Good trade? 340PD for SP101

Good trade? 340PD for SP101

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    Good trade? 340PD for SP101

    I'm getting ready to trade and thought I'd get a little advice b4 seeing as I've never traded firearms.

    I'm thinking of trading a 1yr. old S&W 340PD for a Ruger SP101. I wish I could keep them both but with kids in college....
    (not a thing wrong with the PD, just have a SP101 calling me)

    The PD's are going new for in the low 900's and the SP101 and going in the low 500's new.

    Will go to the local gun dealer tomorrow. Any thoughts, ideas... what should I expect? Anyone ever traded before with success?

    Thanks in advance for any help.
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    I think your nuts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadrash View Post
    I think your nuts!
    I was hoping for something a little more constructive than name calling.
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    Can you trade it for an SP101 and a S&W 442 (no lock)? That'd be the move, IMHO.
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    Its like trading your car at a dealership. They aint going to give you what the 340PD is worth. I would sell it if I had my heart set on a SP-101. By the way... I love my SP101.
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    It doesn't sound like a good trade value-wise. You may be better off selling your PD outright and then buying what you want. Gunbroker, etc.

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    I wouldnt do it. The SP101 is a great gun though. I'd look at selling the 340, and using some of the proceeds to buy your Ruger. Then you will have plenty left over for grips, holster, ammo and range time.
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    Me personally, I would keep the 340 and layaway the Sp101. That's what I'm doing with the intention of getting my recently deposited SP101 DAO snubbie out of the layaway in June (a special B-day treat for myself). You never mentioned if this was your main CC or if you have others. Nothing beats a lightweight snubbie!!!

    I was once told "sometimes there is a possibility that once we obtain the item we really desired, after acquiring that item, we realize that we really don't want it or don't really need it"…if you understand what I'm saying??? AKA…BUYER'S REMORSE!

    Just food for thought!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air,Land&Sea View Post
    Can you trade it for an SP101 and a S&W 442 (no lock)? That'd be the move, IMHO.
    That would be a great deal. Hey... it can't hurt to ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I wouldnt do it. The SP101 is a great gun though. I'd look at selling the 340, and using some of the proceeds to buy your Ruger. Then you will have plenty left over for grips, holster, ammo and range time.
    What he said....Sell it on Gunbroker and get the SP101 and some extras.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slade View Post
    That would be a great deal. Hey... it can't hurt to ask.
    I've been looking at a 340, maybe we could work something out. I have family that lives in Clear Lake, just let me know if your interested in selling it.
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    I say dont do it. If you HAVE to get id of the 340 to get he SP, sell it yourself, just like a car you'll lose alot on a trade in b/c the dealer has to then turn around and make a profit
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    I'd trade if they threw in a couple hundred rounds of ammo.

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    I have a SP101 and its a great revolver, but that being said you almost always loseout on a retail trade. Keep the Smith and save for a few months and get the Ruger. Then you will have two great handguns.
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    You never win when trading. My guess is you will still need to come up with cash on the Ruger. Figure this way: new PD =$920 , used PD $600, dealer needs to make $150/ net to you $450. You will still need about $100 to $150.

    Most gun shops when dealing on a trade charge you list price for your new purchase. List on the SP101 is $602 (just looked it up).

    I have an SP101 and a 642 (similar size and weight to your PD) and they are both fantastic guns. Honestly, the 642 sees a lot more carry time than the SP. The 340PD is lighter and much better for carry. I know it is vicious to shoot with magnum loads, but, +p38 rounds are certainly effective, especially in the lighter 125 gr. versions.
    That said, the SP on the other hand, can handle full magnum loads all day long. In the end, it is your choice, but I personally would not make the trade.
    Good luck on your decision.
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