ruger sp101 trigger pull weight

The above target shows 5 rounds of Winchester PDX 1 Defender +P 130 Bonded Jacketed Hollow Point ammo fired at 21 feet. It is surprisingly soft shooting with all of the factory and hand loads I’ve used. Man, was I impressed with the work of Gemini Customs. There are other times when sloppy drunks playing grabass need to be put back in check. I've never had a problem with fatigue with this pistol. The OP discusses fairly complicated refinements to the Ruger, even referring us to the Internet for instructional videos. Strongly agree. If the hand is not making full contact if means there will be gaps between the hand and grip at various points. I am well-armed with either. I did a “polish job” on a .38s Model 60 and it looks nice. Its advantage is the ability to change the surface appearance fairly easily. Ergonomics Carry * * * * If you’re a dude carrying this revolver, then you’ve got to stay true to the heritage and go with a leather OWB holster. Fancy guns are like anything else fancy-nice to look at, but a pain to use; I will take functional beauty any day.Yes, I have shot many Smiths and was not impressed with any of them-none had triggers any better than any of my Rugers. You can find several tutorials online that show how to disassemble the SP101 to replace the springs. Next up on my shopping list is the GP100. 8-oz. My first firearm was the LCRx 3″. With products made in America, Ruger offers consumers almost 800 variations of more than 40 product lines. it will. Hello, I'm thinking about getting a trigger job done on my SP101 8-shot 22lr. But the long trigger pull of this SP101 was lighter than expected at 10-lb. The gunsmith says the factory trigger is probably around 15 pounds and that the trigger kit from Brownells that he would use would reduce the trigger pull to around 10-12 pounds. Picked up a new SP101 2 weeks ago, trigger pull was smooth but heavy, put in a Wilson Combat 10 lb. The Mini was top dog until they banned the AR15, now the Mini is an also ran. As much as the stainless job is fun to shoot, a bobbed 2.25 inch SP-101 38 special - made of Ruger titanium castings - would have made for a really neat pocket gun, but now the LCR has come along there's no chance of that. And apparently this gun is so bad that you have to modify it to make it acceptable yet it still gets good marks? This makes the pistol stick in your hand without sticking to your shirt. And it’s a mild mannered reporter with .38’s, great for introducing new shooters to revolvers. Then the heavily modified “girl’s gun” gets near perfect marks. You can use the pistol as a club!”. Still, if you cock on draw it probably won’t take any longer than shooting DA and if you cock a drawn weapon it shouldn’t take more than a quarter second tops. That said, there’s something wrong with QA when a gun can go out that gets a jammed cylinder after a single shot. And here's how she shot (all targets were placed at 21 feet): Are there ceramic or abrasive grit files out there? Ruger LCR only way to go in small revolver–these are soft shooting guns–my 5’2″, 120# niece absolutely loves firing AE 158 gr JSP .357’s from my LCR .357–a J (junk in my opinion) frame S&W IS a terrible gun to shoot–she also connects every shot, no misses. Morale” I cannot shoot the revolver (ANY revolver) as accurately and consistently as I do the 9mm and it’s not a matter of practice. They associate it with cowboys, and cops (Danny Glover Lethal Weapon) and it’s just less intimidating. I have seen dear shot with 357 mag and 44 mag and there is no comparison. The important thing is that the company has continued his reputation for innovation and value. Clint Eastwood could have all the “do over’s” he needed. The Gemini Customs SP101 sported an XS Big Dot night sight which looked a little odd and contributed to the revolver shooting a bit low. 11:14. Robust is a fundamental quality of most Rugers and the owner can class ’em up easily enough but it’s probably impossible to toughen up a smith or colt at home. If you’re someone who wants their gun to work after having drug it behind a truck down a gravel road, then you shouldn’t be allowed to own nice things, but the SP101 will still suit your needs. I installed the grip. I go by the original intent of the DA trigger that it’s for close in when fractions of a second count and if you need an accurate shot you should pull the hammer back (with your thumb that is). Had I not done it myself, the gun and trigger job would have exceeded the cost of the Kimber which is and will remain, box stock from the factory. The three-inch barrel and all stainless steel construction provide more weight which also helps dampen recoil. This weapon is strictly for defense purposes only, yes you have to practice with it but sorry guys if you are hand gun hunting with less than a 44 on white tail or bigger then you need schooling. I have about 10 hrs of work in my SP 101 and would have loved it had someone told me to up the power on the trigger spring. just laughs. Or maybe it’s just so heavy it absorbs the recoil well. This world needs more guys like you! I did purchase the Hogue monogrip for the gun. Unfortunately, the Hogue makes the pistol a bit on the large side for pocket carry even though the weight doesn't bother me at all. With a revolver, your shots are more critical, as your ammo count is less. It’s unfortunate that smaller caliber pistols are the go-to purchases for first-time female pistol buyers because it is assumed they cannot control faster and more potent rounds. Thanks for the writeup. What 357 Magnum or 38+P revolver has the lowest DA trigger pull? But I knew it could be made even better. Like Sam the man said, there is something to be said about the tried and true revolver, if you jam your auto, and I don’t care which auto you have it will jam on you at some point either loading or ejecting, then you have a problem. Just this past day-after-Xmas, though, her brother and I were out shooting and she showed up to do her… well, qualifying (shooting isn’t a joy for her like it is for me, but she understands full well that she needs to be proficient and comfortable with the weapons in our house. The trigger pull is much more difficult DA on the revolver, and the recoil- even with .38sp – is more pronounced. I’ve carried a Ruger SP101 .357 for about ten years… at first as my primary EDC, but mostly as a backup gun since. To achieve the status of work of art, here’s what you’ll need: Also 100% American made with American materials by Americans. The Ruger is slightly larger than the Smith. Send me an email, PubliusS (anyone, actually) and I’ll be glad to share the little book I wrote called “I Am NOT A Victim.” The first chapter is the story of the man I had to shoot to save my life. 9 mm is better choice than 38, 357 sig better than 40, 40 is ahh about same as 45, then you have they mighty 357 mag revolver, this is defensive purposes only. S&W Grips With a .40 ammo is your biggest concern, as bad ammo like Fiocchetti will jam constantly. The first one I had purchased used and would start locking up after about 15 rounds. 75 foot shot at a hostage taker with a handgun under duress? The lines and curves of the SP101 just beg to be smoothed out like Charlie Sheen’s career after a year’s supply of coke. The above target shows 10 rounds of Magtech 158 grain FMJ ammo fired at 21 yards. If you’re going to try to stuff a round cylinder in your pants, it might as well be to impress the ladies. One tough snubbie, although I haven’t dragged (just say no to “drug”) it down a gravel road, I’m sure it will stand up to just about anything. The result is an extremely solid pistol that seems to use some ancient magic (discovered in Tutankhamen’s tomb, placed there by aliens) to harness the recoil energy of the .357 Magnum round and put it back into the propelled projectile. So far a versa carry holster is all I have been using till I bought a Mini Trumpcard concealment holster. You going to tell the b ad guy ohh wait a minute so I can find my laser on you. There might be more refinement in a Smith & Wesson, but there are none easier to shoot, and none that look quite as sexy. This makes controlling magnum rounds extremely easy. “If you want to own only one revolver and you don’t want to invest any extra time, money, or effort into it, then I suggest you go with a Smith & Wesson.”. Ruger’s SP-101 has been my EDC for fifteen years. This is where the studded pocket book really comes into play. I went from an 8 lbs trigger spring to a 9 lbs spring and am very pleased. While you’re there, you can also find walk-throughs on how to buff up the various internal parts to eliminate all of that trigger grit. The replacement they sent me started locking up after a SINGLE shot. Start by knocking off all of the square corners with the round and flat files. These are fantastic guns right from the factory! This was mostly about how to make your SP101 into a S&W. With properly sized and fitting grips you will still experience muzzle flip and a push into your hand but proper fit eliminates the slap-shot recoil pounding your middle finger and the web of your hand. Uninstalled it and am really really pleased with the standard grip on the gun. When you compare the trigger pull of the GP-100 to other double-action revolvers the GP does very well. There are times when women need to defend themselves from terrible people who want to do terrible things to them. I’ve used all manner of firearms from military to muzzle loaders. It’s all about getting them to take that first shot. Will start my wife on 38 S&W in it and graduate up through 357 HP. mamaliberty at rtconnect dot net – just replace at and dot with the appropriate symbols and eliminate the spaces. S&W is different. It’s inpractIcal because it is a small gun that weighs nearly 30 oz unloaded. But that’s paper, put a gun in his hand and each one of us will be lucky to hit your target at 10 yards when bullets are flying. We could do side by side comparisons with dozens of guns. A final and wonderful observation about these revolvers is, that instead of being painful, they are really fun to shoot and exceeded my expectation for accuracy! Considering my rank of Special Internet Commando Operations Armchair General, I would say the best way I would recommend to carry this gun would be in a small pocket book, with an extremely long and strong strap. The SP101 is a heavy gun. If you have to a in in a panic situation you are dead simple as that. Installing the Hogue Monogrip completely changes the way this gun fires for the better. What are you people doing with your Rugers that requires them to survive a drop off of the empire state building? I am to the point, that except for a pump shotgun (Ruger does not make one) I only own Rugers, got rid of everything else. Much easier than a light weight .357 caliber revolver. In the 327 version, recoil is nothing like the 357 Magnum. Wait- I own more revos than autos. seriously? LCR, Airweight S&W and so on. S&W J frame revolvers have terrible trigger pulls, well north of 13 pounds. I mentioned earlier, I think a revolver is an excellent weapon to teach a Person on the fence about gun rights about guns. I love Ruger and S&W – Ruger is heartier, S&W is more civilized. Us… not so much. I was wondering though, since I’m averse to dicking around with the springs on a defensive use weapon how much difference just polishing the internals would go towards improving the trigger. Sleek, smooth, curvy, strong – everything you want in a woma…I mean pistol. I have a DAO SP101, and the trigger was smooth from the get go. 4 oz. As far as I know the J frames are still not built to take a steady diet of full power .357s like the SP so 2 extra ounces and a 1/8th inch of extra barrel doesn’t seem like something that was primarily designed as a club. All gun owners have room in their safe for a Ruger revolver. Been a solid revolver guy ever since. I had the pleasure of owning/shooting some good revolvers in my lifetime: Colt “Officers Model Match .38”, Smith & Wesson Combat Masterpiece .38, Smith “J” (old model) .38. By far the best and most proven round for defense is the 357 mag revolver round in 125 grain jacket hollow point. Fine review. The low-profile front sight of the SP101 facilitates drawing the sidearm from a concealed carry holster or pocket without snagging. Shooting, I did loose some accuracy at 15″ between the LCRx 3″ and the SP101 2.25″. Those times require five rounds of hell’s fury and fireballs directly injected into the offender’s groin at 1500 FPS. – 400, 800, 1000, 1500 and 2000 grit sand paper She shoots like a gem too, even with the XS big dot. Meanwhile, the folks at Ruger said, “Wait a second, this only holds five rounds. Smooth them up inside & out. So it is a trade-off for me and really depends on where/how I intend to use the firearm. You can polish a Ruger to make it as shiny as a S&W but no amount of labor will make a S&W as strong as a Ruger. FYI, Jack Bauer did carry a 5-shot snub in Season 2 of 24: http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/24_-_Season_2#Smith_.26_Wesson_Model_60. Thx Dan and all. It’s one of the only big revolvers my wife doesn’t mind shooting (I did a spring replacement on it which greatly improved the action). I keep it to show students the difference, and very few ever want to shoot a second round. “…the best way I would recommend to carry this gun would be in a small pocket book, with an extremely long and strong strap…”. I found that with changing the springs to Wolf reduced power. It might be a little on the heavy side, but sometimes a little extra weight can be a good thing. By robust, I mean nearly indestructible. The Wolff Springs, lightened it up some, but it made it smoother if nothing else. Have about 500 rounds through it and have never had any light strike issue. Among the fixes is replacing the hammer spring. Improving the trigger pull involves disassembling the revolver, sanding / polishing surfaces, installing shims, and replacing factory springs with lighter springs. A direct result of the SP101 being such a great little wheel gun. Having got a new Ruger SP 101 357 Mag the trigger in both single and double action was very gritty. I have the 3″ version and admire its robustitude. and even buying nine different tools just to grind off the sharp edges! In short, the 2.25 inch barreled model gives up very little to the 3 inch model especially when using the Speer or Winchester ammo. The smaller and lighter the gun, the more difficult it is to shoot, at least for many ladies. You'll be paying at least $200-$250 just for the trigger job and fiber optic sights, and the porting does make a difference in recoil control. I had all the same work done to it as I did with with the 3 inch model. SP’s and GP’s are much easier to disassemble for cleaning (modular) than S&W’s. An immeasurably heavy trigger pull. Hannibal, that was the model 19. At the range, I can only go maybe 25-30 rounds max because it kind of hurts. People are making S & W out to sound like a frail old lady that will break if you uses it. However, your assessment of snubby short barrel belly gun sight uses leaves a little (or a lot) to be desired. In the real world it comes down to being able to shoot $75,000 worth of ammo through your $500 revolver as opposed to only $50,000 worth out of your $750 revolver. But getting them to get going with the DA trigger is always harder. I would imagine that any steel imbedded into the stainless would be removed by the following steps with sandpaper and polishing compound. Kits include the various springs necessary to assure reliable function, smooth operation, consistency, and long life. It will get the job done. Great choice on the SP101! Very enjoyable and informative remarks here. What the Ruger offers in indestructibility and price, Smith and Wesson make up for in trigger refinement, weight reduction, and overall finish. I still shoot it weekly, and certainly with every class, so it is not being neglected. Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. Rugers are working guns. They are more durable in some ways, but less so in others. But if you’ve got arthritis or can’t handle the recoil (or DA pull) for whatever reason, the .357 snubby is probably not your best choice. What happens when you run out of ammo? http://www.ruger.com/products/sp101DE/specSheets/5774.html. The tradeoff between weight and shoot-ability is too high. Put it in a purse and swing that around your head for an excellent improvised mace. Revolvers aren’t in the mainstream and people don’t learn how to maintain them properly anymore. When this revolver was returned to me it had a buttery smooth 9.5 pound double action trigger pull and a 2.1 pound single action pull. While brushed stainless steel is good for everyday abuse because it hides scratches, we’re not talking about a Viking’s battle axe anymore. The final result is entirely worth the time and effort. But don’t get me wrong. Moral of the the story: don’t buy scandium and other light weight alloy revolvers, you won’t want to shoot them and they aren’t designed for regular training and use. If you let the new shooter thumbcock the revolver, you’re crippling them. I shoot 158 grain magnum ammo mostly for practice. The SP101 turns this preconceived notion into a myth, busted by making it easy for a person of any size to fire full-power .357 through such a small revolver. The real women who read here dont need your saving. You can get them in rubber or wood. I own semi’s and revolvers and just naturally prefer a revolver. In a self defense situation I wouldn’t hesitate to use DA at 10 or maybe 15 yards, but I’d probably go for SA passed that. For some reason the grips on S&W's J frames never fit my hand be it their stock wooden grip, their stock rubber grip, a Hogue Monogrip, or their new ones by DeSantis. Although the SP101's trigger is smooth it's still relatively heavy if you're used to a lighter semi-auto pistol trigger pull. the frame where the pawl drags both top and bottom. A G17/19 is second. 🙂. With the deep finger grooves, it feels like the gun is now an extension of your arm, almost akin to Mega Man. At 27.2 ounces the 3 inch SP101 is almost twice as heavy as the Smith & Wesson 637 and believe me, this is a good thing. Gemini Customs offers other ways to pimp out this pistol. Having got a new Ruger SP 101 357 Mag the trigger in both single and double action was very gritty. Still, even a Smith weenie like me knows that Ruger makes good revolvers. 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