I will have more photos and shooting impressions on DRTV and the blog as the day progresses...The 3 guns I have are:
1) SR9c 9m compact pistol...10 rounds and ships with a 2nd 17-round SR9 magazine and grip adapter that slips on the longer full-sized mag...slightly larger in slide length and width than baby Glock G26, but slimmer...best trigger I've felt on an out-of-the-box SR9 (even Pincus would like it)...
2) 7-SHOT GP-101 in .327 Magnum...that's right, Ruger as learned to count past 6! This represents a major expansion of the venerable SP-101 line and (along with the next gun) an equally major commitment to the .327 cartridge. The gun is a sweetheart to shoot compared to a .357 of the same vintage, plus it picks up the extra round. I was shooting Federal Personal Protection 85-grain .327s — rare as hen's teeth!
3) MY FAVORITE, and a gun I will definitely be buying, an 8-SHOT .327 Magnum Blackhawk! This is destined to be the small game gun of the year (and we already have some ideas for ourin-the-works handgun hunting show). Essentially, imagine a new Model Blackhawk (the larger XR3-RED gripframe rather than the smaller XR3 on the Anniversary Model .357s) with 8 holes in the cylinder instead of the 6 you expect. My version is stainless with a 5.5-inch barrel. I haven't mic'ed it yet, but the gun appears identical to my .357 New Model and fits all my standard Blackhawk holster. I've shot it with the hot .327s and a whole bunch of .32 H&Rs, and recoil is negligible.
Okay...I gotta go edit video for awhile, but i will be adding photos and more impressions throughout the day. Check in regularly on DRTV as Marshal posts the videos! I'll also be discussing my shooting impressions on the Wednesday podcast.