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Old January 18th, 2018, 12:29 PM   #1
 
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SP101 9mm. Any thoughts?

I'm considering purchasing the new sp101 chambered I'm 9mm. All my pistols are already 9mms so I was thinking a revolver in that caliber would be awesome to utilize the ammo I already have and continue to purchase. Does anyone here already own one, and what are your thoughts on it? Any pros or cons?



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I purchased a Smith 986 in 9mm and I love the whole revolver thing. That 9mm revolver out shoots every semi-auto pistol I own for accuracy. Personally I think the revolver thing is making a come back since the gun makers are changing to calibers that the average shooter shoots. I bought a new Super Red Hawk in 10mm because it will also shoot .40 S&W and the .40 is one of my favorite rounds. Now I'm looking at a Red Hawk in 45LC/45acp because it will shoot the ACP round. I think you will like it, for me I wish they offered it with a longer barrel like 4 or 6 inch or the GP platform. I carry a SP101 but it is 357mag.
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I'm considering purchasing the new sp101 chambered I'm 9mm. All my pistols are already 9mms so I was thinking a revolver in that caliber would be awesome to utilize the ammo I already have and continue to purchase. Does anyone here already own one, and what are your thoughts on it? Any pros or cons?
Only Von I can see is why not use the sp101 to its full capacity and get a .357 ?
I understand same ammo for all. Especially if you have a rifle chambered for 9mm. But if not that might be a viable option for you. A combo rifle and pistol. A 357 rifle makes for a decent all round rifle out to 100 plus yards

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Yeah that's one thing I wish they did was make it a 4" barrel instead of 2 1/4". What kind of holster do you carry yours in? Or do you just pocket carry?
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Only Von I can see is why not use the sp101 to its full capacity and get a .357 ?
I understand same ammo for all. Especially if you have a rifle chambered for 9mm. But if not that might be a viable option for you. A combo rifle and pistol. A 357 rifle makes for a decent all round rifle out to 100 plus yards

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I guess I'm just trying to consolidate the calibers I already have. I was thinking about trying out the new PC carbine because both my wife and I own pistols that the magazines will work in it.
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I guess I'm just trying to consolidate the calibers I already have. I was thinking about trying out the new PC carbine because both my wife and I own pistols that the magazines will work in it.
Oh don't get me wrong I totally understand keeping the same ammo. And the sp101 is an awesome gun. It has become my favourite carry gun. It's very accurate, and being able to plink with 38 special and carry the Magnum's when out in the field. Really make this platform shine for me.
I guess it's just gotta be up to you personally I would go for the Magnum just cause that's what I would do. But I'm not you. The little Ruger is built like a tank to handle the power of the Magnum. So it's gonna be a little heavier then some other revolvers in the same size.

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I own an SP101 in .357 and absolutely love it. Purchased the .357 for the same reasons you state, because all my revolvers are the same caliber. I've also entertained the idea of 9MM for the economics of shooting. I shoot about 100 rounds thru it weekly during the warmer months and could save $ on ammo if it were 9MM. I'd go for it if I were you.
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When they make a 9 speced out like my 327,, Im ordering one.
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Oh don't get me wrong I totally understand keeping the same ammo. And the sp101 is an awesome gun. It has become my favourite carry gun. It's very accurate, and being able to plink with 38 special and carry the Magnum's when out in the field. Really make this platform shine for me.
I guess it's just gotta be up to you personally I would go for the Magnum just cause that's what I would do. But I'm not you. The little Ruger is built like a tank to handle the power of the Magnum. So it's gonna be a little heavier then some other revolvers in the same size.

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Awesome looking revolver. You recommend a holster for it? Either concealed or a good hip holster
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Yes I have two holsters I use a lot for it. I am wanting to find a shoulder holster someday for it, or get one made. But these two work good for now the leather one rides nicely on my hip. The sticky one (on the left) rides in the small of my back most of the time. Unless I'm wearing carheart pants then it rides in the front pocket. It will also ride nicely in the inside pocket of Mr carheart vest.

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I, for one, will certainly never buy a revolver which requires moon clips to function. ESPECIALLY when it can be had with a standard .357 chambering instead. I have reloading dies for both 9mm and .357, but I prefer the much greater variety of .357.
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Yes I have two holsters I use a lot for it. I am wanting to find a shoulder holster someday for it, or get one made. But these two work good for now the leather one rides nicely on my hip. The sticky one (on the left) rides in the small of my back most of the time. Unless I'm wearing carheart pants then it rides in the front pocket. It will also ride nicely in the inside pocket of Mr carheart vest.

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Awesome. Thanks for all the info brother.
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Me personally I won't buy a da only revolver. I want the ability to thumb cock the hammer for single action accurate shots.

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