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Ruger
Model: SP101
Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:8-in Height:No Data
Barrel:3.063-in Weight:27-oz
Variant 3 of 7
Gun Rankings
  • IDPA Power Factor189890
  • Recoil Factor12.89 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity5 rounds
  • ConcealibilityFair
  • Defense Factor70%
Gun Specifications
Type:Revolver
Produced:1991 -
Caliber:.357 Magnum
Action:revolving chamber
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:trigger activated transfer bar
Cylinder:5-round
Frame:stainless steel
Grip:rubber with synthetic insert
Sights:fixed blade front, fixed rear
Notes:
Manufacturer
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
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Gun Value
MSRP:$719.00Used Est:$540.00
Last Update:11/5/2017
About the Gun

Ruger SP101 revolvers are smaller framed guns chambered in various calibers from .22 LR up to the powerful .357 Magnum cartridge. They also feature a smaller Ruger cushioned grip system with no exposed metal at the back strap for shooter comfort, the patented triple-locking cylinder mechanism that securely locks the cylinder into the frame at the front, rear, and bottom, and a stainless steel frame that has no weakening side plates. Ruger SP101 revolvers come in spurred and spurless hammer versions and take down easily with no special tools.

Cartridge Specifications
Caliber: .357 Magnum
Alias: .357 Smith & Wesson Magnum
MV: From 1145 to 1542 ft/sec
ME: From 397 to 834 ft-lb
WT: From 110 to 180 grains
About the Cartridge

Smith & Wesson introduced this cartridge for its heavy-frame revolver. Ammunition was developed by Winchester in cooperation with Smith & Wesson. Using a lengthened and strengthened version of the .38 Special case, the .357 Magnum was rapidly accepted by hunters and law enforcement. At the time of its introduction, it was claimed to easily pierce the body panels of automobiles and crack engine blocks. While it has less power than the .44 Magnum, it compares favorably to the 10mm Norma and .45 ACP, but with better armor penetration. Today factories offer over fifty different loadings in this caliber.

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