Hello from California! - Ruger Forum

Ruger Forum

Hello from California!

This is a discussion on Hello from California! within the New Users forums, part of the Lobby category; Hi everyone, I'm a longtime Ruger fan who started out on a Ruger Single-Six and progressed to Blackhawks and Redhawks. I've always thought Rugers were ...


Go Back   Ruger Forum > Lobby > New Users

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes

Old June 30th, 2007, 06:20 AM   #1
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 3
jggonzalez is on a distinguished road
Hello from California!

Hi everyone,

I'm a longtime Ruger fan who started out on a Ruger Single-Six and progressed to Blackhawks and Redhawks. I've always thought Rugers were built to last and offered a great bang for the buck. That's why I just picked up a Ruger SP101 in .22lr to teach my wife and little girl (6 yrs old) how to shoot.

As you can see in my topic line, I'm currently stuck in California. Had lots of fun finding a gun that is on the California "approved" list. Couple of other guns I want that aren't on the list, but that's okay. I plan to move back to Texas in a year or two.

Anyone have customization tips for the SP101? I've ordered a set of Hogue wood grips for it and I'm planning on installing one of the gold bead front sights from Gemini Customs. Any other tips? I'm still waiting for mine to arrive because I had to order it from out of state. How does the trigger feel on these out of the box?




jggonzalez is offline  
Advertisements
Old June 30th, 2007, 07:05 AM   #2
 
gunman42782's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: KY, USA.
Posts: 3,527
gunman42782 will become famous soon enoughgunman42782 will become famous soon enough

Awards Showcase

Welcome from KY!
gunman42782 is offline  
Old June 30th, 2007, 07:49 AM   #3
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1,641
jaredshs is on a distinguished road

Awards Showcase

Welcome aboard, glad to meet you, hope you enjoy it here,jump right in anytime. I am sure
you will find what you need to know, and we will learn from you.
jaredshs is offline  
 
Old June 30th, 2007, 08:16 AM   #4
Forum Founder
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Panama, Ok, USA.
Posts: 3,639
Calvin Wiles is on a distinguished road

Awards Showcase

Welcome aboard Joe. Glad you found us. Make yourself at home and enjoy the Board.
Calvin Wiles is offline  
Old June 30th, 2007, 02:53 PM   #5
REB
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Elkmont, Alabama, USA.
Posts: 589
REB is on a distinguished road
Welcome from Alabama.

My experience has been that the trigger on the SP101 is not that great out of the box. With a little work and possibly a set of wolf springs they get a lot better. Ask Iowegan for a copy of his book for the GP100/Sp101, it will explain it much better than I can.
REB is offline  
Old June 30th, 2007, 06:50 PM   #6
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 576
Ron Honner is on a distinguished road

Awards Showcase

jggonzalez...Greetings from SE South Dakota! Welcome to the forum!
Ron Honner is offline  
Old June 30th, 2007, 06:58 PM   #7
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: , TX, USA.
Posts: 3,156
deputy125 is on a distinguished road

Awards Showcase

Welcome from Texas. Last sp101 i shot had a great trigger and shot to point of aim. Wouldn't change a thing on that one. Maybe you'll get one like that---luck of the draw it seems.
deputy125 is offline  
Old June 30th, 2007, 07:36 PM   #8
 
Snuffy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: , Tex, USA.
Posts: 2,896
Snuffy is on a distinguished road
welcome glad to have ya with us, they have an approved list there?
Snuffy is offline  
Old July 1st, 2007, 12:27 AM   #9
 
ratgunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: , Pennsylvania, USA.
Posts: 1,419
ratgunner is on a distinguished road
Howdy.
ratgunner is offline  
Old July 1st, 2007, 02:48 AM   #10
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 5,004
RNettles is on a distinguished road

Awards Showcase

Welcome to RugerForum.net from NE Arkansas... Pull up a chair and sit a spell... We're glad to see you here...
RNettles is offline  
Old July 1st, 2007, 03:02 AM   #11
 
2Late45's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: New Castle, Pennsylvania
Posts: 704
2Late45 is on a distinguished road
Welcome from Western Penn.
2Late45 is offline  
Old July 1st, 2007, 04:12 AM   #12
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Gig Harbor, WA, USA.
Posts: 362
B.Roberts is on a distinguished road
Welcome from WA. Good choice in revolvers. The sp101 is a great gun. I love my 3" barrelled .357. The trigger pull leaves a little to be desired, but it is a great, strong, little gun. I have noticed that the trigger has gotten quite a bit smoother over the years. I have had mine for 11 years and it has digested many thousands of rounds. The only modification I made was a set of Hogue grips that provide better control for me when firing magnum loads. Have fun with your gun.
B.Roberts is offline  
Old July 1st, 2007, 02:04 PM   #13
 
TnTut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Tn., USA.
Posts: 918
TnTut is on a distinguished road
Hi from Tn.
TnTut is offline  
Old July 1st, 2007, 06:41 PM   #14
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 3
jggonzalez is on a distinguished road
Wow, this is a friendly forum! Thanks everyone for the advice. How do I get in touch with Iowegan about his book on the SP101? I'd be very interested.

jggonzalez is offline  
Old July 2nd, 2007, 03:27 AM   #15
 
jimbo1096's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Alexandria, LA, USA.
Posts: 2,435
jimbo1096 is on a distinguished road

Awards Showcase

Welcome to the forum from Louisiana. For your copy of Iowegan's Book on GP100 you can email gbunker(at)huntel.net. It also works for the SP models. Let us know how it turns out. And pictures too!
jimbo1096 is offline  
Reply

  Ruger Forum > Lobby > New Users

None


Search tags for this page
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Ruger Forum Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello from California .. Motorhead New Users 36 October 23rd, 2011 10:10 AM
Hello from California Jethro New Users 16 November 27th, 2009 05:20 PM
New Guy from California Woolly999 New Users 18 June 21st, 2009 10:35 PM
Hello from California fishwishin New Users 15 June 17th, 2009 07:01 AM

Top Gun Sites Top Sites List
Powered by vBulletin 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright © 2006 - 2020 Ruger Forum. All rights reserved.
Ruger Forum is a Ruger Firearms enthusiast's forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent Sturm Ruger & Company Inc. of Southport, CT.