Ruger GP100 Revolver
The Ruger GP100 revolver is a double action firearm that is specifically designed for heavy Magnum cartridges. It shares many features with the well-known Ruger Redhawk and Security Six revolvers. It is the first of a completely new breed of Ruger double action revolvers. The one-of-a-kind frame extension allows for the use of full wrap-around style grips in any desired configuration. This feature reduces overall weight while also contributing to a desirable muzzle heaviness for recoil control. The GP100 revolver’s crane and cylinder assembly locks directly into the frame, both at the rear of the cylinder and at the front of the crane.
The ejector rod only functions as an ejector and does not rotate with the cylinder. All of this mechanism is easily removable without tools and disassembles into a small number of subassemblies for inspection and cleaning, along with the cylinder/crane group. Because the internal parts are installed through the top or bottom of the gripframe, no side plate is required. The resulting double solid frame greatly contributes to the exceptional strength and dependability of these revolvers.
The Ruger GP100 revolver features a transfer bar that is directly connected to the trigger. The transfer-bar safety system requires that the hammer blow be transmitted to the firing pin only when the trigger is fully retracted. This is a good internal security feature. All chambers of the GP100 revolver can be carried loaded. When the hammer and trigger are fully forward, the transfer-bar is lowered and the hammer rests directly on the frame.
- Triple-locking cylinder is locked into the frame at the front, rear and bottom for more positive alignment and dependable operation shot after shot
- Grip frame design easily accommodates a wide variety of custom grips
- Disassembly of integrated subassemblies requires no special tools and allows for easy maintenance and assembly
- Transfer bar mechanism provides an unparalleled measure of security against accidental discharge