Ruger SP101

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The Ruger SP101 is a series of double-action revolvers produced by the American company Sturm, Ruger & Co. The SP101 is a small frame and all-steel-construction carry revolver, with a five-shot (.38 Special, .357 Magnum, and 9×19mm Parabellum), six-shot (.327 Federal Magnum and .32 H&R Magnum), or eight-shot (.22 LR) cylinder. The Ruger SP101 was introduced in 1989 as the smaller-frame counterpart to the GP100. Both of these revolvers, together, replaced Sturm, Ruger & Co's long-standing staple in the American firearms market, the Ruger Security-Six series revolvers. A 9 mm version was available until its discontinuation around 1998, but was later re-released in early 2018. A basic .22 LR version was also available until 2003 while a redesigned version was introduced in 2011.

Ruger SP101 Specs

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.357 Magnum






Stainless Steel

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Ruger SP101 Ballistics

.357 Magnum Ballistic Data
Range (Yards) Drop (inches) Velocity Energy Wind drift (inches) Time (milliseconds)
0 -0 1294 528 0 0
50 -2.8134 1152 418 0 123
100 -12.1941 1055 351 0 260
150 -29.1326 985 306 0 407
200 -55.3119 928 272 0 564
250 -90.5963 878 243 0 730
300 -136.8827 833 219 0 905
350 -196.0334 793 198 0 1090
400 -267.0509 755 180 0 1284
450 -356.1729 720 163 0 1487
500 -458.56 686 148 0 1701

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How much is a Ruger SP101 worth?

In 2023 a new or used Ruger SP101 value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a Ruger SP101 and most handguns. The Price for a Ruger SP101 has increased in cost by $14.72 in 2023 compared to 2022.

Estimated New and Used Values for a Ruger SP101 Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $390.75 $510.98 $601.15
Excellent $360.69 $480.92 $541.04
Very Good $330.63 $480.92 $541.04
Good $300.58 $450.86 $510.98
Fair $210.40 $390.75 $480.92
Poor $150.29 $300.58 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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