Why would you not buy an SP101?

Why would you not buy an SP101?

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    Why would you not buy an SP101?

    Ok, I have pretty well made up my mind that I am going to get an SP101 with a 3 inch barrel in the pretty near future.

    It is going to cost about 500 bucks out the door with a set of Hogue grips. This is a client of mine, I don't question the price of things, since when I give him a bill he pays it.

    Anyway, this will be carried occasionally but really is going to be purchased for the purpose of shooting during a proficiency test for a Texas CHL Instructors class. It might also be used as a knock around gun at deer camp and some range time.

    Are there any reasons anyone would not purchase this gun. I like Ruger wheel guns, as I already have a GP100 and a Redhawk, but figure the SP101 will fit the nitch between the GP100 and a S&W 642.

    I appreciate any comments you all have good or bad.
    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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    Takes too long to read all the warnings engraved on the barrel!
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    Because you already have one? ;)

    Seriously though, a reason NOT to buy one after all my research led me to buy one.... Maybe if you like smoother lines and a more refined look, and don't want to polish things yourself, you could spend more on an S&W. Or if weight is an issue. Other than that, I can't think of any right now. On the good, I like it's "bulletproof" construction and the modular design. I'm new with wheel guns, and took a look under the side plate of my S&W 686 - then put it right back on again thinking I might mess it up. Did not have any such fear with the SP101, I think the easy detail strip is a great design feature.

    It won't be as smooth a trigger as S&W but you already know that, that's about it. I love mine in 2.25" 357.

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    Only thing that stopped me for a while was that I couldn't find one in stock anywhere. Now I did, and it has a happy new home.

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    Sure would like to find one in .22LR.

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    i can't think of a single reason not to. i've been looking at the same gun, in .357, to buy, when i get my taxes done.

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    i love mine , its the 2-1/4" barrel

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    Because I could get a GP100 instead.

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    They are beautiful guns. I hope to have one b4 the year is out.

    Will using a wheel gun vs. an automatic affect your testing as it does for a regular TX CHL?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleks View Post
    Because I could get a GP100 instead.
    But I already have a GP100. Would you rather have 2 GP100s or one 100 and one 101?
    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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    Why would I not buy a SP101 ? Because I don't want an accurate, reliable, built to last, 357 blaster, relatively inexpensive wheel gun in my stable. Okay, that is all I got and I'm exhausted from the extreme sarcasm I had to force at that.
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    Because I don't have a desire for a semi-small .357 wheelgun. As good as it is, I don't have a need or desire to own one. I like the ballistics of the .357 in 4" barrel better and I'll stick to the .38 if I need a 2".
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    SP101

    It's a heavy gun. It's great.. wonderful..sturdy... But it is heavy.

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    Because there are good 2 1/2-inch and 3-inch Smith & Wesson K-Frame .357 Magnums available on the used market and I'd prefer one of them.

    In my view the SP101 is the very best revolver Ruger has introduced. It is a better bet than .357 Magnum J-Frame Smith & Wesson revolvers of any kind. The SP101 is civilized to shoot, even with full house .357 Magnum loads. I like its factory grips.

    The only thing that can compare with the SP101 is the Colt Magnum Carry and those are long discontinued, hard to find, and pricey.

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