OK. I admit it. If you have ever read my posts before I am a convicted revolverholic. I cant help it.
A while ago I bought a Glock 19. Great gun...ugly, built with the ergonomics of a 2/4. and utterly reliable.
However all those great attributes did not keep it safe from trading in on a wheel gun today.
I have wanted a .357 mag. snubby for a while, I really wanted a mint condition S&W 66-1 2 1/2" round butt, but that is a tall order these days. And I know myself. I wouldn't shoot it enough with full house loads...I would "baby" it.
So today I stopped being a sally traded my Glock for a Ruger SP101 and a set of the new Crimson Trace LG-111 "Defender" grips. And I couldn't be happier. I won't bore you with all the pillow talk of me extolling the virtues of this little powerhouse or how I can face the world again after ditching the bottom feeder. But I will say that shooting the Ruger was far more enjoyable and easier then I expected and the anti-snag nature of these CT grips is great. I now find myself rationalizing my need for a set for the 66-1 4"!!! The Ruger reminds me of that line from the movie "Snatch"..."heavy is good, heavy is reliable". The Ruger really does feel like the proverbial tank, and that inspires confidence. I ran 100 rds of Remington 125gr SJHP through her and there wasn't a hint of trouble from the gun or pain from my hand.
Any way pictures will follow including a J frame comparison.
And yes, my 60-3 is a little upset that it has been relegated to back up for the back up carry. And I think I might have heard the fat little Austrian Lego gun crying for me not to leave when I walked out ;)