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Old 03-30-2013, 3:09 PM
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Default Ruger SP101 .22

So i bought a ruger SP101 .22 yesterday ,anybody have any experience with these pistols.
Its a 8 shot S.S. revolver , Turners has them on sale. think i got the last one in the warehouse.
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I bought one from Turners a couple of months ago and I really like it. Comes tricked out just the way I want it, with the FO sight and the nice grip.

The trigger has a fairly heavy double action pull, but it is actually quite mannerly on double action. You can find my range report on it here:
http://rugerforum.net/range-reports/...ort-redux.html
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Missed the opportunity to purchase before the craze and finally bought mine in January but have yet to take the lil bad boy out. DA trigger pull is heavy and thinking about getting a trigger job for it because I want my gf to get used to using this pistol. Ruger revolvers are very reliable so I don't expect any issues with it but read the online reviews about the pistol as there are many reviews by experts. I've listed a few:

http://www.gunsandammo.com/reviews/r...101-22-review/

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/201...1-22-revolver/

http://www.handgunsmag.com/2012/07/1...uger-sp101-22/
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I found the stock grips to be a tad too small and my finger didn't feel right on the trigger. I replaced them with Hogue monogrips and it is much more comfortable to shoot now.
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I found the stock grips to be a tad too small and my finger didn't feel right on the trigger. I replaced them with Hogue monogrips and it is much more comfortable to shoot now.
Same here, but I went with the Trausch grips on mine. MUCH better than stock.
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Same here, but I went with the Trausch grips on mine. MUCH better than stock.
cnj, may I ask where you were able to find your Trausch grips? I've tried many keyword combos on The Google and have always come up short.

Muchas gracias.
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For Ordering Trausch grips from the manufacturer
http://www.trausch.com/form/accueilA.htm
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For Ordering Trausch grips from the manufacturer
http://www.trausch.com/form/accueilA.htm
I dunno. The Trausch website says that those grips are made especially for French women. Think I will stick with the manly original stock grip.
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I dunno. The Trausch website says that those grips are made especially for French women. Think I will stick with the manly original stock grip.
I thought you were joking, until I went to the site:

TJ IOI is official for French police women and some security services in large quantities. Lot of American women also use and appreciate TJ IOI
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The SP101 is one of my favorites.
I even have the new 4" .357 ^^look up.

I have used both 10# & 12# Wolff hammer springs on mine.
Federal bulk is temperamental with failure to fires.
10# makes a very light double action pull, but you'll want to use different ammo.
I have surplus Remington and some old Wildcat that fires reliably with the lighter springs.
You can do your own trigger job, if you're confident.
Spring replacement is very easy.
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I thought you were joking, until I went to the site:

TJ IOI is official for French police women and some security services in large quantities. Lot of American women also use and appreciate TJ IOI
I hear those grips are especially useful if you want to drop your revolver and surrender. Kind of like those French rifles after WW2: for sale--only dropped once.
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All of the silly French jokes aside, the Trausch grips are larger and more hand-filling than the wimpy stock grips. I feel they are better made than the Hogues I tried as well. To find them, I contacted one of the distributors in Missouri, and got a set from them.
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I had one and ended up selling it.I liked it though,the stock grip is very small however.I ended up getting a hogue grip to give my pinky a place.Da trigger pull is heavy.
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The SP-101 .22 is a bit on the heavy side, but like most Rugers is built like a tank and well made. Lots of fun to shoot! Recoil is relatively light, as one would expect for a .22 pistol that weighs almost two pounds (30.3 oz) unloaded.

I put a set of Badger rosewood grips on mine. I have medium sized hands and they're a tremendous improvement over the stockers in both grip AND appearance.

http://www.badgercustomgrips.com/rug...ips.php?page=1

I also installed the Wolff Gunsprings kit to lighten up what is a very heavy DA pull.

http://www.gunsprings.com/Revolvers/...3/mID52/dID234

After experimenting with different mainspring strenghts, I've concluded that the ideal weight is the 11 lb. spring, part number 18411, not included in the kit. The 10 lb. is just a bit too light. It would not reliably fire some brands of rimfire ammo, noteably Winchester Super X.

Overall, I like the gun very much and would not hesitate to buy another. I have my eye on the SP-101 .357 as a companion!
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thank you alll for the info
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I want to put lighter springs in my 101-22, but Wolfs' site says their springs won't fit guns made after 2011.
What luck have you had re springs?
Thanks for your insight and help.
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