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New SP101

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Double Vision, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. Double Vision

    Double Vision Well-Known Member

    I picked up this SP101 in .357 about ten days ago after a long wait for it arrive at my LGS.
    It was purchased mostly for range use by my wife so I added the pearl grip inserts from Altamont.
    I hope she gives me a chance to shoot it too. It feels great. :D

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  2. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    "Only a pimp from a cheap New Orleans whore house carries a pearl handled revolver".



    Merry Christmas
  3. Double Vision

    Double Vision Well-Known Member

    Damn, I guess I shoulda went with ivory! :D
  4. Lost Sheep

    Lost Sheep Well-Known Member

    That's not nice. Besides General Patton was probably thinking of only the men who carry guns.

    I expect he would give a female who favored pearl a pass.

    Lost Sheep
  5. JEB

    JEB Well-Known Member


    fine looking revolver by the way!
  6. 460Shooter

    460Shooter Well-Known Member

    Ta daaaaaaaaaaaa........... Congrats! enjoy! It's a good choice. Yikes............ I'm drunk! Merry Christmas!!!Q!!!! :D

    Good shooter! You'll be happy!

    Now that's some good ass whiskey typing if I do say so myself!;)

    Merry Chriistmas!!!!!
  7. Fremmer

    Fremmer Well-Known Member

    Patton got fired.

    Nice revolver, she will love it! What's the double action like, I recently read an article on a sp 101 in .22 lr and the da trigger was reported as terribly heavy. How's the da trigger pull on that one?
  8. skidder

    skidder Well-Known Member

    I like the grips and the gun.
    Congrats, I've been shooting mine for over 17 years. One of the reasons I like Rugers: they have a tendancy to shoot "smooth" instead of "loose" over time.
  9. Lost Sheep

    Lost Sheep Well-Known Member

    More than once, too.

    Lost Sheep
  10. Lucky Derby

    Lucky Derby Well-Known Member

    Very nice. 3" SP101 is one of my favorites.
  11. Double Vision

    Double Vision Well-Known Member

    This is only our second revolver, the other one being a S&W Model 19, so that's my only real point of comparison. The trigger and hammer seem a bit heavy, but very clean. This gun is tight, in a good way. :D

    I realize the pearl grip inserts may be an acquired taste, but they look and feel w-a-y better than the stock plastic ones. While the gun overall looks and feels great, the stock inserts really cheapened it up, IMHO.
  12. DRJ1911

    DRJ1911 New Member

    Congrats, You will love it. I carry a 2 1/2" model every day.

  13. Dingus

    Dingus New Member

    My father-in-law, John Fotheringham (late this year), toured europe with Patton, and happened to be the one on duty that took the dismissal message.

    As it was marked "for Patton's eyes only", he had to hand it to him in person.

    As John told the story, he recalled listening to his own heals "crossing that ballroom floor" -- they always took the nicest place left standing in town -- "passing through the guards, and getting Patton out of bed".

    No mention was made of Patton sleeping with his revolver.
  14. rswartsell

    rswartsell Well-Known Member

    Patton got fired when they no longer needed a hell for leather assault driver. He was no politician, but for driving forward kicking ass I put his record up against anyone. No one was in much of a mood to go to war with the Communists. He and McArthur had that much in common, even though they despised each other.
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2012
  15. Fremmer

    Fremmer Well-Known Member

    Nobody cares what Patton thinks about the OP's revolver that the OP purchased for his wife.

    Glad to hear the DA trigger isn't too bad. I'm interested in a SP 101 in .22 LR. Hope you guys have a good Christmas~
  16. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    Good choice of gun....I am a fan of pearl or even fake pearl grips.
  17. oldbear

    oldbear Well-Known Member

    Patton or not I like the grip inserts..
  18. ronto

    ronto Well-Known Member

    I recently traded a DAO that had a trigger pull of 14# for a DS/SA with a much more manageable SA pull of 6#.
  19. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator

    I like the SP101, wearing mine today.

    As for what other people say, My dad used to say, " When you pay my bills you can have a say."
  20. Minute_Of_Torso

    Minute_Of_Torso Well-Known Member

    My favorite bar none and my EDC.

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