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Ruger SP101

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Ruger SP101 - .357 Magnum
Ruger SP101 Hammerless - .357 Magnum

The SP101 is a double-action revolver manufactured by Ruger. It is a small frame all-steel 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 SP101 was introduced in 1989 as the smaller-frame counterpart to the GP100. It is also notable for being the company's first and only small frame revolver until the Ruger LCR was introduced in 2009.


(1989 - present)

Type: Revolver

Barrel Lengths: 2.25" (57.15 mm), 3.125" (77.79 mm), 4" (101.6 mm)

Caliber: .22 LR, .38 Special, .32 H&R Magnum, .327 Federal Magnum, .357 Magnum, 9x19mm

Capacity: 5/6/8 round cylinder

Fire Modes: SA/DA revolver

The Ruger SP101 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Bird Box Dennis Keiffer Marauder 2018
Bird Box Trevante Rhodes Tom 2018
Bright Will Smith Officer Daryl Ward 2017
The Hunting Party Miraj Grbic Goran 3" barrel 2007
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Michelle Monaghan Harmony Lane 2005
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Robert Downey Jr. Harry 2005
Land of the Dead Phil Fondacaro Chihuahua 2005
The Punisher Money cleaner 2004
Tristan Mathilde Seigner Emmanuelle Barsac 2003
Death to Smoochy Edward Norton Sheldon Mopes 2002
Death to Smoochy Catherine Keener Nora Wells 2002
Once Upon a Time in Mexico Eva Mendes Ajedrez Custom black finish with spurred hammer, fitted with a mock silencer 2002
The Transporter Qi Shu Lai 2002
Jane Doe Christina Cox Peter 2001
The Whole Nine Yards Hidden in luggage 2000
The Limey Nicky Katt Stacey the Hitman 1999
Half a Chance 1998
The Replacement Killers Chow Yun-Fat John Lee With spurred hammer 1998
U.S. Marshals Wesley Snipes Mark Sheridan 1998
The Client Brad Renfro Mark Sway 1994
The Client Walter Olkewicz Jerome "Romey" Clifford 1994
Léon (The Professional) Natalie Portman Matilda 1994
Romeo Is Bleeding Gary Oldman Jack 1993
Sunstroke Jane Seymour Teresa Winters 1992
Sunstroke Stephen Meadows Greg 1992
Bad Lieutenant Harvey Keitel The Lieutenant 1992
State of Grace Sean Penn Terry Noonan 1990


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
The Sopranos Joe Badalucco, Jr. Jimmy Altieri I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano (1.13) 1999-2007
The X-Files - Season 9 Tim Halligan Darren Mountjoy "Dæmonicus" (S9E03) 2001
Frank Riva - Season 1 Sophie von Kessel Commissioner Lydie Herzog 2003
Frank Riva - Season 2 Elsa Kikoïne Lt. Juliette Janssen 2004
Charlotte Faivre Commissioner Marlène Alda
Kojak Ving Rhames Kojak 2005
House M.D. Hugh Laurie Dr. Gregory House "Euphoria, Pt. 1", With spurred hammer 2006
New Amsterdam Justin Grace Eddie Riley "Pilot" (S01E01) 2008
Breaking Bad - Season 2 Aaron Paul Jesse Pinkman "Seven Thirty-Seven" (S2E01), "Peekaboo" (S2E06) 2009
Bryan Cranston Walter Hartwell White / Heisenberg "Seven Thirty-Seven" (S2E01), "Bit by a Dead Bee" (S2E03), "Down" (S2E04), "Breakage" (S2E05), "Negro Y Azul" (S2E07), "Better Call Saul" (S2E08)
Dale Dickey Spooge's Lady "Peekaboo" (S2E06)
David Ury Spooge
Detroit 1-8-7 Kenneth Mitchell Jeffery Cage "Broken Engagement/Trashman" (S01E07) 2010
Julie Lescaut Nadège Beausson-Diagne Victoire 4 episodes 2006 - 2007
Jennifer Bokobza Fanny Delerme "Pour solde de tous comptes" (S21E04) 2011
Criminal Minds Dina Meyer Regina Lampert Blued with spurred hammer / "Unknown Subject" (S07E12) 2012
Bullet in the Face Max Williams Gunter Vogler S1E01 2012
Jessica Steen Commissioner Eva Braden
The Walking Dead Tovah Feldshuh Deanna Monroe Nickel with bobbed hammer / "Start to Finish" (S6E08) 2015
The Walking Dead Katelyn Nacon Enid Nickel / "Something They Need" (S7E15), "The First Day of the Rest of Your Lives" (S7E16) 2017
Tin Star Tim Roth Chief Jim Worth 2017
NCIS Cote de Pablo Ziva David "Into the Light" (S17E02) 2019
The Walking Dead: Dead City - Season 1 Gaius Charles Perlie Armstrong "Who's There?" (S1E02) 2023

Video Game

Game Title Appears as Note Release Date
State of Decay "SP 101" chambered for the .357 Magnum rounds, has a 2.25" barrel, added in Breakdown DLC 2013
State of Decay 2 2018


Film Title Character Notation Date
Karas Yakuza 2005 - 2007
Gunsmith Cats Hidden in refrigerator 1995 - 1996

Kimar Competitive

Kimar Competitive - .380 Knall

The Kimar Competitive is a blank-firing copy of the SP101 chambered in both .380 Knall and 6mm. manufactured by the Italian company Kimar.


Title Actor Character Note Date
The Marsh Justin Louis Noah Pitney 2006
Forest Whitaker Geoffrey Hunt
Home Sweet Home Meghan Heffern Sara 2013


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Romanzo criminale - La serie - Season 1 Alessandro Roja Dandi 2008-2009
Justified - Season 3 Raymond J. Barry Arlo Givens "Coalition" (S3E12) 2012

See Also

  • Ruger - A list of all firearms manufactured by Ruger.

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