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I picked this up at the show this weekend. I can let my J's take a break for a while. I didn't want to post this in the Ruge... um, I mean Revolver forum. You can't beat a short .357 in stainless for summer carry in Texas.

 
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Very nice....bet it locks up tight as a bank vault. Nice to have that extra round.... ;)

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Very nice! My carry gun is my SP101 in .357 Magnum, but mine is the 3" barrel one. Fits great in a purse. :)
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.

I carry mine with either Buffalo Bore .38 Special 158 grain LSWHP when I can find them or more often with either .38 Special Winchester SXT or Remington Golden Sabre .357 mid range HPs. All three shoot great in my revolvers.
 

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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.

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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.

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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.
 

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Xtm and Wendy, check out http://www.geminicustoms.com I spoke with the owner the other day and I might be sending him this one to do a moon clip conversion and a de-horning. A little expensive but he does very good work. James
 

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For some unknown reason, I was fascinated by the Dragon Lady's 1911, so it took me awhile to get to the SP101 stuff.

I think that a moon clip mod. for this revolver is a great idea. JMO, but I don't think this revolver needs porting. It wasn't too pleasant, but shooting a few cylinders of heavy Mag. loads in his 101 wasn't painful - and to me, the extra noise and blast from the ports might be more disconcerting than the recoil.

I asked my friend about who did his smoothing work and he said that he did it himself using a set of files and a series of various grades of Scotch-Brite kitchen pads. Gotta love those stainless guns!

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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.



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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.
 

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....go slow, and be patient and you'd be surprised how well you can smooth out the action of your gun. ;)
 
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