The difference was quite remarkable, however. Basically my excellent gunsmith put in one or the other Wolf springs and polished things up a bit. They are to correct geometry errors in the manufacturing tolerances. While both guns are comprable and the gp100 is a good gun, I think the 686ay be a better platform to start with. For more than 70 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Other tweaks are new cylinder flute contours, which stylistically look gre… Cal also. Barrel Parts Bolt Parts ... WILSON COMBAT - #246 RUGER GP100 SPRING KIT. A forum community dedicated to Ruger firearm owners and enthusiasts. Ruger Double Action GP100, SP101, RedHawk, Super RedHawk and Alaskan Also Fits Ruger Security-Six and its variants, the Service-Six and Speed-Six Our Trigger and Hammer Shim Kits are designed to work with the 3/32 Trigger Pin and a 3/16 Hammer Pin standard on all Ruger Double Action Revolvers. I own the 6" GP100 and have handled the match champion. In the videos they suggest around .003" I like things tight. Press the moving part dead against one side, then use a set of feeler gauges (cheap at any auto parts shop), to measure the remaining gap, without tightly wedging. Opening the grey Ruger box revealed a fine-looking revolver, a lock, disassembly pin, and the instruction manual. After feeling how much smoother the da trigger in rays 686 trigger Ive bee thinking about maybe trading in the gp100 for the 686.or selling the gp100 and buying a smith. With products made in America, Ruger offers consumers almost 800 variations of more than 40 product lines. The Ruger GP100 has been a mainstay in the company’s double-action revolver line since it first rolled off the assembly line in 1986, and its new Match Champion is purpose-built for competition use. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. 1; 2 ... My question here is this are you not satisfied with the trigger pull?? I chose to keep the stock trigger spring do to the nature of the use. It could be the cylinder lock up is improved over the standard SP101 to be stronger also. What Ruger says is that being a Match Champion version it has had trigger work and internals polished like the GP100 MC has. The thing I would say about the trigger pulls is simply that they are different. Temptation your name is Ruger! Nice front sight on the match. Ruger GP100 Trigger Job compatible as well! When properly done, there really isn't any difference between the Rugers and good S&Ws. BUT, I would not hesitate to use the lighter trigger spring if I was to shoot it in competition. Whether the thicknesses are equal on the outside are irrelevant for frictional force caused by pressure and drag on the sides of the trigger. Trigger job by my trusted gunsmith. So not sure I could tell a difference in the internals. Problem is, I've shot thousands of rounds throug my GP100, which is essentially a trigger job. A little work does make a noticeable difference. This supports what I have heard elsewhere; the GP100 responds better to a little Smithing than do most revolvers. The barrel is slab-sided with “Match Champion” on one side and “Ruger GP100” on the other. If you want to do a quick improvement, try adding either a red-ramped front sight or the Hi Viz front sight. Basically, the Ruger GP100 Match Champion is a trimmed-down version of the GP100. Wolff states the hammer spring stock is 14 lbs. Come join the discussion about optics, hunting, gunsmithing, styles, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more! Membership offers access to: all current and archived articles, handload data, ballistic calculators, and the Real Guns Image Gallery. The return of the trigger with all speed was important. I'm leaving it as is! Burrs are a concern, relevant, except that anyone with common sense deburs their action before doing anything else. The engineers assured me that the Match Champion differs from standard GP100s internally and that Ruger polishes every bearing surface to provide the shooter with a much more pleasant trigger-pull. Now you might be thinking, “Justin, it’s a revolver from a well-established manufacturer – of course it’s made to a decent standard!” Unfortunately I’ve had the opportunity to handle the new Colt Cobra and some Smiths of rece… I think with time it will really smooth out on its own. Sorry for the questions, I just bought a GP100 Wiley Clapp my gun the fit finish is outstanding. Then maybe just for the hell of it I'll shim the trigger. Two of them regular GP100's both 4 inch barrels adj. I suspect the match champion may be tuned a bit at the factory. The transfer-bar safety system provides that the hammer blow can be transmitted to the firing pin only when the trigger is pulled all the way to the rear. The Wilson kit comes with mainsprings of eight, 10 and 12 pounds. It also has adjustable rear sight and supposedly better front sight. Shimming to center the part DOES center it within the relief cut. I used TriggerShims (trigger and hammer shims) and a Wolf Spring kit on my GP and SP. I particularly like the Hogue Wood grips. JavaScript is disabled. The GP100 is pretty darned good right out of the box, but the above mods made it even better. Not a very expensive one. The Wolff website will give the stock spring weights. Despite the 10mm’s reputation for power, the Ruger GP100 Match Champion is all about speed. I like the aesthetics of the wood. Just set a S&W revolver along side the GP100. GP100 trigger job. The trigger is better than stock GP100, but can easily be made even better with a little more polishing, and lighter springs if you are into that. For now there isn't much if any side play in the trigger but quite a bit in the hammer. Do you think as tight as .001" is too tight? Second Media Corp., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. When I messed with the springs in my Security Six, it spent more time at the gunsmiths than available to shoot. The GP100's trigger pull, out of the box, was longer, and was a two stage pull. I shimmed my previous GP100 (standard) and I would highly recommend it to anyone. With racy lines, a reduced weight, and some well-thought-out add-ons, it has the air of an aficionados’ wheel gun. I fired about a box of reloads through it a few days ago and about every 5th pull of the trigger in DA I feel it get tight or a binding once the cylinder stop locks in and the second stage of the DA pull starts. My question here is this are you not satisfied with the trigger pull?? Still, some… Real Guns is a membership supported publication. In my experience, the GP100 and SP101 both respond very well to a little internal smoothing and reduction in spring weights. The trigger is better than stock GP100, but can easily be made even better with a little more polishing, and lighter springs if you are into that. Our family owns two S&W Revolvers -- a 686 (my Son's) and a 627PC. With products made in America, Ruger offers consumers almost 800 variations of more than 40 product lines. When properly done, there really isn't any difference between the Rugers and good S&Ws. My Match Champion is pretty impressive, but the regular GP100 went to my gunsmith for an action job, no spring changes. It's really not as hard as some in this thread are making it seem. It is carried and is used for the camp and trail. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Just ordered spring kit for trigger job, Williams Fire sights and a set of grips. Ruger uses a 12-pound spring in the GP100, and I replaced it with Wilson’s 10-pounder. I had a trigger job done on my GP100 awhile back. Mfr Part: 246. Know guns, know peace, know safety. It doesn't happen everytime so I suspected parts were moving to places they shouldn't vs just smoothing contact points. Originally built for the .357 Magnum, the GP100 incorporates a medium-sized stainless steel frame and barrel that are relatively light, with the entire gun coming in at 37 ounces. He knew immediately that the revolver had had a trigger job and commented that it was one of the best 357 revolver triggers he had experienced. thank you sir, those look very nice. The Wolff hammer spring and a buff did wonders for mine (see Avatar). The factory wood Hogue grips are functional, but the fit is a bit sloppy. Come join the discussion about optics, hunting, gunsmithing, styles, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more! by ©RGI Media, Inc ... no decocking levers.. just point at a target and squeeze the trigger. Great Gun congratulations! Anyway, just thought I … He knew immediately that the revolver had had a trigger job and commented that it was one of the best 357 revolver triggers he had experienced. I looked at 3 Ruger GP100's at the LGS. May we ask who did the smithing? It was relatively comfortable and not bad at all. That is one beautiful revolver. Nice pic of a very good looking revolver! I'd be interested to hear your explanation as to how drill "doming" can happen on the interior of a bore - i.e. Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. I absolutely love my Match Champion. A set of those is next on my want list for my GP100! Try the triggers. sights. Nice looking GP! That exact gun is next on my must have wish list! where the drill would have exited the part, rather than entered it. Gunner Bill makes the point that you do have to know how many and what size shims you need. Will also work for your Ruger GP 100 … I noticed in my manual for the GP100 that the Match Champion model has hammer shims. I plan on starting with shimming the hammer dog and the hammer itself. 965-246-000WB Wilson Kit # 246. Ruger SP101 Accessories should include a Custom Trigger Job near the top of your list! Lance Shively has a few informative videos on shimming Rugers at the link provided above; watch those and you'll know what you need to do. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 20 of 22 Posts. Trigger Group Parts Safety Parts Shotgun Parts. Tune up your Ruger GP100 with a trigger job from master gunsmith Terry G from Impactguns (callsign "Yoda" for his Jedi expertise). Beautiful revolver. Forever. Triple-locking cylinder is locked into the frame at the front, rear and bottom for more positive alignment and dependable operation shot after shot. No guns, no peace, no safety. Ruger lightened up the original version considerably, eliminating about 2.5 ounces. Ruger ® GP100 ® double-action revolvers are among the most comfortable shooting revolvers. Wilson Combat's Custom-Tune Spring Kits are designed to easily and inexpensively improve the action and functionality of your handgun. There is also a guide to doing a trigger job on the SP101 which is close enough to a GP100 to be of value. I absolutely love my Match Champion. The reality of all the barrel reprofiling is only a 2 oz weight savings over a standard full lug 4″ GP100. They can be installed in just about any Ruger. After the trigger job, I can shoot much better with the GP than with the 686 or 627 on DA. Many will get all jazzed about the flat sided, half-lug barrel in hopes that the new Match Champion is exponentially lighter somehow, but it isn’t. Ruger SP101 ® Standard; Match Champion ... Polished and optimized internals, a centering boss on the trigger, and centering shims on the hammer produce a smooth double-action trigger pull and a crisp and consistent let-off. JeffnAZ where did you get those grip panels? I looked at 3 Ruger. Do you or does anyone here have any opinions on just what the best overal clearances should be? The trigger pull DA/SA is just a tad heavier then my S&W Model 66. Hammer and trigger shims aren't installed for smoothing trigger pull, though they often have that effect. S&W does not share a spring for holding the gun together and returning the trigger (trigger pull). Thanks for the info. This led me to think about shimming things up. Not sure I've seen a Ruger that couldn't benefit from proper shimming, but not everybody needs it done for their use. The RUGER® GP100® revolver has a transfer bar which is connected directly to the trigger. Match Champion. They leave an unsightly gap at the back of the frame and do not mate well to the rear of the trigger guard. To replace the trigger return spring, after removing the mainspring you have to remove the hammer and the trigger guard assembly. A custom Altamont hardwood grip with stippled and checkered sides permits an ideal grip for any shooting environment. Made in the U.S.A. Guaranteed. The Match Champion is a slicked-up GP-100 that is built to be ready for competition out of the box. Ruger SP101 / GP100 Trigger Spring Kit is the Ulitmate Ruger SP101 Trigger Job in one easy package! A forum community dedicated to Ruger firearm owners and enthusiasts. That 2 oz reduction does make the Ruger Match Champion feel just a bit faster handling than the full lug version. In this video I show you how to change the hammer spring and the trigger reset spring on the Ruger GP100 .357 Magnum revolver. I live in So. Wilson Kit # 246 : #246 RUGER GP100 SPRING KIT | Brownells, Ruger® GP100, Redhawk/Super Redhawk, Super Blackhawk Hunter : FIRE SIGHTS | Brownells, Second Media Corp., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. This is a positive internal safety feature. My first impression of the revolver is that it is made to a reasonably high standard. Ruger’s GP100 Match Champion. Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. I also like the feel of the slim wood grips that come on it, and the 4.2 inch barrel with just the half underlug. After getting a few intial photographs, I pulled out the chunky gun and began getting familiar with it. I also like the feel of the slim wood grips that come on it, and the 4.2 inch barrel with just the half underlug. These quality spring kits feature the finest gun springs available, made from high-tensile spring wire for the finest possible action tuning jobs. Again, Ruger’s directions are solid. I let one of the pros at my shooting range fire a cylinder downrange last Saturday and he was amazed at how nice the trigger was. Just like the GP100 the GP100 MC is about $200 or more costly. We compare the Ruger GP 100 Match Champion to the Smith and Wesson 686. Match Champion ® GP100 ... and centering shims on the hammer produce a smooth double-action trigger pull and a crisp and consistent let-off. The S&W trigger, at least on my S&W's from the 80's and 90's, are silky smooth, no creep, and light pull and are a definite contrast to the Ruger trigger in original tune. This was achieved primarily by cutting back the underlug to a shroud just long enough to encase the ejector rod and trimming down the topstrap. JavaScript is disabled. On SA the Smith's are ever so slightly better than the GP. Based upon what I read on the Ruger Forums at some point a while back Ruger reduced the trigger return spring weight to 10 lbs if this is true. Done for their use the 686 or 627 on DA improved over the standard SP101 to be for. ® GP100 ® double-action revolvers are among the most comfortable shooting revolvers above mods made it even better Champion GP100... 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