If you grew up watching cowboy movies (like me), there is a part of you that has always wanted a revolver. There is just something so cool about feeling like the Lone Ranger or Wyatt Erp (always the good guy, you understand).
If you’re someone who still has a craving for a revolver (or if you just want another one), Ruger has recently introduced an 8-shot model which might catch your attention. Candice Horner gives us the details:
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.
It’s a sleek-looking firearm, as you can see in the picture above. With an MSRP of $1549, though, this will be a revolver for serious competitors or people who have been saving up for a special weapon.
Still, with dual chambering allowing the .357 Magnum model to accept .38 Special cartridges, maybe you can justify it in your budget for its versatility. And, if you do purchase one, we think that you’ll enjoy taking it down to the range because it looks like a fun pistol.