Now that the .327 mag has been out for nearly six years, is there anyone that regrets getting one? Would you buy one again?
Good post. Thanks!When I heard that Ruger had discontinued the SP101 in .327, I wondered what the fate of the cartridge would be. I was thinking that if gun manufacturers stop making a gun for that caliber, ammo makers may stop the cartridge. I had not seen Federal Cartridge Company's American Eagle 100 gr and 85 gr bullets on the ammo website I use. I was concerned and began to regret getting the guns in that caliber. So I emailed both Federal and Speer about the 327. Federal replied that they would begin production on the cartridge in late November or early December. Speer replied that they have not stopped making the 327. So hearing that I will keep my GP100 and my Blackhawk. I think it's a good cartridge. From what little I have read the 41 Magnum and 480 Ruger are good cartridges also but like these last two, the 327 will not have wide application. So I will keep my 327's. The gun critics have stated it's a good defensive round.
Yes that's what I read in this forum or was it Ruger Forum.com? But I had to find out for myself. Here's Ruger's reply;err, Ruger is discontinuing the SP101 in .327mag ????
Their web site still lists it as an available model, along with the GP100 and Blackhawk.
It did win Ammo of the year. See the American Rifleman post below.How good is this caliber? I notice that an SP101 and GP100 can hold 6 or 7 of these as opposed the usual 5 and 6 with .38spl/.357mag.
Thanks for the post. Does seem odd, with two other revolvers available in the caliber why drop the SP101? Of course, I have no idea how it has sold or was selling relative to the other two, so maybe there is a sound reason for it. Still, too bad, as the GP100 and Blackhawk in .327mag always seemed silly to me, and the SP101 seemed the ideal platform for it. 'Course, maybe that's why I don't own or run a gun manufacturing companyYes that's what I read in this forum or was it Ruger Forum.com? But I had to find out for myself. Here's Ruger's reply;
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> That model has been discontinued for the time being.
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The bad part is, it's been no time since it bloomed.I had the 327 in the SP101. Loved the cartridge, but the SP did not suit my needs, so I sold it.
I think the 327 deserves to stick around. It is a very flat shooting cartridge, as straight walled pistol cartridges go, and loads of fun to shoot. My only regret is that I didn't get it in a Blackhawk with its longer barrel to fully take advantage of the 327 ballistics. I may still get a custom barrel in 327 for my Contender and really see what the 327 can do. Hate to see the 327 wither away the way so many other great cartridges have done.