SP101 Range Report

SP101 Range Report

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    SP101 Range Report

    Today I finally got a chance to try out my new SP101 2" DAO .357 MAG, that I got for Christmas, I know it took me long enough, but 2' of snow and bitterly cold the last month.

    I started off using .38 as I never had a snubbie before and didn't know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised as to how strait it shot. From about 7yds my first 5 shoots were strait up and down in about a 5" in group. After 50 rounds I was able to bring it into a tighter group 2-3", but moving from right to left.

    I then tried .357 MAG, still shot strait and a little higher and LOUDER, but I liked it, it handled great! Only thing I can say is "I felt the trigger" if this makes sense? I felt every edge. After 30 rounds my finger was a little sore, so tried .38+P which was a happy medium and more power than .38 and no sore finger like with .357 MAG.

    So I fired 100 rounds today and I am very pleased with the feel and accuracy of this little weapon, but man does it get dirty fast.

    Memo to self: Wear boots in 2' of snow.

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    Only thing I can say is "I felt the trigger" if this makes sense? I felt every edge. After 30 rounds my finger was a little sore,
    I had a Gunsmith round and "break the edges" on my GP100. It was worth it.

    Before having that done I would get a blood blister at 50 rounds. Now, I can shoot all day long with no problems.

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    I took a Dremil to my SP101 DAO Trigger. It's very comfortable to shoot now. I never tried 38spl. It seemed to handle 357 factory OK and my practice rounds are 357 Reloads at about 1150fps give or take. Like all my other Revolvers I dry fired a lot and the action is smooth.

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    Great read of your experiences with your new revolver. The SP101 is a .357 Magnum snubbie that has merit. It's also the first Ruger DA revolver that has impressed me. They seem to have a pretty smooth action and decent SA and DA trigger right out of the box.

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    I'm with you on all your points, Rick. I'm really happy with mine, but shooting DA will sure put a trigger finger to the test. They are good guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerRN View Post
    I had a Gunsmith round and "break the edges" on my GP100. It was worth it.

    Before having that done I would get a blood blister at 50 rounds. Now, I can shoot all day long with no problems.

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    Thanks BikerRN, I could see how you can get a blood blister.
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    IMO, the SP-101 is the best CCW .357 wheel gun around.

    I have owned 2 in my past, and am considering buying one right now from a friend who is looking to sell.
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    I know what you mean about your trigger finger. I get a bite too firing full magnums. That said, the SP-101 is a great gun, and I always feel very secure when I'm carrying it.

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    Rounding the sharp edges on the trigger really helped me in the comfort department. And, the Trausch grips really, really helped with .357 magnum recoil comfort.

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