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I'm normally not a Ruger guy, but.....

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by whitecoyote, Sep 30, 2010.

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  1. whitecoyote

    whitecoyote Member

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    ......when I saw this Ruger SP101, .357 mag. I immediately bacame a fan! :eek:
    It's a used Ruger, but unfired. Also, there is no "warning" stamped on it. :mad:
    Anyone else out there like Rugers?
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  2. GreenMTNLife

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    wow! That is beautiful. The wood inserts on a black rubber grip, the engraving, very impressive. Have to say I like my LCR but for VERY different reasons obviously.
     
  3. washambala

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    Wow. Thats quite a piece. I wish my dad's had grips like that. The ingraving is interesting but a bit gawdy for me. Other than that, I love the SP101. I can shoot it much more accurately than any other revolver we own. It just feels better in my hand.

    btw, is it just me or is there a screw missing out of the grip on the right side?
     
  4. whitecoyote

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    Yep, it's you. You're missing a screw. :D
    No, it's just the threaded end of the screw, all is well.
    Thanks. :scrutiny:
     
  5. slabuda

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    Im not a fan of the scroll work, but if you like it. The grips however are really nice. Would be even nicer as all wood IMO. I do like wood grips on a stainless gun.
     
  6. Dr.Rob

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    That's gorgeous!
     
  7. Mike Kerr

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    Beautiful. Best looking SP I have ever seen.

    Regards,

    :):):)
     
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    whitecoyote

    Well I like the engraving; sets it off from the rest of the pack. And the engraved grips are just icing on the cake. Do you know anything about its history?
     
  9. Dogbone

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    Nice SP101.

    It's a Talo special edition SP101 (KSP-321XEN)

    http://thetruthaboutguns.com/2010/0...101-model-ksp-321xen-special-edition-premier/

    I'm a Ruger man myself. Daily carry either open or concealed my '93 4" GP100, and my wife's got a 2 1/4" DAO SP101. I did get a beautiful set of custom Altamont scrimshawed grips for her SP101 (Altamont is the same company that did those grips for the Talo edition btw).
     
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    I 357 I wouldn't have anything other than my GP100 and my SP101. In 38 special I prefer S&W.
     
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    I'm not usually a fan of engraved weapons but that is pretty awesome
     
  12. chez323

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    I've got 2 Ruger Blackhawks, one in 38/357 magnum and the other in 44 magnum. Both are 50th anniversary edition models and I love them! Great guns for the price!
     
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    I just laid one of these away for Christmas. Store says it is new in box. but that it is no longer in production.

    Does anyone know when they were made, how many, etc. where can i find out more information.

    thanks,
     
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    Now you just need a BBQ to show it off.:)
     
  15. Rexster

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    Nice! I saw one of these at a local dealer, but money in pocket did not coincide with my seeing the SP101 in the display case. I probably have a lifetime supply of .357 SP101s, anyway, though they are unadorned. If there is a better compact carry gun in the world, I don't know what it would be.
     
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    It's a shame you can't use a more traditional grip on the SP's. That one would look wonderful with some stag or ivory substitute.
     
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    That is one gorgeous looking gun. The barrel length is perfect and the engraving is well done but not overboard for a decorated gun.

    Now just one question. Your post doesn't say if you actually bought it or not. Just that you became a Ruger fan upon seeing it.
     
  18. D Rudd

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    Does having twenty plus Ruger single actions count as liking Rugers? Only handguns I own.

    Dana
     
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    That gun is beautiful. Where can I get one? Are they a lot more than "plain Jane"?
     
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    +100!!!
     
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    The engraving looks like it was done very well. My personal opinion regarding engraving and inlaying on firearms is "less is more." Shotguns seem to be the most appealing things to have a very little engraving. The key is, if you like it, then it is waaaaaaaaay good!!!:cool:
     
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    Ya I like em, but yours is real purdy!
     
  23. Deaf Smith

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    Great looking gun!

    Now why can't Ruger just put for a warning.."Forget the dog.. Beware the owner of this gun". I'd like to see that on the barrel.

    Daf
     
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    I have six Rugers, great guns for the working man!
     
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    I saw a pair of those with consecutive serial numbers in a local shop here, they wanted $1700 for the pair. They did look incredible, just not $1700 incredible.
     
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