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    possible new Ruger ?

    Should I go for it ? I can buy a new Ruger SP101 3" stainless from local small town gun shop for $485.00 out the door (tax included).... If I buy it, I want to put either some Badger (full size) grips on it or some Hogue finger groove grips on it (3 finger)......which would you guys recommend ??

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    I would buy it, that is a pretty good price on a great gun. I would highly recommend the Badger's as well, Jim Badger is a great guy and he makes some fine grips. You won't be sorry. The SP101 is my favorite revolver.

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    The SP101 is a truely fine revolver, you can not go wrong buying one.
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    Jump on it, it's a great revolver. I just got one, and the thing is a tank. It'll be around for your grandkids.
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    I bought a SP101 a few months ago and it is quickly becoming my favorite handgun (out of 12). You'll love it...and that's a pretty good price too.
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    Not bad id get it .

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    I paid $389 for a "used" one last year. I love it

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    That is a good price for a SP101.
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    I just paid a hair under $20 more out the door for the same thing in .327 and thought that was a pretty good deal (not great, but good enough). I'd say get it.

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    Good price for a GREAT revolver. Built like a tank. You may choose to change the spring from the factory 14lb (assuming you that is what is in it) to a 12lb spring. My wife's came with the 14lb spring and it was hard for her to pull the trigger. Installed a 12lb spring and she (and I too) love it.

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    I thought that was a pretty good price, and I am leaning toward the Badger grips. I have read a lot of good things on the Jim Badger custom grips.

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    The 3" SPs are harder to find, grab it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Jump on it, it's a great revolver. I just got one, and the thing is a tank. It'll be around for your grandkids.
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    I've carried a Ruger SP 101, .357 magnum, w/2 1/4 inch barrel for years now. It's a bit heavy but like what was posted earlier, this gun is a tank and will take any and all .357 magnum ammo. My personal preference is 125gr JHP. I tried the Hogue mono grips but they were to small for my hands so I went back to the factory grips. I carry mine is a Galco OWB holster. It conceals well and is easly accessed. It's a good handgun for point shooting, with some practice, since the sights are worthless in low light conditions. The Ruger SP 101 has been my primary CCW. About a year ago I bought a Kimber SS Ultra Raptor so now I switch back and forth between these two handguns for CC. The SP 101 will last forever and will serve you well.
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