New carry: Ruger SP101

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    New carry: Ruger SP101

    Well, I just picked up a ruger sp-101 for carry. It was really a close decision between the 101 and the LCR. I just couldt fit my hand on the LCR grip and really didnt want to 3 finger a .357. I did like the LCR trigger a bit better. I think they should have added another finger grip onto the LCR. I know it is only a matter of time before someone comes up with a grip. I do like the looks of the 101 better. Now to look at some badger grips, speed loader/strip, and a holster. It was really close on the weight.For some reason the 17.5 onces didnt feel that much lighter than the 26 oz of the 101. All in all, I am extremely pleased and look forward to trying her out...
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    I don't own a Ruger SP 101 but there are many here on the boards as you well know that swear by them for concealed carry. I have a feeling you will enjoy your new Ruger. Congrats,
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    Congrats on the SP-101. Enjoy!
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    That SP 101 is going to be more fun on the range. Congratulations.
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    You're going to love the Ruger SP101. It's easy to conceal...tucks easily into the waistband...what a tank!
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    You're going to love the Ruger SP101. It's easy to conceal...tucks easily into the waistband...what a tank!
    Nice choice...
    Couldn't have said it better myself...

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    My SP101 .327 mag. is at gemini Custome getting ported, etc., and I am" chomping at the bit"m waqiting to get it back! You are going to love this gun no matter what caliber and you will have it forever! Good shooting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief1297 View Post
    Well, I just picked up a ruger sp-101 for carry. It was really a close decision between the 101 and the LCR. I just couldt fit my hand on the LCR grip and really didnt want to 3 finger a .357. I did like the LCR trigger a bit better. I think they should have added another finger grip onto the LCR. I know it is only a matter of time before someone comes up with a grip. I do like the looks of the 101 better. Now to look at some badger grips, speed loader/strip, and a holster. It was really close on the weight.For some reason the 17.5 onces didnt feel that much lighter than the 26 oz of the 101. All in all, I am extremely pleased and look forward to trying her out...
    You picked a good revolver. The LCR would have been nice for it's intended purpose but a comparison with the SP101 is an apples/oranges situation IMO. To me the weight of the SP101 is certainly not too heavy for all day carry as some have suggested and since you appear to want to use 357 magnum loads you are going to be pleased with your choice. As for Badger grips for the SP101, to each his own but they just don't appeal to me. I prefer either the originals or the Pachmyr Compac. YMMV of course. Congratulations on your new revolver.
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    This is the time of year for people buying the SP-101s.

    Pretty excellent, unless you try the LCR first:)

    Just kidding, as I know a lot of very satisfied SP owners out there.
    Enjoy that Ruger!

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    Look towards High Noon for a quality Ruger or other holster.



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    The SP101 gets a lot of love here

    Mine rides in a Mr. Softy or a Remora. Do a quick forum search on it, and you'll find lots of good info and pics.
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    I own three variations of the SP-101 and love em all. I second the recommendation on the High Noon holsters. I must have a dozen Mr. Softy models.
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    Good choice for a wheel gun. Mine rides in a Simply Rugged--not a bad piece of leather.
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    Very good choice. I like em much better than the tupperware plastic pocket revolver.

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