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I have one of the original SP's in 9mm. I bought it used years ago and it looks to have never been fired. I'd say its as NIB as anyone will find. It's been put away ever since and I know I've never fired it. I have 2 unopened packages of the original Ruger full moon clips for it.


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I REALLY like 9mm in a revolver, ammo is cheaper and more to choose from and easier to get than .38 +P. It's more powerful that .38 +P, yet controllable for a follow up shot compared to .357.
 
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Don't confuse 9mm service sized auto numbers with snubby 9mm revolver reality. Wink


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Jimmy123x, your comments are consistent with my experience with the little 9MM revolvers. I've not chronographed any 38 +P ammunition that equals 9MM ballistics in 2" and 3" revolvers. The Ballistics By The Inch site lists some interesting comparisons between 9MM and .357 ammunition in 2 and 3" barrels. Their results are not what many might assume, and not always in the .357's favor....


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Hmmmmm....

I have been slowly “standardizing” to 9mm on most of my handguns. Have a .357 SP-101, just may have to see about this...

I am assuming it uses moon clips?





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It ships with three moonclips, but the blurb isn't clear as to how well it functions without them.
 
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IlCattivo, Headspace on my older 9mm SP-101 is tight enough that it functions just fine without moon clips. My S&W 940 though, not so much. Without moon clips, headspace on the S&W is grossly excessive at .794". When S&W says use moon clips on their guns chambered for semi-auto pistol cartridges, they obviously mean it.


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I have one of the original SP's in 9mm. I bought it used years ago and it looks to have never been fired. I'd say its as NIB as anyone will find. It's been put away ever since and I know I've never fired it. I have 2 unopened packages of the original Ruger full moon clips for it.


Ya' know, I think you might be best served to keep it just like that. I hate to say that, because I shoot ALL of my guns (except my Ed Brown Kobra Carry).

That SP101 in 9mm is such a cool gun. I have a 357 2" (DAO), but I would love to stumble on one like you describe in 9mm one day.


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... I have 2 unopened packages of the original Ruger full moon clips for it.

Don't use them, or your gun will no longer appear NIB. The continuous outside rim moon clips will scratch the side plate when extracted. Most shooters will opt for other moon clips, like the S&W ones w/o the continuous outer circle of steel.


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I’m thinking of ordering one and converting it to DAO.


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Don't confuse 9mm service sized auto numbers with snubby 9mm revolver reality. Wink


9mm and .357 are about the same FPS out of a 2" and 3" barrel. Check the ballistics youself, .38 +p is seriously lacking in FPS (albeit a heavier bullet than 9mm).


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