Gun Report

Ruger SP101 .327 Magnum

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The .327 Magnum offered plenty of power and versatility. But its success depends on suitable ammunition remaining widely available at reasonable prices.

Ruger SP101 .327 Magnum

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Home Defense
Concealed Carry
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Trigger Pull Single
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Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The SP101 had no problem taking on magnum caliber ammunition. note the sturdy cylinder stop protruding from the frame, just below the cylinder notch (arrow).
The adjustable rear sight was much better than the notched top straps typically found on small revolvers. The rear blade was plenty tough, and the adjustment mechanism was protected inside the frame.

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