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Posted: 9/20/2004 5:21:04 PM EST
Anyone know where I can find a good deal on one of these?
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 5:26:23 PM EST
Watch for a used one. There are plenty out there with less than 5 rounds fired.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 5:38:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By Rangie:
Watch for a used one. There are plenty out there with less than 5 rounds fired.



I agree, I borrowed one at the range; I swear my hand was tingling for an hour. I'm talking nerve damage with carry-ammo. And I shoot .44's all day long!
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 6:14:32 PM EST
Agreed!
I can shoot my Model 29 all day long, but those Scandium revolvers should be named,
"The Stinger".
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 6:20:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2004 6:21:32 PM EST by crashburnrepeat]
I launched about a box of full house .357 out of one of those babies. YoWcH! And I'm a recoil soakin' up machine. it's been 'bout a year and I'm still flinchy with handguns.

If you buy one, I'd recommend this;

1) Buy gun
2) Buy 5 shells carry ammo
3) Never shoot those shells unless you are about to be killed
4) practice lots with 38 Special.


if you must practice with full house .357, get a damn glove, some hearing protection, and some motrin. You'll need the motrin later.

Nice guns though.....



Edited to add: I'll keep my Taurus M85 titanium thank you very much! Much lighter, nearly the same power, ported barrel. GREAT little pistol~
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 6:31:25 PM EST
My carry gun is a 340PD .357 Mag weighing in at 12OZ. Ow, Ow, Ow, Ow, Ow. reload. Ow, pause, Ow, pause, Ow, Long pause. Ow. wimper, longer pause. point down range. yank trigger POW Oww. Lets go home. I can carry it all the time though and that is what I bought it for. Planerench out.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 6:39:58 PM EST
I can’t give you straight answer on your question, but I’ll agree with the above replies.

J-frame .357 magnums just aren’t practical (unless maybe you put enormous rubber grips on them – which defeats the whole purpose).

Frankly, a Model 37 or similar aluminum framed 5-shot .38 Special loaded with +P 158-grain bullets is IMHO an equally good – and much cheaper – approach. And they still really kick!!

Personally, I can’t seem to hit anything with the superlight titanium revolvers anyway, they just won’t settle down for me. In my view, a bit of weight is good.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 3:51:17 AM EST
This is for CCW only; I need a very light very concealable pistol that will do some damage within 10yrds. I've got plenty of range guns.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 5:50:32 AM EST
You might want to take a look at the titanium .38's. I have a Smith 642 ti hammerless, 11 0z unloaded, with the boot grips.

Shooting +p ammo ain't fun, but it's a great carry gun. At 10 yards they are reasonably accurate. Cheaper to feed than the .357 as well.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 5:53:50 AM EST
Nice and light to carry. Painful to shoot. I'll sell you mine.............
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 5:58:12 AM EST
My carry/bicycle gun is a 317 Smith in .22 LR.
It weighs 10 oz and shoots like a target pistol.

I know this isn't exactly what you wanted, but 8 rds. of.22 to the nose should be a deterrant.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:37:59 AM EST
I was going to get one till I shot it. Now I have a 642 airweight in .38+p.Weight is 14oz,and new it was $310.00. Does everything I want and does not kill my hand.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 3:02:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By Rangie:
Watch for a used one. There are plenty out there with less than 5 rounds fired.



Absolute truth! Bought NIB, shot it 4X, put it back in the box. Ouch! Absolutely, positively, with out a doubt, only use it when you're being attacked by something you can't outrun!
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 3:34:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2004 3:35:49 PM EST by ScrubJ]
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Link Posted: 9/21/2004 3:34:59 PM EST
I just love going to the gun shows, and watching the guys pick them out for their wife. "Look honey, it's so nice and light that you won't even know it's in your purse." I would love to be at the range the first time "honey" pulls the trigger.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 4:39:05 PM EST
Now I'm glad I didn't get that 329... I like recoil but my 629 is bad enough at 40-something ounces. I can imagine 14
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 7:17:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By 3-gun:
I was going to get one till I shot it. Now I have a 642 airweight in .38+p.Weight is 14oz,and new it was $310.00. Does everything I want and does not kill my hand.



+1, except mine was $350.00. IMHO, it's nice to carry a light firearm, but you want all those ounces back when you shoot it. My bare minimum for full house .357 is a Ruger SP101 (25 oz., unloaded).
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