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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/27/2005 10:58:46 AM EDT
All of my experience and knowledge is with semi-auto handguns.
My revolver experience is nil.
I have been thinking of adding a revolver to my collection.

My question is... what is the difference between frames? I have seen K, J, A, etc. What are the pros and cons of each frame?

Please help a revolver noob out!
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 5:29:27 PM EDT
For Smiths;

J Frame - the smallest currently availible. Typically a five shot 38 snub. Can be had in 357 mag but don't recommend it.

K frame - the classic Smith 38. Six shot. Model 10. Also availible in 357, ie the 19/66. Steady diet of mag loads not a good idea which lead to the

L frame. Designed from the first for a steady diet of mag loads. Typically a holster rig, a bit large for concealed carry.

N frame. The big dog. 44 mag and such calibers.

X frame. The newest. For the 500 mag. Big. Expensive.
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