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I'm looking at purchasing my first revolver and had been looking at the GP-100. I've not heard anything about it though and everyone here seems to rave about the security six. I've looked around gunbroker and can aquire either one used in good condition for about the same price. Are there any reasons that I should go one way or the other :?:
 

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Well the GP-100 is more durable and designed for constant use of the heaviest .357 Magnum loads available, and will likely outlive you.

The Security Six is older, more stylistic to some, designed closer to the K frame revolvers of Smith & Wesson, and very durable in its own right, able to handle a high amount of factory load .357s without fear of wearing it out. It's also somewhat more balanced than the GP-100.

Either one is good, it comes down to personal tastes really and what you intend to use it for.
 

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Thanks for the response Justin, I went to a local indoor range which has gun rentals, and now I'm also looking at the SP101 just for carry purposes :? , I'd get both but being a married 23 year old obviously I don't have unlimited green to spend.


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I bought a used Stainless Steel GP100 yesterday.....thing looks brand NEW (no more than 100 rounds I would guess)!!!!!! Was on sale at the gun shop for 399. The store was busy and the guy helping me must of got distracted because amist all of the confusion, he only charged me 299 for it!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A STEAL!!!!! I pick it up on the 15th, can't wait to SHOOT IT!
 

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If you can only afford one, and you're thinking about getting the SP101 as a carry gun, I'd just go ahead and get the SP101 and practice, practice, practice.

It's built like a small tank and will last forever. Plus, it's a fun gun to shoot. My wife got one 14 years ago, and she is still carrying it.
 

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To be honest, I never even held a GP 100 but I don't like them anyway. So far as I know it's waht replaced the Sec Six. I've got a Six made in 1980 (only has had 220 rounds through it (210 of them are mine). I love it. Most amazing revolver I ever shot--it's solid, balanced, the wooden grips contour with any hand... my friends who's a gunny in the Marines and has shot every handgun under the sun says that the grips on that gun are literally the most comfortable wooden grips he's ever hadnled. Honestly, I hate the looks of the GPs... the Sixs are so much prettier. ; ) Just my opinion... probably a mite biased.
 

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Re: re: Security Six vs. GP100

gutdeere? said:
Just my opinion... probably a mite biased.
Ain't we all! :D

The GP100s are great, but I agree with you - I like the Sixes better!
 

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I just bought a GP100 4 inch SS today for $445 plus tax NIB. I think it is a very good deal for a brand new GP100.

BTW, it shoots great too with both magnum and .38 specials!
 

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I own both,a security six and a 2" sp 101. The balance and feel of my security six with 6 " barrel is perfect. It is the most accurate pistol Ive ever shoot. This gun is a joy to shoot double action. I prefer it to the GP 100 as do most.

The 101 is a great little canon. Even full 125 grain loads are managable in part due to the guns grips and balance.
 

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I own both,a security six and a 2" sp 101. The balance and feel of my security six with 6 " barrel is perfect. It is the most accurate pistol Ive ever shoot. This gun is a joy to shoot double action. I prefer it to the GP 100 as do most.

The 101 is a great little canon. Even full 125 grain loads are managable in part due to the guns grips and balance.
 

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I have a question I bought a new gp100 blued version with a 6inch barrel with the rubber grip with rosewood insert for $479.99 new at my local sportsmans warehouse. from what I am seeing from some online sites I got racked over the coals on the price is that true. Also I wanted to support my local shops to keep them in business. But how much better could of I gotten the lowest price I saw new online was like $443.
 

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A new GP100 in stainless with the 4 or 6 inch barrel goes for about $530 here; the blued is about $500. I don't think you got ripped off. Those online prices don't include shipping or the cost associated with sending it through an FFL (each place can charge whatever they want to receive it.)
 

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I have never shot a Security Six but have a little experience with the GP line. Before I got my CHP I had a 6' SS GP100 (KGP-161) for a nightstand gun. That gun was the best gun I had ever laid hands on. As accurate as any shooter and the recoil wasn't bad all things considered. Then came along my CHL… This dream gun of mine was the bee’s knees!



The custom leopard wood inlays I crafted made it MINE, but the fact was it was too difficult to conceal. Fiscal matters also demanded that I sell it to help soften the blow of my new carry gun. Fiscal matters, ya know... the wife.... Man I would have ate beans and cornbread for a week of Wednesdays to have kept that gem… but the boy wouldn’t have fared so well... I digress. Despite being a true lover of the smoke wagon I went through a couple of semi-autos in search of a nice CC gun. Alas, when all else had failed I knew my trust in a GP100 would serve me well. Today my CC gun is a KGP-331. It’s the 3' model with fixed rear sights. Before I go any further... Do you have any idea how many times I kicked myself for including those custom book matched inlays in the sale of my 6’? Where was I? Oh. I will admit I was a little skeptical about the shorter barrel as it pertains to accuracy and recoil. As soon I got it I picked my lane and sent my target down range. My first shot at 21feet was a bull’s eye. I was so stoked. After 100 rounds my skepticism was no more. While I didn’t have the 6’ to compare recoil with it felt very comparable. It is a little heavy but with a good belt/holster rig it’s not detrimental. Besides that is part of why it is such a durable gun. I would recommend the GP series to anyone looking for a great wheel gun.


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