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Old April 29, 2013, 07:30 PM   #1
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Ruger SP101: Gemini Customs pic

Hey All,
my new Gemini Customs SP101 is in the mail!
Marc at Gemini sent me this pic of my completed project.....complete with new Cocobolo boot grips!
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Old April 29, 2013, 08:06 PM   #2
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Nice...

Jealous much!


Really, that's a sweet looking Rooney gun. It looks like you didn't opt for the Hybra-Port. I'd like to buy a new in box 6" barrel GP & get the Gemini Customs treatment. That's slick but not cheap, .

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Old April 29, 2013, 08:29 PM   #3
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Really nice looking SP101

If you don't mind, what all did you have done to it and what was the cost of the work?
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Old April 29, 2013, 08:33 PM   #4
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That

Is

Amazing!!!!!
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Old April 29, 2013, 08:39 PM   #5
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i'd like to feel a trigger on a GC. That would determine if i sent it in...

They comment about the new Ruger MIM parts? How do they work? keep em? replace em?
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Old April 29, 2013, 08:40 PM   #6
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As soon as I read the title I knew that I was gonna regret clicking on this thread. I also knew that I wouldn't be able to resist.

Nice gun! Gonna guess at the answer to Alex's first question just for fun: Front sight, blasted finish, looks like the trigger was polished into a mirror too. And the grips as mentioned!

It looks like the frame is rounded a bit too, namely the top corners of the top strap. Unless it's a trick of the lighting?

Either way, very sexy piece. I wish I had the cash to send mine in!

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Old April 29, 2013, 08:48 PM   #7
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Work done:
Complete action tuning (10# DAO)
Recrown muzzle
Chamfer cylinder throats
Recontour and mirror polish trigger
Bob/remove hammer cockspur & mirror polish hammer (DAO)
Smooth & dehorn for carry
Eliminate cylinder endshake
Replace springs as needed
Polish plungers and pins
Electro chemical etch Gemini Customs logo
Test Fire for Function
#170-325 Superfine matte glass bead blast entire revolver
throat barrel
hone and finish ream cylinder chambers
install gold bead front sight

custom fit Cocobolo boot grips
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Old April 29, 2013, 08:52 PM   #8
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Very Nice!
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Old April 29, 2013, 08:52 PM   #9
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Ok, I'm Jealous too. Its gorgeous, and a great photo. I have the same SP101, but all stock except for the grips.
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Old April 29, 2013, 09:05 PM   #10
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gulp! wow!!
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Old April 29, 2013, 11:07 PM   #11
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Beautiful!!!
When you get it in hand could you post a photo of the front sight?

I would trust my life on that gun. Five rounds of +p or .357 ought to get the job done...and what a beautiful delivery tool!
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Old April 30, 2013, 01:37 AM   #12
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That's a serious snubby!
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Old April 30, 2013, 09:23 AM   #13
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Man, that's nice!
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Old April 30, 2013, 10:04 AM   #14
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I have a SP 101 chomping at the bit wanting to go to GEMINI CUSTOMS. How long did it take to get the work done ?
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Old April 30, 2013, 01:10 PM   #15
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That there is a serious lookin lil feller. Congrats!
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Old April 30, 2013, 04:33 PM   #16
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"How long did it take to get the work done ? "

Believe it or not.....one week!!
I hit them at the perfect time, when they were tooled up for a run of Ruger SP101's....

I think they (he, actually: Marc Morganti) gears up and does similar firearms all in a "batch".

I evidently caught them at the perfect time for quick turn-around.....and that includes that custom boot grip that you see. They do not stock grips, but just the wood blanks, and craft them to fit your actual weapon!!
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Old April 30, 2013, 08:20 PM   #17
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Ruger SP101: Gemini Customs pic

If you dont mind me asking, with all the work you had done how much did it cost?

Damn sexy sp101. Makes me want a 3rd!
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Old April 30, 2013, 08:43 PM   #18
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A lot!...

A lot!

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Old April 30, 2013, 09:24 PM   #19
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I'm not a Ruger guy - but that is one I would be proud to own. Very Nice.

It doesn't matter about the cost. It is one you will keep forever!
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Old April 30, 2013, 11:34 PM   #20
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That is really nice looking. I have a SP101 3 inch, and I might consider sending it to Gemini at some point. They're great guns, but Gemini definitely makes some nice improvements.
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Old May 1, 2013, 02:50 AM   #21
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2.25" barrel vs 3.14" Ruger SP 101 series ....

In my opine, a 2.25" snub barrel makes more horse sense for deep concealment, speed from difficult spots(ankle, pocket, bag-purse, etc) or for a light-weight factor. I liked my 2.25" snub SP101 .357magnum in the early 1990s. It was DA only & my very first firearm, .

The longer 3.14" tube is better for .357magnum/.38spl +P ballistics & recoil mgmt. Author, tactics trainer & sworn LE officer Massad Ayoob has written a few gun press articles on the topic, saying the 3.14" type is good for regular belt carry or as a 2nd gun.
The newer LCR revolver is ideal for deep concealed carry but the snub SP101 still has 1000s of loyal fans.

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Old May 1, 2013, 02:55 AM   #22
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nice custom sp-101, with good care it will last many lifetimes.
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Old May 1, 2013, 03:29 PM   #23
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I love my 2.25" SP101 and carry it daily and have been itching for the GC treatment for some time. I'm just concerned that it would be too nice to carry.
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Old May 1, 2013, 09:34 PM   #24
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hey hulley,
Naw, I am not worried about it being too nice to carry!
I am meticulous about my weapons, but also use them for carry without worry.
I have always been easy on my equipment.....I use it hard, but am careful and clean frequently...keeping them looking pristine while still using them frequently.

picked the SP101 up today.......WOW!
more pics and range report to follow in the coming days...
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Old May 3, 2013, 08:43 AM   #25
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I agree with Clyde except I really have no use for a 3 inch 5 shot .357.

If I'm gonna go to that bbl length I'll take my Speed Six, 3 inch Canadian GP100, or 3 inch 66 'Ladysmith' I have.

5 shooters should be snubs. Concealment, compactness, and lighter weight are what they are good at.

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