I just bought a GP100 and am thinking it needs a companion. I have thought about an LCP or LC9 or an SP101. I prefer revolvers so my question to the SP101 guys do you like yours?
I bought my first GP100 in 1993...followed fairly quickly by an SP101! I chose the SP101 because it carried better, yet shot the same ammo as my GP100!I just bought a GP100 and am thinking it needs a companion. I have thought about an LCP or LC9 or an SP101. I prefer revolvers so my question to the SP101 guys do you like yours?
Understandable from a practical standpoint, but it makes sense to have at least one different weapon system in place. That way, at least one will work for a certain application. If you have two .357mag/38spl revolvers and come across a bunch of 9mm in a survivalist scenario, you'd be out of luck.I don't qutie agree with ChrisLCR though. It does make sense to get a second weapon that fires the same ammo. It makes proficiency a litte easier and gives you less to have to carry in an emergency. It's an old idea that goes back to the days of the wild west if not later.
Sorry Chris but I can't agree with you. The SP and the GP are different enough to make for very fun and very interesting gun ownership. Like a lot of guys here I have several GPs and SPs and I like them all for their different barrel lengths, different sights, different grips, some for hunting sidearm, some for CCW, some are range toys, etc. By your philosophy you should own only one firearm type per caliber. Boy does that suck the fun out of it for me.Understandable from a practical or survivalist standpoint, but it doesn't make for fun and interesting gun ownership.
I don't agree, unless they are chambered for different loads, but if you love collecting revolvers, knock yourself out.Sorry Chris but I can't agree with you. The SP and the GP are different enough to make for very fun and very interesting gun ownership.
That's fine, if you like them and are financially well off.Like a lot of guys here I have several GPs and SPs and I like them all for their different barrel lengths, different sights, different grips, some for hunting sidearm, some for CCW, some are range toys, etc.
I never said that as a general rule, but that's what I plan to do until I'm financially better off and/or run into some really great deals. I can't even afford to shoot the ones I have now as much as I'd like to.By your philosophy you should own only one firearm type per caliber.
Some of us have very limited budgets, and/or don't collect firearms just for the hell of it, not that there's anything wrong with that if you are financially able to do so. Every gun I own or plan on buying will have a unique purpose and of a different type, that way I can have one for most applications and learn all the ropes on how to use them and have at least one weapon for most commonly available ammo in a possible survival scenario. Later on, if I'm better off and have no other pressing issues, I may look into getting more of the same type of gun I think would be most useful.You're certainly entitled to your opinion and if you want to limit yourself that's OK. But I'm always on the hunt for a good buy on a GP or an SP.
The OP mentioned possibly LCP, LC9, etc. I'm just giving him some options. BTW... I think the SP-101 is a fine revolver myself.The OP said he preferred revolvers and he asked for opinions on the SP101 from those who have them..... My opinion is "They're great!!"
Wow... pretty nice. I do find that interesting and fun in a museum type way, but I realize it's not something that I'm capable of doing even if I wanted to. I'm more interested in learning all the different gun types and utilizing them in SD/HD or an "all hell breaks loose" scenario. I made a promise I wouldn't buy any guns I might not ever use or wouldn't want to shoot.Oh my Chris - no hard feelings, eh? As I said you are entitled to your opinion like everyone else. You just look at firearm ownership differently than many of us do. A lot of us enjoy collecting firearms and have done so for a very long time. I know guys who have lost count of how many 1911s they own! They obviously find enjoyment in that even though the guns are almost identical and in the same caliber.
Have you seen this thread in the Gallery?
You may not find it very fun or interesting but boy some of us sure do!