I had the privilege of shooting a Ruger SP101 in .327 Federal Magnum today.  It was the first time that I had ever been around the cartridge.  The gun came in for the SP101 package, and I have to say I am really impressed.  As I was talking to the owner of the gun today, he mentioned that the lower recoil and 6th shot had sold him on the gun.  Both of those attributes make it a great cartridge to consider if you are wanting a solid revolver for CCW.

I think I have mentioned how I am a recoil sissy.  I don’t like anything magnum because I generally don’t enjoy getting pounded by the gun all day at that range.  Last time I checked, I was supposed to enjoy my days at the range, and if I am shooting anything too hot, I get slap happy on the trigger which sends my groups into shotgun pattern style.  The .327 Federal Magnum is a great hybrid for someone like me.  The recoil blast didn’t send particles flying all around me, and it didn’t deafen me either.

I love the Ruger SP101 platform because it makes shooting a 38 special a dream.  The gun was built well to absorb recoil.  It easily handles the .327.  In fact, I would love to fire this round in a scandium S&W because it would be a great combination.

As usual ammo can be a problem with anything new or a little outside the box right now, but you do have several choices.  The gun can also fire the 32 H&R Magnum and 32 Smith and Wesson Longs. So you might find some ammo hidden away in the storage bin if you have some of grandpa’s vintage firearms in your collection.  Either way you will have a good time checking out this latest offering from Federal and Ruger.