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Ruger SP101

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by youngbuck, May 17, 2012.


  1. youngbuck

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    He's Tyrone!

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    Thinkin about getting the 3" version and wanted to see how everyone else had theirs setup? Anything I need to get after I make the purchase?
     

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  2. Berto

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    woo woo

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    Ammo, that's it.:supergrin:
     

  3. GlockFish

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    Rubber Hogue grip. You'll thank me after you shoot a box of 357's.
     
  4. G26S239

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    Yes, the Hogue is better than OEM grip for full powered 357.
     
  5. Berto

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    woo woo

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    Meh... I traded out the hogues for the factory stocks.....but the hogues do have better speedloader clearance.
     
  6. TSAX

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    +1 on the ammo and Hogue








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  7. Folsom_Prison

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    Get it! Stock up on ammo and the houge grip, Nuff said.
     
  8. seed

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    What everyone else said: ammo and Hogue grip.
     
  9. bac1023

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  10. gunsnhoses

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    Really like mine. Small enough to be carried easily, but beefy enough to shoot big loads. I also like the Hogues. They feel much better than the original grips.

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  11. bear62

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    Like most everyone ........ The hogue grips really help when shooting full power .357 stuff...... I have them on my 3" .357 and my 2" .38 Special only.
     
  12. jvbronco

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    You should definitely get one. Reviews are fantastic and it is a very good looking gun. I just couldn't pull the trigger on getting one due to my current financial situation.

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  13. amd65

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    I liked the SP101 I owned a lot...but it did not shoot to point of aim. If it did, I would still own it.
     
  14. CBennett

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    I believe they also come with adjustable sights.
     
  15. ZekerMan

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    Hogue grip and front night sight, the 3" model is a nice choice.
     
  16. barth

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    six barrels

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    I have s similar S&W 640-1 357.
    It's a 2.125" snubbie.

    Shot lots of various full house 357 magnums.
    Ended up liking the mid range stuff better for follow up shots.

    I don't know about a three inch barrel but:

    Speer GDHP 125 gr 357 Magnum
    4"=1450 fps, but 2"= ~1200 fps (-250)

    Where Remington Golden Saber 125 gr 357 Magnum
    4"=1220 fps, but 2"= ~1100 fps (-120)

    The Sabers kick quite a bit less and allow followup shots.

    My preferred carry round is the new Winchester PDX1 bonded
    125 gr 357 Magnum.
    4"=1325 fps, 2" =? ~1125/1150 maybe.
    They too allow followup shots.
    And are Winchesters new high tech SD magnum round.
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    S&W 640-1 357
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  17. MLittle

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    Yeah.....you're going to need those Hogues..... The stock grips forced my middle finger up under the triggerguard and the recoil forced the revolver up against my knuckle. They're also pretty short not allowing a full grip.....which you will need shooting those magnum rounds. Beyond that, the revolver is really "bulletproof".....very heavily built, easy to maintain since it's all stainless. I have thousands of rounds through mine.....
     
  18. elde

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    I put the Hogue grips on mine as well. I also added an XS Small Dot tritium sight on the front. Makes a huge difference in the sight picture vs the factory sight in both daylight and darkness. The Big Dot XS sight is too large to be of use in an SP101.
     
  19. mist

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    On my 3" SP101 I opted for the Hogue grip as well as Wolff hammer and trigger return springs. These two upgrades turned a good revolver into a great revolver.
     
  20. ColdSteelNail

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    I have the SP101 in 327 fed mag. The recoil is comparable to the 357 (it'l launch a 100gr Gold Dot to 1500 fps with 500 fp energy...from Speer web site). I put hogue rubber grips on it and it softens recoil alot.