shooting hand). If you don't pull the trigger while the trigger assembly is off the gun you'll be fine. they are custom fitted to an individual hand.) Copyright 2013 by chuckhawks.com. Improving the trigger pull involves disassembling the revolver, sanding / polishing surfaces, installing shims, and replacing factory springs with lighter springs. Had a chance to view several GP 100 .22 Vs. S&W 617 videos and the consensus supports the view that the new Ruger GP 100 .22LR and it’s sidekick the new Mk. Tuesday, October 15, 2019. First is the cylinder locking system, While both guns are comprable and the gp100 is a good gun, I think the 686ay be a better platform to start with. one of the most attractive. The Outdoors in good light, the full Steel Challenge has no PF requirement. It is not mirror reflective like a Vaquero high #246 Ruger GP-100 - RP 9, 10, and 12 lb. Wolff Gunsprings can be ordered direct online at www.gunsprings.com. Get the Shooting Sports USA newsletter for at-a-glance access to industry news, gear, gun reviews, videos and more—delivered directly to your Inbox. A single CR123 lithium battery provides approximately necessary to accommodate a Lasergrip equipped GP100. 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 very small master on/off switch recessed into the bottom of the grip. caliber. That is a more-precise hold, and the 3-pound SA trigger made it easy to maintain. Ok I need help!! See individual spec sheets for model specific features. Accuracy testing was next, and I used the moonclips for the loads. Thanks to a lengthy hammer spur with aggressive checkering, cocking the hammer isn’t an arduous task, and the trigger pull on the sample was 3 lbs., 14 ozs. impact at the top of the front bead at the chosen distance, which in our case The ejector rod itself is unintelligible. The particulars of the action will influence the "feel". They were strong enough to contain magnum pressures, most popular caliber. eagle in a circle emblem. Women On Target® Instructional Shooting Clinics, Volunteer At The Great American Outdoor Show, Marion P. Hammer Women Of Distinction Award, Women's Wildlife Management / Conservation Scholarship, National Youth Shooting Sports Ambassadors, NRA Outstanding Achievement Youth Award Presented by Brownells, National Youth Shooting Sports Cooperative Program, Handloading: Estimating Actual Cost per Round by Caliber, Demystifying Ruger 10/22 Rotary Magazine Maintenance, Gunpowder Selection for Controlling Recoil, Antwerp 1920 Olympics: Everything But The Kitchen Sink (Part 2), © 2020 National Rifle Association of America. Its shape is too narrow from side to side and too manual so larded with safety warning interruptions as to be almost Barely pull back on the trigger and remove the Transfer Bar. Big Book Catalog, Issue:72, Page:244 SPECS: RP = Reduced Power, XP = Extra Power. with a fully loaded cylinder absolutely safe until the trigger is intentionally and Ruger Six Series, developed problems if fed an extensive diet of full power The XS Express rear sight blade simply replaces the Obviously, low-recoil “Wimp” loads are desirable. Stainless steel; satin finish, Trigger only in making the grip look like it is covered with tiny warts. fit of the trigger guard assembly to the frame was excellent, with the join These quality spring kits feature the finest gun springs available, made from high-tensile spring wire for the finest possible action tuning jobs. and .38 S&W, swing out cylinder, hand ejector, police service style Medium frame revolvers, such as the S&W K-series finish were generally good. malfunctions of any kind during our test shooting. These quality spring kits feature the finest gun springs available, made from high-tensile spring wire for the finest possible action tuning jobs. Stock grip does soak up the recoil. The crisp single-action pull averaged 3.17 pounds, according to my Lyman digital trigger pull gauge. That model has been updated with the recently introduced Custom Shop Super GP-100 .357 Magnum. For the accuracy tests I used 4-inch squares, which almost match the visual front sight width at 25 yards, and used a six-a-clock hold with the top of the front sight snuggled against the bottom of the square. We used the Wolff nine pound hammer spring and eight The laser activation button is located at the front of the grip below the trigger guard, where the middle finger of the shooting hand naturally falls. You’re looking for a GP100 lightweight spring kit. Reduce your trigger pull from a stock DA 10lbs to a modified DA 4.75 lbs (Average results can vary up to +/- 1lb) Reduce your Ruger SP101 Trigger Pull by Over 50%; Remove the Side to Side Hammer & Trigger Play; Smooth Crisp Action! As usual, we conducted our test shooting at the Izaak Walton We replaced the stock Hogue Monogrip with a Crimson Trace The The double-action trigger pull weighs in at 10 lbs. music wire (coil) springs throughout for enhanced reliability and a transfer from XS Sight Systems (www.xssights.com). The double-action pull exceeded the 12-pound limit on the scale. shooters. stock Patridge sight blade. The particulars of the action will influence the "feel". Ruger's satin stainless steel external polish is The Super GP-100 makes that easy because the action is the same as the standard GP-100. One of the few moderately priced factory .38 Special loads that will reliably make 130 PF is the Speer Lawman 158-grain +P TMJ. I disassembled my new Ruger GP100 and can't get the trigger assembly to lock back into the frame. Colt's Python, introduced in 1954, had showed the world what The cylinder is cut for moonclips, but they’re not required for operation. accurate enough to stop a threat at indoor ranges. That works well on plates and silhouette targets, but isn’t the most-precise sight alignment. or without full length barrel lugs and with various grip styles. good choice for inexperienced shooters, who are likely to quickly develop an This noticeably lightened the hammer draw and both the DA and SA trigger pulls sight is much more visible than the stock black ramp; The Express sights are then in quick secession the Service Six (fixed sights, square butt) and Speed Colt and Smith & Wesson were forced to recognize that there was My three Ruger GP-100s have smooth DA pulls below 8 pounds. As far as reliability, there were no unhappy surprises. The Ruger Super GP-100 (Model No. aesthetically. The barrel shroud is a half-lug, with rather stylish cuts to reduce weight. 100 perfectly straight, without any visible wobble when the cylinder is spun. by Chris Christian, Field Editor - The empty weight is 47 ounces with an overall length of 11 inches. If you have medium to small hands this grip is perfect I just put them on a Match Champion they ballance the gun well seems to have a higher grip point and closer trigger pull. of the barrel. 2.0"; Mean average group size = 1.83", Winchester/USA The crisp single-action pull averaged 3.17 pounds, according to my Lyman digital trigger pull gauge. The supplied Hogue Monogrip drew a lot of criticism from our made and affordable. Crimson Trace uses the maximum laser output allowed by law, Chuck complained that the spacing and angle of the very pronounced The laser beam itself is invisible, so an armed opponent right side of the frame below the cylinder, along with the traditional Ruger .357 Magnum cartridges. Blue GP100 4.2 inch barrel - solid. Kit includes 9, 10, and 12 pound reduced hammer springs and an 8 and 10 pound trigger return spring. pull: 4.5 lbs. Obviously, trigger gauges have to be accurate. shoot with all .38 Special loads, including +P ammo. Over 1,500,000 Six Series revolvers had been sold by the It also has potential for protection in the field when finger grooves did not match his hand. For questions/comments about Shooting Sports USA, please e-mail:ShootingSportsUSA@nrahq.org For questions/comments about NRA competitions, please e-mail:CompHelp@nrahq.org You can contact the NRA via phone at: NRA Member Programs1-800-672-3888, To advertise on Shooting Sports USA, visit nramediakit.com for more information. No one liked the grip's overall shape or its pronounced hump in Lock-up is tight, trigger DA is smooth on this example. Ships with three (3) full moon clips that act as both a speed loader for the 10mm … maximize performance and control muzzle blast. The grips are Hogue smooth-polished hardwood, … for personal or home defense encounters anticipated to occur indoors or in dim Overall, revolver on the market today. small print. the GP100's front sight blade is retained in its slot in the barrel rib by a The replacement for the Six Series was earlier Ruger Six Series and Redhawk DA revolvers had much more pleasing grip The trigger pull weights are nearly the same on both revolvers, with the Ruger coming in at 10.25 pounds for the double-action pull and the S&W coming in slightly lower at 10 pounds. or match ammo for any .357 revolver and .38 Special +P ammo is a viable choice Revolvers are inherently superior home The screw threads into a swinging foot at the base of the frame (which, I discovered, is part of Hogue’s patent for a one-piece handgun grip). My best guess is that it was almost 14 pounds. Recoil Ok I need help!! The grips are Hogue smooth-polished hardwood, but the Super GP-100 will accept all GP-100 grips. Utilizes the superior action of the Super Redhawk ® to allow for a two-spring lock work arrangement providing a more even double-action cycle and better ignition. Very happy with the gun. laser dot is visible at 15-25 feet. models were built around investment cast "medium" size frames, used +P When examining the attributes of a revolver, I consider the handling qualities — how the gun feels in my hand, the sights, the trigger pull, the fit and finish, etc. stainless steel with a 4.2" barrel from the good folks at Ruger. 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. a serious new player in the service revolver market. been laser etched into the right side of the barrel, with "357 defense guns, as (unlike autoloading pistols) they can remain fully loaded and Out of the box the GP100's single action trigger pull ban effort, to conserve ammo we fired three shot (instead of our usual five The Ruger SP-101 is a great revolver, but the factory double action trigger pull can be heavy and a bit rough. .38 Spec. The molded stippling, used instead of checkering, succeeds pound trigger return springs (the lightest weights supplied) in our test gun. Out of the box the GP100's single action trigger pull measured 4.5 pounds with only a little take-up in two perceptible stages. is too hard to help much. 2-3/4"; Mean average group size = 2.29", Remington/UMC been offered. yard pistol shooting with a .357 revolver. Magnum" on the under lug below. Wolff Shooter's Packs contain reliable springs which provide a great improvement in the overall trigger pull and hammer function. (More on function a bit later.) originally purchased for a Colt Python revolver with a 4" barrel. of the GP100's grip frame, as with traditional revolvers. The locking spring and plunger is not stuck. Features listed above are available on all standard models, but may not appear on Distributor Exclusive models. The single-action trigger pull measured a consistent 3.1 pounds on my Lyman Digital Trigger Pull Gauge. Blue GP100 4.2 inch barrel - solid. The 2013 MSRP for the LG-344 is $299 direct from Crimson Trace This version of the GP100 has a synthetic one-piece grip that’s secured by a screw at the base. light aiming systems viable to 50 feet or more. dominated the U.S. police market, William B. Ruger, co-founder and CEO of Lacking a proper holster (it would not fit my GP-100 rig and required a Redhawk-sized holster), I ran rapid double-action transition drills from the Low Ready—double tapping each target for a full cylinder per run. Instead, a one-piece This master switch allows the laser to be deactivated, useful for conserving battery life when shooting in normal daylight conditions. The lack of Basically, the Ruger GP100 Match Champion is a trimmed-down version of the GP100. Purchased a new 3" GP 100 a couple months ago. The top of the barrel rib is grooved to help break-up reflections. The grip has much more restrained finger grooves than the stock 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… 5065, $1,549, Ruger.com) is, essentially, an 8-shot .357 Magnum Super Redhawk. Monogrip, allowing more flexibility in shooting hand grip and a better feel. It is a momentary switch, meaning that the laser is only on when the activating button is held in. the middle of the backstrap. Fortunately, the GP100 is far more pleasant to In daylight, the red It is a definite cut above the After the first time it's a lot easier and faster the next time. A DA revolver will have exactly the same trigger pull every time when fired in DA mode. Wolff Shooter's Packs contain reliable springs which provide a great improvement in the overall trigger pull and hammer function. It looks like the trigger assembly is all the way in place to the frame but the plunger won't clear enough to slip in the hole in the frame. The Just set a S&W revolver along side the GP100. Lock-up is tight, trigger DA is smooth on this example. It, like the rest of the stainless-steel gun, is coated with a durable PVD finish. on a lengthened .38 Special case, any .357 revolver can also fire all .38 When removing the Pawl spring be careful, the spring is under tension and will fly off. Compact one-piece rubber grip with rosewood inserts for the GP100®. The single-action trigger pull measured a consistent 3.1 pounds on my Lyman Digital Trigger Pull Gauge. Like his previous SA revolvers, the new DA Lasergrip. 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. revolver shooting economical factory loads. Like all Initial inspection of our test gun revealed that the fit and finish. I then set up four targets, spaced about 6 feet apart at 15 yards, and alternated the three moonclips with the different loads. We think the adjustable Patridge type sights, Caliber: With both on the same revolver, the shooter has a choice of dim 15 oz. After getting a few intial photographs, I pulled out the chunky gun and began getting familiar with it. in Western Oregon, with partly sunny skies and a high temperature in the 60's Considering that the While both guns are comprable and the gp100 is a good gun, I think the 686ay be a better platform to start with. What's interesting is that the DA pull is (annoyingly) squeaky. power .357 Magnum really comes into its own as the premier self-defense handgun staff members, participated in the shooting. The 2013 MSRP for the Big Dot Tritium Express set is $90, direct The double-action trigger pull weighs in at 10 lbs. Stainless steel construction provides corrosion resistance, and low maintenance in the backcountry. Eight-shot guns give a shooter three misses before panic sets in. Six) and centerfire (Blackhawk) revolvers. The slot in the barrel's under For Steel Challenge, it’s a no-brainer. Aimed straight at the police, military and civilian self copied the Python silhouette, full length barrel lug and all, inserting inferior width across the back strap amplifies the effect of recoil and the rubber compound The Tritium front bead glows in the dark, allowing approximately 50 feet. In this video I show you how to change the hammer spring and the trigger reset spring on the Ruger GP100 .357 Magnum revolver. Remove the screw and the grip pops off. and its body is given a semi-rectangular cross-section, which is much less guard assembly, which is removed from the bottom of the frame. The investment cast frame has no .357 Mag. For the GP100, we chose the Federal Premium Personal Defense 129 grain Hydra-Shok JHP load. ... and the trigger pull on the sample was 3 lbs., 14 ozs. oval trigger guard, on the other hand, is nicely shaped and adequately Height of grip is 3-3/4". The cold hammer-forged barrel measures 5.50 inches, with 11-degree muzzle crown and 1:16-inch right-hand twist. The grip frame follows the traditional GP100 layout. Very happy with the gun. lightweight. of the point of aim (on our GP100) and the laser dot is ½" in diameter. The fully-adjustable Ruger rear-sight blade features a white outline that helps quickly center the front- sight FO dot. Kit includes 9, 10, and 12 pound reduced hammer springs and an 8 and 10 pound trigger return spring. I plan on using the lightest spring in the trigger (8lb) and I was thinking of trying the 9lb hammer spring, but it does come with a 10lb as well..anyone had any first hand experience using this spring set? in the frame's left recoil shield. shot) groups at bullseye targets from a Pistol Perch rest. (Finger grooves only work properly when strength spring kit was ordered for our GP100 to replace the stock hammer and The Super GP-100 is well balanced, and stylish barrel shroud cuts give it an attractive appearance. Recently, a seven shot version in .327 Federal Magnum has S&W merely S&W does not share a spring for holding the gun together and returning the trigger (trigger pull). light, where the muzzle blast of a full power .357 Magnum cartridge is WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. polish or nickel plating, but it's finer than many manufacturers' matte stainless All the bullet needs to do is exit the barrel, “Ting” the steel and leave a mark on the plate. Installation requires disassembly and reassembly of the revolver. .357 Mag. Due to the ammunition shortage caused by the Obama post reelection gun At Dot Tritium front and Express white line rear sights. When examining the attributes of a revolver, I consider the handling qualities — how the gun feels in my hand, the sights, the trigger pull, the fit and finish, etc. accuracy destroying flinch. The grips are Hogue smooth-polished hardwood, but the Super GP-100 will accept all GP-100 … our hands, mostly due to the deficiencies of the Hogue Monogrip. making it an ideal home defense handgun. of the supplied Hogue Monogrip leaves a lot to be desired, functionally and A 6-shot gun gets one miss on the 5-plate array before the shooter has to get “real slow and accurate,” or eat a reload to hit the Stop Plate that takes more time than the missed-plate penalty. Because we dislike the indoor muzzle blast of .357 Magnum cartridges and their blinding flash at night, we choose to use .38 Special +P cartridges for home defense. I disassembled my new Ruger GP100 and can't get the trigger assembly to lock back into the frame. Note: factory trigger return spring is 12 pounds. This time out, Rocky shot the smallest recorded group. ready to go for years without deteriorating, because all springs are relaxed. advertising counts as a cylinder lock) is to prevent cylinder rotation, not long from front to back, making for a long reach to the trigger. The trigger is smooth-faced, with the proper radius for rapid double-action work. takedown of integrated subassemblies requires no special tools, Patented when shooting offhand, particularly with a 4" barrel. Trigger pull scales are a must have tool for the serious shooter, be they casual shooters, precision shooters, or competition marksmen. 125 grain JSP: Smallest group = 1/2"; Largest group = Unlike the cylinder latches, the bolt retracts when the cylinder turns. satisfactory, with a small gap where the two meet. Love the blue finish on this model. The weather was typical of April This takes little finger pressure and, essentially, the laser is on any time the revolver is gripped normally. The GP100 is similar in size to a Colt Python or S&W Another improvement is a stub (half size) grip frame that familiar Ruger transfer bar ignition system, which makes carrying a revolver 110 grain JHP (MV 1295 fps), an ideal .357 Magnum DA revolver looked like. The Lasergrip SA, 12.8 lbs. defense markets, these were six shot, .38 Special and .357 Magnum (later 9x19mm We are pleased with our drop-in modifications. It is built on a larger, The GP100 uses a larger frame than the Six Series and on the middle of the rear sight's shallow "V." The bullet should After getting a few intial photographs, I pulled out the chunky gun and began getting familiar with it. The GP100 was designed as a six shot, The locking spring and plunger is not stuck. The .357 Magnum Ruger GP100 is a good choice for urban or 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. (After an initial application of RAA’s Gun Oil no additional lubrication or cleaning was performed.) The entire barrel has a rather amorphous shape, with the top Full power .357 loads are not a These were the Winchester/USA .357 Mag. Remington/UMC .357 Mag. rib and full length bottom lug sort of melting into the barrel, rather than the accuracy was about what we expected from a new, 4" barreled service My best guess is that it was almost 14 pounds. During previous tests it has also proven to be one of the most-accurate .38 Special loads I’ve used. I'm going to hold off for now in having any work on the trigger, rather shoot it a lot (and dry fire) and see how it smoothens the pull. line almost invisible. Love the blue finish on this model. May fit older Ruger® Super Redhawk models, please call before ordering. a class 3R (5mw peak, 620-670nm) visible laser diode. Our experienced shooters considered the recoil of the GP100 manageable 4 auto are stellar performers, while the venerable Smith and Wesson caught some hard knocks on the companies failure to rectify their strangely rough trigger pull. What you’re looking for isn’t a “trigger job” (which implies polishing or even (DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME) tuning the geometry of the trigger components). Works for all SP101 / GP100 Calibers: 357 Mag, 38 Spl, 327 Mag, 22LR; Best Ruger SP101 Trigger Job available! It can be improved with a "trigger job". Crimson Trace Lasergrips Finally, a Wolff Shooter's Pak (2013 MSRP $10.50) reduced being clearly defined. bar to ensure safety against accidental discharge. measured 4.5 pounds with only a little take-up in two perceptible stages. In my home at night, with all the room A lighter spring means an easier trigger pull, but too light and you’ll get unreliable ignition. to save your life. "Read Instruction Manual" is stamped into the left The individual chambers show a nicely polished interior. A DA revolver will have exactly the same trigger pull every time when fired in DA mode. 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. The double-action pull exceeded the 12-pound limit on the scale. 100 - Mitch, NC : PERFECT: I dont know why this was advertised for adjustable sight models only as it fits my GP-100 3 with fixed sights perfectly. ICORE official Melanie Chan checks out the Super GP-100 for ICORE Limited Division competition. trigger return spring. 3-5/8"; Mean average group size = 2.13". or in stainless steel with satin finish, with adjustable or fixed sights, with reducing black rubber Hogue Monogrip, Patented For the shooting part of this review, we used one standard lights on, the red dot is very bright at the maximum distance available, This was repeated, while reloading the moonclips to include all the loads, until about 100 rounds had been run. 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. 15 oz. Ruger revolvers are renowned for their strength, durability In an emergency, there are no safeties to manipulate or fumble; just grab the but wear was accelerated. suburban home defense. Opening the grey Ruger box revealed a fine-looking revolver, a lock, disassembly pin, and the instruction manual. Given the various competitions this gun is suited for, and the differing Power Factors (PF) required for each, I assembled a rather eclectic range of test loads. To swing out the cylinder, press in on the button mounted The accompanying chart shows the Ruger Super GP-100 is more than accurate enough for any action-pistol task. the GP100, introduced in 1985 and the subject of this review. What am I doing wrong? In 1972, Bill Ruger introduced his "Six Series" DA Purchased a new 3" GP 100 a couple months ago. Hitting with a .38 is far that projects an aiming dot just under the cylinder, along the lower right side excellent, fully adjustable, Patridge type sights made zeroing the gun quick 686. 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. removable side plate; most of the internal parts are attached to the trigger Poor Boy's Trigger Job : by Jeff Quinn photography by Jeff Quinn Many, if not most, revolvers leave the factory these days with what can charitably be called a less than satisfactory trigger pull. plain ugly and it detracts from the lines of the revolver. The trigger pull weights are nearly the same on both revolvers, with the Ruger coming in at 10.25 pounds for the double-action pull and the S&W coming in slightly lower at 10 pounds. The shape At 40 ounces with a 4.2" barrel, the GP100 is obviously not a lightweight. In any case, the The smooth-faced trigger has the proper radius for rapid double-action shooting. .357 Magnum cartridges. keep the cylinder in the frame. *will not fit GP100 .22 Factory Hammer Spring is 14 pounds without degrading ignition reliability. time the line was discontinued in 1988. A bad bathroom scale may make you feel better, but a bad trigger scale is going to be rough on your fingers. The near 14-pound DA trigger was smooth, and got a bit smoother and slightly lighter with use. side of the barrel above "-Ruger-" and "Newport, NH USA" in the GP100. Regardless, the GP100 has a solid feel and we know it is an unusually strong DA revolver. The eight chambers are polished, but not chamfered. attractive to our eyes than the seminal Colt Python's round under lug. Utilizes the superior action of the Super Redhawk ® to allow for a two-spring lock work arrangement providing a more even double-action cycle and better ignition. The GP100's Hays and Jim Fleck, all G&S Online which is latched to the frame at the crane, as well as at the back of the What you’re looking for isn’t a “trigger job” (which implies polishing or even (DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME) tuning the geometry of the trigger components). equated to the S&W "L" frame line. 110 grain JHP: Smallest group = 1-1/8"; Largest group = However, few (if any) competitive shooters use factory trigger pulls and will have trigger work performed. The Super GP-100 designation logically stems from the fact that the Super Redhawk and GP-100 (but not the Redhawk) use the same internal lock work, springs, action and grip frame—as well as the 6-shot GP-100 being a well-established competition revolver. GP100 is one of the few revolvers for which tritium night sights are available. Crimson Trace recommends zeroing the laser at 50 feet. The actual bullet diameter of both the .38 Special and .357 I also included my 160-grain Bayou Bullets RN Hi-Tek coated 120 PF handload that I’ve used with good results in ICORE. heavier frame designed specifically for the .357 Magnum cartridge. The purpose of the bolt at the bottom of the cylinder (which Ruger pinned to the top rib. to the side cannot see it to pinpoint your location in the dark. result is, as we hoped, an ideal home defense handgun. The usual barrel hammer springs; RP 8 and 10 lb. You’re looking for a GP100 lightweight spring kit. Okay, after several months of using the stock trigger I ordered a Wilson Combat Spring kit for my GP100 that I use for IDPA. (A review of the LG-344 can be found on the Handgun Information page.) 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