Short Shots: January 2018
Ruger recently announced additions to its SP101, GP100, and Redhawk revolver lines, and to its 10/22 rifle line.
Ruger SP101 in 327 Federal Magnum: The compact, all-stainless steel Ruger SP101 is now chambered in 327 Federal Magnum, which approximates the performance of 357 Magnum but allows an increase in capacity to six rounds. This model features a 3-inch barrel, fixed sights, and a cushioned rubber grip with engraved wood grip panels.
GP100 Seven-Round: The GP100 is now available in seven-round-capacity models chambered in 357 Magnum. These new model offerings are available in three popular barrel lengths — 2.5, 4.2, and 6 inches. These new seven-round models feature one-piece rubber grips with hardwood inserts, adjustable rear sights, and fiber-optic front sights. See our reporting elsewhere in this issue about the GP100 chambered in 44 Special.
Redhawk with Sleeve and Shroud Barrels: The Redhawk is now available with accuracy-enhancing sleeve and shroud barrels. Barrel sleeves are cold hammer-forged in-house at Ruger, and the sleeve and shroud barrel assembly provides for consistently tight tolerances. These new Redhawks are offered in 4.2- and 5.5-inch barrel lengths, and feature unfluted cylinders with eight-round capacity chambered in 357 Magnum.
10/22 with Scope and Case: The 10/22 is now available with a factory-installed Weaver 3-9x40 scope featuring a Dual-X reticle. This blued model with an 18-inch barrel and black synthetic stock is packed in a Ruger-branded hard case that is under 48 inches long.
10/22 Target Lite with Black Laminate Thumbhole Stock: The 10/22 Target Lite features a black-laminate thumbhole stock, cold hammer-forged barrel tensioned in a black-anodized aluminum-alloy barrel sleeve, and the BX-Trigger. The stock also has a rollover comb, a flat forend, and installed swivel studs.