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youngbuck
05-17-2012, 00:11
Thinkin about getting the 3" version and wanted to see how everyone else had theirs setup? Anything I need to get after I make the purchase?

Berto
05-17-2012, 00:32
Ammo, that's it.:supergrin:

GlockFish
05-17-2012, 00:45
Rubber Hogue grip. You'll thank me after you shoot a box of 357's.

G26S239
05-17-2012, 01:07
Rubber Hogue grip. You'll thank me after you shoot a box of 357's.

Yes, the Hogue is better than OEM grip for full powered 357.

Berto
05-17-2012, 01:09
Meh... I traded out the hogues for the factory stocks.....but the hogues do have better speedloader clearance.

TSAX
05-17-2012, 01:18
+1 on the ammo and Hogue








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Folsom_Prison
05-17-2012, 01:57
Get it! Stock up on ammo and the houge grip, Nuff said.

seed
05-17-2012, 04:15
What everyone else said: ammo and Hogue grip.

bac1023
05-17-2012, 05:41
Ammo, that's it.:supergrin:

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gunsnhoses
05-17-2012, 14:54
Really like mine. Small enough to be carried easily, but beefy enough to shoot big loads. I also like the Hogues. They feel much better than the original grips.

http://i670.photobucket.com/albums/vv67/GandH/IMGP1062.jpg

bear62
05-17-2012, 15:06
Like most everyone ........ The hogue grips really help when shooting full power .357 stuff...... I have them on my 3" .357 and my 2" .38 Special only.

jvbronco
05-17-2012, 15:09
You should definitely get one. Reviews are fantastic and it is a very good looking gun. I just couldn't pull the trigger on getting one due to my current financial situation.

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amd65
05-17-2012, 15:12
I liked the SP101 I owned a lot...but it did not shoot to point of aim. If it did, I would still own it.

CBennett
05-17-2012, 15:24
I liked the SP101 I owned a lot...but it did not shoot to point of aim. If it did, I would still own it.

I believe they also come with adjustable sights.

ZekerMan
05-17-2012, 15:26
Hogue grip and front night sight, the 3" model is a nice choice.

barth
05-17-2012, 15:49
I have s similar S&W 640-1 357.
It's a 2.125" snubbie.

Shot lots of various full house 357 magnums.
Ended up liking the mid range stuff better for follow up shots.

I don't know about a three inch barrel but:

Speer GDHP 125 gr 357 Magnum
4"=1450 fps, but 2"= ~1200 fps (-250)

Where Remington Golden Saber 125 gr 357 Magnum
4"=1220 fps, but 2"= ~1100 fps (-120)

The Sabers kick quite a bit less and allow followup shots.

My preferred carry round is the new Winchester PDX1 bonded
125 gr 357 Magnum.
4"=1325 fps, 2" =? ~1125/1150 maybe.
They too allow followup shots.
And are Winchesters new high tech SD magnum round.
http://www.huntingsuppliesoutfitter.com/shop/media/images/product_detail/wincpics357mpdb.jpg

S&W 640-1 357
https://www.t-mobilepictures.com/myalbum/photos/photo36/01/b3/7093cae0ae75__1335831475000.jpg

MLittle
05-17-2012, 16:06
Rubber Hogue grip. You'll thank me after you shoot a box of 357's.


Yeah.....you're going to need those Hogues..... The stock grips forced my middle finger up under the triggerguard and the recoil forced the revolver up against my knuckle. They're also pretty short not allowing a full grip.....which you will need shooting those magnum rounds. Beyond that, the revolver is really "bulletproof".....very heavily built, easy to maintain since it's all stainless. I have thousands of rounds through mine.....

elde
05-17-2012, 18:03
I put the Hogue grips on mine as well. I also added an XS Small Dot tritium sight on the front. Makes a huge difference in the sight picture vs the factory sight in both daylight and darkness. The Big Dot XS sight is too large to be of use in an SP101.

mist
05-17-2012, 19:12
On my 3" SP101 I opted for the Hogue grip as well as Wolff hammer and trigger return springs. These two upgrades turned a good revolver into a great revolver.

ColdSteelNail
05-17-2012, 19:54
I have the SP101 in 327 fed mag. The recoil is comparable to the 357 (it'l launch a 100gr Gold Dot to 1500 fps with 500 fp energy...from Speer web site). I put hogue rubber grips on it and it softens recoil alot.

Chup
05-18-2012, 09:21
I carry mine almost every day

GlockFish
05-18-2012, 14:32
I carry mine almost every day

It is the ultimate IWB 357 snubbie.

amd65
05-18-2012, 17:49
"...It is the ultimate IWB 357 snubbie..."

...Except for the Model 19, which replaced my SP101 which didn't shoot to point of aim...

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h61/amd6547/DSC01512.jpg

Bruce M
05-18-2012, 18:17
"...It is the ultimate IWB 357 snubbie..."

...Except for the Model 19, which replaced my SP101 which didn't shoot to point of aim...

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h61/amd6547/DSC01512.jpg


Very nice. I would probably make that choice also.

Bullman
05-18-2012, 20:11
I too like the hogue grip because it fills in the area behind the trigger guard better, and is kinder to your knuckles that way.

If you do go with a spring kit as some have suggested, just make sure you don't end up with ignition problems. I have seen some older vintage rugers (speed and service sixes) that didn't work well with spring kits.

shadowman024
05-18-2012, 22:29
nice gun, i have the same one over 1200 rounds threw it no problems. houge grips are nice but i use badgers to conceal carry

panzer1
05-18-2012, 23:06
Rubber Hogue grip. You'll thank me after you shoot a box of 357's.Yes I 2nd that.

panzer1
05-18-2012, 23:13
On my 3" SP101 I opted for the Hogue grip as well as Wolff hammer and trigger return springs. These two upgrades turned a good revolver into a great revolver.Yea how hard was it to change the springs on that & what number springs did you but in it? Thanks.:wavey:

shadowman024
05-20-2012, 15:35
i just ordered wolf springs for mine but i bent one of the springs so now i can't put it back together, which pondage works 100%

NEOH212
05-20-2012, 16:24
Ammo, that's it.:supergrin:

This.


The SP101 is one of a few guns I've never had to change anything on in order to be happy with it. Usually I have to change at least the grips on a gun. Not on the SP101! 100% good to go out of the box and is my favorite concealment revolver.

shadowman024
05-20-2012, 17:03
i find it to be fine out of the box as well my girlfriend can't fire it in double action thats why im changing out the springs

86brick
05-20-2012, 20:13
Anybody know a fair price for the 3" version these days? I was originally looking into a Smith J-frame, but the more I think about it a SP101 for IWB will probably be my choice for CC.

I really wish they still made the 9mm version.

jame
05-20-2012, 20:40
I have one in .327 and it can be a real beast. Keep the stock grips, order a spring kit and a Simply Rugged pancake holster and you're set.

I developed nasty back problems, and can't regularly carry anything bigger than an LCP, but if I get healed up, the SP101 goes back on the hip.

shadowman024
05-20-2012, 21:22
i paid 505.00 for my 3 inch 4 months ago if that helps that price is in mass. don't know if its a good deal or not

86brick
05-20-2012, 23:08
i paid 505.00 for my 3 inch 4 months ago if that helps that price is in mass. don't know if its a good deal or not

Thanks, that's about what I figured. I had heard between 450-500.

shadowman024
05-23-2012, 20:04
i replaced the mainspring tonight with the 9 lb wolf and the return spring with the 8lb, hopefully i wont get light strikes because my girl loves the trigger now. Ill let you know if i do ill go to the 10 lb

nsl
05-23-2012, 23:21
Rubber Hogue grip. You'll thank me after you shoot a box of 357's.
I have a hammerless sp101, but haven't had problems with the grips. The trigger stings my finger with 357's, though.

sns3guppy
05-24-2012, 10:42
I've had the 3 1/16 bbl SP101 for a number of years, and it's one of my favorites. Unlike others here, I didn't like the Hogues on it at all. They're too big and defeat the purpose. The factory grips make .357 feel like .38 spl; it's a very comfortable pistol to shoot.

I'm planning on picking up a 4" SP101 soon.

March817
05-24-2012, 11:03
If you are recoil sensitive at all then consider Trausch grips.

Glock26z
05-24-2012, 15:01
I have a 101 in 2.25 in.barrel with stock grips. Everything in it is stock and I have no problem with the trigger on it. My triggers on my Rugers loosen up and are smooth. The GPs,and SPs,and the LCRs I own are so smooth for me imo.

shadowman024
05-24-2012, 21:12
10lb worked fine, chickened out ill have to switch to 9lb girl didn;t like 10 sp101 is a great gun that will last you're whole life.

fowler
05-25-2012, 04:34
While the SW 19 k-frame is a nice pistol it will wear out faster with full power 125gr 357 mag loads and may crack the forcing cone. The Combat maguns weakness and the cure was the bigger SW, L-frame 686 series. The Ruger sp101 is way stronger than the SW K-frame magnums. Stick with 145 ww silver tips or 158 gr magnum loads in the weaker SW k-magnums.