Ok, got the itch.. Which one would you choose and why? Besrt price ive seen on sp101 is $520 and gp100 about $610. Anybody do better? And where? As always, thank for the input. Ron
I can tell you in advance what to expect when comparing an SP101 to a GP100 "trigger to trigger." The two are of the same design, but the SP action is smaller, so the SP - by design - has a heavier trigger pull than the GP. Not by much, but enough such you will feel it when you compare them side by side. Equally, be careful to temper your expectations when comparing a rimfire SP or GP to the center fire version of the same, as both rimfire models use heavier springs than their centerfire counterparts, giving them - by design - heavier hammer draws and heavier trigger pulls. So the rimfire SP will have a heavier trigger than your centerfire version, and the centerfire GP would have lighter still. So don't compare a CF GP to an RF SP.I have the sp101 in 4" 357mag, and would be the natural choice, but not until I compare the sp & gp side by side, trigger to trigger.( Will be a week before I can do that) At roughly $525 and $610 respectively, I want to see if the extra $$ is well spent or not.
That's what I have and love the combo.I own a GP100 in 357 and the SP101 22. For 22 caliber performance and intended use, I wouldn't want to pack around a GP Sized frame. The SP grips are smallish but good enough. I would imagine replacements could be had that would fix that.