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!
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.