NRA Gun of the Week: Ruger SP101 Double-Action Revolver

posted on August 20, 2016

The Ruger SP101 is a double-action revolver derived from the popular GP100 platform. It features a triple-locking cylinder—an attribute of guns intended for higher pressure cartridges—a transfer bar safety mechanism and a firing pin mounted within the frame. What makes this particular revolver so unique is its chambering—.327 Fed. Mag. Unlike its .357 Mag. counterparts, a .32-cal. bore and cylinder allowed Ruger to squeeze an additional round into the gun, raising its capacity to six rounds. Additionally, its chambering makes this gun capable of firing a handful of other cartridge types. Watch this week's "NRA Gun of the Week" video to learn more about that special feature and much more.

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Model: SP101
Manufacturer: Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc.
Chambering: .327 Federal Mag.
Action Type: double-action, center-fire revolver
Frame: stainless steel
Finish: satin
Sights: adjustable rear, fiber-optic post front
Stocks: black rubber, engraved wood panels
Cylinder Capacity: six
Trigger: double-action, 8-lb, 8-oz. pull; single-action, 2-lb., 4-oz. pull
Barrel Length: 4.2”
Weight: 29.5 ozs.
Overall Length: 9.12”
MSRP: $769

Additional Reading:
The Return of the Ruger SP101 .327 Fed. Mag.
5 Ruger Revolvers We’re Ready For
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