First new gun of 2024! 😁

New grips helped with mine a lot, found some rosewood I liked but they were to smooth so I bought a Hogue grip for it. Much better.

My SP 101 is pretty much a safe queen since I bought a 642 Airweight.
 
I didn't buy any guns in 2023. I sort of want to get into bullseye pistol competition, and my understanding is that anybody who is anybody, shoots bullseye pistol with an S&W 41. So that might be happening this year.
 
Got a few at the end of the year, so it'll be awhile in 2024 before I'm shopping again. On the list is a new Anaconda or a S&W M25 in 45C.
I cleaned out my 2023 layaway with 3 guns, so I’m in your boat too. 2024… range time, save money, range time, save money, range time!
 
You know what one my top list for 2024. A bullet proof vest! I’m a Uber Driver in Seattle and we been getting lots of dead driver.
 
Just a nice clean, pre-MIM SP-101


Got to shoot it too, along with my new/old 5" Model 10-


The Smith shot like a dream.
The Ruger, not so much.

The trigger was very light for an SP, so I suspect someone has worked on it, though I didn't get any ignition failures. The problem was it kept shooting very high/right and fast, accurate DA shots for me were, well- challenging would be generous.

So bottom line, I was shooting the gun unacceptably bad. I'm going to try some new grips, but otherwise this one may not stay long.....

Oh well, sure is pretty though. 😁
Pre MIM?

When did Ruger switch from sintered metal to MIM?

Kevin
 
Thank you, I was not aware of that. Ruger was big into casting, what were the hammer and trigger prior to MIM?

Kevin
I found a thread on Ruger Forums by the late, great Denis Prisbey about this. He stated that they were cast prior to 2011. Apparently there were at least 2 MIM variants as well, one of which is skeletonized.
 
@NIGHTLORD40K, congrats on a new SP, but sorry it isn’t shooting as well as you want. Bringing home a gun that turns put to be a “blah” on the range is always a bit of a downer. Maybe a few (dozen?) more cylinders fired through it will get it to grow on you.

My old SP is a tank of a snubby, a bit too big to carry as nicely as my airweight J frames, but it only holds 5 shots for HD duties, so others fill that niche.

Mine shoots OK. I did do the spring kit from Wilson (I think that’s it) and painted the front sight orange. I swapped panels from a GP-100 compact grip set to fill in for the industrial-looking plastic panels that it came with. Nothing about those make it shoot better, but IMHO it looks better. :D

SP with a S&W Model 49 and a new model Colt Cobra 6-shot.

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Again, hopefully you find the happy spot with it. :thumbup:

Stay safe.
 
@NIGHTLORD40K, congrats on a new SP, but sorry it isn’t shooting as well as you want. Bringing home a gun that turns put to be a “blah” on the range is always a bit of a downer. Maybe a few (dozen?) more cylinders fired through it will get it to grow on you.

My old SP is a tank of a snubby, a bit too big to carry as nicely as my airweight J frames, but it only holds 5 shots for HD duties, so others fill that niche.

Mine shoots OK. I did do the spring kit from Wilson (I think that’s it) and painted the front sight orange. I swapped panels from a GP-100 compact grip set to fill in for the industrial-looking plastic panels that it came with. Nothing about those make it shoot better, but IMHO it looks better. :D

SP with a S&W Model 49 and a new model Colt Cobra 6-shot.

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Again, hopefully you find the happy spot with it. :thumbup:

Stay safe.
I don’t really like wheel guns… I only like the 3rd, 1st, and 2nd gun
 
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