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Would you trade a Ruger sp101 2.25" barrel for a Glock 21??
I wanna get my wife a bigger, more capacity home defence gun. The ruger is my carry but ive been carrying my 1911 alot more now that i forgot about my lil snubby. Buying a gun is not in my budget so i figured trade, would you do it?
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If I had a Glock 21 for trade I'd answer you in a heartbeat... But then I never drank the Glock koolaide.
OK, seriously now: What does your wife want? As several of my LEO friends say," anything that makes a loud enough noise and shoots flames out of the barrel will scare off most of 'em."
Maybe keep the sp101 and get a good 20ga...? Even a 410! Ever see the flames that can spew out of a short barrel...?
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Hell yeah, I'd do it. But I prefer .45 semi-autos anyway. I've never been much of one for the wheel guns. Plus I've been wanting one for quite some time; finances are the only thing getting in the way. So if I had a Ruger SP101 to trade, I would do it.
Having shot both a G21 and a .357, I'd say the extra capacity and reduced recoil (maybe that depends on the .357) would serve her well.
That's my non-expert opinion.
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Does your wife shoot the sp well? Has she shot a Glock? Some people don't like them due to the grip angle. My duty weapon is a g21, but I have a sp 2.25 inch for off duty. My wife claimed it as hers and I can't get rid of it now. Lol
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Nope and I like Glocks. The SP is just too good of a gun to trade for just a Glock.
Have your wife hold a Glock 21, and you will probably have your answer.
A lot of people, myself included, just find the grip too wide to hold/shoot comfortably. It feels about like gripping a 2x4. I carry a Glock 36 regularly, and actually really like it, but the Glock 21 grip is simply too big to grip comfortably.
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Yes. Can't go wrong with Glock. Though you can't go wrong with Ruger either. Both are fine guns, but you need to decide what would fit your/her needs more.
Nope. Someday your budget will be better but never trade a wheel gun
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