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Video Review: Ruger SP101 Double-Action Revolver

The Ruger SP101 double-action revolver chambered in .327 Fed. Mag. is sure to be received with pleasure by shooters who are hoping to use one firearm for multiple applications. For many shooters, revolvers remain the handgun of choice for target shooting, hunting and self-defense, because revolvers are simple to operate, easy to clean, and it's simplicity itself to confirm whether or not the firearm is loaded. However, depending on the chambering and weight of the gun, some revolvers can offer significant felt recoil. The innovative SP101 aims to put the shooter in charge of just how much felt recoil they'll experience, and for what task.

How is it done? The SP101 works reliably with five different cartridges, all of which offer differing amounts of power and the concurrent "kick." The user can choose among .327 Federal Magnum, which offers sufficient punch for self-defense, .32 S&W, .32 S&W Long, .32 ACP and .32 H&R Magnum. With its 29.5-ounce weight, the SP101 will absorb lots of felt recoil while its 4.2-inch barrel offers superior accuracy. Is this the multifunction revolver of your dreams? American Rifleman's Kelly Young walks you through all of the details in this video.

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