A Ruger SP is likely in my future. I learned of a series of books called IBOK’s ( Iowegan’s Books of Knowledge). They used to be available for. I bought a new SP a few days ago, did the IBOK action smoothing, and then decided to try giving it a mirror polish. I have a lot of experience. Post subject: SP mods. Post . He re-did the IBOK, removed the offending schematic and added LOTS more pics and now he charges for it.
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Mon Dec 31, 1: Wed Aug 11, 6: I’ve owned alot of semi autos over the years but now I’m a new owner of an SP and was wondering what are some of the best mods those of you who own one have done to make it better or more unique?
Wed Aug 11, 7: I have 3 ‘s in. I have done the following to them: Reduced spring kit and Hogue grips Own 2 Spur Hammer and Spurless Hammer. Disassembled, cleaned and lubed.
Stag grip inserts for Spurless Olive Wood inserts for Spur Tried the spring kit but not for me – I like them stock as they are carry guns. Wed Aug 11, 8: First up, I bobbed the spur off of the hammer on mine.
Tried to get the factory DAO, but no one had one in stock, so I bought one with the spurred hammer. This took care of the spur catching on my clothes when carried IWB. Second was to get a copy of Iowegan’s superb IBOK unfortunately, not available anymore for free due to copyright issues and did a trigger job.
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Smoothed everything up but left the factory springs in it for reliability because it is a carry piece. Third mod was stock sp01 from 41 Magnum. They did nothing for function but look MUCH better than the factory plastic panels. Fourth mod was a touch of paint to the front sight for better visibility. The blued front sight is fine for range work on a well lit range, but not so good for defensive use.
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Some white model paint followed by red gave it a sort of bright pink that stands out in dim light pretty well. Not as good as night sights, but as good as I can afford right now. The SP is good to go as is well, maybe after smoothing out the trigger and a good cleaning. I’m thinking about maybe a tritium Big Dot front sight, but it works just fine as it is.
You just may like it as is. Is there a place I can view preferably for free the best way to smooth the trigger up? I understand the safety aspect of the heavy springs on a CC gun but I would like the trigger to be smoother. National freedom was paid for with the blood of soldiers, Freedom from sin was paid for with the blood of Jesus. Wed Aug 11, 9: Wed Aug 11, For now I am keeping it simple.
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I took a ibokk file to smooth out the sharp corners of the trigger, and here it is wearing stock plastic grips that I bead blasted and blacked out the hardware ones that I usually keep on my GP compact grip. Grips compared to the stock panels on GP compact grip: Lots of power in a very small, concealable, controllable package.
What’s not to love? Thu Aug 12, Thu Aug 12, 2: Thu Aug 12, 3: I am kind of different but I like adjsutaable sights on all my guns. Alan Harton did these, reshaped the hammer ibook did iboi action job. It now wears CT grips.
Thu Aug 12, 5: First, changed out front sight to make more visible. Used a XS Standard Dot tritium. While on the sights took some paint to put around the rear sight notch to highlight the front better.
Second, had a gunsmith smooth the action. One can buy the IBOK from Iowegan when he comes back and prints some more this Fall and do it yourself and I finished a few things on the gun.
Third, put in some Wolff springs.
Wilson and Trapper also make spring kits but the Wolff set gives several spring choices. You can also get seperate springs from them. Fourth, added some sp01 grips. Hogue offers a myriad of configurations and wood choices for grips.
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Had the gunsmith smooth and polish the trigger and round off the edges for double action shooting. Sixth, had the cylinder chambers chamfered at the rear for speedloader use.
Seventh, acquired a couple of holsters and Safariland speedloaders for the gun.
Other possibilities would be as above to add adjustable rear sights and jewel the hammer and trigger sides and polish the cylinder flutes if one was inclinded. Thu Aug 12, 8: Thu Aug 12, 9: Put in a Wolff springkit and this mod is important: Best front sight ever made for a SP, day or night. Kept standard grips and shoot 38 Long Rifles through them. Or just buy the Buffalo Bore 20A 38 load, shoots to point of aim hits like a fast moving freight.
Page 1 of 2. Previous topic Next topic. Good looking gun jimbo Last edited by DogBone on Mon Aug 23, 1: I do like those bead blasted inserts, nice fit to the rubber.
Just One Shot wrote: Unfortunately, due to a copyright issue with Iowegan using the parts schematic out of the SP manual and Inok saying something about it, they are no longer free.
If you go to the “other” Ruger site www. I can’t remember how much it is, but it is very reasonable. Wow, that is sharp! I really like those sights. You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts iboj this forum.