Another SP101 Range Report

Another SP101 Range Report

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    Another SP101 Range Report

    Well I finally got to shoot my new pistol today. All I can say is AWESOME! I love it. Shot DAO and love the trigger just like it is.

    Shot 357 mag 158g JSP from PMC. Oh boy, what a handful. Rubbed a raw spot on my hand before I put on my shooting glove. Call me a sissy but man were they stout. I was not able to do any accuracy test. Woke to snow. But went out anyway and shot steel. Slow fire I was able to hit the 6x6 every time from 25 yards.

    Did most of my quick shooting with hand loaded 38 specials. It was just awesome. 38 specials are a real treat after the magnums.

    Fired maybe a total of 80 rounds without any problems. I'm reloading tomorrow. Weather is getting better and I am going to be ready.
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    I mainly fire 38's out of mine as well...but I have put a few 158gr Gold Dots through it. I didn't think it was terrible, but then again, this gun really fits my hand.

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    Ruger did it right

    I have had my double action only with the flush hammer Ruger SP101 for about 17 years and I love this little beast. It is definately not for the novice but it's a well made rugged little do the job gun. The only custom thing i did to it was i always put a dab of white out on the front sight ramp to pick it up a little better. Trust this gun any day for a life saver.
    It also carries really well in my Safariland inside the pant waist holster. Easy to get out quick and contoured real nice against my body. This little hunk of steel is a gem.
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    Jeff, you need to sell that SP101 to me!!!!!

    They're stout little boogars, but I love 'em!!
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    Glad you like it. Enjoy!
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    Very nice report.

    I've tried JSP, too. They certainly pack a wallop I dunno if maybe they're loaded a little hotter than JHP, being that they might be aimed at more of a hunting application.

    158 grain JHPs are a blast (pun intended)
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    Load 'em up with the hottest and heaviest stuff you can get and blast away!!! You don't buy a '70 Hemi Cuda just to putter around town doing 35, it begs to be run the way it was designed. Put in the high octane and let it fly. You've gotta do it every now and then at least at the range...just because you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bugdude View Post
    load 'em up with the hottest and heaviest stuff you can get and blast away!!! You don't buy a '70 hemi cuda just to putter around town doing 35, it begs to be run the way it was designed. Put in the high octane and let it fly. You've gotta do it every now and then at least at the range...just because you can.
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    That SP101 is a gun that will last you a lifetime...easy to conceal (and I have the 3"), definitely a gun built in the "tank" category.
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    I settled on factory 125 grain .357s(Either Remingon or Federal JHPs) as my EDC ammo. I put some Hogue rubber grips on my SP101 and have no problem with recoil. It hit several inches below point of aim at 25 yards, but a little time with a file, interrupted by several groups to check progress, took care of that.

    I'm an old PPC competitor, and a good revolver, even a snubbie, is a real threat out to 50 yards, under proper conditions. I just haven't found any semiauto that offers me the confidence in its accuracy, power, reliability and ergonomics of a high quality revolver like the SP101. YMMV, but I'll stick with my old tried and true sidekick.

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    Taking mine to the range in the morning, love the sp carry's like a dream shoots so accurately. image.jpg
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    That gun is almost too nice to shoot! Glad you love your SP. It's a great gun!

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    Glad your loving your new toy. They are a blast.
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    Glad to hear you enjoy your SP101! If you can lay hands on the PMC 150 grain Starfire HP you might want to try them out. Recoil is surprisingly managable from the SP's I have shot them from, and they shot point of aim out of everyone of them. Again, glad to hear the good report, and congrats on a fine purchase.
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    SP101 is one of my main carry guns. I also tried PMC Ammo but from my LCR357. That Ammo is no slouch. I save it for the heavy steal guns now.

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