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The Ruger SP 101 .357 Mag

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Porter_Rockwell, Feb 27, 2007.

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  1. MCgunner

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    Summer Special from Sparks is good and comfy. Actually, any IWB from the better outfits like Sparks or Rosen or DeSantis or etc will work fine under a long T shirt. Actually, I have a home built I use for the little revolvers that works for me, but I really like Sparks' Summer Special for my P90 and I'm sure it'd work for about anything and it's 70 bucks, which is cheaper than most of the quality rigs you'll see. There's a good wait on anything from Sparks or any of the better custom holster makers, though. IMHO, their stuff is worth the wait compared to the off the shelf stuff out there.
     
  2. Rustynuts

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    Shot some Double Tap out of my 101 today. Man that stuff KICKS! :what:
     
  3. twoblink

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    I average 2 keyboards destroyed a year... as someone who types more than 12 million keystrokes a year, as a programmer and a violinist, I think looked up "arthritis" in the dictionary and saw a pic of my hands...

    I went to the doctor, and if you've ever watched Grey's Anatomy, then you know all they know is how to "cut cut cut".. So they said I would need surgery and I would never play the violin nor be a computer programmer ever again..

    (6 years later..)

    my bones are smooth as silk, my violin playing still sucks, and I average a bit less, about 8 million keystrokes a year, but still substantial.

    And all it cost me was about $60..

    So if you are willing to stick to it, and give it a try, $60 bet, here's the recipe for anti-arthritis that I used, given to me by my friend, who is a holistic doctor..


    1 Glass of Orange Juice (preferably fresh squeezed, if not, at least 100% juice and not from concentrate)
    1 packet of Knox Gelatin

    Twice a day, dump one packet of knox gelatin into 1 glass of OJ. stir stir stir, drink.

    http://www.amazon.com/Original-Gelatin-Unflavored-1-Ounce-Boxes/dp/B000E1BLT4

    A box like this is about $60 and has 48 packets, which is a 24 day supply @ 2x a day.

    Your hair, teeth, nails, will feel MUCH better. Our bodies can't produce soft tissue fast enough to replace what we've worn out. Most Americans don't have soft cartilage based items as part of their meals such as chicken feet, pig's foot, beef tendon, or sea kelp as part of their regular diet. So, Knox is then the way to go.. Your body will take the predigested soft cartilage (knox) and just absorb it and use it; you skip the production cycle. After about 10 days, you'll notice it in your hair, and nails especially.

    Why OJ and does it have to be OJ? Not really, but knox has a slight taste if you have a good tongue, the OJ masks the taste. Also, OJ is generally high in calcium and vitamin C, and being a citric acid, will be acidic in your mouth, but will be alkaline in your small intestine.

    For me, my fingers and hands, definitely worth 2 OJ's and some knox..

    If you try it and it works out well for you, PM me. Best of luck.
     
  4. twoblink

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    For me, the grip reduced recoil (felt recoil) by about 50%..

    BUT..

    be careful if you are going to CCW with that grip, as the hogue is a shirt snagger.. comfortable shooter, but shirt snagger, and that might play a part in the consideration if this is going to end up being a ccw piece..
     
  5. spyderdude

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    I've had my little Ruger SP101 357 2.25" for about 7 months now. I think it's the longest time I've kept any handgun I've owned so far, trying to find the perfect carry gun for me. It's a great shooter, and feels nice even when shooting full power loads through it. It doesn't get carried much since I've grown attached to my Glock 19. It sits quietly in the safe, waiting for the next range trip.

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  6. MCgunner

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    Carried it all day yesterday with no problems. I carry it about 4 oclock under a T and it wasn't bad. I carry a M66 3" taurus with a bigger Hogue on it, too, without a lot of difficulty. I'm happy with it. Same grip is available in any number of woods that wouldn't grab fabric as bad, but they're 80 bucks or so and I really like the feel of the rubber when shooting.
     
  7. 45Guy

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    Just picked up

    my new-to-me SP101. WOW!! Trigger pull is nice, looks great with the bobbed hammer, and feels rugged. Can't wait to shoot it! Dang weather sucks here though. It's snowing now. ugh
     
  8. flounder22

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    I have the 3in. 357 SP-101. Only had it a few weeks and have not had the chance to go to the pistol range yet. Got some Hogue Monogrips coming. right now it`s loaded with Rem. 125 Gr. brass JHP Golden Saber. :)
     
  9. road_king

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    SP101 3" .357 - sweetest shooting little gun ever. When I sold my gun collection I gave it to my son - big mistake, he won't give it back!
     
  10. Infidel Cowboy

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    Can I join the club? Shot my new 2 1/4 sp-101 today. WOW!:D I'm used to a full sized USP and thought I'd have some real getting used to this "tiny" cannon. It points right on target and stays there. It definitely fits better than my larger pistol - enough for me to realize that the misses are mine, not the gun's:banghead:. My accuracy was better with the sp-101 than my USP I've been shooting for a couple years. Granted the 158 grain American Eagle? JSPs were like slamming my hand in a car door, but they stayed COM or better at 7 - 15 yards. After 45 of those at the end of 200 38 specials, I was ready to go lick my wounds (trigger guard is a bit sharp:cuss:). Gotta try the action job at the beginning of this thread.

    The other 5 I got to set free from another range patron's new to him .357 Puma? lever carbine. I think I need to go fishin for Marlin:D.

    This little tank rocks! You guys helped me decide on it - thank you all.

    IC
     
  11. mrghostwalker

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    I carry a Sig Sauer 40 S&W on duty-- but off duty I carry a Ruger SP101. You'd be surprised at how many Law Enforcement Officers have them.

    Has anyone done a ballistics test yet? I'd like to see what the various .357 rounds do out of a 2 1/4 inch barrel?
     
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  12. dadof3

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    Same here I carry a P229R and a G27 on duty, but off duty I'm all about my 2 1/4 SP101.
     
  13. Mr. D

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    Hi!

    I am about to get an SP101 w/3" barrel for concealed carry. Question: I'm having trouble finding moon clips for the SP101 in .357. I can find them for 9mm, but not .357/.38. Any suggestions?

    ~Dale
     
  14. Gary A

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    The .38/357 SP101 does not use moon clips unless you are buying one that has been modified for such use (and I'm not aware of anyone who makes SP101 moon clips in .38/.357). Speed strips or any of various speed loaders are what you need to carry reloads for the SP101.
     
  15. Mr. D

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    Yeah, I suspected as much. Thanks!
     
  16. XDShooter07

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    can you get smaller grips for these for CCW such as the houge bantams or does the frame shape prevent that?
     
  17. Jeeping

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    Just got mine last week and absolutely love it

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  18. FXWG

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    Here's mine with his older brother...
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  19. tblt

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    I have a GP100 but looking to buy a hamerless SP101 to replace my Taurus mod. 85
     
  20. Jeeping

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    They are not that bad :evil:
     
  21. Gary A

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    I know there are aftermarket wooden grips that are more CCW conducive in their shape from Eagle Grips and Badger Grips and maybe others. Not sure they are smaller, really but more round-butted. Uncle Mike's/Butler Creek used to make a rubber version of Spegel Grips that I really like but they have been discontinued for some time. Again, maybe not much smaller but much more rounded. Hard to come by, though. I always hope they'll start production again.
     
  22. Dr. Snubnose

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    Oh I'll join this club!! I carry daily two Sp101s One DAO and the other S/A-D/A, I own about 40 handguns but my carry choice is always the Sp101s...145 grain Winchester Silvertips loaded in each. Both sit in Alessi IWB Talon Holsters-Can't say enough about the Sp101s ( I know I'm preaching to the choir) I use the standard grips I find them very recoil absorbant...50,000 hot load thru each of these guns no problems...I've been carrying them for over 13 years...I just love these guns....Doc:D
     
  23. Dr. Snubnose

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    Double post delete
     
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  24. mrghostwalker

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    Doc-
    You carry TWO snubbies at the same time?
    Do you live in a bad part of town or is it because your wife is mad at you?
     
  25. Hunter0924

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    I have one and I liked it so good I talked my mom and another friend into one as well.
    From the three there has been no trouble from any.
    I really like the SP 101 and all Ruger revolvers.
     
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