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Old 05-14-2010, 08:35 PM   #11
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Was over at the local gun shop/range at lunch and they had an SP101 on consignment in the case. They want $395, less than 100 rds thru it.
That's a pretty good price, Scott. I wouldn't worry about them not letting you take it to the range. Just ask them if you can dry-fire it, handle it a bit and TAKE IT HOME! Just do your typical pre-buy revolver inspection and don't worry the gun is good to go.

I LOVE my SP101. I carry it with an Uncle Mikes IWB size 2 with out hardly noticing it.

With any reasonable amount of practice you should be able to shoot any hot magnum loads all day long very pleasantly. A Houge mono-grip helps out too.

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defense it gives little away to a 357 and holds one more round.
SP101s are all bomb proof guns but heavy.

S&W Airweight is far easier to carry and will hold up for a cc gun just fine (mine is 30+ years old).

If you anticipate dealing with larger critters than zombies, the S&W 329 has no equal at 26 oz in 44 Magnum.
The S&W 329PD is a bad-boy for sure. I love it for it's weight, but what a beast to shoot with Magnum loads. I have yet to see anyone cap off six consecutive rounds with my 329!

I always take my 329PD with me to the gun range, just so in case I encounter some " self-proclaimed Macho wannabe" that says a 329 ain't squat to shoot. I'll hand my 329PD over and say... give me 6 consecutive rounds punk.

Even "if" someone could pull the trigger 6 times, their hand, wrist and lower arm will be hamburger meat for at least a week or two.
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I always take my 329PD with me to the gun range, just so in case I encounter some " self-proclaimed Macho wannabe" that says a 329 ain't squat to shoot. I'll hand my 329PD over and say... give me 6 consecutive rounds punk.

Even "if" someone could pull the trigger 6 times, their hand, wrist and lower arm will be hamburger meat for at least a week or two.
Alright Mark, I've heard you tell your "can't shoot the 329PD 6 times" story enough now that I wanna be that next punk!

Where in Texas do you live? I'll drink a six-pack, take a couple shots and we'll get down to business. I'll even do ALL magnum loads , instead of your usual method of starting with a couple specials.

I'll even let you take pictures for your enjoyment!
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Default Flinch from an Airweight in 38 Special ?

They are not Plus P guns (as it would be a waste of time). With "normal" 125 Hornady JHPs it is no hard kicker. I daresay a 3" SP101 357 kicks a lot more.

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Alright Mark, I've heard you tell your "can't shoot the 329PD 6 times" story enough now that I wanna be that next punk!

Where in Texas do you live? I'll drink a six-pack, take a couple shots and we'll get down to business. I'll even do ALL magnum loads , instead of your usual method of starting with a couple specials.

I'll even let you take pictures for your enjoyment!
D/FW area. Yeah, we'll save the Specials for the women folk...
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Default The must be breeding em' weaker in TX than

when I lived there. I'll run 4 cylinders of of 300 gr hardcasts with max loads of
H110 with CT laser grips through my 329 with no gloves or blood on the sand.
It's stout but with a 2 hand grip and experience with large bore handguns it is not difficult. A lot easier to shoot than a Freedom Arms 4.75" in 500 Wyoming Express.
My 329 is ALWAYS with me in the back country as we have large furry critters with claws and teeth. (especially when the scabbard has only fishing rods in it!)

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D/FW area. Yeah, we'll save the Specials for the women folk...
Wonderful, I have family that have been there my whole life. I usually visit annually, but need to start spending more time while its still there. . .

Miss it.
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Wonderful, I have family that have been there my whole life. I usually visit annually, but need to start spending more time while its still there. . .

Miss it.
Come on down! We'll keep the light on for ya.
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Bought the SP101 over lunch today. Traded in my Savage 93 on it. I haven't shot that rifle in years. Might as well trade it in on something I'll use.

This is what I anticipate will become my primary CC weapon. Might pick up a small auto before the law goes into effect in January, but I think the 101 will fit the bill pretty well for now.

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I have the SP-101 in 357 and 327, crimson trace on both. I love them. The 357 has a bit more of a kick. 327 is like shooting a 22. I carry the 327 and also carry the Ruger LCP 380. Ruger has a lifetime warranty, can't go wrong with that.

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