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Ruger Model SP101

Variant 3 of 7

Type:Revolver
Produced:1991 -
Caliber:.357 Mag
Action:revolving chamber
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:trigger activated transfer bar
Cylinder:5-round
Frame:stainless steel
Grips:rubber with synthetic insert
Sights:fixed blade front, fixed rear
Notes:
Barrel Length:3.063 in.
Overall Length:8 in.
Height:No Data
Width:No Data
Weight:27 oz.

Manufacturer:Phone Number:
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.603-863-3300
411 Sunapee StreetWebsite:
Newport NH 03773www.ruger-firearms.com
Importer:Phone Number:
Website:
MSRP:$659
Used Est.:$400
Last Update: 7/5/2013

Caliber:.357 Magnum
Alias:.357 Smith & Wesson Magnum
Muzzle Velocities - from1145to1542ft/sec
Muzzle Energies - from397to834ft-lb
Bullet Weights - from110to180gr

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Ranking Factors
Power Factor:189890- IDPA Rating Calculation
Recoil Factor:12.89 ft-lb- Standard Free Recoil Calculation
Total Capacity:5 rounds- Includes Chambered Rounds
Concealability:Fair
Defense Factor:70%

About the Handgun:
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.
About the Manufacturer:
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. is the leading independent producer of firearms in the United States. Sturm, Ruger designs, manufactures, and markets a full line of pistols, revolvers, rifles, and shotguns, primarily for sporting purposes, but also for law enforcement and military agencies. Formed in 1949 by Alexander Sturm and Bill Ruger the company has had long and continued success, taking its place among the classic names of U.S. gunmakers.
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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