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    Last month I purchased two guns, the Diamondback .380 at a resonable price and the departmental trade in of a G-26 at a really good price. Today I had to take three of the departmental Remington 870's to a local gun shop to have some minor work performed by a Remington Armorer that works there. When I entered the store I noticed a large table filled with various handguns and having been in this shop numerous times I knew that this was an estate sale. I dropped off the shotguns and walked over to the table just to look at what was there. There was a variety of semi autos and revolvers including 1911's, long barrreled S&W .357 and 44 mags and HK's. The prices were very resonable but I really had no need for what was there until I saw the SP 101. As I picked it up and opened the cylinder I knew I was in serious trouble. I closed the cylinder, cocked the hammer, lowered the hammer keeping the trigger engaged to the rear and attempted to turn the cylinder. No movement. Tight as tight could be. I opened the cylinder and looked at the recoil shield and breechface which showed very light case marks. Now I really knew I was in trouble. The price for me from the shop owner (who I have bought several guns in the past from including the Diamondback last month) was $350 cash out the door. I am hopeless. I cannot go into any gunshops for the next year. I cannot go to any gunshows ever. I will however be going to my gun club on Friday to shoot my new Ruger. Sometimes It's good to be me.
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    I wouldn't be able to pass up a SP101 for 350.00 either.
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    Good purchase. The SP101 to me is like many think of the J-Frame Smith's....everyone needs one. How long is the barrel?

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    Lucky, I sometimes run into good deals Sounds like you did GREAT ; )
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    You're on a roll! I've only bought one so far this year, because I'm saving myself for the Greenville show in Sept.
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    Barrel length from forcing cone to muzzle is 2 1/4". I have had a good year with overtime and I may well retire next year so now is the time for me to indulge myself. Years ago I had a Ruger Speed 6 which I sold to a friend and the quality of the weapon was A-1. This will be a good gun for me when I am to old and feeble to rack the slides on my Glocks......
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    And you didn't PM me and tell me? Man! Now I guess i have to go sort through the leftovers. I knew you couldn't turn down the G26.

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    Nice pick up...I either never find those deals or dont have the funds when I do. LOL
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    Great find! Congrats!
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    Congrats, you got a great deal. I have an SP101 and love mine. It is my favorite revolver, built like a tank!!!!!

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    I will shoot it on Friday for the first time but the action feels really smooth during dry practice. I think I am going to like this new member of the family. Any suggestions on what .357 ammo to use. I have some Cor-Bon .38 spl 110 grain +p+ from the late 90's that I will carry for now but I am thinking the 125 grain .357 may be a tad on the hot recoil side. I really prefer carrying .357 in a .357 though. I use to carry the Winchester Q4204 110 grain .357 in my Model 66 years ago as a duty round because the Feds used it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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    Old School, man you're driving me crazy. Just got a few $ for my birthday and I'm going back and forth trying to decide between a SP-101 or a bunch of new Maxpedition gear (Yeah, I know what most folks here would pick). And every time I think I've got it settled, something comes up pushing me in the other direction.
    Just finished planning out a great, modular Maxpedition set up that would be really useful and a whole lot less $. The Ruger is the more expensive option and would require more ammo, a new holster, etc. but my gut is telling me to go for it anyway. Now your post - it could have been ANY firearm but no... it's a 101. Must be fate my friend.

    Anyway - best of luck with your new addition!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old School View Post
    I will shoot it on Friday for the first time but the action feels really smooth during dry practice. I think I am going to like this new member of the family. Any suggestions on what .357 ammo to use. I have some Cor-Bon .38 spl 110 grain +p+ from the late 90's that I will carry for now but I am thinking the 125 grain .357 may be a tad on the hot recoil side. I really prefer carrying .357 in a .357 though. I use to carry the Winchester Q4204 110 grain .357 in my Model 66 years ago as a duty round because the Feds used it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    I just picked one up about 3 weeks ago and was surprised at how little felt recoil there was and I shot rounds of .38spl +P, 125 gr. Corbon DPX .357mag, Speer GDHP 135 gr. short barrel, and 158 gr. Speer GDHP.
    For carry purposes I load my SP101 with the Speer GDHP 135 gr. short barrel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vtxdpm View Post
    Old School, man you're driving me crazy. Just got a few $ for my birthday and I'm going back and forth trying to decide between a SP-101 or a bunch of new Maxpedition gear (Yeah, I know what most folks here would pick). And every time I think I've got it settled, something comes up pushing me in the other direction.
    Just finished planning out a great, modular Maxpedition set up that would be really useful and a whole lot less $. The Ruger is the more expensive option and would require more ammo, a new holster, etc. but my gut is telling me to go for it anyway. Now your post - it could have been ANY firearm but no... it's a 101. Must be fate my friend.

    Anyway - best of luck with your new addition!
    I am still using my old ALICE gear but then I do not rough it as much as I use to. The Ruger was a great find and being an old guy with all the kids out of the house and on their own I have some expendable income for toys. The more I handle the 101 the better I like my decision to make the purchase and again it is pre-owned so I saved. I seldom buy new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIABLO9489 View Post
    I just picked one up about 3 weeks ago and was surprised at how little felt recoil there was and I shot rounds of .38spl +P, 125 gr. Corbon DPX .357mag, Speer GDHP 135 gr. short barrel, and 158 gr. Speer GDHP.
    For carry purposes I load my SP101 with the Speer GDHP 135 gr. short barrel.
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    I really like Speer Gold Dot in my G-23 and Diamondback .380 so I am going to take your suggestion and see if I can find any locally. All of the online ammo dealers that I use (Ammunition to go, LTD and Midway) are currently out of the GDHP 135 gr. short barrel. I did pick up some Winchester Q 4204 last night at LTD just to get started. Thanks again for your imput.
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