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putt1058
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40 cal vs. .357 magnum


a guy I work with wants to make a trade with me. I have a Glock 40 cal model 22 and he has a Ruger .357 magnum with a rosewood handle. He wants to trade with me. I'm not a real gun enthusiast, but I have protection. Is this a good deal for me?






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Penn
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re: 40 cal vs. .357 magnum


If protection and reliability is what u after, stick w what u got.


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Alahunter
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Horrible deal.





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MileHigh
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If protection and reliability is what u after, stick w what u got.

Ruger is a good gun though. Advantage of .357 is they fire .38 rounds, which makes practice shooting a lot more affordable.






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Paul Allen
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50 cal is the way to go.







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putt1058
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50 cal wasn't an option, bro.





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nvcowboyfan
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re: 40 cal vs. .357 magnum


Your Ruger at gun show:$350
His Glock at gun show:$450
From a purely value standpoint, his is worth more slightly used, the ruger revolver is going to be easier to use but both have advantages. Best advice: practice a bunch and any gun is effective.






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putt1058
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HIS ruger is stainless steel....of course, the glock is composite.





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Sid in Lakeshore
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Sounds like his is a Ruger "Redhawk" (double action revolver, Stainless Steel)chambered in .357 as opposed to the "Blackhawk" which is normally blued steel, single action. I think the redhawk is usually a little more than the $350 quoted but you can go onlne and look up prices.

It is a very nice gun and very reliable. Why do you want to trade, are you unhappy with yours?

Your Glock is probably much smaller, lighter and more easily concealed. The Ruger would allow you to shoot someone, literally, through your door. It is a cannon (when loaded with .357 rounds in lieu of the .38 rounds it also accepts).

The Glock is for close combat, the Ruger (depending on barrel length) would probably be more accurate at distances. You can empty the clip of the Glock much faster than the cylinders of the Ruger.

Two different guns for 2 different purposes. I would like to own both.

I do have a S&W .357 and a Colt 45. similar guns to the two you are discussing, not identical.







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coullion
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I have a much easier time shooting a semiauto than a revolver. I had a smith and wesson .357, and I sold it and bought a springfield armory .40 xd. I like the springfield much better.





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MileHigh
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Colt 45

My next acquisition. My grandfather is leaving me his 1911 service revolver from WWII. That gun is a mutha fricking beast. I hope its a long time I have it.







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jguidroz
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Both. I have a Ruger .357 Magnum revolver and a Smith and Wesson M&P .40.





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Sid in Lakeshore
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1911 service revolver from WWII. That gun is a mutha fricking beast. I hope its a long time I have it.


Yup Yup, Dats right!

Exccellent Gun, Will last several lifetimes with proper care.






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geauxgetta
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dont trade .357 is much better





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putt1058
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I have the Glock 40 cal and HE has the .357 Ruger GP100 stainless. HE is the one wanting the trade.....He's telling me that the .357 has more stopping power and is less maintenance....also less chance of jamming.





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geauxgetta
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ohh okay. yeah well trade then. but go shoot em both first just to make sure something isnt up





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putt1058
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BTW...the Ruger has a 4" SS barrel.





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putt1058
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ohh okay. yeah well trade then. but go shoot em both first just to make sure something isnt up


so you think the .357 is a better deal?






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MileHigh
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BTW...the Ruger has a 4" SS barrel.


I have a ruger .357 and love it.






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Impotent Waffle
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I would not trade. For your purposes what you got is better.





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