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Old August 18, 2014, 06:28 PM   #1
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Ruger SP101 .357 Magnum, 3" Barrel - My New Gun

I've been eying these for a long time and finally came across one at the LGS. Something about the 3" that I like, I can conceal it just fine, shoot it well, and it's neither too big nor too small. Grips are hardwood Goncalo Alves and feel great in the hand, I feel like I'm in complete control over the firearm. I haven't shot it enough to give a full range report but so far I like it

I'll leave you with some pics:


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Old August 18, 2014, 07:09 PM   #2
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Beautiful looking gun. I love those grips.
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Old August 18, 2014, 07:12 PM   #3
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Very nice, I almost bought one yesterday but decided on a S&W M69. I am sure I will own a SP101 or GP100 at some point in my life.
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Old August 18, 2014, 07:13 PM   #4
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Now that is a beautiful handgun. Here I thought I was done, thanks for nothing nebraska_farmer
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Old August 18, 2014, 07:15 PM   #5
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Looks awesome
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Old August 18, 2014, 07:30 PM   #6
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Great gun - I like mine very much. Congratulations, and welcome to the club!


Your wood grips look awesome. Mine wears a much more pedestrian Hogue Monogrip.
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Old August 18, 2014, 08:36 PM   #7
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Congrats. I carry mine frequently. Great gun
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Old August 18, 2014, 09:06 PM   #8
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I picked up a used 3" SP101 a few weeks ago. Ran about 75 rounds (a real mix of .38 spl and some .357) and I'm pretty happy with it. I found a holster at Winthrop Holsters (yep they make a 3"). It carries pretty well OWB. I have a couple of grips from Badger Custom for my S&W's and thinking one will improve my grasp of this revolver. Enjoy!
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Old August 18, 2014, 10:24 PM   #9
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Wow, that is sharp. Beautiful gun, beautiful stocks. Those are Hogue, correct?

I've been a bit conflicted about picking a 3" up myself. I want one badly for the aesthetics, ballistics, and shoot-ability, but already own a SP101 snub. I fear I may soon fall into the ol' THR mantra, "Buy Both!"

Let us know how it shoots, and please post pictures.
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Old August 19, 2014, 05:03 AM   #10
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Congrats.
Love my 3" SP101. I really need to get some wood grips for it.
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Old August 19, 2014, 06:12 AM   #11
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I really like the whole package, especially the grips. They just 'set it off'.
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Old August 19, 2014, 07:28 AM   #12
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I liked the 3" SP101 I had a lot...but it did not shoot to point of aim. I had to aim at the top right corner of the target to hit the bullseye. It shot tight groups, but I didn't like having to hold off.
Now I have a 3" GP100. Completely different story. With this revolver, I hit what I aim at, even out to 80yds.
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Old August 19, 2014, 08:41 AM   #13
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Congrats.
Love my 3" SP101. I really need to get some wood grips for it.
Yup, what he^ said, (word for word,in fact!! )
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Old August 19, 2014, 04:07 PM   #14
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Very nice! I love the SP101 in 3".
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Old August 19, 2014, 04:35 PM   #15
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I also just traded for one . I really like those grips on yours , very nice .
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Old Today, 01:04 PM   #16
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Another 3" SP101 owner here. Although mine isn't nearly as new as yours though.

If you want a quick way to get some loud fireballs pick up a box or ten of magtech's 158gr soft points. Bigger bang and much more flash than my near max h110 loads. Its like those magtechs were built for fun in this gun!
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