December 7, 2011

Ruger Chambers 4.2-inch-barrel SP101 in 357 Mag

( -- Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) has announced a new Ruger SP101 five-shot revolver chambered in the venerable .357 Magnum cartridge and featuring a 4.2" barrel with improved sights.

"The SP101 has been an extremely popular small frame revolver since its inception in 1988, but it has always featured a short barrel and minimal sights," said Chris Killoy, Ruger Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

"This new version is a quality .357 Magnum small frame revolver with a longer, full shroud barrel and improved sights that offers the shooter a better sight picture, longer sight radius, and additional weight to better control recoil. I am confident enthusiasts will find that this 4.2" .357 Magnum is a great all around centerfire revolver that remains true to classic SP101 styling," he said.

The newest Ruger SP101 is constructed of weather-resistant stainless steel with a satin finish, and wears checkered and engraved walnut grip panels inset in the one-piece rubber grip. The 29.5-ounce double/single-action revolver features a fully adjustable square notch blade rear sight and green HiViz® front sight. The 4.2" barrel features a full shroud covering the ejector rod.

For more information on the new 4.2" SP101 revolver chambered in .357 Magnum, or to learn more about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger firearms, visit or To find accessories for the SP101 and other Ruger firearms, visit

Comments (3)

thank you ruger for this model and the 22lr, the minimum barrel length in canada is 4.2 inches. thank you for thinking about canada.

Posted by: cornion | December 31, 2011 4:51 PM    Report this comment

The beauty of the SP101 is that it is a small frame, easily concealed and carried .357 Magnum. I love mine, with its' snub barrel, but I have difficulty getting excited about a four inch version. If I wanted a four inch revolver, I'd likely opt for a K-frame Smith, that gives you six shots instead of five. I have an old pre-1970 Colt Trooper that fits the bill very nicely with six shots, so why do I want to cut my capability down to five shots?

Posted by: canovack | December 15, 2011 12:40 PM    Report this comment

Oh great. ;-( Another revolver to buy. Darn the bad luck. ;-)

Posted by: david b | December 15, 2011 10:25 AM    Report this comment

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