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Old 10-21-2011, 01:45 AM   #31
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Just to add a little: right after I got my permit recently, I rented an SP101 at our local range, test-fired it and was quite happy. Went back and the next time I wrote down its serial number. Checked the Ruger website and found out it was over eleven years old (!), was working as tigh as ever, and had very good groups at 25 feet. Eleven years being used as a rental is phenomenal, in my opinion. But not too surprising for a Ruger; my Mark 1 target pistol has over 10,000 rounds in it and is still going strong.

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Old 10-21-2011, 01:54 AM   #32
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They're hard to beat. they may not be the smoothest in the world and sometimes the forcing cone is a bit rough but they don't come any stronger. S&W has the fine finish and smooth bore, etc but you pay dearly for it. I have both but, I don't cull either one.

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The factory grips were whacking my knuckle so I swapped them out for these...much better. If you ever get scratches on it you can get them out easily with Scotch Brite(the green kind) and then some Mother's Mag Polish.

I have the same setup on my SP101. I love the rubber Houge grips!
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Anyone know how to clean the front of the ******* cylinder?

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Anyone know how to clean the front of the ******* cylinder?
I use a dremel on low speed with a polishing wheel (I don't polish, I just graze it enough to knock that off) and then I clean the residue off with dremel and nylon brush.

I did just discover tonight that a piece of cardboard cut with scissors to about the size of a silver dollar makes a great cleaner upper too.
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should clarify: I cut a disc of cardboard and attached it to the dremel.

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Anyone know how to clean the front of the ******* cylinder?
The best product I have found for cleaning the front of the cylinder is Kleen Bore lead-away cloths. With a little elbow grease these cloths totally remove any lead residue from the cylinders as well as the forcing cone and any other areas where buildups occur. I believe that Birchwood Casey makes a similar product.
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I like Flitz polish. The local Ace Hardware has it.

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Default Use Mother's Mag Polish

Mother's Mag polish works wonders on the front of the cylinder..does not require tons of pressure either, and also helps to protect the front of the cylinder for future cleanings. I actually use the polish on my entire gun and brought my SP101 to a high gloss finish. Great product and available every where!

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