I wanna buy a used SP101 what do they go for?


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popeye
September 15, 2008, 02:30 PM
I'm gonna try to pick up a used .357 SP101 2.1/4" at a show next week in Porter Co. Indiana. I'm gonna bring a 26 Glock and a Smith 442 no lock as trading material. I priced some new ones today around here and they're about $100 too much. Can I find a nice one for about $375-400? I intend to load it with +P .38 SPEC only. Should I look for a .38 SPEC model?

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bratch
September 15, 2008, 03:08 PM
I bought a new one at a local store for $450. That should give you a start.

sarge83
September 15, 2008, 03:23 PM
I picked up a .357 SP101 2 1/4 last year LNIB for $299 OTD.

I got the little brother, .38 sp. 2 1/4 version last month LNIB for $275 OTD.

Pawn shop purchases.

machinisttx
September 15, 2008, 03:43 PM
I paid $250ish for mine used, with trijicon(I think) night site and hogue monogrip installed.

Rokyudai
September 15, 2008, 04:32 PM
(Once again just for comparison) I bought a NIB SP101 2 1/4 in for $430 cash out the door just 3 weeks ago at a gun show.

Rugerlvr
September 15, 2008, 05:11 PM
Cabela's had the 2.25" .357 for $449 on sale a couple of weeks ago. I had a $100 cash back card from my previous gun buy, and walked out with the new one for $349 + tax. ;)

JZ06
September 15, 2008, 07:48 PM
I paid well under $300 for mine. It's a great little blaster!

popeye
September 16, 2008, 09:32 PM
O.K. Thanks for replies. I hope to make the show, it's flooded around here.

aka108
September 16, 2008, 09:37 PM
Sold mine that was in 9mm for 350 and was glad to see it go down the road.

Jeff F
September 16, 2008, 10:18 PM
Whatever you do, don't trade that S&W for a Ruger.

goon
September 16, 2008, 10:56 PM
Good luck. Used SP-101's are very rare in my area.
I just ponied up and bought a new one.

19-3Ben
September 16, 2008, 11:33 PM
I never find used Sp101s. Kinda says something.

I got mine (NIB) for $460 two years ago. Overpaid, but it was a local shop that was getting screwed legally by the city (anti's trying to shut them down with trumped up charges and false arrests), and he needed all the help he could get.

Quoheleth
September 17, 2008, 03:23 PM
Got my 3" model used for $350 + S&H. Might have been on the high end of the deal, but the guy was going to Iraq and needed the $$ for non-issue gear.

New around Houston seems to be $100+ more than that price, so I felt OK with it.

If it were me, I would get the .357 magnum version. That way if you ever need to load it up (you know...one of those "what caliber for bear" questions that pops up here) you can. I mostly shoot mild .357s or .38+P in mine - that's enough fun for me.

Q

RobG5538
September 17, 2008, 03:31 PM
I paid 350 for mine with 50 rounds thru her.

BikerRN
September 17, 2008, 03:39 PM
If I'm not too late, KEEP THE NO LOCK 442!!!

Sorry for yelling, but I really had to stress that. The Glock 26 that you have is worth about $350 Used, for "trade in" value. The SP101 Used is worth about $350 Retail.

As far as getting an SP101 in 38 Special, why bother? The .357 Magnum can fire both bullets and is more desireable for that reason.

BikerRN

BikerRN
September 17, 2008, 03:41 PM
I never find used Sp101s. Kinda says something.

It says a lot to me. :)

It took me a month to find one Used and my local Gun "pusher" has me on Speed Dial. :D

BikerRN

rantingredneck
September 17, 2008, 03:53 PM
I got mine for 290.00 cash through a FTF deal with another forum member. had some surface scratches that buffed right out. Smoothest DA trigger I've ever felt and locks up like a bank vault. It is my favorite carry weapon.

Pistol Toter
September 17, 2008, 04:06 PM
Don't buy the 2.25". Get the 3.0625". I have and daily carry the 2.25". It is said that hind sight is 20/20 and if I could do it again I'd buy the 3 1/16" barrel. It's no harder to conceal and offer a host of advantages. Just my 2 cents.

ronto
September 17, 2008, 05:45 PM
IMHO, DO NOT waste your money on the 38 Special version.
I assume it's for a CCW, then stick with the 2 1/4" DAO (spurless) model.

popeye
September 17, 2008, 09:58 PM
Here's the Smith, I'm about done with Centennials. I've still got a 640 no dash, if I get lonely. The Glock is ugly though.

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z49/bignugly77/442l.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z49/bignugly77/442r.jpg

goon
September 19, 2008, 02:03 PM
Agree on getting the .357. It just doesn't make sense to NOT get the .357.
No one says you have to shoot full power loads in it.
Mine is quickly becoming my favorite handgun.

BTW - if you're going to sell the Smith you'd probably be better off to sell outright rather than try to trade.
You always get taken when you sell or trade at a shop.
If you must get rid of it, sell it to someone who will appreciate it.

Elvishead
September 19, 2008, 03:25 PM
350 good exc

Elvishead
September 19, 2008, 03:31 PM
Pistol Toter

Don't buy the 2.25". Get the 3.0625". I have and daily carry the 2.25". It is said that hind sight is 20/20 and if I could do it again I'd buy the 3 1/16" barrel. It's no harder to conceal and offer a host of advantages. Just my 2 cents.


I somewhat disgree.

I have the 3" SP101 (.357), although I don't regret buying it, I ended up getting a S&W Airweight 638 BodyGuard 1 7/8" for carry. Afterall, it a hand gun, and actually, I can shoot my Airweight much better out to 25 yards or maybe better.

Really 15 yards in the real World though.:D

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