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Posted: 12/22/2011 10:31:49 AM EDT
Wow, it is by far the nicest handling revolver ive picked up. It is perfect for me points naturally good weight perfect size great sights.
Love the look of it cant wait to take it home (fucking permits SUCK!!)



Link Posted: 12/22/2011 3:55:43 PM EDT
Nice looking revolver. Does this have a smaller frame size than the GP-100? I'm not current on what the SP-101 offers compared to the GP-100.
Link Posted: 12/22/2011 4:25:21 PM EDT
GP 100 is bigger and has 6 round cylinders

SP 101 is a medium frame and has 5 round cylinders
Link Posted: 12/22/2011 5:15:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By goldeneye:
GP 100 is bigger and has 6 round cylinders

SP 101 is a medium frame and has 5 round cylinders

This.


Though, handling the one at the shop today.....my S&W 620 (L-frame 7-shot) is the same length, and only 1/4" taller, holds 2 more rounds, has better sights, and feels to be the same weight (even though my 620 is 9 ounces heavier).

Overall, it's not quite what I thought it'd be; if I'm going to get an SP101 with the 4.2" barrel, the .22 seems like a much better choice for the money, IMO; the 3" SP101 is still a helluva piece.
Link Posted: 12/22/2011 6:16:11 PM EDT
That's a beautiful gun!
Link Posted: 12/22/2011 7:26:23 PM EDT
What would be the purpose of a 5 shot 4" barrel?
Link Posted: 12/22/2011 10:46:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2011 10:47:35 PM EDT by Kymas23]
the cool factor is definitely there. also the SP being a smaller frame can fit smaller hands better than a GP. now only if the can make the LCR in 22mag as well............
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 1:09:36 AM EDT
I am hoping to see one of these, it might be a good trail/bag gun for me. The other contender is one of the 5 shot lt wt Smiths but I like the idea of the 4" brl.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 4:06:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By shadowcop:
What would be the purpose of a 5 shot 4" barrel?


For me because I need a nice revolver to match my lever gun and I dont own one yet
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 4:45:37 AM EDT
its beautiful .. but i still want the .22lr version ... then again i already have the .357 snubby :)
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 9:55:51 AM EDT
Nice! Get the Wolf spring kit and polish the trigger. That is a solid shooter.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 9:22:02 PM EDT
I'm glad they went back to full lug on the barrel.

Why a 4" 5 shot?

Because the GP100 is huge! SP is a lot trimmer. Closes the gap between the two. I'm still waiting for the 3".
Link Posted: 12/24/2011 5:59:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2011 6:11:09 PM EDT by manowar669]
Originally Posted By joemama74:
I'm glad they went back to full lug on the barrel.

Why a 4" 5 shot?

Because the GP100 is huge! SP is a lot trimmer. Closes the gap between the two. I'm still waiting for the 3".


Not sure what you mean. 3" SP101s and GP100s have been around for years (and awesome!!). I'm diggin the 4" SP101 though, didn't know about them until this thread. Seems almost perfect to me, just lose the gay fiber front sight, and add an all-steel, or tritium front blade like the SW60 pro. Adjustable sights, carry-able, should be accurate, tough enough for lots of full power .357 shooting. Win win.

Originally Posted By scatterbrains:
Wow, it is by far the nicest handling revolver ive picked up. It is perfect for me points naturally good weight perfect size great sights.
Love the look of it cant wait to take it home (fucking permits SUCK!!)
http://www.ruger.com/products/sp101/images/indexMain.jpg


Range report!!!




Link Posted: 12/24/2011 8:46:01 PM EDT
I've been totin around a 3" GP and the 2.25" SP. The GP is fine, it's just big. The SP is fine, it's just short with fixed sights.

I want something in between. Throw it in a holster, go deer hunting, and still plenty good for everything else.
Link Posted: 12/24/2011 8:48:36 PM EDT
Sweet. One more for the ever growing list
Link Posted: 12/24/2011 10:17:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By manowar669:
Originally Posted By joemama74:
I'm glad they went back to full lug on the barrel.

Why a 4" 5 shot?

Because the GP100 is huge! SP is a lot trimmer. Closes the gap between the two. I'm still waiting for the 3".


Not sure what you mean. 3" SP101s and GP100s have been around for years (and awesome!!). I'm diggin the 4" SP101 though, didn't know about them until this thread. Seems almost perfect to me, just lose the gay fiber front sight, and add an all-steel, or tritium front blade like the SW60 pro. Adjustable sights, carry-able, should be accurate, tough enough for lots of full power .357 shooting. Win win.

Originally Posted By scatterbrains:
Wow, it is by far the nicest handling revolver ive picked up. It is perfect for me points naturally good weight perfect size great sights.
Love the look of it cant wait to take it home (fucking permits SUCK!!)
http://www.ruger.com/products/sp101/images/indexMain.jpg


Range report!!!






Im sure youll see a RR long before ill get it going to be at LEAST 2 months till i get my permit, damn NJ
Link Posted: 12/24/2011 10:44:08 PM EDT
Thanks for the info. I like it. I'd like one in 44SPL & 10mm...
4" also makes it legal for deer hunting in IL, longer sight radius, less recoil.
Link Posted: 12/25/2011 3:16:06 PM EDT
So what's the approx street price on one of these?
Link Posted: 12/25/2011 6:55:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By manowar669:
So what's the approx street price on one of these?


Getting mine for $540+nics/tax @ $600 all total, little higher than online but i can payoff as i wait for my permits to be approved so its semi worth it
Link Posted: 12/25/2011 7:57:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By scatterbrains:
Originally Posted By manowar669:
So what's the approx street price on one of these?


Getting mine for $540+nics/tax @ $600 all total, little higher than online but i can payoff as i wait for my permits to be approved so its semi worth it


Thanks, just curious what they're going for.

Link Posted: 12/29/2011 2:43:34 PM EDT
Went out looking for one intown Tuesday and none to be found and no eta on when they could have one. Ended up ordering one from Budgunshop.com tuesday afternoon and it
showed up today at my FFL around 11:00 am. less then two days from order to delevered. Picked it up a few mins ago and it is sweet. Can't wait to put some rounds thru it.
Link Posted: 12/29/2011 5:10:28 PM EDT
How hard would it be to change out the front sight on one of these. I'm not a fan of the sight but I think everything else looks great and it would good with my 3"sp101.
Link Posted: 12/29/2011 6:27:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Rascal82:
How hard would it be to change out the front sight on one of these. I'm not a fan of the sight but I think everything else looks great and it would good with my 3"sp101.


+1

I really like the looks of the gun too but that front sight has to go, it looks like a construction level
Link Posted: 12/30/2011 6:01:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By scatterbrains:

Im sure youll see a RR long before ill get it going to be at LEAST 2 months till i get my permit, damn NJ


NJ law says they must approve or deny you in no more than one month. If your police chief makes a habit of taking too long you could try having a lawyer inform him of the law. Some people have done that with success.

Link Posted: 12/30/2011 7:43:41 AM EDT
Originally Posted By FlamFlamMann:
Originally Posted By scatterbrains:

Im sure youll see a RR long before ill get it going to be at LEAST 2 months till i get my permit, damn NJ


NJ law says they must approve or deny you in no more than one month. If your police chief makes a habit of taking too long you could try having a lawyer inform him of the law. Some people have done that with success.



yeah the law is great, but there is also standing now that they can take as long as needed due to a lawsuit already.
Besides it sometimes helps me LOL
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 6:57:41 PM EDT
Have to say that this gun feels fantastic in your hands.
and it gets the job done. Love it.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:22:10 AM EDT
I just launched some h110 powder 125 g satalites into orbit from my snubby sp101. What a great gun it is.
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