Ruger® has partnered with Federal Premium to introduce a new personal defense revolver cartridge designed to deliver 357 Magnum ballistics out of a 32-caliber diameter platform—and with 20-percent less recoil. Ruger will offer the 327 Federal Magnum in a small frame SP101 double action revolver with a 3-1/16-inch barrel length and six-shot cylinder. The satin finish stainless steel gun features adjustable rear sight and one-piece rubber grip with plastic inserts.
Through the use of advanced powder blends and new high quality bullets Federal Premium Ammunition has taken the often underpowered 32-caliber platform and beefed it up to achieve 357 Magnum velocity. Due to the smaller diameter cartridge shooters to chamber an additional round in their revolver—six shots as opposed to the traditional five-shot cylinder offered in 38-Special and 357 Magnum small frame guns.
The Ruger SP101 will also shoot 32 H&R Magnum, 32 S&W and 32 S&W Long ammunition—giving shooters four caliber offerings and a great, versatile product for target shooting and personal defense applications.
327 Federal Magnum ammunition will be available in three loads: Federal Premium 85-gr Hydra-Shok™ JHP (1335 fps muzzle velocity in 3-1/16” barrel), American Eagle® 100-gr SP (1435 fps muzzle velocity in 3-1/16” barrel) and Speer 115-gr Gold Dot® HP (1335 fps muzzle velocity in 3-1/16” barrel).
For more information on these new SP101 in .327 Federal Magnum, and the complete line of Ruger products and services visit http://www.ruger.com/.