Sp101 <3

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by nyb631, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. nyb631

    nyb631 New Member

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    I happen to get my SP101 and all I can say is it is wonderfull.

    The grips are after market rubber, It was used NOT A MARK on it but @ $450 it was a great buy, the casings that come with the gun show Jun-2010
    so the gun was really new compared to my old 9mm, but I cant say one thing bad... the gun just worked.. I was given some Triton Quickshot ammo.

    *recoil wise*
    winchester silver tip ammo was ok.
    magtec ammo was ok,
    win white box was ok
    the 38 +P ammo was like the magtec ammo.

    the Quickshot Triton was EPIC RECOIL!! wow... .
    imo this ammo was made very hot... for me to hot..
    more recoil than i was used to.. but i use this as my front pocket carry weapon.. and it is great..

    Thanks Ruger for making a wonderful Tool.
     
  2. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    You've got a fine weapon there my friend. If take care of it it will take care of you for years to come.
     

  3. nyb631

    nyb631 New Member

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    I almost never hear of a bad ruger wheel gun unless they never clean it after shooting for drop it.. but I have a ruger 357 and windicator 357 and the ruger is much smaller and thus my pocket gun.. I see a lot of people using 22's as pocket carry but I use my 357.... =)
     
  4. nyb631

    nyb631 New Member

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    spittinfire, have you any personal use of the SA rugers.. I was looking for when i got the money to get one but is ruger SA just as good as the other wheel guns... ? or is there another company u know that is just as well made.
     
  5. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    I have 2 Ruger .44 mags, a Super Blackhawk and a Bisley. I carry one or the other when I feel I might need to repel a large angry furry creature. Not so often now but pretty regularly for about 20 years. Never felt helpless. They are both fiercely accurate. And extremely dependable. Just wish Ruger made them in .475 Linebaugh.
     
  6. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    nyb, I've got a Super Blackhawk in 44mag and I can honestly say it is a joy to shoot, even with hot loads. It's extremely accurate and I've never experienced anything close to a misfire. Rugers are known to be built like tanks and the Blackhawk is no exception. If you're looking for a single action, give them a close look.
     
  7. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The 158 gr mag loads are a handful in the SP101 but you can shoot them if you need them. I only carry 158s if I am hiking and might run into something nasty.
     
  8. Bushman

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    I have the SP101 with a Hogue grip. I love it. It is super dependable.
    My SP101. Are these the grips you have?
    [​IMG]
     
  9. dallascj

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    I've got the same gun and grip as Bushman's. I have to say adding the Hogue grips greatly improved the shootability of the gun with .357 loads.
     
  10. nyb631

    nyb631 New Member

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    my grips are only rubber front and back with plastic sides..
    and also no finger groves.. =(
     
  11. Fayettedave

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    Yours sound like the original Ruger issue grips. I found them to be very effective but ultimately wanted wood - I'm old fashioned and think that guns = steel + wood.

    So, I put some checked Hogue pau ferro grips on my SP, which now looks like this...

    [​IMG]


    You made a great choice in getting the 101 - it's a remarkable little revolver. :D
     
  12. dallascj

    dallascj New Member

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    Wow, those are some pretty grips. They make the gun look outstanding.
     
  13. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    The SP101 is my favorite "J frame" equivalent 5-shot 357.

    I have the 3" and it is a joy to shoot even with the hotter loads. I currently carry it with 158 grain .357 mag Hornady loads. The video below is with those Hornady loads at 14 yards.

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKEKrJMAQV8]YouTube - 3.06" barrel.357 Mag Ruger SP101 at 14 yards[/ame]
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2011
  14. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Great purchase. I love mine.
     
  15. Fayettedave

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    What's most interesting is that for me, unlike for some other folks, they actually decrease felt recoil.
     
  16. deathkricket

    deathkricket New Member

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    Just bought one day before yesterday and i got my first chance to shoot today, it is a joy to shoot, i bought the 3" version and the hogue grip.
     
  17. dallascj

    dallascj New Member

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    I just put wood grips on 2 of my Taurus revolvers, but they are smooth, and not checkered. I haven't had a chance to go to the range with them yet due to the weather, but I am hoping that to be true for me too, as I would like to outfit more of my guns with them.