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You can use the pistol as a club!”.’. Have about 500 rounds through it and have never had any light strike issue. And then it will do it again. I've always wanted one and finally picked up one last year. I go by the original intent of the DA trigger that it’s for close in when fractions of a second count and if you need an accurate shot you should pull the hammer back (with your thumb that is). I assume it was a cylinder gap issue but they wouldn’t tell me what was wrong with it. Not everyone can be Jerry Miculek. I looked at the sp and gp at Bass Pro Friday. Wasn’t that a six round revolver ? The SP101 .22LR. The trigger guard bangs against the knuckle of my middle finger adding more pain. I’m a woman. Clint Eastwood could have all the “do over’s” he needed. You sound like social justice warrior troll or white-knighter looking for fainting progtard chicks to rescue. hammer spring, you run the risk of having a light primer strike on ammo with hard primers. But the long trigger pull of this SP101 was lighter than expected at 10-lb. Hunt with 44 mag, 460, 50 sw, 454 Cassull. FYI, Jack Bauer did carry a 5-shot snub in Season 2 of 24: http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/24_-_Season_2#Smith_.26_Wesson_Model_60. They make the kind of sidearm you would want to take on your next hunting trip…even if it happened to be to the Underworld to put one round in each of Cerberus’s heads. You can see this at any IDPA match with SSR guns around. Having got a new Ruger SP 101 357 Mag the trigger in both single and double action was very gritty. Same with semi-autos, let the magazines drop free when you go to insert a fresh one after it’s run dry. Smith is ok, but when I am spending my money it is Ruger that gets the nod! Too heavy. And here's how she shot (all targets were placed at 21 feet): I will give Ruger a plus for putting rubber grips on with plastic side panels. If you have a proper belt and holster, including pocket holster, the weight is no problem. Never felt underarmed with any of those. But that’s paper, put a gun in his hand and each one of us will be lucky to hit your target at 10 yards when bullets are flying. They come from Thailand. I think you meant 21 feet. S&W is different. Please note that if the trigger spring isn’t strong enough the trigger will feel gritty. You couldn’t be more right. When introducing my wife to guns (after introducing myself a few scant years prior) she liked the Ruger LCR the best if all my handguns– and they run the gambit– because there is only one thing to remember; the trigger. The only thing many women have trouble with on the semi-autos is manipulating the slide, and that is just a matter of practice and strengthening the hands. And here's how she shot (all targets were placed at 21 feet): Here's five rounds of the Hornady Critical Defense ammo. Maybe he was resorting to hyperbole. His round at 25 yards stopped inside the lung on the entrance side. Do you trust your semi-auto to do the same? I am a 5’2″ woman. The SP101 is pretty well set up right out of the box but it can be made a little better. An attempt to get magnum performance in a cops holster without the weight. With properly sized and fitting grips you will still experience muzzle flip and a push into your hand but proper fit eliminates the slap-shot recoil pounding your middle finger and the web of your hand. Cocking the hammer for single-action shots dropped the pull weight … I currently own a 3″ SP101. I just got this gun: Ruger SP101 .357 Magnum 2.25″ barrel. I am well-armed with either. Anyway, he’s dead now and I personally don’t think that overshadows the fact that he was the closest thing to John Moses Browning since John Moses Browning. If you’re going to carry around something every day you should pick out something with a little character. I’ve done it and it’s a lot easier than swapping out springs (which I have also done, so I have a frame of reference). Here's my new baby: [URL=http://s1371.photobucket.com/user/NotoriousAPP/media/NotoriousAPPGeminiCustomSP101-edited_zpsbc368dfc.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag291/NotoriousAPP/NotoriousAPPGeminiCustomSP101-edited_zpsbc368dfc.jpg[/IMG][/URL]. The important thing is that the company has continued his reputation for innovation and value. 13-oz. Ruger LCR only way to go in small revolver–these are soft shooting guns–my 5’2″, 120# niece absolutely loves firing AE 158 gr JSP .357’s from my LCR .357–a J (junk in my opinion) frame S&W IS a terrible gun to shoot–she also connects every shot, no misses. I have other options but I usually end up carrying the SP. I traded the 357 Magnum off . I smoothed and polished my SP 101 and changed the mainspring and trigger return spring now it's my favorite carry gun. What 357 Magnum or 38+P revolver has the lowest DA trigger pull? Chambering not chamfering. 9mm Luger That said, I have to agree with Leadbelly– if I’m going to carry something that heavy, it might as well be a 1911. BTW, my walk in the woods carry is a S&W 686 (no dash) with 6″ barrel. Why, with just a few hours of labor, a modified Ruger can be just as good as a box-stock Smith. 4. – Mother’s Mag metal polish. I love it for an addition to my modest collection, range gun and perhaps a BUG but I doubt it. When this revolver was returned to me it had a buttery smooth 9.5 pound double action trigger pull and a 2.1 pound single action pull. Got a Uncle who collects Pythons and Troopers, very nice guns. I have the 3″ version and admire its robustitude. Fancy guns are like anything else fancy-nice to look at, but a pain to use; I will take functional beauty any day.Yes, I have shot many Smiths and was not impressed with any of them-none had triggers any better than any of my Rugers. Most of us would be fine with either though. At the range, I can only go maybe 25-30 rounds max because it kind of hurts. After doing a complete trigger job (no shims) smooth and polished the inside of the frame. Sights on the SP101 are pretty minimal. Yes, I have one. The ladies with the long, fancy fingernails also have problems sometimes, but they may just have to decide if they want to shoot or grow plastic claws. Personally I always thought that was silly since the .38s are going to hit 10 inches higher than the .357s. I’m not prejudiced against the round guns. Ruger manufacturers a Double Action Only version with a bobbed hammer in a 2.25 inch barrel so that is what I procured. Even with full power 180s my buddy's SP101 was more pleasant to shoot than my long-suffering S&W M49 Bodyguard is with 158 gr +P. 😉. Contains a 10 Reduced Power Rebound Trigger Spring and … Also did the lighter spring thing, with no adverse effects and a nicer trigger pull. Next, hit the edges you filed with the sanding block. – Small round bastard file They are all fun to shoot and a lot of them will make good defensive and carry guns. My problem with my security six is that it makes all of my self defense .357 ammo the most fun to shoot. I have looked at the SP though because of the .357 option. I have also ordered the CCI Pest Control shot shell as well. Over all, the revolver is much more difficult to shoot accurately without a lot of hand and arm strength, and a lot of practice. Improving the trigger pull involves disassembling the revolver, sanding / polishing surfaces, installing shims, and replacing factory springs with lighter springs. And a Gemeni customs review…. Since this is a women’s gun, (literally my wife’s gun), I will discuss what I feel is the best female CCW option. I have 45s 9mm 22s 44s and just bought the sp101. Once they take that first shot you know you’ve at least opened their mind a little. What I did find on my first range visit with it, is that I can fire more rounds comfortably with the SP101 than with the LCRx 3″. Got them off of ebay. The OP discusses fairly complicated refinements to the Ruger, even referring us to the Internet for instructional videos. Loved the feel and the almost no trigger pull in the single action. – 400, 800, 1000, 1500 and 2000 grit sand paper Being neither a drug dealer nor running a string of ladies I do not care for flashy, silver firearms. I recently handled the 101 3 inch for the first time. In the real world it comes down to being able to shoot $75,000 worth of ammo through your $500 revolver as opposed to only $50,000 worth out of your $750 revolver. I had been holding onto a factory spurless hammer for a number of years, that I had acquired through evil-bay, and it dropped right in, resulting in an even sweeter trigger pull. What the Ruger offers in indestructibility and price, Smith and Wesson make up for in trigger refinement, weight reduction, and overall finish. I’m nearly 70 years old, and the hands are just not strong enough, nor are my joints forgiving me the recoil after the first few rounds. That said, there’s something wrong with QA when a gun can go out that gets a jammed cylinder after a single shot. After doing a complete trigger job (no shims) smooth and polished the inside of the frame. Next up on my shopping list is the GP100. Ergonomics Firing * * * * * Better late than never. This weapon is strictly for defense purposes only, yes you have to practice with it but sorry guys if you are hand gun hunting with less than a 44 on white tail or bigger then you need schooling. Yes, revolvers aren’t for everybody, neither are autos. 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