Is the SP101 really that big?

Discussion in 'Ruger Revolver Forums' started by JohnR, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. JohnR

    JohnR New Member

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    Or is the full-size M&P 9 really that compact?

    I was kinda shocked when I put them side by side.

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  2. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    Hah. It's all relative, John. BTW, the barrel lengths are figured differently. The M&P length includes the chamber, the revolver barrel length does not.
     

  3. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    While the SP101 isn't an N frame it also isn't all that small or lightweight either. 27 oz. empty. IMO the M&P will conceal easier than the SP101 in 3". I carried OWB the SP101 327 for a short time. Compared to carrying an SR40c the Sp101 was harder to conceal due to the barrel of the SP101 would sometimes be poking out below a jacket.
    S&W M&P specs
    Specification

    M&P9 Glock17
    Capacity 17+1 17+1
    Barrel Length 4.25” 4.49”
    Trigger Pull 6.5lb 5.5lb
    Overall length 7.63” 7.32”
    Weight (empty) 24oz 22.04oz
    Overall height 5.5” 5.43”
    Width 1.2” 1.18”
    Sight Radius 6.4” 6.49”
    ...............
    SP101


    Weight:
    27.0–28.0 oz (765–794 g)

    Length:
    8.0″ (203 mm)

    Barrel Length:
    3.1″ (78 mm)
     
  4. airweightfourfourtytwo

    airweightfourfourtytwo New Member

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    That's a "real" gun on the left.....
     
  5. ifithitu

    ifithitu Well-Known Member

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    Yes it's that big,I have a SP 101 .357 Magnum 3"
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  6. SavageGuy

    SavageGuy Active Member

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    Those are some mighty fine looking grips right there!
     
  7. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    The other side is where the grip got dinged when recoil tore the gun from ifithitu's hand.

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  8. ifithitu

    ifithitu Well-Known Member

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    Lol ifithitu,have some strong man hands!:):)
     
  9. RedSoxRugers

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    Bigger than a LCR, but smaller than a Speed Six.

    17 ounces is all I want to carry on my ankle.
     
  10. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    I don't really like carrying on my ankle. Maybe an LCP wouldn't be so much but even an LCR isn't that comfortable in an ankle holster. By the time I got my pant leg up the BG would already have shot me.
     
  11. JohnR

    JohnR New Member

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    The 2 1/4" SP101 is virtually the same size, except for the barrel of course. And the Speed Six is noticeably heavier.
     

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