Ruger SP101.......French Police

Ruger SP101.......French Police

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    Ruger SP101.......French Police

    I finally got a new gun!!!

    I traded My 24/7 for a Ruger SP101 made for the French Police.



    I must say, It's much easier to conceal than the Taurus. The gun itself isn't tiny, but the grip sure is. I never considered this before, but WOW!!!

    I just finished 2 holsters for it tonight. I guess I need to get some pictures up.
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    I have seen these for sale on Gun Broker and wanting a SP101, I have been considering one. I understand that they have a lanyard loop on the bottom of the grip. Also, a range report would be nice. What are you using for carry ammo? And, how is the trigger?
    If we treat every gun as if it was loaded, then why not treat every individual as if they are armed.

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    Well - had not heard of that source for SP's.

    Yeah - some more info would be good - and a pic of yours if poss'.
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    I would be intrested to see how the smaller grips feel shooting it.
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    The grip is not smaller than a standard SP. They're just smaller than the auto's grips. Sorry about that confusion.

    The is a lanyard loop, but it's recessed beneath the rubber of the grip with a cutout.

    I fixed the link (I should have checked it). The one pictured is from the same batch. It's on gunbroker. Coincidentally, it's being sold by the gun shop where I lived in Idaho for the past year, which is how I knew about it. I went there and got it. They got in a mess of them in .357 and .38 Spl. Unfortunately, they are out of the .357.

    The SA trigger is WAAYYY light and very short. The DA trigger is WAAAYYY heavy and very long. Just the way it should be.

    Chris, I love that musician line on your signature.


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    Observation

    These are evidently used guns being sold by the French police, who are replacing them with newer guns. I find it interesting that the guns are migrating all the way back to the US for sale, rather than being sold to civilians in France.

    Perhaps this says something about the laws regarding handgun ownership by civilians in France.

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    The story I got was that they are a returned order. Slightly used. Possibly an order used to decide if they want to use them or not. The gun is as new as it could get. I can't tell if it was even shot before. Likely very few rounds. I believe they were returned to Ruger then redistributed.
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    From the French? Probably never fired, only dropped once...
    No wait, that's the French army; sorry!
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    is there a difference?

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    Good question! I'd love to have one of the Rugers, though! I'm sure it is not on the California "not unsafe gun list"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by swiftyjuan View Post
    Good question! I'd love to have one of the Rugers, though! I'm sure it is not on the California "not unsafe gun list"...

    You would think that the Libs in the PRK would be perfectly aligned with the LIB's in France. The fact that the Ruger is advertised as a French contract gun, you would think that the PRK would be importing them for distribution to all residents of CA.
    If we treat every gun as if it was loaded, then why not treat every individual as if they are armed.

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    Have they been well maintained, I saw some rust on the hammer of the one online. I would definitely make sure pistol is empty and cock it. Then push up on the hammer to see if falls. When I worked for Loomis Fargo we had old police .38's and some times the hammers would fall. I immediately turned it in for a new one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueLion View Post
    Have they been well maintained, I saw some rust on the hammer of the one online. I would definitely make sure pistol is empty and cock it. Then push up on the hammer to see if falls. When I worked for Loomis Fargo we had old police .38's and some times the hammers would fall. I immediately turned it in for a new one.
    I know what you're talking about. There was a little of that on my gun, too, but it wasn't rust. It was some sort of greasy nastiness. It wiped right off. You'd think they'd take care of that before they took pictures.

    There is absolutely no difference from any other SP101 other than the lanyard loop (which I suppose isn't standard). And it has crown stamps on each part of the gun (tiny).
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