This is a discussion on New Ruger owner within the New Users forums, part of the Lobby category; Wanted to say hello. I'm a convert from the Dark side, i.e. Glocks. While I still love my Glock 19, there really isn't anything aesthetic ...
Wanted to say hello. I'm a convert from the Dark side, i.e. Glocks. While I still love my Glock 19, there really isn't anything aesthetic about it. So I went down to the local gun shop to remedy that. I was eying a Taurus 605, but they had a slightly used (less than 50 rounds) SP101 2.25 in .357. Beautiful gun. Checked it out with the help of some online guides and determined it was in good shape. I had to walk out with it.
I am going to go out shooting today. Spent yesterday tearing it down to the frame and going over it all. I simply won't shoot a gun until I know how to take it apart and clean it. This is my first wheel gun and I am pretty excited about it. My dad has a .38 special and it's a blast to shoot. I bought a box of .357 and .38 special to try out. Other than a night sight (must have in my opinion) and a holster, she looks good to go.
I originally purchased as a camp/truck gun, but I think I am going to have to give it a little belt time too. It has a great feel to it. Nice and solid in the hand and it points very well with the stock grips on it. I might swap, but not until I get some trigger time in.
Hi Vulgar1 and welcome. I'm new here myself and recently purchased my first Ruger. Unfortunately I will be sending it in for adjustment though, Ruger is first rate in my book. I've had warranty issues on products from other companies (non-firearm related) and had to battle to get any results. Ruger was not only no hassle but actually almost begged to fix the problem.
To answer your ? on my welcome thread. I'm from the Granite Falls area in Western WA.
This thing shoots great! I brought a box of 50 each .38 special and .357 Magnum to see what all the fuss was about. Just a little more kick than my 9mm It was very accurate, in SA mode. DA needs a little help with a lighter main spring. And maybe some new grips, but I will wait for a gun show to come around so I can touch some first. I plan to carry it so I was eying the Badger grips (I think that's what they were) but they are like 80 bucks. I just dropped almost 700 between the gun/holster/sight/new belt (why not) so I might space that out a little. I NEED speed loaders first. The stock grip works after all.