It is a great carry firearm. I like the weight and the grips. I think Ruger scored well on those. I think the wood would less comfortable when shooting hot .38 Special or .357 Magnum loads.Jamn 44 said:Thanks folks. Wendy the 3" is hard to find here. I always wanted one. I was looking at the Badger boot grips, they make some nice wood grips for the Sp101's.
I agree about the sharp edges, especially around the ejector rod shroud and rear sight. In winter when I can dress for on body carry I can sometimes tell it even through a shirt. During warmer days I have one of those concealment/holster purses that makes it a lot more comfortable.xtimberman said:Jamn,
One of my good friends showed up to shoot with the DAO version of your revolver. I was very surprised at what a fine DA pull it had straight-out-of-the-box - very easy to place shots precisely!
The grips are well designed for my hands and made it easy to handle any load. S&W could learn from these ergonomics.
The only fuss I had with the revolver was with all the sharp edges. If you shoot it enough, one of the edges is gonna nick you or wear a blister. I didn't say anything to him about that, but when I saw him 6 months later, he had polished off all those sharp edges. You couldn't tell that it hadn't been done at the Ruger factory.
I think his 'scale and skin' work is very beautiful and functional. I don't see this revolver as being a collector's item some day so I wouldn't feel bad about having it modified for carry use. I agree with you on the porting I don't think it's necessary. I am not sure about filing on it myself. I might hit it with some 600 wet paper and see how that works.xtimberman said:For some unknown reason, I was fascinated by the Dragon Lady's 1911, so it took me awhile to get to the SP101 stuff.