340 pd or M&P 340

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  1. jensen_lover

    jensen_lover

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    I have the opportunity to buy a 340pd in great used condition for 600. It has the high-viz fiber optic sight (not night sight). This is local. My reservation with this gun in that it does not have night sight.

    Or I can go with the M&P 340 with night sights from cheaperthandirt.com for about 700 brand new.

    Any thoughts? I would like to have one by this weekend. Thanks.

    I was going to add a pole but I do not know how.
     
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  2. Jonas101

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    I have the 340pd with the hi-viz fiber sight. It is pinned on, so it's really easy to get a different sight installed. I would go this route. You'll end up saving money even if you change the sight.

    Good choice btw. Look into the gold dot short bbl .357 when you pick it up.
     

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    Thanks bud, any other thoughts?
     
  4. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Holster Maker

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    I really like carrying my 340PD, shooting not so much.:embarassed:

    Paid $500 used for mine and for that price I couldn't pass, I would have went $600 for one in new condition.

    Get the 340PD.
     
  5. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    I had a 360pd (exposed hammer) - shooting .357 mag out of a 12 ounce gun is absolutely brutal. If you get the 340, expect to only put .38 special through it.
     
  6. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Holster Maker

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    That's for sure.

    I hated shooting mine with .357mag Silvertips, but the .38spec +P short barrel load is much nicer.
     
  7. smokin762

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    I feel the same as you.

    I picked up my 340PD in new condition used for $525.00. I love it.

    I picked up a Meprolight Night Sight for it last week and I am dropping it off at the Gunsmith’s this Saturday to have him put it on.:supergrin:
     
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    Congrats to OP on the 340pd . This is the reason I have a ruger sp101 for 357mag and an SW642 for 38spl.
     
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  9. Two Guns

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    Get the one with out the internal lock.