SP101's--threes a crowd?


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sigep749
November 11, 2012, 05:28 PM
Couldn't pass up a good deal, so I came home with SP101 number 3, completes the 357 collection. Now I need a 4" 22 to go with them!

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Jaymo
November 11, 2012, 05:31 PM
Nope, three's company. Haven't you ever watched the show? :)

Just One Shot
November 11, 2012, 06:15 PM
Great little gun. I have one with a 2" barrel for the wife to keep around the house and I've been considering getting a 3" version for myself.

strange246
November 11, 2012, 09:15 PM
I got a great deal on a new 2" model when I was just turning 21, went right out and shot it with full house 125 jhp loads, shot a whole 10 rounds and swore it was the biggest mistake, traded it at a big loss for the then new Kel-Tec P11...I then learned THAT was the biggest gun mistake I've ever made...Beautiful family!

hAkron
November 11, 2012, 09:54 PM
2 is company. 3's a good start.

skidder
November 11, 2012, 10:23 PM
Nice addition!
The sp101 is solid choice.
You now have the bases loaded... bring them all home with a GP.

jon86
November 12, 2012, 01:10 AM
Sweet!

So, can you shoot the 2" as accurately as the 3"? And which one do you shoot the best?

DammitBoy
November 12, 2012, 01:12 AM
I bought a 3" - the wife decided it was hers.

I bought a 2" - the daughter decided it was hers.

I guess I need to get a third so I can have one...

weblance
November 12, 2012, 02:20 AM
Ive got a three some also. Love the SP101.

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb97/weblance/guns007Medium.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb97/weblance/guns001Mediumfixed.jpg

Remllez
November 12, 2012, 10:32 AM
Weblance and Sigep749,

Very nice indeed....I prefer the 3 inch guns but overall it's hard to beat any (barrel length) SP101 revolver.

Just One Shot
November 12, 2012, 06:01 PM
weblance, that 3" is SAWEET!

weblance
November 12, 2012, 07:02 PM
I think the 3" is probably the perfect barrel length. It balances great, and feels the best in my hand. I like the look better than the 2", BUT the 2" is a keeper. The 4" is one of the best rimfire revolvers I have(8). I dont know why I waited so long to buy it, I guess I just didnt like the look of it, but that sure has changed. I have owned it now for about 4 months, and it really has grown on me. I wish Ruger would offer the .22 in a 2". All 3 of my SP101s now have Cocobolo grip inserts from Chigs Grips. I need to take some new pics, because the inserts are supurb.

Rexster
November 14, 2012, 12:12 AM
I had three SP101 .357 fiveguns for a while. Then, I bought more! :)

My first two were customized, as new, unsold guns, by Jack Weigand, who passed them on to my dealer, Alan Yoast, who specializes in high-end firearms. (Mr. Weigand no longer does custom 'smithing.) As these first two were spurless, my third purchase was one with a hammer spur, as sometimes I use a horizontal shoulder rig, which secures better if there is a spur. Luckily, this one left the factory with a truly excellent trigger pull! I have actually carried all three of these, concealed, at the same time, though two are more normal than three. (I wear a badge, and am serious about carrying all the time; my fingers and thumbs being relatively short, an SP101 fills my hand quite well.)

I later acquired a 4" in .32 H&R, and then most recently a 3.06" .357. I lust for a 4" .357, but as I would have to make a painful trade to acquire anything this year, I am waiting for better financial days, which should start in mid-2013.

PaisteMage
November 14, 2012, 12:46 PM
Very nice. I have only shot the 2 inch version, nothing else as far as the SP101 goes.

Just One Shot
November 14, 2012, 02:57 PM
Here's the wifes 2" model. I changed out the springs to make it easier for her to shoot and added some Tim's grip inserts to make it more to her liking. With her wrist she can't handle the .357 loads so I keep it topped off with some good .38 special S.D. loads.

Picture isn't the best due to poor lighting when I took this.

http://i54.tinypic.com/w17eo3.jpg

eastbank
November 14, 2012, 03:21 PM
my early ruger sps 101 .22 in factory gloss finish. eastbank.

MIL-DOT
November 15, 2012, 03:31 PM
I got a 2" DAO with bobbed hammer, used at a show several years ago, then traded it, then regretted it,then tried to trade for it back,then the friend said his wife loved it and wouldn't let me have it back, then someone broke into their home and stole it. My friend didn't have the serial number recorded, but fortunately, I did, so he got that added to the report (but it's still missing.)
So, a couple years ago, I got me a 3" from Buds, then put some Hogue rubber grips on it, then traded it for a Colt Commander 1991, then regretted it.......seeing a pattern here ?
Well, long story short, I got it back in another trade, and just the other day I felt the urge to offer it in trade for something else I wanted, but quickly gave myself a smack-down, and reined it back in. WHEW !!! That was a close one !! :D

Just One Shot
November 15, 2012, 04:49 PM
I got a 2" DAO with bobbed hammer, used at a show several years ago, then traded it, then regretted it,then tried to trade for it back,then the friend said his wife loved it and wouldn't let me have it back, then someone broke into their home and stole it. My friend didn't have the serial number recorded, but fortunately, I did, so he got that added to the report (but it's still missing.)
So, a couple years ago, I got me a 3" from Buds, then put some Hogue rubber grips on it, then traded it for a Colt Commander 1991, then regretted it.......seeing a pattern here ?
Well, long story short, I got it back in another trade, and just the other day I felt the urge to offer it in trade for something else I wanted, but quickly gave myself a smack-down, and reined it back in. WHEW !!! That was a close one !!
I've had that urge myself but I keep telling myself that this is the wife's gun and she needs to keep it. :D

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