkNavy02 on 4/6/2018, 8:03 am

A good solid K-38/Model 14 or Colt Officer Model Match may be a better option.   Lots of reasonable Model 14s.  Some/many more experienced revolver folks than myself. I saw Clark wheel guns at Perry and wasn’t blown away.


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Post by james r chapman on 4/6/2018, 8:10 am

My opinion, is any of the straight 14(k38) series will work.
Underlug gives weight on the later guns. I have a 14-2 ('67), and a 14-6 underlug.both shoot equally well with the right loads.
Just make sure of timing and end play.
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Post by Sc0 on 4/6/2018, 9:44 am

From what I know: All can be used for Bullseye and if iron sighted it can be used for the Reeves match at Perry, but unless it is original "factory" looking then it cannot be used for Distinguished Revolver.

I sent a 627 to Clarke years back and was disappointed in their work and communication.

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Post by Bullseye_Stan on 4/6/2018, 11:05 am

Thanks for the feedback folks.  I'll look for a good used M14.  To get this tread back on track: I've installed Wolf springs and shimmed the internals of my GP100 using (www.triggershims.com).  That helped out the trigger quite a bit, although an experienced smith would likely improve the GP100 DA. 

What I found with the GP 100 was the lack of 'precision' target grips and its a .357.  It seems Ruger configured this as a 'competition' gun, but the competition is PPC/IPSC.  I think the GP100 can be accurate enough with a good handload. 

I 'lucked out' with my GP100 and the endshake, cylinder to barrel gap and timing were good right out of the box.  I bought the revolver because I wanted one and not for Bullseye (necessarily).  I have several 'Bullseye' revolvers (or, what I consider Bullseye revolvers) including two Colt Officers Match, a Taurus 86 (K38 knockoff), S&W M17, and a S&W 586.  I'm including the 586 because of the availability of ready made target grips and precision revolver smiths.  Although, much like the GP100, I believe a S&W M14 with a 6" barrel is more suited for light 38 special target loads than the 586 (it's also a .357).  Again, in my opinion.

p.s. If you like the GP100, get some hand loads, do some range testing, and see how it works out.  The trigger time won't hurt and the range time can be therapeutic.

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Post by JayhawkNavy02 on 4/6/2018, 2:18 pm

If you have a Colt OMM have you considered using that if accuracy is adequate?  I’ll be in Dahlgren, VA in 2 weeks with OMM RR inserts if you need to borrow some to test if you like.

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Post by Bullseye_Stan on 4/7/2018, 8:02 am

Thanks for the offer.  One of my goals is to use target grips, like the kind I first saw on an ERMA target revolver:



I have only been able find these for S&W K/L frame revolvers (these are Nill grips).  Although, I have a K22 so I could use that revolver to try out the grips.  I really just want a M14 (K38).  Smile

Again: apologies for the thread hijack.  Nills sells several styles of grips for the GP100, similar to the Colt Python (which fit the Colt OMM I-frame revolvers): http://www.mactecsales.com/gp100_s/1950.htm

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Post by desben on 4/7/2018, 8:21 am

You can also get very nice wood target-style grips on eBay for about $50. I got two pairs from reddkultt in Thailand for my model 14 and have been very satisfied.
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Post by kjanracing on 4/7/2018, 8:43 pm

I have a GP that I put a lighter Wolf mainspring in and polished up the trigger group-there is a lot of info on a google search. Slow fire and timed I really like it. Rapid fire, for me, is not as easy as a 14. The hammer position is more difficult to thumb. I may go to a lighter main spring to get the DA pull lighter, we’ll see...I have to say I do like the GP better than my 14.
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Post by Aufidius on 4/8/2018, 3:56 pm

Shout out to Alex Hamilton at Ten Ring Precision- always pleased with his work.

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Post by JayhawkNavy02 on 4/8/2018, 8:44 pm

Jerry Keefer used to recommend Mark Hartshorne of Pinnacle High Performance Revolvers

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I used Alex.  Great guy, but not Bullseye focused.
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