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Old June 28th, 2011, 08:28 PM   #1
 
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SP101 9mm price

What's a good price for an SP101 in 9mm?

I know they're discontinued and not easy to find so I want to find out what people here think is a fair price to pay for one.

How many barrel lengths were offered for the 9mm SP101? Probably a 2" and a 3" but let me know please.

And can anyone suggest a place to find one other than Gunbroker, LGS or gun shows.

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Old June 28th, 2011, 08:54 PM   #2
 
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When they show up around the Atlanta area I have seen them go between 6 and 7 hundred dollars. I have not seen one at a gun store or show for almost two years now. They do show up on Gunbroker from time to time but they wind up going for more than I care to spend on one without first holding it in my hands and inspecting it.
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Even if I could inspect it, I don't really see any reason to spend good money on that gun. Just don't see any advantage of the 9mm vs 38/357 in the SP. Plus I'm not too keen on moonclips.

But people want them. Like 78CJ said, $5-600 used and much more for new.
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I would rather just buy a new .357 and send the cylinder off to here, to have the caliber conversion done:

Pinnacle-Guns.com: Pinnacle High Performance Custom Gunsmithing
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I would rather just buy a new .357 and send the cylinder off to here, to have the caliber conversion done:

Pinnacle-Guns.com: Pinnacle High Performance Custom Gunsmithing
Thanks for the info. I ddn't know this was an option.
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Old June 30th, 2011, 01:04 PM   #6
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Even if I could inspect it, I don't really see any reason to spend good money on that gun. Just don't see any advantage of the 9mm vs 38/357 in the SP. Plus I'm not too keen on moonclips.

But people want them. Like 78CJ said, $5-600 used and much more for new.
Advantage to someone who shoots and loads 9mm, a wheelgun that utilizes a caliber they prefer.

I have 9mm auto's, wheel (SP) and carbines.

The moonclip is an advantage as well, much faster exchange than speedloaders IME.

rammerjammer the most recent sale I saw, last month, was $675 and it went the first day it was offered.

Good luck with your search, it's one of my favorites.
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Thanks. I can't wait to get one. I'm looking to begin reloading and don't want to expand into other calibers and would primarily use the SP101as a range gun in order to more easily recycle brass. My indoor range is my only real option for shooting around my parts and autos send it flying everywhere so collecting my brass would be near to impossible.
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rammerjammer, one word of caution about reloading for the SP 9mm.

Ruger specifically advises against using cast lead bullets in the 9mm version, as I understand it, because of the distance between the round and the end of the chamber. The lead will shave off on the forcing cone.

You'll need to use a jacketed round for the SP. I reload with lead for most of my guns, and keep some jacketed on hand which I reload for the SP.

I also buy some bulk commercial reloads with jacketed bullets which I shoot in the SP, and use the brass to reload. You're right, recovering brass is a lot easier with a wheel gun.
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I can buy 50 rounds of 9mm at Wal-Mart for about $10. If you buy them in bulk online they are even less. Re-loading 9mm isn't worth my time. But to each their own.
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