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Ejection/grip problem, SP-101

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Peakbagger46, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Peakbagger46

    Peakbagger46 Well-Known Member

    Has anyone else had an issue with ejecting spent brass with the SP-101 and the factory grips? I find that often one of the shells gets caught on the edge of the rubber grip on its way out and then "slips" around the edge of the ejector, causing it to be hard to remove. Thought about putting some glue on the grip, but it sure is nice to be able to take the gun apart for a good cleaning...
  2. farscott

    farscott Well-Known Member

    No, I have never had that issue with the factory grips going back to 1995, when I got my first SP-101.

    Are you ejecting the shells with the muzzle held vertically? Or are you ejecting the shells with the gun held horizontally or at a slight angle? You really want to do the former.
  3. Peakbagger46

    Peakbagger46 Well-Known Member

    I usually eject the shells holding at about a 45 degree angle, I'll have to give it a shot vertically and see if this fixes the problem. Due to the fact all of my training has been with bottom feeders, I probably handle my revolvers all wrong...
  4. farscott

    farscott Well-Known Member

    When I get home tonight, I will try ejection at around 45 degrees with my factory-gripped SP-101 to see if I can replicate the issue.

    Another thing to do is to give the ejector rod a nice firm push. No need to beat on it, but ejection should be firm and quick.
  5. kludge

    kludge Well-Known Member

  6. farscott

    farscott Well-Known Member

    I can duplicate the OP's issue if i hold the revolver at a 45-degree angle and canted so the shells want to fall toward the frame.

    So, the fix is to use proper proecedure.
  7. Peakbagger46

    Peakbagger46 Well-Known Member

    Well, I corrected my technique and also acquired some crimson trace grips for the gun and did not have any more problems. I am very happy with this little revolver, I now have a total of $500 into it ($300 for the gun, and $200 for the grips) and she is all ready for battle.

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