Just when it looked like Ruger was done for the year, they’ve gone ahead and unleashed another holiday surprise: the GP100 with a five-round cylinder chambered in .44 Special and the Redhawk with an eight-round cylinder chambered in .357 Magnum. Here’s what the company had to say about these two new revolvers.
The five-round, big-bore GP100 has a three-inch, full-shrouded barrel and offers the perfect balance of size and weight. This new introduction is sure to bring a whole new level of interest in shooting the venerable .44 Special. The all-stainless steel GP100 in .44 Special absorbs recoil and comes back on target quickly whether shooting cowboy loads or higher velocity defensive loads. The smooth Hogue® Monogrip® without finger grooves is attached to the proprietary Ruger® grip frame and is sure to fit nearly all hand sizes and shapes. The grip frame allows for a quick change to custom grip configurations, many of which are available from ShopRuger.com.
The newest stainless steel model of Redhawk combines an 8-round cylinder, a 2.75 inch barrel and round butt, hardwood grips to create a package that is powerful and reasonably compact with very manageable recoil. The .357 Magnum Redhawk is equipped with Altamont hardwood grips that fit nearly any size hand and allow the revolver to roll in the hand during recoil. The unfluted cylinder incorporates a recessed ejector, allowing shooters to quickly load the revolver with the use of full moon clips. Three full moon clips are shipped with each .357 Magnum Redhawk revolver. Additional full moon clips and speed loaders are available at ShopRuger.com.
Both new revolvers feature windage and elevation adjustable rear sights. The GP100 in .44 Special features a green fiber optic dot set in black square post front sight, which provides for quick sight acquisition and offers a crisp sight picture. The Redhawk in .357 Magnum features a red ramp front sight that is readily replaceable with other front sight blades available on ShopRuger.com.
To learn more about these new offerings from Ruger, visit http://www.ruger.com