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Range Report - Ruger SP101 .357 MAGNUM

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by AdamSean, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. AdamSean

    AdamSean Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    This is not the first time I took my baby to the range. This was the second. First off, I was pleased with my choice of weapon for concealed carry. It looked good, felt good, and shot well too. The only thing I didn't like was the really heavy trigger pull. So I fixed it.

    I went to rugerforums.net and downloaded the IBOK which explained how to smooth out the trigger action. I polished the internal parts, focusing on the trigger sear and any sharp or rough parts. This improved the action about 10% in my opinion. I was pleased and fell in love with the gun. Well, I went one step further. I replaced the factory springs with Wilson Combat reduced power springs. I used the 10# hammer spring in combination with the 10# trigger return spring and OH BABY!!! The new trigger action was smooth as silk. I can pull the trigger with my pinky finger. Light, smooth pull with a clean, crisp break.

    So I fed it some Blazer .357 MAGNUM 158gr hollow points. I didn't do any shooting beyond 7 yards today due to the fact it wasn't the best day to go to the range. It was cold and wet. But I was anxious to try out the new trigger action. SO I set up at 7 yards and ran 100 rounds through it.

    This is double action rapid fire.

    This is 5 rounds in single action.

    I am totally confident with this weapon. It has become my favorite handgun. My Glock 26 9mm was my favorite concealed carry weapon, but this baby beats it with its power, reliability, and accuracy. I highly recommend the Ruger SP101 in .357 MAGNUM. I also think it is really sexy too.

  2. C-grunt

    C-grunt Senior Member

    Jun 12, 2005
    Phoenix Az
    They truly are excellent guns. I have the 3 inch model and its definitely one of my favorites.
  3. 2ndamd

    2ndamd Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Brownsville thru El Paso
    The SP101s are my favorite CCW guns.
    They are fighting handguns through and through.
    It looks like you have a winner.

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