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Old February 27th, 2013, 07:27 PM   #1
 
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Found a .22 SP101!

I finally found a NIB SP101 in .22 with the 4.2" barrel and hi-viz sight! Picked it up for a fairly decent price to boot. Needless to say I'm a happy camper. She was test fired at the end of October last year.

I just got back from the range where I put a mix of CCI MiniMags, Federal Bulk (red box), CCI standard velocity, and CCI Blazer down the pipe, between 200-250 rounds total. All rounds fired without a hitch. After getting it sighted in this thing was a tack driver at 15 yards in single action. IMO it shot the CCI standard velocity shot the best followed by the MiniMags.

The action started VERY tight and heavy but smooth. After this initial break-in session it has lighted up a bit and is fairly pleasant to shoot, although not nearly as nice as my old GP100. I guess that's what happens when a gun is shot for 20+ years though. I may still look into an getting an trigger job done and adding a Wolff spring kit, but I'm not looking to loose any reliability.

The finish on this revolver is very nice. I've always enjoyed Ruger's stainless finishes. I was surprised to see as many MIM parts on the gun as there are but it doesn't really bother me at all. I am probably going to be purchasing a Hogue grip for it as I can only comfortably get a two finger hold on the grip and would prefer to fit all three.

Of course the obligatory pictures:



Here she is with her older sibling:



And here she is with her older sibling and distant cousin:



All in all I am very pleased with this purchase. I look forward to many years of use and enjoyment with this little 8-shooter. Cheers,

-Joe




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Congrats on your new purchase! I have the 4" SP101 Hiviz in both .22 and .357 and both are great guns. If you put a hammer spring from a .357 SP101(14#) and a Wolff trigger spring you can lighten the pull and still maintain reliability.
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Very nice & congrats.
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Yes, the SP101 .22LR is a terrific, heirloom-quality revolver.

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Kate Upton + .22LR SP101 = WINNING!
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That is a nice trio!
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Looks to be in great shape. Awesome find! How much does it weigh?
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I love mine. So does my wife... I think its the perfect 22 revolver. Now I want to see it in a snub...

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Thanks for the kind words guys. I have one question for you all. Have any of you tried the "Speed Beez" speed loaders?

Ruger SP101 Speed Loader 8 Shot:Amazon:Sports & Outdoors

I'm trying to decide between these and the Tuff Quickstrips. Which do you all prefer? Thanks!

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I have a few of the speedbeez and really like them. The newer ones have an aluminium top vs plastic on the older models. I'd get a speedblock as it makes reloading very quick. I have a 4 block for my SP101 and a few of the 8 blocks for my 617.
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Very nice. Congrats!
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Looks great.
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Very nice
I do like the fully adjustable Rear Sight over my windage only
Kinda wish they would have left it in the original 6 shot configuration though
Here’s my SP101 in .22Mag….Yes .22WMR….Yes that’s how I bought it and I’m sure it’s not stock
Wish I could get a Cylinder and Crane Set in .22lr matched to it
Make it into a Super SP101 Convertible…..kinda
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Very nice
I do like the fully adjustable Rear Sight over my windage only
Kinda wish they would have left it in the original 6 shot configuration though
Here’s my SP101 in .22Mag….Yes .22WMR….Yes that’s how I bought it and I’m sure it’s not stock
Wish I could get a Cylinder and Crane Set in .22lr matched to it
Make it into a Super SP101 Convertible…..kinda
What is the barrel marked as on the other side of this gun?

Send another pic of the right side.

Thanks
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