I'm normally not a Ruger guy, but.....


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whitecoyote
September 30, 2010, 12:56 AM
......when I saw this Ruger SP101, .357 mag. I immediately bacame a fan! :o
It's a used Ruger, but unfired. Also, there is no "warning" stamped on it. :mad:
Anyone else out there like Rugers?
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GreenMTNLife
September 30, 2010, 01:37 AM
wow! That is beautiful. The wood inserts on a black rubber grip, the engraving, very impressive. Have to say I like my LCR but for VERY different reasons obviously.

washambala
September 30, 2010, 02:14 AM
Wow. Thats quite a piece. I wish my dad's had grips like that. The ingraving is interesting but a bit gawdy for me. Other than that, I love the SP101. I can shoot it much more accurately than any other revolver we own. It just feels better in my hand.

btw, is it just me or is there a screw missing out of the grip on the right side?

whitecoyote
September 30, 2010, 02:22 AM
btw, is it just me or is there a screw missing out of the grip on the right side?
Yep, it's you. You're missing a screw. :D
No, it's just the threaded end of the screw, all is well.
Thanks. :scrutiny:

slabuda
September 30, 2010, 02:24 AM
Im not a fan of the scroll work, but if you like it. The grips however are really nice. Would be even nicer as all wood IMO. I do like wood grips on a stainless gun.

Dr.Rob
September 30, 2010, 02:31 AM
That's gorgeous!

Mike Kerr
September 30, 2010, 03:22 AM
Beautiful. Best looking SP I have ever seen.

Regards,

:):):)

bannockburn
September 30, 2010, 06:25 AM
whitecoyote

Well I like the engraving; sets it off from the rest of the pack. And the engraved grips are just icing on the cake. Do you know anything about its history?

Dogbone
September 30, 2010, 07:13 AM
Nice SP101.

It's a Talo special edition SP101 (KSP-321XEN)

http://thetruthaboutguns.com/2010/07/robert-farago/ruger-sp101-model-ksp-321xen-special-edition-premier/

I'm a Ruger man myself. Daily carry either open or concealed my '93 4" GP100, and my wife's got a 2 1/4" DAO SP101. I did get a beautiful set of custom Altamont scrimshawed grips for her SP101 (Altamont is the same company that did those grips for the Talo edition btw).

oldbanjo
September 30, 2010, 07:54 AM
I 357 I wouldn't have anything other than my GP100 and my SP101. In 38 special I prefer S&W.

LHRGunslinger
September 30, 2010, 08:02 AM
I'm not usually a fan of engraved weapons but that is pretty awesome

chez323
September 30, 2010, 12:07 PM
I've got 2 Ruger Blackhawks, one in 38/357 magnum and the other in 44 magnum. Both are 50th anniversary edition models and I love them! Great guns for the price!

opr1945
November 4, 2010, 11:44 AM
I just laid one of these away for Christmas. Store says it is new in box. but that it is no longer in production.

Does anyone know when they were made, how many, etc. where can i find out more information.

thanks,

dusty14u
November 4, 2010, 12:21 PM
Now you just need a BBQ to show it off.:)

Rexster
November 4, 2010, 12:29 PM
Nice! I saw one of these at a local dealer, but money in pocket did not coincide with my seeing the SP101 in the display case. I probably have a lifetime supply of .357 SP101s, anyway, though they are unadorned. If there is a better compact carry gun in the world, I don't know what it would be.

CraigC
November 4, 2010, 04:22 PM
It's a shame you can't use a more traditional grip on the SP's. That one would look wonderful with some stag or ivory substitute.

BCRider
November 4, 2010, 05:49 PM
That is one gorgeous looking gun. The barrel length is perfect and the engraving is well done but not overboard for a decorated gun.

Now just one question. Your post doesn't say if you actually bought it or not. Just that you became a Ruger fan upon seeing it.

D Rudd
November 4, 2010, 06:16 PM
Does having twenty plus Ruger single actions count as liking Rugers? Only handguns I own.

Dana

bkhosken
November 4, 2010, 06:39 PM
That gun is beautiful. Where can I get one? Are they a lot more than "plain Jane"?

Big Bill
November 4, 2010, 07:17 PM
Beautiful. Best looking SP I have ever seen.

Regards,+100!!!

OldCavSoldier
November 4, 2010, 08:40 PM
The engraving looks like it was done very well. My personal opinion regarding engraving and inlaying on firearms is "less is more." Shotguns seem to be the most appealing things to have a very little engraving. The key is, if you like it, then it is waaaaaaaaay good!!!:cool:

bikerdoc
November 4, 2010, 09:12 PM
Have 4
security six 2,75
Police serivice six 4 in
PC 9 carbine
P95

Ya I like em, but yours is real purdy!

Deaf Smith
November 4, 2010, 09:34 PM
Great looking gun!

Now why can't Ruger just put for a warning.."Forget the dog.. Beware the owner of this gun". I'd like to see that on the barrel.

Daf

frankiestoys
November 4, 2010, 10:05 PM
I have six Rugers, great guns for the working man!

Zebraranger
November 4, 2010, 10:38 PM
I saw a pair of those with consecutive serial numbers in a local shop here, they wanted $1700 for the pair. They did look incredible, just not $1700 incredible.

engineer88
November 4, 2010, 10:57 PM
That is beautiful. I have a dao two incher that rides on my hip every day. It is not as pretty, but I love it nonetheless. Regarding the warning, it is annoying but I will take it over a lawyer lock any day. At least some ugly writing will not cause my self defense weapon to malfunction when murphy decides it is a good time. ;)

LRS_Ranger
November 5, 2010, 12:44 AM
I wish mine looked like that.

Deaf Smith
November 5, 2010, 09:54 AM
That is beautiful. I have a dao two incher that rides on my hip every day. It is not as pretty, but I love it nonetheless. Regarding the warning, it is annoying but I will take it over a lawyer lock any day. At least some ugly writing will not cause my self defense weapon to malfunction when murphy decides it is a good time. ;)
Shhhh! Don't give Ruger ideas. Ideas like a warning label AND a lawyer lock!

Deaf

Mot45acp
March 19, 2011, 01:05 AM
Bumping to hear if anyone found out how many were made. I just picked one up today for $450 out the door. The only info I am finding is MSRP of $1095. Any info would be great.

pbkluther
March 19, 2011, 11:47 AM
WOW!! That is one handsome specimen. i love the grips.

dirtykid
March 19, 2011, 12:03 PM
I traded my Glock-27 for this EXACT gun, only i took those grips off and replaced with rubber-over molded CT grips.. I get comments OFTEN about the engraving.. some do include references to BBQ....

Mot45acp
March 19, 2011, 12:14 PM
A little more digging reveals that 1000 were made.

Mot45acp
March 19, 2011, 12:45 PM
Its been fired but not much. I can't find any for sale to compare price. I think I did alright for $450 seeing as MSRP is $1095. I would guess real world would be $800-$900 and used in excellent condition (like this one) would be $700ish.

What do yall think?

BBroadside
March 19, 2011, 12:59 PM
Ack, Rugers are always so close to being good looking. The brown sideplates on a black grip always strikes me wrong, aesthetically. This either makes me a Phillistine* or an S&W snob. :0

The engraving is wonderful though. Is the pattern different between each pair of flutes? I have no engraved weapons - maybe if I win a shooting match** I'll reward myself with one.

* Now some funnyman will come along and ask where Phillistines are made, and do they have a nice .357 in a 3-inch barrel length?

** I haven't shot any real matches.

rich642z
March 19, 2011, 02:22 PM
In my own opinion,nice work on engraving and grips but,I just love my GPs,Security,Speed Sixes,and My L.C.Rs plain janes just as much.

ldhulk
March 19, 2011, 04:39 PM
You are going to need a white suit and a wide-brim white hat with a big lavender feather to go with that gun.

earlthegoat2
March 19, 2011, 04:43 PM
engraving has really grown on me, the grip panels are nice as well.

Mot45acp
March 19, 2011, 08:30 PM
UH-OH .....I'm thinking of getting the trigger and hammer jeweled.

Scipio Africanus
March 20, 2011, 02:47 AM
Have had a couple Ruger's in the past, down to one now. They are bull strong and dependable as a mechanical thing can be. I like 'em and will own more when I get around to it.

MIL-DOT
March 20, 2011, 08:55 PM
(quote) ".... Now some funnyman will come along and ask where Phillistines are made, and do they have a nice .357 in a 3-inch barrel length?"

Now, THAT was funny :D

TXSurf
March 20, 2011, 09:32 PM
That thing is sharp!

I really like that engraving.

Redlegvzv
March 20, 2011, 09:42 PM
Wonderful revolver. I have become a big Ruger fan due to the quality and durability of their products. I just got a new GP100 (6") and it is built like a jewel.

Your revolver looks great and should be a lot of fun to shoot.

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