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

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  1. Buckeye63

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    yep...... it works
     
  2. DeadEye637

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    Good to see you are doing ok after your hospital visit and family emergency this past September!
     

  3. jack76590

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    NO. Especially a 3" model in good shape and well timed. Hard to find 3" sp 101, while G26 are all over the place. Plus until recently at least all glocks were good out of the box, but like most revolvers the sp 101 can vary on how well it is timed.
     
  4. Chup

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    SP101 is one I will always keep.
     
  5. PhotoFeller

    PhotoFeller A swamp dude

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    My 101 trigger pull is too heavy, but I've been reluctant to tear into it. I have 0 experience with revolver detail stripping. Did you do the polishing of internals? Is disassembly/re-assembly a complex project?
     
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    WOW a bunch of G36 haters around here. I would trade. Here is why, the G36 will cost you #500 or so even used, and the G26 will cost you about $500 new. You can pick up another SP101 .357 for about $250. So Trade, Sell the G36 if you don't like it, pick up another SP101 and pocket $200 or $250 and buy another gun!! :)
     
  7. jack76590

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    If you can pick up good used sp 101 for $250 your approach make sense. Just that I have never seen good used sp 101 for that price even in the more common 2" models.
     
  8. Pecos Bill

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    Well, I can't!! LOL I typed that based on prices at Gun Broker and then looked down the list and they don't have any at any price.
    So, now I have to change my mind and say, Keep the .357. (I change my mind a lot some days) :) Just this morning I was a little lost, but I found myself in the mirror and I knew the rest of the day would be good.

    I've got an old Security Six, I wouldn't give up for anything. Forget the post above. What was I thinking.
     
  9. VA27

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    I wouldnt do it. Especially since I just picked up a 4 inch SP101.
     
  10. qcsmitty

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    Although I'm sure the OP has long since made his decision,
    :rofl:

    HELL NO.
     
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    I like the one about buying a Used SP101 for $250. In the Cleveland, Ohio area you won't buy anything but junk for $250.
     
  12. fowler

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    The Sp-101 is one of the best made all stainless steel snubbys out there if not the best in 357 magnum for durability &protection. I have had many Colt detetctives,SW Mod 19,66, rb 2.5,Sw J frames over 4 decades. The Sp101 will not shoot loose or crack forcing cones or go out of time as fast as the others mentioned above. Its small enough and just the right weight to shoot 357 mag defence loads in. Ruger has a winner here for a serious defence fight-in magnum. I pancake mine OWB or drop it in my pocket of my artic Carhart in the winter. Allso in the backwoods&hiking it first choice for protection. I like the Simply rugged silver dollar pancake holster.
     
  13. L Pete

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    I've had all the above at one time or another......Still have all of the above. except the G26.

    I now use a Kahr CM9 for the role the G26 was playing (it felt like a brick on my hip). My SPs are too nice to trade. My G36 is a wonderful piece of equipment. I'm not trading or selling any of these. They're all good and work to perfection. Geez.....I have too many guns.
     
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  14. Pythonman

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    I like 3” 357 revolvers. My last two 2 1/4” SP101s shot very low or very high so my next one will be a 3”. And yes a 3” SP101 is indeed more controllable with heavier loads than the snubby version. Don’t trade that or any gun! Thank me later
     
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    I liked everything about the 3” SP101 I owned for a while...everything except the fact that it didn’t shoot anywhere near the POA. Oh, it was accurate. I just had to aim 10” right and 10” above where I was aiming. Traded it for an excellent condition Model 38 Airweight.
    Now, the 3” fixed sight GP100 I bought does shoot to POA, and I will never lose it.

    The G26? I own one of those too...it is also a “never sell”. I can’t say enough about how much I like this pistol.
     
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    Depends what you want to use it for. The G26 is an ideal carry gun for hot climes in the city. With the 2 shot mag bottom, that is 13 shots of the Corbon 115 gr load that hits 1260 fps from my G26. For the trail or farm, the 3" 357 is about ideal.

    Why not have both? JMHO.
     
  17. Bullman

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    Shot a 93 with mine last qualification. Shooting all the way back to 25 yards with it.
     
  18. Glockworks

    Glockworks Thank God for Prez Trump and VP Pence!

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    I love the SP101, but would have no problem with the G26. It also takes all Glock double stack 9 mm mags, G26/19/17/18 and with a spacer, feels just like a 19 or a 17 if you want to go that way.