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Old 10-22-2017, 04:54 AM
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Confirms everything I know (or believe) about both. Never had a Ruger of any kind that was a finished product when it came out of the box. Like '60s British motorcycles, they are a KIT, that's only put together for shipping convenience.
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You gotta have some big pockets and a belt or suspenders to pocket carry either of those guns.

I had a S&W 640 - 357mag back in the early 00's. Did not care for the recoil of 158gr 357mag in the short barrel gun. Seemed to really beat my hand up.

That's one gun I don't regret getting rid of. Maybe a larger grip would've helped.

My last "long vacation," 3 years ago, I spent some quality time shooting DA with my K-22 S&W. Find I like DA trigger pull of 6 shot S&W more than a 5 shot S&W. Easier to stage the trigger.
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I just bought the Kimber K6 but the Md60 and SP101 were always contenders.
All great weapons.
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I just bought the Kimber K6 but the Md60 and SP101 were always contenders.
All great weapons.
Which version did you get?
Are they Double action only?
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Much better eval if you compared the 4.2 inch SP101 to the Smith for accuracy. It also comes with adjustable sights. Then you are comparing apples and apples. And the SP101 rocks if you put in a set of Wolf springs.
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Much better eval if you compared the 4.2 inch SP101 to the Smith for accuracy. It also comes with adjustable sights. Then you are comparing apples and apples. And the SP101 rocks if you put in a set of Wolf springs.
If I had one I would be happy to. I just haven't come across on yet.
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Hey Sarge, nice shooters you got there.
Recently, I picked up my first revolver, 3” sp101 and I really enjoy it after some modifications. The reason I got this particular gun is because I wanted my wife to get involved and I asked her to show me the best looking revolver in the gun store. I really wanted to have is as “our gun”. She selected the 3” 686 plus and 3” sp101. I should have gone for the Smith, but I am happy with my choice nevertheless.
The trigger was pretty bad and I wasn’t crazy about the grip. So, i replaced the grip with the Houge Rubber grip and dry-fired the heck out of it. I really like it now. I think I am becoming a revolver guy.))

P.S. I also have a Houge Rosewood grip for it, and I love how it feels and shoots , but it’s bigger than the Rubber one and is a little too large for my wife’s small hands
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I have been after my brother in law to sell me his 60 in .357, such a nice shooter. That said my daily carry is the bastard son of a revolver, the Ruger LCR in .357. Yeah, I know, only a gun that it's mother could love, but wow do I love the way it carries and shoots.
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I have been after my brother in law to sell me his 60 in .357, such a nice shooter. That said my daily carry is the bastard son of a revolver, the Ruger LCR in .357. Yeah, I know, only a gun that it's mother could love, but wow do I love the way it carries and shoots.
I traded my LCR .357 and a Buck Mark to get the Model 60
I did like the LCR, especially the trigger pull.
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Hey Sarge, nice shooters you got there.
Recently, I picked up my first revolver, 3” sp101 and I really enjoy it after some modifications. The reason I got this particular gun is because I wanted my wife to get involved and I asked her to show me the best looking revolver in the gun store. I really wanted to have is as “our gun”. She selected the 3” 686 plus and 3” sp101. I should have gone for the Smith, but I am happy with my choice nevertheless.
The trigger was pretty bad and I wasn’t crazy about the grip. So, i replaced the grip with the Houge Rubber grip and dry-fired the heck out of it. I really like it now. I think I am becoming a revolver guy.))

P.S. I also have a Houge Rosewood grip for it, and I love how it feels and shoots , but it’s bigger than the Rubber one and is a little too large for my wife’s small hands
The Wolff springs really make a difference, well worth the $10
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Owned [ past tense ] 2 S&W 640-1's in .357

Also 2 Ruger SP101's.

The Smiths are gone,for many reason including they shot out of time with real magnums in them.

The 3" SP101 Ruger is still here [ with a Security 6 in 2 & 3/4" barrel ].

The Rugers are BEASTS and they will be around LONG after I am gone.

No argument that Smith makes a better action [ especially older models ] but the Ruger is a beast.
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QUOTE=sarge912;16405793]Which version did you get?
Are they Double action only?[/QUOTE]

I got the k6/laser.
They a DAO.

Cannot honestly provide any reasonably evaluation yet - haven't shot it yet. I'll be doing so shooting with it at hunting camp this week. We'll see how I do against the jackrabbits.
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