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Old 02-20-2014, 03:05 AM   #1
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Default Ruger SP101 2.25" DA Only

Anyone have one and if you do how does it shoot? Considering one but gave up a S&W 642 due to not loving the DA only trigger. Two different guns as far as weight.

I was also looking at a Taurus in 9mm and it is DA/SA. A 9mm revolver intrigues me.

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I have one and it is a great revolver. If you did not like the trigger on the 642 you wont like the trigger on the Ruger or Taurus either. I had mine worked over and it i pretty smooth. I have the Crimson Trace 411 on mine which is a boot grip style. 38 spl +P is mild. 125 and 158 grain mags are a handful but manageable. The bigger grips take away from the conceal ability. The best out of box revolver trigger is the Ruger LCR.

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It wasn't really the trigger itself. Just not having the option to shoot SA. The trigger pull itself just takes some getting used to. I sometimes shoot my GP100 in bowling pin comps. DA is something I have to force myself to work on more.

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I have a 642. The J-Frame also comes in SA/DA. I will not buy the one with the shrouded hammer though. I would either want the fully exposed hammer or the double action only. I would not want to try to un-cock a loaded gun with the shrouded hammer. That just seems like a ND waiting to happen.

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It wasn't really the trigger itself. Just not having the option to shoot SA. The trigger pull itself just takes some getting used to. I sometimes shoot my GP100 in bowling pin comps. DA is something I have to force myself to work on more.
The Ruger triggers respond very well to the Wolf springs. Mine is very smooth and considerably lighter.
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I just got an sp101 in single/double, but I rarely do single action, I like the long trigger pull, it's very easy to stage in DA and be almost as accurate as single action, more so than the S&W's I have fired, but it could be entirely because of the size of my hands and not the gun that it shoots better for me than S&W's. Either way I really dig the sp101 so far.

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Anyone have one and if you do how does it shoot?
I had one, sold it right off, no sights, heavy trigger pull, hard to hit anything with a 2 1/4 inch barrel.

Stay away from the DA only revolvers.

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If you didn't like the S&W you are not going to like the Ruger. Why whip yourself twice?

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If you want a nice trigger look at the ruger LCR

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A short barreled revolver can be an effective tool, but it takes a lot of dedication to master it.

The short sight radius is the reason most people believe that they are inaccurate.

Put a short barreled revolver against a long barrel revolver in a rest and overall accuracy between the two will be very close.

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