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Ruger SP101 8-Shot 22lr

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by deadduck357, Sep 15, 2011.

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  1. deadduck357

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    Ruger sent me their new .22 Long Rifle SP101. This new model carries an 8 holed cylinder. .22 Short, .22 Long and .22 shot cartridges can also be fired from this revolver.
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    Included in box: Instruction manual, action locking device and a single pre-fired cartridge case.

    8 chamber cylinder
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    Rear sight is both elevation and windage adjustable
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    Front sight is a dovetailed fiber-optic
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    Five pull average of 3 lbs 14.4 oz. – SA
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  2. deadduck357

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    At the range Federal Value Pack 36gr HP and CCI Mini-Mag 36gr HP ammo was tested.
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    Firing pin strikes appear sufficient
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    7 yards – 8 shot group with CCI, offhand
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    7 yards – 16 shot group with Federal, offhand
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    I have to say it is a fun handgun to shoot. The weight and balance made handling effortless. This SP101 will make for a fun plinker or to teach the novice and youth handgun fundamentals.
     
  3. ColtPythonElite

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    The sent it to you for what reason?
     
  4. deadduck357

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    To shoot it
     
  5. ColtPythonElite

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    How does one get Ruger to send them a gun?....Edit...I visitied the site in your pic watermark and now understand.
     
  6. David E

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    I presume the gun also shoots .22 Long Rifle cartridges in addition to the the short and long cartridges.

    How's the extraction?
     
  7. deadduck357

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    I haven't had any issues through countless rounds.
     
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    Were those groups fired double action?
     
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    I like the looks of it I think it would be an ideal woods bumming gun, nice review by the way.
     
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    I wonder what the DA trigger pul weight is, and what it could be lower to without sacrificing reliable primer strikes.
    I haven't had to deal with it because I much prefer semi-autos in .22LR, BUT this little revolver could easily sway me to the wheelie .22 side.
     
  11. highorder

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    I want one. Blued please.
     
  12. deadduck357

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    Those were single action groups
     
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    DA pull was 11 lbs 4.5 oz.
     
  14. ColtPythonElite

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    What was the distance?
     
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    With all due respect, that is why I'll stick to my K-22 Smith.

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  16. David E

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    No offense, but that's a horrible group for 7 yds

    Maybe bench it and shoot from 7 and 15 yds, single action.
     
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    Not as bad as I would have thought. I'm very intrigued. I can only assume it will take the same spring kits as the 38/357 mag versions?
     
  18. deadduck357

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    Not planning to take it to Camp Perry
     
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    Oh Nooooo!!!

    You're over here as well.... Great pictures.

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    Thanks....
     
  20. ColtPythonElite

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    I'd like to see some groups at 15 and 25 off a bench.
     
  21. fletchbutt152

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    This is BS. Why can't any gun designer get it right. This gun should have been with a six inch barrel or better and a full lug like the other sp101s. Not only that but the should make on like I describe in .327. I know they have a gp100, but i like the trimness if the sp101 (better carry) and want the improved ballistics. I'd buy one of the .22 and .327.

    Oh yeah, and both should come with the optional black horizontal strioes like the other sp101s so they will match my M77 .270 all weather skeleton stock. Anyone know the official name for this stock?
     
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  22. ColtPythonElite

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    I agree with a full lug. I also wish they had left that trendy fiber optic sight off and just put a plain blade on it.
     
  23. fletchbutt152

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    Diddo the chincy plastic sight.
     
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    "Get it right" - a term meaning everyone else doing all things at all time in accordance with one's own personal preferences and wishes.

    :rolleyes:
     
  25. fletchbutt152

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    Well of course. There are two reasons to have a .22LR pistol. And one trumps the other so those should be the design specs, according to fletchbutt152. Target practice is one reason, but a 4" barrel just doesn't cut it if you want to be accurate. The other reason is to put meat in the pot. And for this u mist be accurate. Again a 6-6.5 inch barrel is more desireable. I wish money was no factor to me and I could my design changes I wish for in all my firearms. I just get disappointed when my anticipation of a new product is for naught.
     
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