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

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by popeye, Sep 15, 2008.

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  1. popeye
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    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?
     
  2. bratch

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    I bought a new one at a local store for $450. That should give you a start.
     
  3. sarge83

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    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.
     
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    I paid $250ish for mine used, with trijicon(I think) night site and hogue monogrip installed.
     
  5. Rokyudai

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    (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.
     
  6. Rugerlvr

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    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. ;)
     
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    I paid well under $300 for mine. It's a great little blaster!
     
  8. popeye
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    O.K. Thanks for replies. I hope to make the show, it's flooded around here.
     
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    Sold mine that was in 9mm for 350 and was glad to see it go down the road.
     
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    Whatever you do, don't trade that S&W for a Ruger.
     
  11. goon

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    Good luck. Used SP-101's are very rare in my area.
    I just ponied up and bought a new one.
     
  12. 19-3Ben

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    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.
     
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    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.

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    I paid 350 for mine with 50 rounds thru her.
     
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    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.

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.

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    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.
     
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    350 good exc
     
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    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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