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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-09-2019, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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If I am going to kepp it loaded with .38 special what are the pro/con of getting a SP101 in .357?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-09-2019, 12:08 PM
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None. Nice choice!!
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-09-2019, 12:24 PM
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I would choose the 357. Always nice to have the choice of 2 cartridges, and if you ever need to sell- the 357 will sell better and return more of your money.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-09-2019, 12:32 PM
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I agree with bluedog6. I have a GP100 with a 4" barrel and I shoot both 38 spcl and 357. Nice to have a choice.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-09-2019, 06:46 PM
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About the only downside is size and weight. If those two things don't bother you then it's a great choice.
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The upside is, if you ever want to use .357 Magnum loads, you can. I can't think of anything else to say.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-15-2019, 08:05 PM
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My thought is that either one will serve you well. I don't have n SP, but I have a short barrel Speed Six in 38 Special. I also have a 4" K-frame Smith in 357. I have never shot 357s out of the K-frame. My larger and longer options get about a 50/50 diet of 357 and 38.

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