Gun shop visit

Discussion in 'Ruger Revolver Forums' started by greg_r, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. greg_r

    greg_r Well-Known Member

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    Went to make a layaway payment. I did, but came home with this, straight up trade. LCRX 22 plus NEF R92. I didn't get a "you stole it" deal, but I sure didn't get hurt either.

    For your viewing pleasure. SP101 22 long rifle.
     

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  2. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    Many LGS like having a law away because each time the person comes in to make a payment they just might be buying, or in your case trading, for another gun.
    How is the trigger on the SP you just got? I would like to see your range report on it.
     

  3. greg_r

    greg_r Well-Known Member

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    I just fired two cylinders full. I shot the first cylinder single action, the second double action. Target was a clay pigeon. Took a couple of shots to hit the pigeon, shooting high. Took a low 6 o'clock hold and busted the pigeon. Was able to stay on after that. I would guess the single action at about 4 pounds, maybe a little less Not as light as my Single Six, about the same as the LCRX. Double action I would guess is about 11 or 12 pounds. My trigger scale only goes to 10 pounds and I am sure it will be beyond the scales capacity. Again the pull is similar to the LCRX, but the LCRX was actually a little smoother. The LCRX was shot a bit though and maybe the trigger had smoothed some. Maybe the SP101 trigger will do the same. Anyway, it shot well enough that the remains of the clay pigeon was ducking. It's going to be single action to hit a squirrel heat at 20 yards though, as I figured it would be. The SP101 feels at least twice as heavy as the LCRX. The Ruger site says it is just a bit less than 2 pounds and the LCRX is right at 1 pound, but the SP101 sure feels heavier, guess the balance point is just further forward .

    Oh, and the SP101 dosent fit the LCRX holster either. I thought the barrel would just stick out the bottom, but the trigger guard just dosent fit, leaves the trigger exposed. Guess I'll have to call MTR Custom Leather Monday and order another holster.

    Maybe I won't have so many honey-doos next weekend and can get to the range or the farm and put it on paper.

    I am hoping I did well, I believe I did ok. He had the SP101 priced at $599. I checked Gun Genie and the best price I found locally was $633 and some change out the door. I paid $433 and some change for the LCRX just a short while ago, ( I have never kept a gun such a short time :eek: ) and the R92 would sell for about $100 to about $225 depending on if you found a collector or not. I don't know how much retail is, but when the owner was thing about the trade he told me to let him see how much he had in it. I'm pretty sure his son said $525, but he was across the room and I don't really hear well. I had asked for $650 for my trade in store credit and he would not do it, but he did make a straight up trade.
     
  4. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you came out ok. The only thing that matters is if you are satisfied with the deal. No need to even second guess this or that. You got what you wanted and that's what it's all about.
     
  5. JohnR

    JohnR New Member

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    What didn't you like about the LCRX 22?
     
  6. greg_r

    greg_r Well-Known Member

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    There was nothing I didn't like about the LCRX. :eek:

    It's a fine revolver, I just prefer a steel one. I just could not pay the asking price for the SP101. $600 plus for a 22 revolver was out of the question.

    I didn't expect him to make the trade and I would have walked, but he did, and I'm still out of $600 or there abouts, it just didn't hurt as much this way.
     
  7. nickndfl

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    Spend another $20 and change the springs out. It's a 30 minute job the first time and < 10 mins the next. Good revolver and I can only imagine the recoil is like a BB gun.
     
  8. ifithitu

    ifithitu Well-Known Member

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    Looks very nice,I never owned a 22 revolver or any for that matter.