Let's justify the $300 price difference on these two firearms.

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by tcraig23, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. tcraig23

    tcraig23 New Member

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    Ruger LCR w/Crimson Trace Laser. $600
    Smith & Wessn M&P340 CT, Crimson Trace Grip. $900
     
  2. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    Can you be more specific? LCR in .38+p vs M&P340 in .357 mag?
     

  3. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I would think that when the LCR357 comes available and equipped with the CT, you will probably see the price difference shrink. S&W is .357 and the LCR is .38spc.

    That is my only guess.
     
  4. tcraig23

    tcraig23 New Member

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    Sorry, yes, it is 38+p vs. 357 mag. As I research this, I notice Ruger is coming out with the 357 now for their LCR line. I would imagine the crimson trace grip will be out soon after. So let's compare apple to apples.
     
  5. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    You are comparing apples to oranges IMO. A 38 to a 357 isn't a comparison. If you load them both with the same round I think it's an opinion issue at that point. The smith uses much more expensive matrials and the Rugers may have a one up on the smith with its cammed trigger. Again, that is only preference.
     
  6. gorknoids

    gorknoids New Member

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    "DING!!!!" A .38 ain't ever gonn'a be a .357, no matter what the calipers say.
     
  7. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Smith's are usually more expensive anyway, but the caliber difference is the price difference here too.
     
  8. tcraig23

    tcraig23 New Member

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    All true, but the new Ruger LCR 357 mag. is listed at the same MSRP as this 38.
     
  9. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    I love my Rugers to death, but Smith's are nicer guns, not as solid, but just plain sweet.

    I agree that it is comparing apples to oranges.

    Smiths always run higher than Rugers and if you desire a finer, smoother firearm, then it's worth it.

    Anybody who knows me, knows I'm a BIG Ruger fan. They both have their place in my safe! ;)
     
  10. Dave T

    Dave T New Member

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    The smart alick answer would be...if you want that much more recoil in your hand you have to pay for it.

    A more serious answer would be that historically Rugers of similar designs have been cheeper than a similar offering from S&W.

    Dave