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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
Ruger Custom Shop Super GP100 Competition Specifications Manufacturer: Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. Model: Super GP100 Competition ActionType: 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 www.ruger.com