Ruger sp101

Ruger sp101

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    Ruger sp101

    Hey All,

    I'm considering purchasing a ruger sp101 .357mag... Just wondering what your thoughts were on this gun regarding quality, durability, etc...


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    If you do a search you will find many post on the SP101..............and there all good, great revolver.

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    Go for it! It's a great revolver, built like a tank and reliable.

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    Its a great revolver, very high quality. It's a bit heavy but that's a side effect of Ruger building the most reliable revolvers on the planet. It will last your lifetime.
    I have a 2" version and it shouts .357s very comfortably, better than most revolvers its size shoot .38s.

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    It's one of my favorite guns that we own. My wife carries it regularly, it's quite concealable with a good holster. I love shooting it, have to bug her to let me take it to the range with me sometimes....but then I remind here who cleans it I'll never sell ours....might even get another. Love it.

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    I bought one a couple months ago (2.25" bbl with spurred hammer) and i absolutely love it. Great revolver. I wanted the 3" barrel version, but I've been very happy with the shorter version. Very durable, reliable, and Ruger service is awesome if you ever needed them (I haven't needed them with any of the 3 Rugers I have...some of them over 20 years old). Shoots 38+Ps like a 22 and it handles full load .357s with no problem. You'll love it.
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    What Price range are the SP101's. I have been thinking of one also.

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    It's the best gun ever made all things considered.
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    Wonderful gun. If you plan on shooting .357 for target, get the 3" barrel. If you want to conceal carry, the 2" works a little better. Weighs in at 27 oz so it has a little heft to take the recoil out. Get the Hogue monogrips for it, you'll like them a lot better than the stock grip. Or maybe some nice wood grips. Some people like those. The trigger out the box for me was pretty stiff at 14 lbs, but it is worth it to get the 9 lb wolff replacement main spring. Easy to install and goes a long way to lighten up the trigger.
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    I have a 2.25" model. Great gun for CCW or in the field. I not only changed the main spring, I used a guide available on the Ruger forum, from a retired gunsmith, to do a complete trigger job. It was a breeze to do with the guide book. I would recommend the 3.0625" barrel if you can find it. The additional barrel length won't be noticed when you're carrying it, but it helps with recoil, accuray and velocity...
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    I went with the 3 in barrel. Conceals easy, and shoot very nice.

    You won't regret it if you buy one.
    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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    Hands down the best firearm I own and its no where near the most expensive.

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    I just bought a 3" SP101, and it is a tank. I will never part with it.
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    love it! Shoots like a dream. factory grips.

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    It's an excellent revolver!
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