New Ruger SP101 .327 Federal Magnum
Anybody planning on getting one of these?
Got these stats from Federal's website:
The ammunition will be available in three loads:
• PD327HS1 H: Federal Premium 85-gr Hydra-Shok™ JHP
(1330 fps muzzle velocity in 3-1/16” barrel)
• AE327: American Eagle® 100-gr SP
(1400 fps muzzle velocity in 3-1/16” barrel)
• 23914 : Speer 115-gr Gold Dot® HP
(1300 fps muzzle velocity in 3-1/16” barrel)
A small six shot revolver that shoots a 115 grain bullet at 9mm +P+ velocity (with better sectional density) may be a neat little gun to have. The article indicates that it penetrates VERY well, 13" - 16" in various media, with expansion to .40 - .65.
Ruger and Federal developed the cartridge, so the Ruger is the first gun to chamber it. Personally, the idea of 6 of these hot little rounds in an Airweight J frame kinda makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, and would be the heck out of a .380 in the pocket! I like the extra round over the .38 special, too.
Plus, ".327 Magnum" sounds cool.....:danceban: (Like a hot Chevy smallblock)