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    New Ruger

    The new Ruger SP101 Wiley Clapp edition has found its way into my collection. I've been wanting a snubnose in .357 magnum.
    I'm not really a revolver guy. At least that's what I keep telling myself. But what's not to like? It's a beautiful piece.

    I do not shoot it as well as my Shield, even in SA, (and the SA trigger pull on this snubbie is only 4-3/4 lbs), but I think if I to get used to the curved grip and find a good place for my weak hand thumb I might be able to tighten things up. Then start dry firing the heck out of it practicing DA trigger pulls. Those were all over a 6" target As they say, practice makes perfect. The last four shots shooting SA were good anyway, those are the ones right around the bull. I was close though, 8 yds. The best groups and closest to POA were with the Remington 125 gr, so that's the target I posted. They also had the most recoil and more noticable muzzle flash. A lot more recoil. All the ammo I had was old as you can see.

    I'm not sure it will replace any of my semis, I have that much confidence in them, but you never know.
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    I will trade you a H&R 12ga pump for it straight up ... pulling your chain, that is a sweet looking little gun man hope you enjoy it
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    Not a bad looking gun.

    Be careful though or you'll have to change your name to "PAcaniswheeler"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bama61 View Post
    Not a bad looking gun.

    Be careful though or you'll have to change your name to "PAcaniswheeler"
    I know. I'm up to five, lol.
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    Anyone lucky enough to own an SP101 is...lucky enough. Well Done PAcanis!
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    I am not revolver guy, but I think you are supposed to cross the support thumb over the other.

    My LGS has one and I fondle it every time goes there. One day it will come home with me.
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    Ruger says it all enjoy
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    But the one by me is not a Clapp.

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    Excellent choice! I tried to get one order through my LGS a few days ago, but the distributors had already sold out of them. If your not in love with the grips, exchange them for the Hogue rubber grips with the Sorbathane insert. They are excellent when using the hotter loads. The GP's I have, and still do have, favor the 125 grainers and produce excellent groups with the Remington 125 SJHP. It takes about 400 pulls of the DA trigger to begin smoothing things out. (I actually counted when I bought my last 3" GP100 new). After that things begin to feel much better, and groups will should start closing up a little more. I tip my hat to you for a fine purchase.
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    Ewwwwww! He's got the Clapp!
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    With all due respect, I hope you step on a lego. ... congrats on the new gun. It sure is a looker.
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    THAT is a beautiful gun! Congratulations, and enjoy!
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    That's just plain purty!
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    Super Nice!

    I've read where Ruger finally listened to customers and made this gun for shooting 125 gr. loads
    from the get go.

    Cops were carrying 158 gr. 38 and 38+P, along with 158 gr. JHP and even Soft Points when I was
    a young badge carrier, and that's decades ago:(

    Most people will opt for 125 gr or lighter these days, unless for deep penetrating animal defense.

    A SP-101 will handle recoil better than a KLCR.357, or at least in my experience.

    I think I will put this newest WC on my radar screen for 2014-2015, but really want
    a 3 inch version.

    Or really would like a blued 3 inch to be more exact, if not in 9mm like they should bring back.

    My contacts at Ruger have long retired, but it's good to know that Ruger is listening.
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    Nice.. would love to get one of those myself.
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