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    fast and simple question.

    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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    I go with 'No' also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ballfroguy View Post
    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?
    If it were an equitable trade, yes.
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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.

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    Probably not.
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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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    fast and simple question.

    Nope and I like Glocks. The SP is just too good of a gun to trade for just a Glock.

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    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.

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    Nope. Someday your budget will be better but never trade a wheel gun
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeye .45 View Post
    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.
    +1 on handling/shooting a 21 first. I would try either a Gen4 without a backstrap or a SF model.

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