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Old February 26th, 2009, 08:56 AM   #136
 
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Those are a nice pair.
That commander looks like a good CCW gun.
Thanks for the compliment on my new toys. That is the reason I went with the Commander instead of the full size. I plan on carrying either of the two (As soon as my CCWP shows up in the mail that is )



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Old February 26th, 2009, 07:36 PM   #137
 
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I like both of revolvers. The Ruger Gp 100 and the Sp 101. Beautiful arms.

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Old February 27th, 2009, 01:33 PM   #138
 
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The final product after an initial butchering job. Now I just need to have a Simply Rugged holster made for it. Hope you like it.

OK this picture motivated me to stop lurking & register with the forum.

Is it really blue?


And, I can relate to the other couple of posts in this thread (or the GP 100 thread). I don't have one either.

YET!
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Old February 27th, 2009, 06:34 PM   #139
 
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That's just a soft satin stainless matte finish by Gemini. The photo does make it look slightly blue.. Oh and welcome to the forum...RW
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Ok, so it's not blue in reality then? Darn. I really like the look of blue guns even if they are harder to keep pristine looking.

TYVM for the welcome.
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Ravenwolf,

Very nice finsh on that SP101. I think you have inspired me to look into what I need to do to get mine done in that Satin Stainless finish. Any info where to start would be great man.

About everyone's grip inserts...Has everyone just purchased these wood inserts from someone or has anyone here made their own? I have started making my own pair with some great peices of Birdseye Maple but have a couple questions. I have one side all shaped and sanded but still have the more difficult side to shape. First, how do the little pearlings for the screw seat into the wood? Is it by friction or is some sort of glue used? And what type of drill bit would do the best job at cutting these holes? The other part I'm curiouse about is about the finish used on the panels. I would like a real light stain to bring out the eyes in the maple. But what kind of top coat is normally used for these panels? Is it a polyurethane of some sort?

BTW, nice SP101's everyone. I will get a pic of mine up once I'm finished with my grips. Everytime I shoot my SP101 I am truely amazed at how accurate this little gun is!
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Realized I never posted a picture of my 3" .357. Polished her a bit and added rubber Hogue grips.
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After many, many hours of polishing...


But that soft satin finish from Ravenwolf sure looks good, I'm tempted.
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After many, many hours of polishing...

But that soft satin finish from Ravenwolf sure looks good, I'm tempted.
That looks pretty sharp Kevin. Spent 15 minutes at the buffing wheel with mine. Did you do yours by hand or machine? I figured mine would just get scratched with use, but who knows if I ever find some extra time.
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Did you do yours by hand or machine?
Thanks ssjones. I started with 400 grit, 600, 800, 1000, 1500, 2000 wet dry sandpaper (this took many hours). Then I switched to the dremel to polish with mothers (took a couple hours), but it left some swirl marks so I finished on the bench grinder buffing wheel (took about 20 minutes).

I wrote a short polishing guide if anyone is interested...
http://www.teslamap.com/shooting/polishing.html
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I figured that was your route, no short cuts getting metal shiny. I did my aluminum bike forks last year, same regimen. Took about 6 hours per fork with the sandpaper and an hour per fork with cloth wheels. I had to put duct tape on my fingers because they were raw from the water/paper. I haven't worked up the gumption to start in my my gun yet....<g> But your gun sure is a motivation. Nice write up as well.
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Thanks ssjones. I started with 400 grit, 600, 800, 1000, 1500, 2000 wet dry sandpaper (this took many hours). Then I switched to the dremel to polish with mothers (took a couple hours), but it left some swirl marks so I finished on the bench grinder buffing wheel (took about 20 minutes).

I wrote a short polishing guide if anyone is interested...
http://www.teslamap.com/shooting/polishing.html
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WOW! That looks great! Nice shiney SP101.
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Yep!
She sure is.
What kind of grip inserts?
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Disregard top gun.
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