One Glock G19 or Two Ruger revolvers?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by TNFrank, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Keep the Glock, you've got mags and ammo, hang onto it.

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  2. Two 357mag revolvers would be a better choice.

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  3. Just wanted to see the results without voting.

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  1. TNFrank

    TNFrank New Member

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    I currently only own one gun, a Glock G19 RTF2 that I've done a few mods to and that I have 1800+ rounds of ammo for. I also have 2, G17+2 mags and a G19+2 mag along with a stock G19 mag. With all the ammo, extra couple mags and holsters I could probably sell the gun for enough to pick up a Ruger SP-101 and GP-100 in 357Mag, that'd give me two revolvers instead of just one Glock. Of course I'd not have 19+1 rounds of 9x19mm+P anymore, just 6 rounds of 357Mag(or in the case of the SP 5 rounds) but still. That would set me up to get a decent lever action 357Mag next year after we get our tax return money.
    I just hate the idea of giving up my Glock, I really do love that little gun but still, 2 revolvers would be kind of nice as well. I'm an old revolver guy from way back so I'm use to shooting them and I really like not having to police up all my brass when I shoot. I just simply don't know what to do here. With the buying frenzy for semi-autos right now it'd be easy to sell my Glock and I can probably get into the revolvers for a pretty decent price since no one really wants them right now. Anyway, what would ya'll do?
     
  2. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    I don't do polls but i'd keep what guns i have & wait till the stupidness is passed & buy another-
     

  3. marc29th

    marc29th New Member

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    With all the extras you have I'd keep the Glock and save up for one of the Ruger 357's.
     
  4. bigsilver45

    bigsilver45 New Member

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    i'm not a glock fan. but i do like the ruger GP100. if i were going to sell the glock, i'd be more inclined to buy two GP100's. the SP101 is easier to conceal, but i like a heavier weapon.
     
  5. TNFrank

    TNFrank New Member

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    I know, I had a SP-101 back in '98, it was my CCW and I loved the way that heavy little gun tamed the recoil of the 357Mag. I also had a GP-100 back in the late '80's, again, built like a tank, reasonable accurate. It's not like either of those two revolvers would be new territory to me. Like I said, I've probably owned more revolvers then I have semis.
     
  6. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    The ammo makes it a tough call for me.
     
  7. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You have already made up your mind and are just looking for approval. You are the shooter, do what you want. It is not someone else's choice.
     
  8. TNFrank

    TNFrank New Member

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    Actually, I've not, that's why I have a poll posted with this thread. I love the G19, shoots straight, has Meprolite Night Sights, other upgrades, plenty of ammo, easy to carry. That's why it's a hard call, If I had two revolvers my wife would use one and I'd have the other so we'd both be armed. Of course I can always look around and pick up something for her with the tax return money, maybe even a decent little 22lr revolver like a Ruger LCR or something. That'd be a handy little gun to have.
    Just kickin' stuff around trying to see where it'll land.
     
  9. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I selected two 357 revolvers. I would sell the revolver that I liked less and replace the glock.
     
  10. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I responded to a similar question a while back, and I'll respond in a similar manner...
    How many guns can you shoot at once?

    You only really must have one handgun, and you must be proficient with it (otherwise, you're a danger to yourself and others).

    Needs vs wants needs vs wants needs vs wants...

    Which is more important to you? You want one that you're proficient with? I see you've already owned a Ruger revolver in the past, so I would hope you're proficient with one already. But what about maintaining that proficiency? .357 mag ammo is way more pricey than 9mm, and you'd be shooting twice as much if you have two... You can save by shooting .38 through them, but you'll still be wanting to shoot both...

    I would say stick with what you have, maintain your proficiency, and just save up for the other one's later if you desire.
     
  11. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You already have the Glock so keep it. You might get enough to buy the 2 Rugers if the Glock and all the extras were sold together, but you would never see a return with the ammo included. Once you bought the .38 and .357 needed for the revolvers,you would lose more than you have invsested in the pistol you have.

    The Glock serves your needs for now, and you are proficient with it. You would get to the same point with the revolvers fairly quickiy, so familiarity to the pistol or revolver is not an issue. If you want to get back into a revolver again, save your money, and buy a GP100 later. If you were looking into another 9mm that would use the same ammo and accesories instead, I would tell you to sell the Glock (nope, not a Glock fan myself. Have shot 3 of them, and was not impressed with them.), but since what you are considering involves a caliber and opperating system change, I have to advise you to keep what you have. YMMV.
     
  12. Colby

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    The Rugers are nice guns.
     
  13. TNFrank

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    I handload so ammo prices don't bother me at all. I can load just about anything for $7-$10 a box with factory bullets, even 357Mag. so ammo cost doesn't enter into it.
    Yes, I can only shoot one gun at a time but since In only have one gun what will my wife use if the SHTF?
    I think a big part of this is the nostalgia of it all. Back in the Day when I had my revolvers it was a simpler time and I guess in the back of my mind I'm thinking that if I went back to revolvers it'd take me back to those simple more carefree times, I know it won't but still, I'm sure some of ya'll understand how that feels.
    Also, I could also just go all 22lr, get a Ruger LCR in 22lr, a Ruger 22/45 and a Ruger 10/22 and have 3 guns all in 22lr which I can pick up for $20/1000(not priced it in a while but last time I checked that's what it cost) and then I'd have 3 guns instead of just one.
    I don't know, I hate it sometimes that I'm so fickle about guns. I get something I'm happy with then I get a wild hair and want to sell it for something else. Being unemployed saving up isn't an option. I'm not going to do anything fast here, this will be something I'll think over and take my time with.
     
  14. John_Deer

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    If the SP 101 is stainless steel and in great condition he can trade it for a glock 17 straight up. The GP 100 is worth as much as a Gen 3 glock. How can he not make the trade? He is just trading for the guns. It's not like he is marrying them until death do us part.

    The part that confuses me is why he had to make a forum post. Why not just look up the value of the Rugers.
     
  15. TNFrank

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    There's no trades in the works as of yet, can't even find a GP or SP for sale or trade right now. I just figure with all the panic buying it'd be very easy to sell the G19 and you'd be able to get into revolvers at a discount since no one really wants them right now, everyone is focused on semi-autos because of a potential ban.
    Why did I post a poll here, because I really can't make up my mind one way or the other and just wanted to see what the general consensus of the group was on the matter. ;)
     
  16. Don Davis

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    I'd keep the Glock -

    I'm partial to auto's

    But I'd much rather have a S&W M&P or a XDm than a Glock.

    :cool:
     
  17. winds-of-change

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    I like revolvers but in this case I'd keep the Glock and try to save up for a GP100. They really aren't that expensive. I see all the time here on this forum people who have sold a gun only to regret it.
     
  18. TNFrank

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    Looks like the majority of folks are saying hang onto the Glock G19. That's what I'll probably do and then see what kind of money we have left after we get our tax return. Might just go with my first plan and get a Ruger 10/22 or might look around for a Ruger LCR in 22lr or 22/45. Just figure a good 22lr of some kind may be in order for plinking/hunting and general SHTF use. :D
     
  19. Glockluster

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    A ruger gp100 is a helluva fun gun to shoot. However ammo cost is an important thing to consider but if your handloading i guess that doesn't matter. Me personally im biased towards the G19 but thats because its my personal gun and is always by my side. If its for concealed matters id say keep the glock, if its for target shooting or home defense id go with the rugers, if of course i were to reload and ammo costs weren't a concern. my opinon.
     
  20. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    Most of the time shooting the GP100, I am using 38 Special, usually 158 or 130 gr.

    My Glock 19 2nd Gen is my baby.