NRA Gun of the Week: Ruger Custom Shop Super GP100 Competition

posted on June 26, 2020
In 2019, nearly 70 years after it began innovating and manufacturing firearms, Sturm, Ruger & Company, Incorporated opened the Ruger Custom Shop and is offering the competition community a 9 mm Luger revolver ideally suited for I-CORE, Steel Challenge and USPSA competition—the Super GP100 Competition.

Right-side view of silver-colored Ruger Custom Shop Super GP100 Competition revolver with text on image calling out make and model shown on white background.

Ruger Custom Shop engineers tuned its well-regarded GP100 double-action revolver to provide additional robust features with enhancements that elevate the proven Ruger wheelgun to a custom level suitable for top-level performance. Ruger provides a 6” cold-hammer-forged stainless steel barrel with an included 11-degree target-style crown with an internal twist rate of one turn in 16”.

Revolver barrel, sliver and black, quartering view on white background with text on image calling out the 6" barrel length.

The Super GP100 Competition provides a triple-locking stainless steel cylinder chambered for eight rounds of 9 mm Luger. The PVD-finished cylinder is fluted and shortened to reduce its overall mass and increase rotational speed. Given the chambering of 9 mm Luger, Ruger provides three moon clips and includes an unloading tool. Additionally, a custom-molded, locking hard case rounds out the Super GP100 Competition package.

Ruger revolver with black case and tools shown on white background.

A satin-finished stainless steel frame comes wrapped in Hogue hand-finished hardwood stocks. The gun’s internal components have seen a full treatment of Ruger’s Custom Shop gunsmiths. Two-spring lock work was borrowed from the company’s Super Redhawk design to further enhance reliability of the double-action design. An optimized trigger mechanism with a centering boss and trigger shims improve the trigger’s function.

Quatering view of revolver on white background.

Watch our NRA Gun of the Week video above to learn more about the Ruger Custom Shop Super GP100 Competition revolver chambered for 9 mm Luger.

Man with protective shooting gear and ballcap shooting a revolver on a shooting range.

Ruger Custom Shop Super GP100 Competition Specifications
Manufacturer: Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
Model: Super GP100 Competition
Action Type: double-action center-fire revolver
Chambering: 9 mm Luger
Frame: stainless steel
Barrel: 6” stainless steel
Sights: fully-adjustable square-notch rear; fiber-optic post front
Cylinder: eight-round capacity, stainless steel; PVD finish
Trigger: double-action 11-lb., 1-oz. pull; single-action 3-lb., 10-oz. pull
Length: 11”
Weight: 45.6 oz.
MSRP: $1,549

Further Reading:
Tested: Ruger GP100 Seven Shot Revolver
Testing the .357 Mag. Cartridge
The .22 Magnum: Good for Self-Defense?
Wiley Clapp/Talo Ruger GP100
The Case for the .44 Spl. Cartridge




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