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    I stopped by the Gun Store today...

    And ended up bringing home a new Ruger SP101, .357 with a 2 1/4" barrel. I had been leaning towards the 3" model to use as a field/camping gun, that might be carried occasionally. Well when I started comparing the two models, side by side, the 2 1/4" model just felt better balanced in my hand. It will still be my field/camping gun, but I think this snub will see quite a bit of carry time.

    I took it to the range this evening and ran about 50 rounds of WWB 38 spl. through it without a hitch, as expected. Then shot about 20 125gr. mag loads through it. Those loads certainly let everyone know you're shooting a magnum. It certainly is a sweet shooting gun. It handles the magnum loads much better than I has expected. It sure feels good when you're sending those magnum loads downrange...

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    Very nice gun, wouldn't mind one myself...

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    Good looking gun.

    Thanks for sharing!
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    Very nice wheel gun...Congrats!
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    Good deal,
    I have his big brother, a speed six .357 2-3/4"
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    Nice revolver.

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    Nice revolver, been looking for one myself.

    After I play with it a while I will probably give it to the youngest daughter for a carry gun, IF SHE EVER GETS HER CC PERMIT! I think she will get one pretty quick if she figures out the revolver was for her.

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    Very nice pistola, those SP101's keep coming up in threads and I have been eye-balling them...you've got a great looking revolver there, and everybody needs at least one of them.
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    I love mine also. I put a Hogue monogrip on mine. Much better on the hand.
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    that is a very nice looking gun....makes me want a wheelie now :)

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    Very nice, Ruger wheel guns are tanks.
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    Sweeeet!!!!!

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    Nice gun, congrats to you.

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    A nice looking revolver. Congrats!
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    CONGRATS! Can't go wrong with an SP101! I've had mine for about 20 years now and it still looks, shoots and feels new. ;)

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