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Ruger SP-101....Nice Trigger.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Phydeaux642, Apr 22, 2009.

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  1. Phydeaux642

    Phydeaux642 Member

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    I have decided that I am going to pick up another gun to teach my sister how to shoot seeing how she has a friend of a dozen years that is basically turning into a stalker. She has tendonitis in her right arm which causes some strength issues, so, I was trying to find something with a decent trigger that she wouldn't have trouble with. I think I can rule out a semi-auto since racking the slide is a bit of a chore for her. If she could do that I would use something that I already have.

    The revolvers that I carry are Airweight J-frames and the recoil would be brutal for her or I would use one of those. So, I thought the SP-101 might fit the bill. The gun has a hammer if she wanted to shoot SA and have a lighter trigger. I wanted to try the DA to see how it compared to my Smiths and I was surprised. What a really nice DA trigger. I hate to say it, but it might be better than my 642s. I think she might be able to shoot it DA instead of SA. And, with the extra weight of the gun recoil shouldn't be a problem. If she likes it and can shoot well with it it will become hers. It's nice enough that I'd like to have one for myself, though.:D

    I'm probably going to trade one of my Saiga 7.62x39s in for it, but I'm still debating that.
     
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    An SP101 is on my short list of what to buy next. I've really liked the ones I had the pleasure to shoot.
     
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    Recent SP101s I have handled have had triggers that put the keyhole J-frames to shame, and are comparable to current K/L Smiths. I bought a 3-1/16" last month, that is SWEET!

    The quite smooth 2.25" SP101 I bought two years ago was a clue, and handling several recent Rugers, from 4" Redhawks on down, has confirmed that SOMEBODY at Ruger has learned to really turn out a good, smooth action. :)
     
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