I had little revolver experience but wanted to have the best example of one when I got my first one. I got the 6-inch model so that I could maximize the potential of the .357 Magnum round for hog hunting. Ruger's reputation for making solid revolvers shows well with the GP100. The cylinder locks up like a vault door, and every moving part is fitted with absolute precision. Shooting double-action, I can easily keep 100 rounds in the black on a six-inch target, from an unsupported isoceles position, at 25 yards with this. The double-action trigger pull is smooth enough to allow me to consistently hit 10-inch plates at 25 yards, one-handed, with either my left or right hand. This is absolutely an amazing revolver! It has helped me put meat in the freezer.
I have put about 1000 rounds through it with Fiocchi 142gr FMJ, Remington 125gr SJHP, LAX 158gr FMJ, and the really hot PPU 158gr FMJ ammo, and it is accurate with all of them.