In addition to shipping with three full moon clips, which act as both a speed loader and help eject spent cartridges, the new 9 mm SP101 features a 2.25” barrel with a 1:16” RH twist. The five-shot solid steel wheelgun weighs in at 25 ozs., with a 7.20” overall length. Other features are identified as cushioned rubber grip with black plastic insert; Ruger's patented transfer bar mechanism; a patented grip frame to accommodate custom grips; a triple-locking cylinder that is locked into the frame at the front, rear and bottom; a black ramp front sight and an integral rear sight. MSRP is $719. For more, visit Ruger.com.
Ruger Brings Back SP101 Revolver in 9 mm
After nearly a two-decade absence from its catalog, Ruger has announced the return of a 9 mm chambering to its SP101 revolver lineup. Introduced in 1989, the revolver is also currently chambered in .357 Mag., .327 Fed. Mag., .38 Spl. +P, .22 LR; the original 9 mm model was removed from its offerings in 1998.
Of all the features of the M1 Garand, its rear sight is one of the most recognizable and went through some notable changes. Here, we take a brief look at what changes were made to the rear sight design from the pre- to post-World War II era.