Would you make this trade?

Would you make this trade?

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    Would you make this trade?

    I'm kicking around the idea of trading my S&W 340M&P for a Ruger LCR what do you guys think of this? Its nothing set in stone keep in mind just something I'm toying with. are the LCR's known for any problems due to them being a polymer framed revolver?
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    I know nothing more than both companies generally make great guns...

    Maybe someone who knows revolvers more can be more accurate.
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    They will both do the samething! The S&W has a longer track record.
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    The 340 has a MSRP of almost $1k, you're going to trade for a Ruger? I hope you're getting some cash along with it.

    You will almost always do better to sell the gun for more, then buy the other gun.

    Also, you'd be trading the lighter .357 for a heavier .38 (+p rated)....


    Why?

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    IMO... I would keep the S&W. The LCR is to new. Recently Rugers new releases are prone to re-calls.
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    Shoot one first. Then wait a year. Then get one when the smoke clears. Ruger QC has been a joke lately.
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    I would think the S&W would have a greater value, depending on use.

    In addition, I'm not considering a Ruger LCR till it gets a two or so year track record.
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    I would not trade. The LCR needs to have a longer track record to establish its quality and reliability. The record of the LCP is informative here.

    The Smith is a known quantity. If the Smith's recoil bothers you, go with 38 special +P or normal 38 load in lieu of the 357.

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    Thanks guys you all have valid points,the Ruger is a very new,different and unproven design. I hadn't thought of that last one,keboostman the recoil of the 340 M&P with 130gr hydrashock .357's isn't intolerable for me and I can make good hits with it. Mind you I wouldn't want to spend a Saturday afternoon putting 100's of them through this little beast.

    However the recoil of these guns is very over rated in my opinion. While its not pleasant to shoot 357 out of these guns,I find its not noware near the painful nightmare its made out to be either.
    I'm also looking froward to trying some Speer gold dot short barrel .357 ammo in it as well.
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    NO.....I would wait awhile on that....would keep that S&W and wait till the Ruger has been on the market longer and see what happens.
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    From long personal experience, I'm extremely hesitant to ever part with a gun, especially one I've found to be a good one. If you want an LCR, save up and purchase one. But hang on to the S&W.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodc13 View Post
    From long personal experience, I'm extremely hesitant to ever part with a gun, especially one I've found to be a good one. If you want an LCR, save up and purchase one. But hang on to the S&W.


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    Stick with the Smith.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    The 340 has a MSRP of almost $1k, you're going to trade for a Ruger? I hope you're getting some cash along with it.

    You will almost always do better to sell the gun for more, then buy the other gun.

    Also, you'd be trading the lighter .357 for a heavier .38 (+p rated)....


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    Ditto all of JD's points. If you didn't have either and were looking at making a new purchase, then pricing may enter into the picture but since you already own the Smith, I can see no advantage in trading it for the Ruger.

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    I would def keep the smith!
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