Originally Posted by Double D
I completely disagree. The sp101 is a great gun and is plenty heavy to handle the 357 loads. If you dont want recoil, buy a small caliber.
Yeah, I agree. I have 2 Ruger SP101's, in .357 magnum. I carried one every day for 8+ years. Then I bought a Ruger LCR in .357 mag. I've been carrying that for the last year. It is lighter, but it sure has more recoil.
However, I will never get rid of my SP101's They are great little guns and they handle the Recoil very well. They'd be a great revolver to get you started.