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Old March 16, 2013, 10:28 PM   #1
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Want an sp-101

Might be willing to trade an XDm .45 for it. Just wondering how feesable that is. Figure i would get a few opinions before actually looking for a trade.

*Edit* I guess I should specify that I want an SP-101 2 1/4 or 3.06 in .357 magnum. The XDm is a 4.5 inch with 5 mags and all the normal goodies in the case, plus a little ammo.
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Old March 17, 2013, 01:25 PM   #2
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The SP is worth considerably less than the XD. If you're fine with that, then why not.

Granted prices across the board have gone up, but I sold my 3" SP three years ago for $350.
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Old March 17, 2013, 01:32 PM   #3
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An XDm with 5 magazines is worth considerably more than an SP-101

I think you would be losing on the trade but I am sure you would find someone to make that trade really quickly.
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Old March 17, 2013, 01:35 PM   #4
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See I wasnt sure, I paid $559 for the XDm a few years ago, and seems like SP-101 is going for $600 plus. maybe I can get a trade plus cash.
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Old March 17, 2013, 01:51 PM   #5
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I was kind of shocked the other day when I saw a used SP101 for $625 at a LGS.
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Old March 17, 2013, 08:19 PM   #6
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Holey smokes! I haven't looked at SP prices I guess in a while. I bought mine last spring for what I thought was normal price.

I think I'd wait out the madness that is buying guns right now. They'll come back down that few hundred bucks to get back into one I'm sure.
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Old March 17, 2013, 10:06 PM   #7
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Want an sp-101

I LOVE my sp101s. 2 and 3 inch. 2 inch for normal carry. 3 inch as backup carry if needed and woods gun. I got the 3 inch used for 450 and the 2 inch for 399. Both very recently. Just like the wheel guns!!!! I would trade if it were me, and both my sp101s seam seriously indetructable. I couldnt imagine me liking another firearm as much as i like them.

I will say i upgraded to night front sights. And 357 with the stock grips were bruital. For me, it was around the top of the grip, it bit my hand where the thumb curls around the very top of the grip. On the 3 inch i put rubber hogues on it and zero problem. I could shoot 200 .357 mags straight. Still not sure what i am going to do for the 2 incher to keep it very consealable. Keep it as is and limit 357 or get some small wood grips maybe.
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Old March 17, 2013, 11:22 PM   #8
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More and more I am wanting an sp101. I was tempted by a Rossi R461 today, but the only up is 6 rounds, and let's face it, its not a Ruger. I have had my fun with the XDm.
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Old March 17, 2013, 11:52 PM   #9
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tempted by a Rossi R461 today, but the only up is 6 rounds, and let's face it, its not a Ruger.
The difference between a Rossi and a Ruger cannot be overstated. I have a Rossi and two Rugers, an SP101 and a GP100. Bought the Rossi before owning either one of the Rugers. Buying the Rossi was a big mistake. On the other hand the Rugers are top drawer.

Smith and Wesson revolvers, at least the all steel ones are also a good choice.
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Old March 18, 2013, 09:37 AM   #10
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I have a SP101 2.25" 357mag and I wouldnt make that trade. Its my EDC and I love the gun.
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Old March 18, 2013, 10:06 AM   #11
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Hulley, I understand entirely, thats what i want one for.
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Old March 18, 2013, 11:04 AM   #12
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In my neck of the woods used SP101s are going for well over $500, thats when/if you can even find one. Heck I havent seen a new one in quite awhile. The extra you pay becomes miniscule over time. I got mine last year for $470 used and I consider myself lucky. Good luck, my SP will be in my safe for a very long time.
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Old March 18, 2013, 06:00 PM   #13
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I would keep the XDm .45. If you want a trade it I would get a better Revolver for it.
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Old March 18, 2013, 06:04 PM   #14
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Yeah those ole clunky SP101's are no good.........
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Old March 19, 2013, 12:48 PM   #15
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Its driving me nuts that I cant find an SP101 anywhere around here. I mean there are a couple of .22lr's just not what I am looking for. Can find Taurus .38 Poly's at all the LGS's and even at the Pawn Shops, and a Rossi 461, even a Charter Arms in .38 but no ruger .357's. sorry to rant and vent but Dammit I Want One.
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Old March 19, 2013, 04:58 PM   #16
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>>I was kind of shocked the other day when I saw a used SP101 for $625 at a LGS.<<

And they're going for that regularly on GB these days. Who knew?
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Old March 19, 2013, 06:55 PM   #17
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Want an sp-101

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Old March 31, 2013, 11:15 PM   #18
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okay how about the XDm .45 for a S&W Model 60 .357 3inch? cause I am really liking the idea of one.
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Old March 31, 2013, 11:29 PM   #19
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Want an sp-101

Save your lunch money.... Keep the XDm and buy the SP101.
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