DREAM GUN: An SP101 in 45ACP

DREAM GUN: An SP101 in 45ACP

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    DREAM GUN: An SP101 in 45ACP

    This might have been thrown out there already,but if not..here goes: Am I crazy or wouldn't a 45ACP version of an SP101 be a big seller? The 45ACP cartridge is shorter and develops less pressure than 357 so I think this caliber could fit into this envelope. Make the cylinder unfluted and cut to accept 5-shot full-moon clips and this would be one great EDC or BUG. If you're listening Ruger...this is a winner!
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    for the weight of a sp101 may as well cut the chambers for 454 and double ur fun
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    See what you're saying Claude, but to keep the cylinder length in the same range as the present 357 version you couldn't go to that 454/45LC combo.
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    Since we are talking SP101 which is best? I want one (badly) and am leaning toward's the 2'' hammerless .357mg.. but there is also the .357mag 3" with hammer for the exact same price.. $464

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    My 357 will be a 2.25" with hammer. I started a Hammer/No hammer Thread and Hammer won. Either would be a good choice though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by younggun View Post
    Since we are talking SP101 which is best? I want one (badly) and am leaning toward's the 2'' hammerless .357mg.. but there is also the .357mag 3" with hammer for the exact same price.. $464

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    I'd go with the 3", myself.

    I like the idea of a 45 101. I'd buy one, not sure how much I'd carry it though. But I'm a 1911 guy.
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    I agree with the 3" w/hammer. Less velocity loss with .357s, greater sight plane, no significant increased concealability issues and the option of SA fire.
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    Never thought da/sa argument.

    Any problem with the hammer getting snagged with a 3''/hammer combo?
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    I can't speak to pocket carry, but outside of that I have never had a hammer issue with proper garment clearance. I carry a GP100, 3", .357, w/hammer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhinokrk View Post
    I'd go with the 3", myself.

    I like the idea of a 45 101. I'd buy one, not sure how much I'd carry it though. But I'm a 1911 guy.
    That's my thought as well. I'd prefer a wheelgun as a BUG, but it would be nice to have a BUG in the came caliber as my primary carry

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    Quote Originally Posted by younggun View Post
    Since we are talking SP101 which is best? I want one (badly) and am leaning toward's the 2'' hammerless .357mg.. but there is also the .357mag 3" with hammer for the exact same price.. $464Discount Guns for Sale - Buds Gun Shop
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    It may not seem right to you but when I bought my 2.25" SP101 I reasoned that if I was going to get a 3" Ruger revolver I would go with the 3" fixed sight GP100. The upside to that would be 6 rounds instead of 5 and a little more weight for soaking up recoil. I'd still like to have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmhawth View Post
    It may not seem right to you but when I bought my 2.25" SP101 I reasoned that if I was going to get a 3" Ruger revolver I would go with the 3" fixed sight GP100. The upside to that would be 6 rounds instead of 5 and a little more weight for soaking up recoil. I'd still like to have one.
    I have never seen a 3" GP100 on the shelf, But I'd buy one in a heart beat! Is that a Ruger offering?
    Last edited by rhinokrk; June 8th, 2011 at 02:43 PM. Reason: Is that a Ruger offering?
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    Just spoke on the phone to Ruger and then e-mailed their CEO. I told them I thought a 5-shot unfluted cylinder snubbie in the size range of an SP101 would be a big hit. Now I've put a 38SPL and 45ACP round "primer to primer"and the difference is apparent,but it looks like only a slightly larger diameter cylinder would do the trick. Remember the length of the cylinder could be shorter because 357 cartridges are longer than 45ACP. Shorter and a little larger in diameter. Ruger can do this..I know they can!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhinokrk View Post
    I have never seen a 3" GP100 on the shelf, But I'd buy one in a heart beat! Is that a Ruger offering?
    Yes they are a Ruger offering, although now apparently only in stainless. They run around $700. I gave $380 out the door for mine in blue in 04'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhinokrk View Post
    I have never seen a 3" GP100 on the shelf, But I'd buy one in a heart beat! Is that a Ruger offering?
    Ruger® GP100® Double-Action Revolver Model 1715
    Apparently they come with the Hogue Grip now. I think the old style grips can be still be purchased at Numrich.
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