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New Ruger SP101 Revolvers

Ruger SP101 revolverRuger announced two new SP101 revolvers.  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.  The first is chambered in the classic .357 Magnum cartridge, while the second new model is chambered in the ubiquitous .22 LR.  Capacity on the Magnum is five rounds, while the rimfire will hold eight cartridges.

Both models use a 4.2″ long barrel.  Existing SP101 revolvers have either 2.25″ or 3.06″ barrels.  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.  Like the other models in the SP101 line, the frame, cylinder and barrel are all made of stainless steel with a satin stainless finish.

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New Ruger Gun at 2009 NRA Convention: Another Platform Redefined

(Editor’s note: On May 15, Ruger introduced the SR-556: a piston driven AR-15 style rifle.)ruger_lcr_01

Ruger is really stiring up excitement in the firearms world.  Ruger brought out the SR9, the wildly popular LCP, and the now shipping LCR.  And Ruger isn’t done yet.

At the 2009 NRA Convention, Ruger wil be announcing another new product that will allegedly redefine a platform.  May 15 is the announcement date, but speculation is already running wild.  Here are some of the possibilities…

Polymer Framed 1911

Ruger broke more than a few people’s expectations when it comes to small revolvers, by introducing the part-polymer LCR.  Ruger could do the same with a polymer-framed 1911.