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I like it. Not for a carry weapon, but I think it’s one of the best for home defense. One 17-round and two 24-round mags came with it. The light was free with purchase at the time. That’s the first reflex sight I’ve owned. It’ll take some getting used to but it stays on all the time. Goes to sleep after several minutes, then “awakens” when it senses motion. I want a suppressor eventually. The idea of discharging or inside the house makes my ears hurt.
 

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Those magnets are really smart.
Never seen them before.
Will they hold a loaded Ruger GP 101?
I have mine stuck behind the safe, but having it hanging would be way better.
 

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Stig, they’ll hold it weight wise for sure. Only issue with a revolver is they it needs a flat surface for secure “grip”. Here’s my Ruger Blackhawk .357 (6”) on one. Holds it very securely. It will hold it by the cylinder or even the barrel, but the rounded surface makes it unstable and the slightest bump could dislodge it.

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Just to show what it will do, I stuck my brother-in-law’s Remington 742 .270 on it. Simply stuck the muzzle to the magnet and it held the rifle. I doubt it would hold my heavy barreled .308. D371E28F-E47D-440B-9D32-ACDA85BCB40A.jpeg
 
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Those are some of the smaller/cheaper magnets.

GMW Gun Magnet [2-Pack] | 30 lbs....

These are even stronger...

RYMMES Gun Magnet Mount Holster...
 

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Just for you, Stig...I don’t have a GP 101 (did you mean GP 100?), but here’s my S&W 686 6” (which is practically the same as Ruger’s GP 100), in various angles on the magnet. The last is merely to demonstrate its strength...I would never leave it hanging that way.
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Yep, GP100
The second 1 was a typo.

It has a dead flat surface in front of the rear sight, so it should work fine.
I'm ordering one when they get them back in stock..

Thanks!
 

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You’re welcome! You said when they’re back in stock? They showed to be available when I posted the links.

That S&W is fairly flat on top but the rear sight creates a little hump so I stuck it on the flat top of the barrel. Either will work.
 

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Showed " Currently unavailable" to me.
Might be because I am European and they don't want to ship overseas.
I'll search around some and see if I can find tyhem somewhere else.
 

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Ah. Never thought about that. eBay has a bunch too. Just search gun magnet.

This was the first kind I tried, and it may be the best, but it’s the most expensive....

 

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Problem solved.
I made a lamp for the woodturning lathe by attaching a flexible lamp to a heavy duty magnet, the kind used for attaching GPS gear to shovels on excavators for creeks.
They have a 3D "map" of where the new bottom has to be and just follow the GPS, Star wars stuff.

Those magnets are STRONG.

It is nice to have a lamp that can be stuck on anywhere on the lathe.

Anyway, it holds the gun just fine.
It is not rubber coated, so if I'm not carefull, it'll scratch the gun.
I figure it'll fire just as fine with a few scratches on it.

So I'll just get another magnet like this one and screw that up ( It has a central hole for a screw)

Thanks again for turning me on to this, Scott.

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Or a quick wrap of electrical tape...anything to coat it.

One advantage to the gun magnets is that they are smaller and sized more to fit the gun, and they’re usually low profile for flush fitting.

It’s amusing to read the reviews. Almost all of them I’ve bought, regardless of brand, come with 3M tape to mount it, then you attach it with screws. Seems people think it’s cool to stick them in their car/truck with the tape, slap their pistol on it, then gripe and complain when the tape doesn’t hold it... I’d never use a magnet in a dynamic/moving situation.
 
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Both of you are right.
Don't know why I didn't think of that.
 

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I like it. Not for a carry weapon, but I think it’s one of the best for home defense. One 17-round and two 24-round mags came with it. The light was free with purchase at the time. That’s the first reflex sight I’ve owned. It’ll take some getting used to but it stays on all the time. Goes to sleep after several minutes, then “awakens” when it senses motion. I want a suppressor eventually. The idea of discharging or inside the house makes my ears hurt.
I would forget about adding a Suppressor to an already large handgun,especially one intended to be used in close quarters.Perhaps take your gun into a shop that sells Suppressors,screw one on the end and wave it about for a bit.They screw up the balance,and make the gun "dragey".Alot of people have cans for their pistols over here,but its really only the ones on .22s that get much use.
 

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I’ve handled/fired pistols equipped with suppressors, and I’d still love to have the FN set up that way should the need ever arise to use it in the confines of my house.
 

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" Their walls are build of cannonballs, their motto is, don't tread on me."

Me no like.
But then I don't like the decorated English double rifles either.

I like guns to be plain.
People too.
 

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While I share your sentiment regarding folk being plain, I see no wrong in some degree of customization. As to “Don’t tread on me”, I regard it more a statement of common decency among humanity. No one has the right to walk on others.

Thankfully for my son-in-law, some folks like decorum. This is a shipment he got last week from one customer to have customized...

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Part of me hates to do this because it is sort of an asshole thing to do, part of me rejoices that my command of your language is good enough that I can :D .

Decorum basically means good behaviour, not decorations on a gun.

My quote was from "The Grateful dead".
 

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Never saw it. And not treading on others' rights equates to good behavior, no? And so long as the guns behave themselves, your definition is spot-on.:D
 

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No idea. All depends on what all they want done. Some just want stippling on the frame. Some want cerakote and other stuff.
 
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