SP101 modifications

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Your favorite SP101 mods?

  • External cylinder chamfer

    Votes: 3 3.4%
  • Chamfered cylinder chambers

    Votes: 11 12.4%
  • Something else in my comment below

    Votes: 17 19.1%
  • Fiber-optic sights

    Votes: 17 19.1%
  • Hybra-port

    Votes: 2 2.2%
  • Magna-port

    Votes: 4 4.5%
  • Don't mess with perfection!

    Votes: 31 34.8%
  • Spurless hammer

    Votes: 14 15.7%
  • Aftermarket grip

    Votes: 41 46.1%

  • Total voters
    89

Jimbo357mag

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Smooth all the sharp edges, slick-up the internals and install a reduced power spring pack.
I would also like to have a white outline u notch rear sight like on the old 4" 22's. :D
 

LbA3V0w

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Jimbo357mag said:
Smooth all the sharp edges, slick-up the internals and install a reduced power spring pack.
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Thanks, where is a good place to do that, and get this spring pack?
 

Jimbo357mag

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You can buy a Wolf reduced power spring pack for the SP-101 at Midway.com or any of the many firearms parts sellers.
You can do the internals and externals yourself or send the gun to Gemini Customs.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/219401/wolff-shooters-spring-pack-ruger-sp-101

https://www.geminicustoms.com/
 

LbA3V0w

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Jimbo357mag said:
You can buy a Wolf reduced power spring pack for the SP-101 at Midway.com or any of the many firearms parts sellers.
You can do the internals and externals yourself or send the gun to Gemini Customs.
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Thank you! Gemini basic package seems like the thing to do!

For something that most here think is already perfect though, it's hard to convince myself to pay even for a basic package almost as much as a new gun costs! :shock:

I guess, I'll have to save up for a year or two.
 

gramps

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I usually don't modify my guns, but I did put some stag inserts in my Ruger grips that personalize it nicely.
gramps
 

22/45 Fan

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Hogue grip, Wolf spring pack (one step lower on main spring and their trigger return spring) and fiber optic front sight on my former 3-1/6" version. Hogue grip and spring replacement but factory FO front and adjustable rear on my current 4.2"
 

ADP3

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IBOK treatment, Gemini Gold Bead Sight and a set of Uncle Mike's/Butler Creek Grips.

Best Regards,
ADP3
 

Wheelyfun44

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The trigger shape has too many sharp edges...
stock grips do not work for me (knuckle bangers)
action is gritty...
sight sucks
too many sharp edges on the revolver
So, I sent it off to Gemini Customs!


I'm kinda just teasing......
although I did send mine off to Gemini, it is not necessary at all!
The SP can be configured with many grips and sights, and a trigger job, and it is good to go!
 

LbA3V0w

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Wheelyfun44 said:
The trigger shape has too many sharp edges...
stock grips do not work for me (knuckle bangers)
action is gritty...
sight sucks
too many sharp edges on the revolver
So, I sent it off to Gemini Customs!
///
I'm kinda just teasing......
although I did send mine off to Gemini, it is not necessary at all!
The SP can be configured with many grips and sights, and a trigger job, and it is good to go!

Thanks! Is that Gemini's grip?

Mine is spurless now, and about to get a HiViz sight, and maybe this Wolff spring kit, but Gemini is too rich for me. I'll have to save up for that, when times are not so tough...
 

Biggfoot44

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I would keep stock springs. If action was particularily rough , then an action hone. The stock grips actually work ok for me , and for most people. A prettier insert would add bling , but not effect shooting one way or the other. Fiber Optic is a matter of taste , I'm happy with origional front sight. Spurless is a matter of taste, I'm incline only for dedicated pocket only gun.
 

6gun

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Mine is great as is from the factory, wouldn't mind some stag grip incerts if I can ever find some I like, I sure wouldn't waste any money sending it off to Gemini for unnecessary mods. that aint goining to make it shoot no better.
 

snappy

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I just shot an SP101 for the first time yesterday and really like it. I didn't expect to like the grips but they were great feeling. There are sharp edges here and there on my example and I'll touch up the ones on the trigger. The action is a bit rough but seems to be a little smoother even just from shooting/dry firing it for one day. Plenty usable for my purposes and shouldn't be too hard to smooth out.

If I was to change anything I would add a more adjustable rear sight to my SP. The sleek look/feel of the rear blade setup is low profile and it is nice to have the windage adjustment. However my pistol is a .327FM so will be able to shoot a wide variety of mild to wild; it would be nice to be able to adjust the elevation as well.
 

Wheelyfun44

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6gun said:
Mine is great as is from the factory, wouldn't mind some stag grip incerts if I can ever find some I like, I sure wouldn't waste any money sending it off to Gemini for unnecessary mods. that aint goining to make it shoot no better.
The Gemini mods DO help it shoot better, if you are a fan of WAY smoother trigger pull, slicked up internals, deburred action, and a consistent 10LB trigger pull.

Other than that... :roll: , Gemini is a waste of cash!
 
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