I currently carry a Glock 26 but with the price of ammo going up I am only able to practice with it very seldom. I am not going to reload for it-I hate to chase brass and I cant shoot cast bullets out of it. I have recently become interested in the Ruger SP101 in .357 as a carry gun and have considered trading in my Glock on one.I cant afford to keep the Glock at this point if I decide to make the switch. I have written down a few pros and cons about switching and would like other's opinions-I have never carried a revolver for CCW.
Pros: (1)I have a Ruger Blackhawk in .357 and I have several thousand light handloads on hand that could be used for practice with the SP101. I also have components to load several thousand more. I have several bullet molds for .357 and lots of lead to cast bullets with.This is my biggest pro.(2)Ammo versatility in a .357 and revolver. (3)American Made! (4) A great defense round.
Cons: (1) 5 rounds vs. ten (2) weighs a little more than the G26.(3) Cant get a spare body for the SP101 to use with my MTAC.(4)recoil and muzzle blast would be worse than the G26 with magnum ammo.
I handled a SP101 with the 2" barrel yesterday and liked it, but I am leaning toward the 3" barrel if I do buy one. I am torn I like my Glock, I dont like the price of ammo. What do you all think here??