**IMAGE HEAVY** My customized SP-101 is finished....

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Gary in Pennsylvania, Aug 26, 2008.

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  1. hnk45acp

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    WOW very nice! great weight shaving and de-horning
     
  2. CSA 357

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    How Do They Shoot?:d:d
     
  3. Gary in Pennsylvania

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    I'll find out on Saturday Sept 6th.
    Me and some buddies from work are taking everything to the range.

    I'll do pics and a range report.

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  4. MCMXI
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    Are you going to throw the axe too!!

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  5. Galen

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    Drool!!! Very nice.
     
  6. SeanSw

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    Beautiful gun! I sent a link to my girlfriend and now she wants one just like it, though she isn't sold on DAO yet.

    Do you notice any recoil difference with the weight shaving? I imagine it's negligible, and the 3" barrel already gives a slight advantage over the shorter model.
     
  7. BigBlock

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    OMG! That was better than porn! :D
     
  8. SNEAKS

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    Very nice. I have been thinking of getting a 3'' j-frame S&W for some customizing but this threat has me thinking twice.
     
  9. Rokyudai

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    I have to say. After sleeping on it... I had to come back to these pics to start off my day. Darn you Gary! Have fun next weekend!
     
  10. 32winspl

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    Wow! Looking at photo #6, the one looking down the bbl over the sights from the operator's perspective... this is the first time looking at a "fiber-optic" sight in green. (Well, except for my 1970 Ithaca mod 37 Featherlight 20ga, which of course is "Merthiolate Orange").
    While not exactly "low-light", it is in the shade, and is Super Visible. Pretty darned impressive.
    Thanks for these pics. If you can, will you retake photo #6 in even lower light, please.
    I know that it's waaay off the scale to say so, but that pic, in time may have changed my life.
     
  11. Gary in Pennsylvania

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    Sure! Lemme work on that tomorrow.

    In the meantime.......don't overlook this pic as well - it is waaaay in the shade!

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  12. CHEHALIS

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    Miss my SP101

    Beautiful, why oh why did I swll mine, In all seriousness that a beautiful weapon
     
  13. Bullet

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    Very Very Nice!!!
    Mark Hartshorne of Pinnacle High Performance has done some work for me too. His machining is the best.
     
  14. Shade00

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    That is a very fine weapon. In fact, it makes me want to get an SP-101 and have some work done. I never realized those fiber front sights were so darned good. Congrats on a beautiful piece!
     
  15. Hunter0924

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    Great looking pair of Rugers, the work on the SP 101 is real nice.
    I like the Ruger line of revolvers myself.
     
  16. papajohn

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    I'll add my kudos on that custom work, any Ruger that loses the billboard is instantly improved! I like a lot of weight in front of my knuckles, and would have balked at the slab-sided notion, but it looks GOOD.

    I would also like to know what happened to DHart, I started my gunporn collection when I saw his photos several years ago, and knew I had to have them. He and I have a real thing for three-inch revolvers, and he always (somehow) put the best grips money can buy on them. The guy had more Spegal Grips than Craig Spegal does! Absolutely awe-inspiring photography, and I say that as a pretty good amateur. I haven't seen anything from him in several months, if not longer. Anybody know where he's hiding? Is he okay? :confused:

    PJ
     
  17. Lucky Strike

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    Looks sharp....i may have to get that done to the barrel of my GP100....very nice looking way to get rid of the billboard
     
  18. Gary in Pennsylvania

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    BTW - I've posted this thread/pics elsewhere and I was getting questions about what camera equipment, lighting, etc. I used.....

    Tee Hee!

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    Ya don't wanna know dude! But I'll share it anyway.

    Lighting was provided by God. I was outside on a wooden bench set among the landscaping of the pool deck. It was partly sunny. You can even see the sun-line where the shadow from my roof cut across the bench.
    The wooden mallet was to help prop the weapons up. The wood has enough 'friction' to hold the stainless yet not mar the finish.....plus it's a cool looking 'rustic' prop!

    Here's the best part - I think my camera equipment may be out of reach for most common folks.......because it's discontinued!!!
    The camera is a year old. Cannon PowerShot SD750 digital ELPH @ 7.1 Mega Pixels. Bought from Amazon.com
    Sounds fancy, eh??? Tis ain't! See it here: http://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerShot-SD750-Digital-Optical/dp/B000NK6J6Q/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1220131507&sr=8-1


    OK....so it's not discontinued.....but it has been surpassed by a more recent/better model.

    The camera has served me very well. It has a lot of functionality....but I usually set it to "idiot" (full auto)....all I do is select the environment I'm shooting (Nature, outside, beach, indoor, portrait, fireworks, etc...)

    For the closeups....I do know how to override the idiot mode and work with DIGITAL MACRO which translates to "take really cool close-up pics".


    I took 77 pics total in this session......and posted the best.

    Sorry I couldn't wow you with equipment/settings/skill.
    Armed with the above camera.....you can do this too.

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    OH - I did use one trick -http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00009RUCH
    It's neat and TINY. About 3/4 the size of a pencil. It's also flexible. For some of the up-close MACRO shots, I set up the camera tripod stacked on children's Little Golden Books with the camera time set to either 2 or 10 seconds. That way, the camera is super stable when the shutter cycles. That makes for higher definition (sharp edges) close up pics.


    Hope that helps!
     
  19. gastong30

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    That's some great looking custom work. I really like the work done on the barrel.
     
  20. scott22

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    I petition for a lock on this thread. The jealousy it arouses is just unbearable!


    j/k but she sure is sexy!
     
  21. Purple95

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    Gary,

    What a magnificent firearm!

    The short barreled SP-101 is Mrs. Purple95's carry gun of choice. I've shot hers some and they are indeed nice guns.

    Cheers,
    dan :)
     
  22. GearHead_1

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    The slab side is a 3"?
     
  23. Gary in Pennsylvania

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    Yup. It's a 3-incher.

    So is the GP-100.
     
  24. Jim PHL

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    Excellent carry piece...what do you carry it in?
     
  25. GearHead_1

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    I've bookmarked this thread. I haven't been able to stop thinking about this pistol since you made the post. It's like a drug, I've got to have one just like it. What is the trigger pull like on this pistol?
     
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