Ruger SP101: A Thousand Shots Later...

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Ruger SP101: A Thousand Shots Later...


Post by Stephen A. Camp » Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:50 pm

Hello. Four years ago I wound up with a NIB Ruger SP101 with the 3 1/16" barrel. Almost exclusively an S&W revolver shooter, I was not sure if I'd keep the thing or not, but do admit that there was sort of an "instant attraction" to the little .357 after handling it.

I shot it during a few range trips and then wound up doing an initial evaluation of the gun. Here's the link should anyone want it read it: ... Report.htm" onclick=";return false;

I also used it as one of the "test guns" when trying out Corbon's then-new .357 Magnum 125-gr. DPX ammunition: ... 20Ammo.htm" onclick=";return false;

Since those reports, I've continued to shoot the little thing off and on, but not with great amounts of ammunition each range session, but over time, my somewhat skimpy notes indicate that it has put at least another thousand rounds of 357 ammunition downrange.

If interested, here's report on the same SP101 and a few minor alterations I've had done to it: ... 0Later.htm" onclick=";return false;


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Re: Ruger SP101: A Thousand Shots Later...


Post by quidni » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:42 pm

Having an SP-101, 3" bbl in 9mm, I appreciate your research and appraisal on the little guns. Thank you!

Mine's a keeper, too. :thumbs2:
All guns have at least two safeties. One's digital, one's cognitive. In other words - keep the digit off the trigger until ready to fire, and THINK. Some guns also have mechanical safeties on top of those. But if the first two don't work, the mechanical ones aren't guaranteed. - me

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Re: Ruger SP101: A Thousand Shots Later...


Post by Stephen A. Camp » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:50 pm

Hello, sir.

You are most welcome.

Best to you and yours.


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