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My new SP

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by TwoNiner, Jul 11, 2009.

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  1. TwoNiner

    TwoNiner Member

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    I picked up my new Ruger SP101 today. My first snubby. What a beauty. Cylinder gap is .003" and it locks up like Fort Knox. I threw on some Pau Ferro wood grips on it so I can wrap my pinky around the stock for a better fit. It has a heavy yet confidence-inspiring feel to it. Overall the quality is great.

    Thanks to everyone here for their invaluable advice. This forum is top notch.
     

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  2. yongxingfreesty

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    nice gun
     
  3. Larry Burchfield

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    Thats a nice gun. I just bought a 3" version that I haven't had a chance to take to the range yet but I think that it will be a keeper also.
    Good Luck with yours.

    Larry Burchfield
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  4. gmh1013

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    I have the same with hogue grips....best deal out there
     
  5. TenDriver

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    Very nice. Loved mine with the Hogues.
     
  6. Nairbedaw

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    Just got back from the range with my 3" .357 SP. Wonderful gun and dead on accurate. I was very impressed. Put about 250 rounds through it, home loaded in the gray range between 38 special and .357. I cant say enough wonderful things about this little gem.
     
  7. gmh1013

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    I love my SP too....if Obama get his way we might be lucky to keep one revolver.
     
  8. forty5

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    Here is a 3 inch with Pau Ferro grips. One of my favorite firearms.
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  9. Nairbedaw

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    Nice looking grips. Does anyone know how theyde handle .357 rounds?
     
  10. Larry Burchfield

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    Nice grips forty 5. I like the combat style of grips but my hands are small an I have sweaty hands also so I use the Hogue grips on all my revolvers.
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  11. Pistol Toter

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    My 2.25" is box stock with the exception of the grip panels. I installed the factory wood panels just for the looks. I've been carrying mine going on seven years and of my two carry pieces, the other is a Glock 21, it is my favorite. The SP is the combination of the right size and right power, I load mine with the mid velocity 125 grn .357 Gold Sabres, for CCW. Mine is on my hip as I type. If I got my pants on, it, or the Glock is there; otherwise one is always in reach. I guess you can tell I like mine.
     
  12. goon

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    I love the SP-101!
    To me, they just seem like the perfect combination of size, power, and strength. If I could have only one handgun it would be a .357 SP.
     
  13. forty5

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    They handle 357 full power loads with no problem.:)
     
  14. 20nickels

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    I am also a newcomer to the SP101. Acquired a 3" two wks ago. It surprisingly easy to handle with magnums. A friends wife shot it no problem and she's not a regular handgunner. Acurate too. Two small water bottles atomized at 25 yds within 3 shots DA. She's a keeper, so Meprolight front sight is on the way. These grips have got to go though. I have my eye on walnut Badgers.
     
  15. 20nickels

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    Intersting thing found out today. HKS speedloaders are somewhat worthless with the stock grips. Faster than one at a time, but one would think they could have engineered around this!! The Badgers look well recessed for speedloaders, but we will see. At least they can be sanded down.
     
  16. wankerjake

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    Congrats, you will love it.
     
  17. Legasat

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    I have had it's older cousin - the Security Six, since 1984. Love it.

    You can count on Ruger Revolvers.

    Congrats!
     
  18. Big_John1961

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    How are the stock triggers on Rugers?
     
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