Davidson’s, one of the more prominent firearms distributors in the United States of America, announced it has partnered with Sturm, Ruger & Co. on two variants of existing handguns: the American Compact Pistol and the GP100.
How Now Brown Gun
If you’ve ever thought “I really like my Ruger American Compact Pistol, but I wish I could have it in a tri-color finish with two shades of brown,” Davidson’s has the gun for you.
This is a standard Ruger pistol with all of the normal trimmings: 3.55″ barrel, multiple grip size adaptors and two magazines. However, the Davidson’s model adds a little flair with the Patriot Brown slide and Flat Dark Earth frame. Many of the other bits remain black.
Wheel on the Gat Goes Round and Round
One of the stalwarts in the Ruger line up is the GP100 revolver. This double action wheel gun has been putting lead down range for many people over many years. Developed in the 1980’s, this gun has been offered with many different options and calibers. Davidson’s is adding one more.
The new version is designed for the .22 LR and has a 10-round cylinder. However, it differentiates itself from the standard GP100 in .22 LR with the 10-round cylinder by having a 4″ barrel. The normal catalog item has a 5.5″ barrel, which may be a bit long for some people. A wheel gun with a 4″ barrel is typically seen as a “duty size” revolver, which is preferred by many people regardless of use or caliber.
The Davidson’s GP100 is likely to last forever as long as you don’t stick it into a blast furnace. These guns are built tough and are perfectly suited for much harsher rounds like the .357 Magnum. It would take a lot of .22 to wear one of these out.
Both of these guns are exclusive to Davidson’s, and are not permanent additions to the Ruger catalog. In other words, if you want one of these, you should find a dealer with a Davidson’s account and buy them sooner rather than later. If you don’t know which of your local dealers has a Davidson’s account, you can go over to the GalleryOfGuns.com website. This site is operated by Davidson’s as a way of putting buyers and retail sellers into contact with each other.