Gun Report

Ruger KSP-821X .38 Special +P

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Ruger KSP-821X .38 Special +P

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The Ruger modular grip, consisting of rubber and plastic, fit everyone's hand at least moderately well.
The strength of the Ruger was exemplified by the firm mechanical grip provided by the cylinder stop, seen sticking up from the bottom of the frame just above the trigger (top arrow). The flat sides of the trigger detracted from shooter comfort (bottom arrow). We preferred the rounded trigger edges found on the Smith & Wesson revolvers.
A detent on the inside of the crane assured cylinder lockup. The Ruger was perhaps overbuilt for .38 Special ammunition of any type, but its weight practically eliminated muzzle flip. We might prefer the .357 Magnum version instead.

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