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Ruger SP-101 .357 Mag. 4.2" Barrel

Does anyone have any experience with this gun? It looks really nice and most reviews online are favorable. But I'd like to get some feedback from anyone who currently owns one.

Also, if you know a shop that has one in stock, feel free to list them in the thread.

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Re: Ruger SP-101 .357 Mag. 4.2" Barrel

Its a new gun, only out for a few months.

You might get more response on one of the Ruger forums.

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Re: Ruger SP-101 .357 Mag. 4.2" Barrel

If it's built on the same frame as my 3" model, I can tell you that it will be one solid and extremely well built revolver. And I see that the 4" model comes with an adjustable rear and fiber-optic front sight...it should be a real shooter!
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Re: Ruger SP-101 .357 Mag. 4.2" Barrel

I would buy one. I've handled the 3" guns, and they were nice shooters for the purpose.

I see them as a carry on the side gun while hunting, scouting, fishing, hiking...whatever. I don't see it as a primary hunting gun or a concealed carry gun either.

I have a 6" SP-100 and I love it, but it's a bit big for the purposes I listed above. At times I wish I would have gotten the 4" gun, but most times not.

I currently carry a 2" snubby for carry while out and about. The SP-101 is a larger frame than my snubby, but smaller than my GP-100. There are times when I would really like something "in-between" and use a hi-point 9mm, but the only problem with that is I can't use it while hunting. I can carry it, but can't shoot at game with it.

Before anybody gets the wrong idea, I have no intentions of hunting with a 9mm. The has been an occasion or two where a finishing shot has been required, and didn't really want to put another rifle round in a deer. I carry my 22 revolver for the same reason while small game hunting with a shotgun.

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Re: Ruger SP-101 .357 Mag. 4.2" Barrel

Great gun, tough as iron.
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Re: Ruger SP-101 .357 Mag. 4.2" Barrel

Thank you.

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Re: Ruger SP-101 .357 Mag. 4.2" Barrel

I have the SP101 in 2 1/4" and love it. It is a very strong, very reliable sidearm. I also have 6" GP100 that is also a great gun.

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