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Ruger SP101 8-Shot 22lr

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by deadduck357, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. deadduck357

    deadduck357 Well-Known Member

    Ruger sent me their new .22 Long Rifle SP101. This new model carries an 8 holed cylinder. .22 Short, .22 Long and .22 shot cartridges can also be fired from this revolver.
    Included in box: Instruction manual, action locking device and a single pre-fired cartridge case.

    8 chamber cylinder

    Rear sight is both elevation and windage adjustable

    Front sight is a dovetailed fiber-optic

    Five pull average of 3 lbs 14.4 oz. – SA
  2. deadduck357

    deadduck357 Well-Known Member

    At the range Federal Value Pack 36gr HP and CCI Mini-Mag 36gr HP ammo was tested.


    Firing pin strikes appear sufficient

    7 yards – 8 shot group with CCI, offhand

    7 yards – 16 shot group with Federal, offhand

    I have to say it is a fun handgun to shoot. The weight and balance made handling effortless. This SP101 will make for a fun plinker or to teach the novice and youth handgun fundamentals.
  3. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    The sent it to you for what reason?
  4. deadduck357

    deadduck357 Well-Known Member

    To shoot it
  5. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    How does one get Ruger to send them a gun?....Edit...I visitied the site in your pic watermark and now understand.
  6. David E

    David E Well-Known Member

    I presume the gun also shoots .22 Long Rifle cartridges in addition to the the short and long cartridges.

    How's the extraction?
  7. deadduck357

    deadduck357 Well-Known Member

    I haven't had any issues through countless rounds.
  8. savit260

    savit260 Well-Known Member

    Were those groups fired double action?
  9. whetrock

    whetrock Well-Known Member

    I like the looks of it I think it would be an ideal woods bumming gun, nice review by the way.
  10. 19-3Ben

    19-3Ben Well-Known Member

    I wonder what the DA trigger pul weight is, and what it could be lower to without sacrificing reliable primer strikes.
    I haven't had to deal with it because I much prefer semi-autos in .22LR, BUT this little revolver could easily sway me to the wheelie .22 side.
  11. highorder

    highorder Well-Known Member

    I want one. Blued please.
  12. deadduck357

    deadduck357 Well-Known Member

    Those were single action groups
  13. deadduck357

    deadduck357 Well-Known Member

    DA pull was 11 lbs 4.5 oz.
  14. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    What was the distance?
  15. Quoheleth

    Quoheleth Well-Known Member

    With all due respect, that is why I'll stick to my K-22 Smith.

  16. David E

    David E Well-Known Member

    No offense, but that's a horrible group for 7 yds

    Maybe bench it and shoot from 7 and 15 yds, single action.
  17. 19-3Ben

    19-3Ben Well-Known Member

    Not as bad as I would have thought. I'm very intrigued. I can only assume it will take the same spring kits as the 38/357 mag versions?
  18. deadduck357

    deadduck357 Well-Known Member

    Not planning to take it to Camp Perry
  19. SC_Slowhand

    SC_Slowhand Well-Known Member

    Oh Nooooo!!!

    You're over here as well.... Great pictures.

  20. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    I'd like to see some groups at 15 and 25 off a bench.

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