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cowboywannabe
01-04-2011, 10:54
a Glock 36 or Glock 26?

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

DJ Niner
01-05-2011, 02:28
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.

bulletnose
01-05-2011, 16:51
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.

XNDR17C
01-07-2011, 16:24
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.

cowboywannabe
01-07-2011, 17:36
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....

bulletnose
01-08-2011, 10:35
Fine, if that's your choice you can give it to me. :supergrin:

JSinAlaska
01-13-2011, 22:20
I love my SP101! I will keep buying more glocks, but my wheelguns fullfill many roles as well.
http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc437/jasonrschultz/wheelguns.jpg

bulletnose
01-14-2011, 10:11
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!

usmc2537gunny
01-14-2011, 10:19
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.

JSinAlaska
01-14-2011, 15:23
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!

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

dugo
01-14-2011, 20:56
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.

FLSlim
01-15-2011, 09:46
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.

bac1023
01-20-2011, 09:58
I would not trade.

BikerRN45
01-25-2011, 09:37
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.

Biker

ColCol
02-12-2011, 11:41
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?
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x220/ColColt/Misc%20Stuff/_DEF3851.jpg

HotRoderX
02-12-2011, 12:06
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

den888
02-13-2011, 17:48
I would keep the Ruger and save and buy the Glocks!

MinervaDoe
02-13-2011, 18:45
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.
+1

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

Bullman
02-23-2011, 20:20
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.

Berto
02-23-2011, 20:25
I came very close to trading off my 3" sp101 for a G26, glad I didn't.

MinervaDoe
02-24-2011, 13:13
I came very close to trading off my 3" sp101 for a G26, glad I didn't.
You posted a picture of that puppy one time. It is definitely a keeper and it makes me and my 2 1/4" model jealous.

Glock940
02-24-2011, 13:56
No never ...keep it and save up the money and get yourself a Glock 26 or 36.

cowboywannabe
02-24-2011, 14:00
i still have my 3" sp101 and my G26.......was just thinking......my sp101 doesnt do anything my 2.5" 640s dont already do, except it has an exposed hammer.

Bullman
02-24-2011, 15:25
And it has a little more barrel to make those .357s run a little bit better :supergrin:

cowboywannabe
02-24-2011, 18:25
And it has a little more barrel to make those .357s run a little bit better :supergrin:

ironically, that 1/2" more bbl makes a big diff in handling the recoil.

with the touted Remington 125gr. sjhp my sp101 rocks and or rolls quite a bit but is not painfull to shoot.

while my 640s were so with the exact same load. i had one of them MagNa-Ported and now it shoots the hottest .357s like its a .38+p.

MinervaDoe
02-24-2011, 19:24
ironically, that 1/2" more bbl makes a big diff in handling the recoil.

with the touted Remington 125gr. sjhp my sp101 rocks and or rolls quite a bit but is not painfull to shoot.

while my 640s were so with the exact same load. i had one of them MagNa-Ported and now it shoots the hottest .357s like its a .38+p.
My SP101 with a 2.25" barrel hurt to shoot with lukewarm .357 loads. I put Uncle Mike grips on it and it helped, but I still prefer .38 Special loads.

clarkstoncz
03-03-2011, 14:21
Am I the only one who would buy a 3 inch LCR .357?

Bullman
03-03-2011, 16:43
Do they make a 3 inch LCR ? I know they make the .357 now, just didn't know if you could have it in a 3 inch barrel.

CanyonMan
03-03-2011, 23:58
I own both the SP101 with 3 1/16th" barrel and shoot full house 357 mags through it, and the G36, which is also a very nice piece.

But would NO WAY take the G36 over the SP101, and I EDC a 45 acp M1911.
The G36 shoots great with my +P reloads through it at 900+fps and is extremely accurate even at fairly long range.... BUT, the SP101 is hands down IMO the better gun and shooter, and is also more accurate than I could ever ask for. Very well built gun, well worth the keeping. ;)

http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab256/yrag5951/stuff%20to%20share/0309011218a.jpg

http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab256/yrag5951/stuff%20to%20share/0309011222b.jpg

Good shooting amigo whatever you decide !





CM
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NWGlocker
06-06-2011, 09:12
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.


Seriously. Don't trade guns. Guns are one of those things you just don't sell. Ask around on this site and I bet you can find a whole heap of people that have sold or traded a gun in the past and wish they hadn't.

cowboywannabe
06-06-2011, 20:32
id much prefer to keep it since its just about mint. but i really have no need for it....where as a 1911 or mini glock i would......

White Buffalo
06-20-2011, 23:09
lemme tell you something, I sold my sp101 to my pops years ago. I've regretted it ever since. I'm trading HIM a Glock to get that gun back the end of next month..

oh yeah, it's a 3" too. I'm stoked.

1911gobang
06-28-2011, 23:12
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.

Yep...keep the SP and buy the 26 outright...

cziv
06-30-2011, 21:44
Just echoing what 99% of the guys posted HELL NO - don't trade it. Keep it and save for the Glock. A rock solid .357 mag is a big hole to fill in your collection unless you have a few and don't give a darn then......meh, do what you want.

I wouldn't trade this sweeheart. Completely taken down and all parts hand polished. 10 lb Wolf spring set installed. I can shoot double action, rapid fire and hit 5 of 5 soda cans at combat ranges.

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/570426232_9KLMU-L.jpg

Pecos Bill
07-01-2011, 19:21
I have often thought of getting rid of a gun or two to get something I wanted but, I have resisted. I have every gun I ever bought except my very 1st one. A hi-point C9 I've heard most are good, mine was not the case.

I purchased a used G36 a couple months ago. I have had no trouble with it (close to 500 rounds) except a few faulty rounds of WWB. My cousin shot it and had trouble with it so I guess based on my limited experience with it, the trouble is with the holder. As for me, I love my G36.

stopatrain
07-01-2011, 19:34
No way!

Glock26z
07-03-2011, 20:42
What in the hell have you been drinking son???????????????? ARE YOU NUTS???????????????????

Wolfdad
07-26-2011, 20:06
The 101 is one of those Special guns you just don't trade.

Ganesh
11-08-2011, 20:50
Please dont trade or sell yer guns. Unless you have no other choice and gotta feed the kiddies or such. God I wished I never sold any firearm I owned in the past. Some I had to...gotta pay the bills and put food on the table. And life isnt always just so.

got a tiny story that relates to this. Years ago I owned a S&W 686 2 1/2" ported weigand custom. Loved it...tho it seemed finicky to handloads....replaced it with a three inch gp100....Wasnt as pretty...but was a trade up in my book. Never a problem with it...tho it wasnt small either, hehe. Sad side to that story is....it got stolen... Bout 11 years ago I got my hands on a SP101. Loved it...reminded me of my gp100 but smaller. She was with me through thick and thin. In 2007 I did the worst thing in my life. I gave up on her....bought a glock 27 in place of her. Was the 27 good? Hell ya! Did it do everything I expected? Yes again. Was I happy? No.

Im a wheelie shooter. Love shootin em, love loadin for em. Somebody else can run around pickin up brass...Id rather just dump em in my bag. So I ended up goin back to wheelies. Daily carry a S&W 340 M&P. But for Christmas I'm retirein her to heavy carry...light shootin and gettin another sp101 to pick up the slack.

Buckeye63
11-23-2011, 21:00
I've got 3 Ruger revolvers in 357 mag...A SS Speed Six 2 3/4 in barrel ,a SS Police six with a 4 in barrel ..and a 4 5/8 in barreled Black Hawk

And I'd NEVER consider trading down for any striker fired pistol.... especially a Block

If I felt I wanted Polymer framed Semi I'd go for a Ruger P97 Ruger P95 or a SIG Pro...

They have hammers....and Decockers

http://onfinite.com/libraries/1698532/cb6.jpg

http://onfinite.com/libraries/1516204/382.jpg

http://onfinite.com/libraries/1517755/58e.jpg

http://onfinite.com/libraries/1709711/ed0.jpg

http://onfinite.com/libraries/1686789/f0f.jpg

Buckeye63
11-23-2011, 22:21
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!

http://onfinite.com/libraries/1673434/50f.jpg

yep...... it works

DeadEye637
12-01-2011, 16:54
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.

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

jack76590
12-02-2011, 15:07
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.

Chup
12-05-2011, 15:07
SP101 is one I will always keep.

PhotoFeller
12-05-2011, 16:25
Just echoing what 99% of the guys posted HELL NO - don't trade it. Keep it and save for the Glock. A rock solid .357 mag is a big hole to fill in your collection unless you have a few and don't give a darn then......meh, do what you want.

I wouldn't trade this sweeheart. Completely taken down and all parts hand polished. 10 lb Wolf spring set installed. I can shoot double action, rapid fire and hit 5 of 5 soda cans at combat ranges.

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/570426232_9KLMU-L.jpg

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?

Pecos Bill
12-05-2011, 23:29
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!! :)

jack76590
12-05-2011, 23:36
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!! :)

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.

Pecos Bill
12-05-2011, 23:43
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.

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.

VA27
12-19-2011, 19:49
I wouldnt do it. Especially since I just picked up a 4 inch SP101.

qcsmitty
01-15-2012, 17:29
Although I'm sure the OP has long since made his decision,
:rofl:

HELL NO.

Chup
01-16-2012, 16:40
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.

fowler
02-10-2012, 06:10
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.

L Pete
02-19-2012, 15:59
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.