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.