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would you trade a 3" sp101 .357mag for.....

Discussion in 'Ruger Club' started by cowboywannabe, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

    Jan 26, 2001
    a Glock 36 or Glock 26?

    all things being equal as far as condition.....ammo supply not a problem.....
  2. DJ Niner

    DJ Niner Moderator

    Feb 13, 2001
    North-Central USA
    The G26, yes.

    The G36? I'm not much of a fan of that model OR its caliber, and I occasionally hear of functioning difficulties with the G36, so no.

  3. ME, MOST DEFINITELY NOT, but then I handload and already have a G-19 and a Kahr P9. My SP-101 will stay with me because it fills many roles for me. Defense(factory loads only), Varmit and pest control(specialized handloads), as a back-up or do it all type of firearm it is hard to beat!! JMHO

    I had a G-26 and it was very good in many respects, but just didn't fit my hand comfortably enough so I traded to the Kahr P9.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2011
  4. XNDR17C

    XNDR17C NRA Member

    No, No and No. Also did I mention No, And if you don't like that, I have a whole bag of No's for ya.:supergrin:
    Besides, you can't shoot .38 or .357 out of a G26 or 36.
    If I had the SP, and wanted a G26, I'd just save up until I had enough to buy one and keep the Ruger.
  5. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

    Jan 26, 2001
    yea, ive been toying with the idea of a G36 or one of the econo line 1911 compacts, maybe even a Charter Arms .44 bulldog......

    i have a couple S&W 640 .357s so the sp101 doesnt fill a niche for me, its just a nice gun that i have no need or desire for....
  6. Fine, if that's your choice you can give it to me. :supergrin:
  7. JSinAlaska


    Nov 9, 2003
    I love my SP101! I will keep buying more glocks, but my wheelguns fullfill many roles as well.
  8. JJinORE~~~ If you handload for your .357mag. I will share a recipe that I have found to be very effective on small to medium sized vermin. I'm sure it would work on a penguin as well. Load a 148gr. HBWC "inverted" over 3.0grs. of Bullseye Powder for .38spec. or 3.5grs. for .357mag. Is accurate, low noise and low recoil and the inverted hollow base makes an enormous hollow point. Load it flush with the case mouth using a standard primer. I recently used one on a 25lb. opossum that was chasing my cat away from it's food bowl. Very effective and humane!
  9. usmc2537gunny


    Aug 14, 2010
    I didn't trade rather sold me SP-101 and felt sick right after ther deal was done. Needless to say I sold the guy on another gun and got my SP-101 back. I will never do that again.
  10. JSinAlaska


    Nov 9, 2003
    I buy Buffalo Bore ammo for my .357 and .44 mag. They are heavy loads with maximum penetration. I haven't gotten into the reloading yet. I am not sure I will, I have so many calibers, it would be pretty spendy, 9mm, .357, .45ACP, .44Mag, .45-70 and of course .223
  11. dugo


    Jul 29, 2008
    Had 'em all and when I had 'em I wouldn't have traded any of 'em for any of 'em. All good. All different.

    A "sideways" trade, at best. Only way "up" would be to keep the one ya' got and get the other. Seriously.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2011
  12. FLSlim


    Apr 12, 2010
    FL W Coast
    Shortly after buying my 101 (1 1/2 yrs ago), I would have made either trade. Although I've owned several mag revolvers, for some reason (size?) it took me 5 or 10 range trips to warm up to the 101. Now I have a G30 and have learned to shoot the 101 respectably and would not make the trades you suggest. It is a decent carry weapon (but not my first choice), simple, and utterly dependable.
  13. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    I would not trade.
  14. BikerRN45


    Jan 18, 2011
    For me it would depend on the role of the SP101.

    I traded a Kahr PM9 for a 2 1/4" SP101, and glad to do it. The SP101 makes a better "Get off me" gun. The Glock 36, even if you paid me I wouldn't have one.

  15. ColCol


    Apr 15, 2010
    No doubt about it-I'd keep the SP and just buy the G26. Other than having a GP100 and a G30 in conjunction with these, you have the best of both worlds.

    Now seriously, could you give up such a fine revolver as this?
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2011
  16. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Gen4 BETATester

    Jan 15, 2011
    Keep the sp and buy a glock that way you get the best of both worlds. But yea I never ever sell a gun I own..... My thoughts are if I own it I keep it if I want something else I will save up and buy it. I have read way to many horror stores of I sold gun X and bought gun Z and hate gun Z why did I sell X. Just my 2cent
  17. den888


    Sep 4, 2009
    SF Bay Area
    I would keep the Ruger and save and buy the Glocks!
  18. MinervaDoe


    Jan 26, 2009
    San Jose, CA

    When you start horse trading guns and swapping, it seems like you always come out behind.
  19. Bullman

    Bullman Deranged Deputy

    Oct 11, 2003
    SW Virginia
    I had a 2 1/2 inch SP some years back. Carried it everywhere, I loved it. But somewhere along the way I thought it was becoming a chore to lug all those guns to the range when it came time for Requals. So I got rid of it, traded it for something I thought I would like better. One of the worst trades I ever did.

    Fixed it today, got me another one, this time went with the 3 incher. I am going to put some wood on it and I am going to carry it everywhere, may bob the hammer too.
  20. Berto

    Berto woo woo

    Sep 15, 2003
    I came very close to trading off my 3" sp101 for a G26, glad I didn't.