Ruger announced two new SP101 revolvers. Â Both SP101 revolvers are larger, target-sized revolvers featuring longer barrels and fiber optic sights when compared to the standard SP101 handguns.
The two new Ruger revolvers are very similar in appearance and demensions. Â The first is chambered in the classic .357 Magnum cartridge, while the second new model is chambered in the ubiquitous .22 LR. Â Capacity on the Magnum is five rounds, while the rimfire will hold eight cartridges.
Both models use a 4.2″ long barrel. Â Existing SP101 revolvers have either 2.25″ or 3.06″ barrels. Â So the new wheelguns have more than inch of extra barrel over the next closest gun.
Ruger outfitted both of these new handguns with a green fiber optic front sight and an adjustable rear sight. Â Like the other models in the SP101 line, the frame, cylinder and barrel are all made of stainless steel with a satin stainless finish.