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Old 04-13-2014, 07:27 PM   #1
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Took the 442 to the Lee County gun show, sold it, and bought a new SP101, 3" barrel, SS. Will wring it out tomorrow. I would post a picture, but everytime I try, the forum is setting limitations on the picture so I give up.

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Old 04-14-2014, 12:52 AM   #2
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You can't just walk away eh?

There is a bunch of web sites that will resize your picture, free. Takes seconds.

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I shot an SP101 with a 4" barrel second ago. It was a wonderful gun.

I just wish it were a typical six shooter, and not five.

I can see the concealed carry advantage of only five rounds with the snubbies. But the longer barrels, like I shot, deserve Sox rounds IMO.

BUT, it was a great shooter and one I would definitely consider if the price were right.

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Oh and congratulations on your purchase.

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I shot an SP101 with a 4" barrel second ago. It was a wonderful gun.

I just wish it were a typical six shooter, and not five.

I can see the concealed carry advantage of only five rounds with the snubbies. But the longer barrels, like I shot, deserve Sox rounds IMO.

BUT, it was a great shooter and one I would definitely consider if the price were right.
You will be able to carry the 4" barrel just as easy as a pistol with a 2.25" barrel. I have two 357 snub nose pistols. If I happen across a used 4" barrel for either pistol or both I will buy the barrel.
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This Windows phone causes problems with posting pictures. I have better luck with the camera. Most everybody here knows what a SS SP101 looks like, anyway.

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I have been using my 101 since about 1990. I bough both the 2+ inch and the 3+ inch bbl ones and when I c-graphed them there was only 25 fps difference in the 125 gr JHP loads so I sold the 3+ inch one. I carry it when I OC here on the 'farm' or when I hike, hunt, or ride horses. It is a GREAT 'little big' gun!!!

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It just seems disproportionate to me. A medium - long barrel with a tiny cylinder.

Just my opinion but it should have six in the cylinder with barrels 4"+
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It just seems disproportionate to me. A medium - long barrel with a tiny cylinder.

Just my opinion but it should have six in the cylinder with barrels 4"+
Ruger has read your mind. A GP100 has a 6 shot cylinder and a 4" barrel. If you compare the Sp101 with a 4" barrel and GP100 with 4" barrel side by side you will see why ruger left as the SP101 as is.

The hardest part of a revolver to conceal is the cylinder and frame. A longer barrel is not an issue, unless you pocket carry the gun.
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Ruger has read your mind. A GP100 has a 6 shot cylinder and a 4" barrel. If you compare the Sp101 with a 4" barrel and GP100 with 4" barrel side by side you will see why ruger left as the SP101 as is.
The GP100 is a fine revolver. Again though its capacity should be more than what it is. The existing cylinder is large enough that it could be a seven shot firearm. The S&W 686p is a comparable size and is a seven shot.

Also I prefer the size of the sp101 over the GP100 but I still think both firearms could have +1 capacity.

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The hardest part of a revolver to conceal is the cylinder and frame. A longer barrel is not an issue, unless you pocket carry the gun.
A longer barrel is an issue when one chooses to conceal OWB. Lots of people prefer OWB to IWB due to comfort. It would also be an issue in underneath the arm, ankle, or fanny pack carry.

IWB is a perfectly viable choice for concealed carry. As are all these other methods.
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