Ruger will have a new model GP100 available in 2014, the Ruger GP100 Match Champion. This is the GP100 for competition shooting, and to be 100% honest it looks like Ruger went into my dreams while I was asleep and pulled all the features I want in a GP100 to make this gun.
The new Ruger GP100 Match Champion comes from the factory with the following features:
- Black Novak rear sight
- Fiber optic front sight
- Checkered Hogue wood grips
- Beveled cylinder
- Half-underlug slab side barrel
- Delicious tears of S&W fanboys
Just from looking at the gun, if it came with a bobbed hammer and
chamfered charge holes (editor’s note: it does come with chamfered charge holes), it would be perfect. As it is, it appears to be one of the best set-up out of the box competition revolvers since S&W started offering the 686SSR. I’m very glad to see Ruger going hard in the paint after the serious revolver shooter market with guns like this and GP100 WC model I have.
For our dedicated fans, I have already contacted Ruger about the new gun, and I’m going to be getting a couple in for long term testing in 2014. Plans are to run the same gun at all IDPA matches, NRA AP matches, and USPSA revolver. I have to give a hat tip the readers who’ve emailed, FB messaged, and otherwise communicated to me about this gun. I can’t wait to spend some time shooting this gun. We’ll get you more updates on the Ruger GP100 Match Champion when it comes in.