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Old 10-15-2010, 12:54 AM   #1
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Default I guess I like 3" Wheel guns

Every time I go to the gun store I wind up looking at the 3" wheel gun even when I am looking at the "newest greatest auto".
And it was lead to a 3" model 19-4, a 3" model 64, and a relatively new 3" model 629 being added to my collection.

I just now bought a Ruger SP101 in 357 magnum with the 3.06" barrel.
It was just sitting there in the used case for $389.00 I fired 80 .357 magnum
Hornady loads and 100 Magtech .38 SPL loads. It ran perfectly.

Also, I usually use, like, and prefer all wood grips. So, it was odd for me to like a set of stock rubber grips, but I really like the of the
recoil with the full house hornady loads with these grips. My only complaint was the screw head sticking out of the plastic grip
insert and cutting my hand. Furthermore, the plastic inserts were nasty looking. Then I found these on gun broker and after a
short bidding war, here are the pics: (note the recessed screw head)

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And I am amazingly more accurate with it than my 1.875" model 638; even
with full house 357 Mag loads.

This is a 15 yard group with 158 grain Hornady XTP loads:


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Old 10-15-2010, 01:14 AM   #2
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Always nice to see more SP101 pics! ... my all-time sentimental favorite.
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Nice!

Whew, for a minute there i thought you were talking about a Judge with the 3" chamber.
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Every time I go to the gun store I wind up looking at the 3" wheel gun even when I am looking at the "newest greatest auto".
And it was lead to a 3" model 19-4, a 3" model 64, and a relatively new 3" model 629 being added to my collection.
Sound to me like your only problem is good taste! I too find so much beauty in revolvers and shoot them effectively enough that they make up about 75% of my gun collection.

Lately I've also been really liking the 3"-4" models as well.


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I just now bought a Ruger SP101 in 357 magnum with the 3.06" barrel.
It was just sitting there in the used case for $389.00 I fired 80 .357 magnum
Hornady loads and 100 Magtech .38 SPL loads. It ran perfectly.
The best part about the SP101 is that they only get better. Get yourself some snap caps and really get to know it. Mine has pretty much become a part of any and every pair of pants and shorts that I own.

Interesting set of grips. Mine came with the black serrated and had to be switched to Houges. Heck you might wanna try a set, just to make sure you really don't want them. I really like a Houge to grab on the draw, just sticks itself right in my palm with consistent hand placement.

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I love my SP101!! Put a Wolf spring kit in it and polish the trigger and you'll never look back.
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Yeah, I like the 3 inchers too!


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Great grips, RUT. A Speed Six and a GP100, right?
Anyways, beautiful pieces.

IMHO, I think the 3 inch barrel is the best marriage of shootability and concealability.
Now it I could only get a spurless hammer for my new SP101.
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>>A Speed Six and a GP100, right?<<

No, actually two GP100's..... one full lug and one half lug.
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Yes, there is something about three inchers. I have a couple of S&W 3", but all my Ruger Sixes come up just short.
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I have a sweet S&W 686 in 3" and it's awesome. I'll dig up a pic
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