Joining the SP101 Club

This is a discussion on Joining the SP101 Club within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Great choice. I've had mine for a couple years and love it. My LGS now has a factory engraved one with wood grip inserts. It's ...

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 29 of 29
Like Tree3Likes

Thread: Joining the SP101 Club

  1. #16
    VIP Member Array BugDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Gulf Coast of Florida
    Posts
    9,341
    Great choice. I've had mine for a couple years and love it. My LGS now has a factory engraved one with wood grip inserts. It's all I can do to keep from trading mine in on it. I'd like to have a 3" model too.
    Know Guns, Know Safety, Know Peace.
    No Guns, No Safety, No Peace.


    Guns are like sex and air...its no big deal until YOU can't get any.

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #17
    Ex Member Array Yankeejib's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Posts
    1,003
    When was the last time you read anyone criticize the SP101? Exactly. Even Jesus owned a Ruger. Congrats.


  4. #18
    Member Array oldcurmudgeo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    139
    I purchased one a couple of weeks ago and mechanically it is a great gun.

    However, I would warn anyone with arthritis that the trigger guard is too close to the grip when shooting .357.

    The guard hits my knuckles and it HURTS.

    .38's are OK.

    I looked at changing grips, but due to the frame design I don't see how that would help.

    Has anyone else had this problem and found a cure?

  5. #19
    Senior Member Array DanielC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    516
    It's in my safe, and I'm attaching a pic, per CowboyColby's request! I'm a happy guy!

    Post.jpg

  6. #20
    Senior Member Array CowboyColby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    COLORADO AMERICAN
    Posts
    715
    Congrats and thanks for the picture. How do you like the grips? I think thats all I would be changing. Have you shot it yet?

  7. #21
    VIP Member Array Old School's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Florida Treasure Coast
    Posts
    3,211

    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by oldcurmudgeo View Post
    I purchased one a couple of weeks ago and mechanically it is a great gun.

    However, I would warn anyone with arthritis that the trigger guard is too close to the grip when shooting .357.

    The guard hits my knuckles and it HURTS.

    .38's are OK.

    I looked at changing grips, but due to the frame design I don't see how that would help.

    Has anyone else had this problem and found a cure?

    Try shooting some 158 grain +p Lead Semi Wadcutter Hollow Points through the gun.

    These are an excellent self defense round.

    Hand strength can make a difference in recoil control .

    Sometimes health issues may require a less powerful round to be able to control the recoil.

    Regards,

    OS
    "Violence is seldom the answer, but when it is the answer it is the only answer".

    "A nation of sheep breeds a government of wolves".

    http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

  8. #22
    Senior Member Array DanielC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    516
    I haven't fired this one yet CowbyColby, but I fired one identical to it this past weekend. The grips seemed to work okay for me, though I think I'd prefer some that are a little longer to help with higher power .357 loads. I only get about half of my pinky on the grip. Honestly though, I can't say I'm displeased with the stock grips, but I have no doubt there are better options for me. I may pick up a couple different kinds and experiment. I currently have Federal Hydra-Shoks in .357 and Hornady Critical Defense in .38+p in my ammo can, but I'm certainly taking recommendations for other rounds, so I'm taking Old School's post as a recommendation. Thank you for that! Since I now have 2 .357's, I'll likely be keeping a pretty good stockpile of assorted ammo on hand.

  9. #23
    Member Array Unisaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    100
    Pachmayr's Compac grips are great if you are going to carry it. The Hogue Bantam grips don't work for me at all -- there just isn't enough to hold onto. YMMV.

  10. #24
    Distinguished Member Array grouse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    kansas
    Posts
    1,859
    Once in one of our local ranges I asked about what kind on deal I could get trading my SP101 for a Glock (or something ) & the rangemaster said he wouldent take an Sp101 on a trade. Said I would soon regret trading it off.

    He was right!

  11. #25
    Senior Member Array 45ACP4ever's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    697
    I regret trading mine!

    But I had the 2.25 DAO, and I would rather have a 3" DA/SA so I will just get one of those eventually and make everything right in the universe again.
    "It is your evil that will be sought by us. With every breath we will hunt them down. Each day we will spill their blood, until it rains down from the skies. Do not kill. Do not rape. Do not steal. These are principles that every man from every faith can embrace." -McManus twins Boondock Saints

  12. #26
    Member Array Idahokid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Couer d'alene ID
    Posts
    111
    Quote Originally Posted by DanielC View Post
    Leaving for the gun shop in half an hour. I'll proudly post pics once I get it home! :-)
    Enjoy your new gun.My wife is going to Cabelas tomorrow to get hers.
    Don't believe everything you think.

  13. #27
    Member Array CURMUDGEON5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    n.e. ohio
    Posts
    140
    I've had my 2.25" SP101 for about a year. It now has a lighter hammer spring and a Trausch cushioned grip. I keep some .38spcl +Ps on standby for when my wrist and knuckles get a little sore from shooting the .357mags at the reange.

  14. #28
    Senior Member Array DanielC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    516
    I live in an apartment, so I definitely wanted to keep some .38 +P's on hand. I pray I'll never need to use it to protect my wife and my home, but if I ever do, I prefer not to have a round go through several walls and possibly strike neighbors. I was shopping online yesterday and found these:

    .38 Special Federal LE Tactical® Hydra-Shok®

    I've always been a fan of Hydra-Shoks, and have several hundred rounds of it in .357 Mag already, so I decided to pick up a couple boxes of .38 147gr +P+, and for some reason when I viewed my shopping cart, they dropped the price to $11 a box! Maybe a discount for a new customer? I don't know, but I ended up ordering 4 boxes! Just couldn't pass up a deal like that! hehehe

  15. #29
    Senior Member Array itschuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    719
    Ever notice you do not see many used SP101's for sale in shops or at gun shows?? Must be a reason for that... You made a great choice.
    Current collection: Too many according to the wife...

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

ruger gp100 vs sp101
,
ruger sp 101 forum
,
sp 101 357 2 1/4 holster
,
sp 101 forum
,
sp101
,
sp101 concealed carry holster
,
sp101 dao
,
sp101 fan club
,

sp101 forum

,
sp101 forums
,
sp101 pachmayr conceal
,
sp101forum
Click on a term to search for related topics.