Got an Sp101

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Gojubrian, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    With the funds from the XDm I bought a slightly used Ruger Sp101 3" model. I've been after one of these for a while but the wife's LCR had to come first.

    Now comes the fun! I've already picked up a blackhawk canted carry holster, 3 boxes of 38special and a box of critical defense .357 magnum.

    I'm planning on going back to the range asap(which could be a week or two) and shooting some more paper. I'll shoot mostly 38's a some magnums for fun.

    planning on getting badger bootgrips or some other sort of grips.
    9# spring kit
    smooth up the trigger
    hi viz front sight

    I'll hand the smithing jobs over to my gunsmith pal to do.

    I'm really liking the little wheelguns. :cool:
     
  2. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Congrats Goju; i was wondering why you had posted up the "for sale" ads lately. Are you gonna post us some pics?

    Did you say badger grips? badgers - Weebl's Stuff
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member

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    Congratulations.
     
  4. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Congrats on that new wheel gun there Goju! :D



    That a boy Orange, It's been awhile, we needed some badgers! :D

    Jack
     
  5. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    Congrats on the new gun!
    Now we want some gun porn:D

    The SP101 is on my wish list, I'm interested in the .327 version.
     
  6. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member

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    Where are the pics man!??!?! Congrats on the purchase. I love mine, little thing is tank.
     
  7. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I'll post some pics soon, but it's just the run of the mill sp101 right now. It has the exposed hammer with the 3 1/16" barrel.

    :)
     
  8. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    pictures added

    Here's some photos of the SP101 with a little friend.

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  9. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    ^^^ MUCH cooler than "his & hers" monogrammed towels, MUCH.
     
  10. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    Great find. You will be happy for years to come!
     
  11. Byrdguy

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    I don't know what the Badger grips look like, but I've always liked the SP101 just like it is. They are sweet pieces. i'd get one, but I have a S&W Model 60 3" and an old nickel plated Rossi 3" that my dad gave me in the 70s and it shoots like a dream. The little Rossi actually got stolen once and the police called me about 6 months later and said they got my gun back. Whodathunkit.
     

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  12. ironmaiden

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    I too would like the 327 version. I've got the GP100 & Blackhawk in 327 and really like them both. That is an accurate cartridge.
     
  13. Byrdguy

    Byrdguy New Member

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    Are those like the old Chevy 327's ?? Could they be .357s??
     
  14. ironmaiden

    ironmaiden New Member

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    I don't know if you could bore it out enough to make it a 357.;)

    In case somebody doesn't know, the 327 Federal magnum has been around for a couple of years, but hasn't taken off too much until Ruger started introducing more pistols in this caliber. As of right now, Ruger, S&W, Taurus and Charter arms all make revolvers for the 327 Fed mag...I think there are others, but I'm not sure.

    I really like it...it is more pleasant to shoot than a 357, and it packs more wallop than a 38Spl. The nice thing about .327 chambered revolvers is that you have the choice of 4 rounds you can shoot in it: 32 S&W, 32 S&W Long, 32 H&R Mag, and 327 Federal Mag.
     
  15. Byrdguy

    Byrdguy New Member

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    Dang, you learn something every day!! As Johnny Carson used to say, "I did not Know that"!
     
  16. ta1588

    ta1588 New Member

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    I'M JEALOUS! The SP101 is one of the sexiest handguns IMO. I reaaaaallly want one!
     
  17. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Nice Brian, that one's on my short list!
     
  18. ironmaiden

    ironmaiden New Member

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    Thanks byrdguy. I figured you thought it was a typo.:D

    The nice thing about the SP101 in .327 Fed is that it chambers 6 instead of the 5 that fit in the 357.

    I agree...they really are nice little guns.

    I wish S&W had some more offerings in the 327 caliber.
     
  19. Franciscomv

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    Excellent purchase, Goju! Small frame wheelguns with 3" barrels are just fantastic. Too bad that they are hard to come by (especially down here!). A SP101 with 3" barrel and bobbed hammer is my perfect carry gun.
     
  20. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Get one, it's well worth the price they go for. Can't say that about much anymore.