Sp101 vs GP100?

Discussion in 'Ruger Center Fire Pistols' started by chelboed, May 26, 2013.

  1. chelboed

    chelboed Member

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    So what's the advantage of one over the other?

    I guess...what's the point of having these two lines?

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  2. spikedriver

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    I don't have a ton of experience with the 101, but here is my take - the GP is like a tank, big and heavy and powerful. The SP is more like a jeep or humvee, smaller and lighter and more portable. The SP is way more concealable, the GP is more of the gun to keep next to your bed but way harder to conceal.

    Hope that helps.
     

  3. chelboed

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    Helps, thanks.

    Upon further investigation, the gp is available in 6-7 round capacity.

    I guess it's kinda like the same reason they make the LC9, SR9c, SR9, and p95.


    BECAUSE THEY CAN! BWAHAHA!

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  4. DonnieD

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    Good post. I had a 3" GP100 for CCW but it was much too bulky and even with a stout belt, felt like it was yanking my trou down.

    Sold it and got a 3" SP101, much better. Now I have that and a 6" GP100, a barrel that really gets makes use of the performance of the .357. Don