First Look: Ruger GP100 7-Shot Revolver

posted on January 29, 2018

The stainless revolver lay gleaming among the rubble of a day’s hardcore use, late afternoon sunlight reflecting from the pale sides of dozens of spent cartridges. I lifted the piece, checked the cylinder and hefted the balance. I approved. This was Ruger’s new GP100 seven-shot, mid-frame .357 Mag. revolver.

I’m a revolver man at heart. I’ve carried a small-frame Ruger revolver for several decades through the backcountry while hunting, cowboying and camping. So I was understandably interested upon being introduced to this new seven-shooter. It’s well balanced, smooth-of-action and has plenty of firepower for almost any backcountry ruckus that might need sorting out, short of stopping a charging grizzly—and in the right hands, it might even do that.

Technical Specifications
• Action: single/double action revolver.
• Caliber: .357 Mag.
• Barrel Length(s): 2.5″, 4.2″, 6″
• Capacity: 7
• Material: stainless steel
• Grips: cushioned rubber w/ hardwood insert
• Front Sight: fiber-optic
• Rear Sight: adjustable
• Weight: 36 to 43.5 oz., depending on model
• MSRP: $899;


Silencer Central INC 5000 Lead
Silencer Central INC 5000 Lead

Silencer Central Makes Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Companies

Silcencer Central has made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America.

Smith & Wesson Introduces Model 350

Smith & Wesson has introduced the Model 350, the company's first production revolver chambered in the powerful straight-walled 350 Legend.

Members' Best 2022

Be it a bucket list hunt in a land of giants, an anniversary escape with a loved one, a quick scouting trip turned big-buck showdown or the culmination of a trophy slam, American Hunter readers searched for and found opportunity near and far this past year.

First Look: Buck Bourbon Rack House Blind

Veil Camo has announced the integration of its Wideland Camo pattern with the new Buck Bourbon Rack House 300+ One Way Mesh hunting blind.

First Look: Canvas Cutter Dominator 2.0 Bedroll

The Dominator 2.0 Bedroll is Canvas Cutter’s flagship outdoors sleep solution, designed for any backpacking, hunting, fishing, or camping adventure.

Florida Expands Gator-Hunting Hours and Equipment

Gargantuan gators beware! Florida's 2022 hunting season started on Monday, 8/15 with brand new rules regarding hunting hours and acceptable equipment.


Get the best of American Hunter delivered to your inbox.