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 Post subject: Ruger GP 100 Revolver
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:24 pm 
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I have a Ruger GP 100 .357 revolver. I like it, but it's Double-Action only with a bobbed hammer. It's gotten so I don't like the long pull.
My question is, can I can I convert it to single-over-double?
Can this be done by simply replacing the DAO hammer with a standard hammer?


Any knowledge in this area is appreciated.

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I don't think it can be done unless you can get the regular parts from Ruger and have a gunsmith fit and install them.

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Rugers are relatively inexpensive... typically less than 300 bones... you would be better off just buying the Ruger you want rather than spending money on your existing one.

Or Sell/Trade your existing one on the new one you want.

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One hundred bucks cash right now!

You sure you can't just train past it? I find my GP real easy to stage the trigger. Perhaps a spring package...

from time to time Numrich Gun Parts Corporation has a parts kit for Ruger GP series with the entire hammer, trigger, ratchet and cylinder stop included. A competent smith should be able to drop it in and get you up.

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If you're going to be using this gun defensively, then either suck it up and get used to the trigger pull, or get a different gun. In a defensive situation, you won't be thumbing the hammer. Plus, if it's going to be a defensive gun, the presence of a hammer would only lead to it being more likely to snag.

If it's not going to be a defensive gun, call Ruger. Ruger's customer service dept. can be very accomodating, they may simply replace the hammer with a non-bobbed one for a minimal charge (probably $50 or less).


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I've decided to keep it and leave it the way it is. If I find something more appealing down the road, I might trade it.

I have also spent some quality time on the range lately, getting to know the Ruger better. About 200 rounds later, the shot placement has become much better. It's still nothing to brag about, but practice, practice, practice.

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With a little practice you should be albe to keep all your shots in the chest unsupported at 50 yards. Just use a smooth even trigger stroke and establish a nice regular cadence. Head shots at 15 yards are not a problem if you do your part. I do 90 percent of my revolver practice DA and really only use SA for sighting in and hunting.

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Well, did you decide to trade it or bob the hammer?

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It's gonna stay the way it is.

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