you guys are killing me! I have wanted the SP101 for months!!!!
what holsters to you guys use for yours?
Check out the stats:
Buffalo Bore 158 357 Magnum Price- $27.94 Box of 20
S&W mod. 340PD 1-7/8 inch barrel -1,015 fps (361 ft. lbs.)
S&W Mt. Gun 4-inch barrel -1,232 fps (532 ft. lbs.)
Colt Python 6-inch barrel -1,198 fps (503 ft. lbs.)
Double Tap 158 357 Magnum Price- $19.95 Box of 20
1245fps / 1 7/8" S&W
1400fps / 4" Ruger GP-100
1540fps / 6"bbl S&W 686
Muzzle Energy: 688 ft. lbs.
I carry mine in a Simply Rugged Silver Dollar or when it gets here a Side Guard Slide.
Congrats! I just finished a holster for a 3 inch SP101. My wife was asking me which gun the holster was for. I told her it was for one that we need. I love Rugers.
I bought a "new" never fired, 1995 model SP101 .357 mag 3" last year. It's the first revolver of any kind (tried many over the years) that actually fit my thick hand and short stubby fingers. It's also the first firearm in 47 years of shooting to actually convince me to stop putting off reloading. I've actually been successfully hammering out (light) .357 mag cartridges on a Lee Classic Loader, haven't blown up the Ruger, and still have all my fingers.
The only improvement I could imagine for the SP101 would be to have the option of easily interchangeable barrels like the Dan Wesson (that's just too cool)
I'm getting very close to re-joining the club. I sold mine about 3 months ago, and then I found out about Gemini Customs. I want to get some of their work done and the SP101 is a great gun to begin with, so it is what I want done. There's one locally for $550 that comes with a bunch of stuff. I think I'll be getting it this coming week if it's still there.
The SP101 is my favorite little big gun.
On the rare times I carry OWB I use an Arizonia Gun Leather pancake style.
One of these is on my wish list.
Would anyone recomend the 2.25" or 3" barrel?