Of course, the best use of any handgun is to just shoot it. For range work, training or recreational target shooting it’s hard to beat the Federal Champion load. This .44 Special ammo uses an inexpensive 200-grain semi-wadcutter, hollow-point lead bullet. From the Ruger, I chronographed the load at 756 ft/s and 254 foot-pounds of energy. In addition to target shooting, this Federal load is also well suited for hunting small game and for pest control. With the relatively stout weight of 36 ounces, the Ruger GP100 is a pussycat to shoot with this ammo.