Minor Ruger grip question.


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Jim NE
February 29, 2012, 07:42 PM
No big deal, but I was taking the stock grips off a used SP101 (recent purchase) to replace them with a rubber Hogue, and a little metal rod (about 1/2" long) fell out of a little sort of storage space behind one of the grip panels. What is that thing?

I have no owners manual for the gun and they neglected to put instructions with the new Hogue.

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rcmodel
February 29, 2012, 07:46 PM
Used for takedown.

Ruger manuals are downloadable from Ruger website.

Takedown Pin = Page 19.

https://ruger-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/_manuals/sp101.pdf

rc

Jim NE
February 29, 2012, 08:02 PM
Thanks, rc.

New Hogue is on and I like the feel better than the original. We'll see what I think after I shoot it.

98Redline
March 1, 2012, 09:05 AM
BTW: If that little rod happens to get away from you, a section of straightened paperclip works just as well.

Waywatcher
March 1, 2012, 05:22 PM
Yep, rcmodel is correct, as usual. The pin is only ever used during field stripping.

I use just about anything rigid that fits in the hole that I happen to have laying around; wire nails, 1" brads, etc.

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