Ruger SP101

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  1. DubiousDan

    DubiousDan TGT Addict

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    Small grips to make it more concealable and hard plastic grips so clothing wont catch on the grips. The SP101 is meant to be concealable.
     


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  2. JLBTEX18

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    I ordered a holster for the SP101. Since the .327 has a 4.2 inch bbl I wonder how concealable it will be. The holster can be worn cross draw so that may make it more concealable particularly in cooler weather when I can wear a jacket. Hope I can use it concealed. Would like to carry it sometimes in place of my Kimber.
     
  3. seeker_two

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    The SP-101 was originally ppl made in .38Spl. Massad Ayoob convinced Bill Ruger to make a limited number in .357Mag to prove that people would buy them. After Mas was proved right, Ruger stretched the frame to accomodate all .357 rounds.

    My SP-101 3" conceals well in a Bianchi pancake holster. A good belt is a must. That said, I may sell it to get a LCR in .357. I find myself needing a lighter revolver lately.



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  4. JLBTEX18

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    The LCR also comes in .327 Federal. I am not sure that I want any heavier recoil than the .327. At 17 ounces I imagine that would be very noticeable.
     
  5. smittyb

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    I have one as well. I agree the factory grip is way too small. I changed mine out for a Hogue.
    If you think the 85 grainers are stout, you obviously have not tried the 100 grain JSPs. They are on another level!
    As far as comparison to a 357, they are like shooting a hot 38+p through a lightweight snubby.
     
  6. JLBTEX18

    JLBTEX18 True Texan

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    I have not tried the 100 grain JSP load. I will at some point. MidwayUSA had a good price on Federal 85 grain load and Federal has a 25% rebate on their ammo. Makes for fairly cheap shooting and gives me Federal cases to reload. Also bought some .32 H&R Mag rounds for practice.
     
  7. smittyb

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    Yes I maxed out the rebate on half 85s and half 100s from Vizards.
     
  8. Armybrat

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    Bought my .357 in 1993 and shooting factory loads haven't been too bad with the recoil. Noisy as all get out though.
    I'd love a 3" in .327 for carry.

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  9. smittyb

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    If you want a 3" SP101 in 327, be prepared to spend big money.
    4.2" can be had reasonably.
     
  10. DubiousDan

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    That's an improvement over the grips mine came with.

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