Ruger seemingly snuck in a variety of new revolver models onto their webpage. Typically we see a press release, or a social media release but so far I’ve seen neither. I just happened to receive a text from a friend telling me Ruger was bringing back the SP 101 in 9mm. The SP 101 is a tank made for 357 Magnums, so it’ll handle 9mm fine. I wanted to investigate myself, and then stumbled onto a variety of new Ruger Revolvers.
The New Ruger Revolvers
The other line of Ruger Revolvers that updated is the LCRx line. I own and love my LCR 9mm, so I’m excited to see the LCRx line grow. The LCRx line is of course the LCR with an exposed hammer. The new line up includes a 22 WMR, a 327 Federal Magnum, a 9mm, and a 22 WMR with the 3 inch barrel.
Personally I’m excited to see the 327 Federal magnum and Ruger extending the 3 inch barrel line just a bit. If they’d just make a 3 inch LCRx in 357 Magnum I’d have to jump on one as a compact kit gun. Even the 9mm model would be an interesting conversation piece.
The SP 101 was in produced in 9mm years ago, but fell out of production. This isn’t exactly a new revolver, but a soft reboot revolver. I bought my LCR 9mm just because I always wanted a SP 101 in 9mm and could never find one my wallet agreed with. I may have to finally buckle down and buy one of these new all metal 9mms. I’m betting it can handle some hot rodded 9mms.
Ruger Revolvers are well-built guns, some say overbuilt. I do respect them sticking to the polymer revolver frame and stretching its legs a bit. Just because revolvers are old school doesn’t mean they are outdated. Check out the New Ruger Revolvers here.
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