Put one in layaway

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by RunningOnMT, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
    Well I put a deposit on one I couldn't refuse. Will pick it up on the first. It's a Ruger SP101 .357 mag, 2.2 inch barrel with Crimson Trace grips.

    I went back and fourth on this one as it was kind of expensive for a snubby. I still want a GP100 but this one I think will be perfect for cc.

    I've never shot a 2" .357 mag and it may turn out to be too much to handle so might have to stick with .38 spl ammo. Anyone have experience shooting a mag in such a lightweight revolver?
  2. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    Minnesota Gal!

  3. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    I shoot magnums, occasionally, in a 2 1/2" Model 19 and a 3" Model 65. K frame Smiths. I believe they are lighter than an SP101 (I have both a 4" Model 18, which is a K frame .22, and an SP101 4" .22, and the Smith is much lighter than the Ruger).

    It will be loud, and there will be a purty big fireball, but the recoil ain't that bad.
  4. wpage

    wpage Active Member

    Aug 25, 2009
    Sounds doable. It will be a flamethrower. That can be a good thing...
    If it hurts too much to shoot put it in the drawer. Guaranteed not to feel a thing dropping bad guys with it!
  5. shot a friends at the range a few weeks ago,it was horrible for me also my friend has decided to sell his as soon as possible.felt recoil bad,accuracy bad,i guess im a smith man and always will be.i hope the ruger is good to you old semperfi
  6. rglbegl

    rglbegl Well-Known Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    Dana point CA
    Let me know how it goes.
    I want the 3" SP101. Little more barrel should make it a tad more tolerable, and a bit more accurate.