Photo Gallery: Ruger GP100 Wiley Clapp upgraded

I’ve been wanting one of these for quite some time now. Here’s a look at the Ruger GP100 Wiley Clapp model; the pictured gun has been upgraded from its stock configuration to make it even better for concealed carry. Hit “Read More” to see the rest of the photos.

GP100 WC-1

The is the Ruger GP100 Wiley Clapp. This model has been upgraded with a DAO hammer, an action job to smooth up the trigger, Altamonte stocks, and the inserts from a pair of Crimson Trace GP100 lasergrips. From the factory it has a beveled cylinder, Novak sights, the excellent matte black finish, and a pretty decent trigger.

GP100 bobbed hammer detail

Detail image of the bobbed hammer. This is a factory hammer with the spur removed that’s been refinished in matte silver.

GP100 right side

Right side image, giving a good look at the stocks and tasteful logo on the barrel.

GP100 rear sight detail

Rear sight detail image of the Novak black rear sight. This is a great sight for IDPA competition. It also makes me wonder, that since this is a Novak cut if I could fit say, a Sevigny sight in the rear notch.

GP100 front sight detail

Gold bead front sight on this pistol. I like the bead front instead of a fiber optic, since it blooms less in bright sunlight conditions but still gathers light in dim lighting.

GP100 cylinder comparison

Comparing the beveled cylinder of the GP100 Wiley Clapp gun with a stock GP100. The bevel allows for easier holstering, and also provides the gun with a slightly more aggressive look.

Coming up later this week: we take the new GP100 shooting and find out what bullet weight the factory sights are zeroed for.


  1. You are slowly inspiring me to shoot my GP100 in IDPA. Only hold back at this point is buying all the speed loaders and a reload tray. That back sight is quite attractive.

  2. That beveled cylinder is sharp! I wasn’t consciously aware of it ’til I saw the SbS photo, but now I can’t unsee it. Very cool.

    1. I did the action work myself, I’ve had a bit of practice with these guns. The hammer bob was done by the gunsmith at West Coast Armory in Bellevue a few years ago.

  3. I’m betting that those sights are regulated for a defensive load, say a 125-grain JHP at some 1450 fps.

  4. That is a sweet revolver. I have one just like it, but mine is stock. It’s great you were able to do the action job yourself. Why did you pick the grips you have on it? Are they more comfortable that the stock ones with are rubber with a wooden insert?

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