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Old 11-04-2010, 08:23 PM   #11
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Thanks all for your comments.

Ruger SP101 comes in 3" and 2.25" in barrel length. 3" has two model while 2.25" has 5 models. Also, it comes with a hammer or hammer-less. Is the one with an exposed hammer capable of both SA and DA? How's the recoil on the 2.25"? I know the 3" is a better shoot with longer barrel and less recoil. But for carrying, the 2.25" might be easiler to conceal.

I imagine the one without exposed hammer is DA only. Two 2.25" models come with Crimson Trace LaserGrip and ask for $250 more. What's the use of the LaserGrip? Is it worth it?
I plan on putting Crimson Trace on my SP101. Check out this video...

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The 60 is a traditional DA/SA exposed hammer revolver. The 640 and 642 are "Centennial" revolvers in DAO with no exposed hammers. Personally I prefer a 3" M-65. You can find them used and they shoot great.

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Default Safety lock on a revolver

I understand there's no manual safety lock on a revolver, DAO or DA/SA.

How do you carry it safely loaded with ammo? What will happen if you drop the gun on the ground or run around with it loaded or ride in a bumpy car, etc?

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I understand there's no manual safety lock on a revolver, DAO or DA/SA.

How do you carry it safely loaded with ammo? What will happen if you drop the gun on the ground or run around with it loaded or ride in a bumpy car, etc?
All modern revolvers have a hammer block and are totally safe to carry loaded...
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I understand there's no manual safety lock on a revolver, DAO or DA/SA.

How do you carry it safely loaded with ammo? What will happen if you drop the gun on the ground or run around with it loaded or ride in a bumpy car, etc?
Don't let that deter you at all. If you study a little on how revolvers are put together, you'll see the lack of a manual safety is not an issue.
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