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Posted: 6/19/2002 2:40:44 PM EDT
Does anyone make such a thing?
Link Posted: 6/19/2002 2:45:36 PM EDT
S&W 940 2" barrel
Link Posted: 6/19/2002 2:45:57 PM EDT
Didn't Ruger make a 9mm (moon clips) version of the SP101 with the really short barrel?
Link Posted: 6/19/2002 2:53:15 PM EDT
Which would be better out of a real short barrel .38 special or 9mm?
Link Posted: 6/19/2002 3:04:28 PM EDT
S&W discontinued the 940 a while back. You can still find used ones occasionally.

Ruger still makes (catalogs) the 9mm SP101. A friend has one and it is his all the time carry gun. He's a revolver kind of guy.

The 9mm shows much less loss of velocity (performance) in a 2" barrel than even +P 38 Specials. This is primarily because of the better expansion ratio for the smaller cartridge and it's higher operating pressure.
Link Posted: 6/19/2002 3:23:36 PM EDT
Ruger does not have the 9mm SP101 in its online catalog. Thanks for the help guys; maybe I will try and find a used S&W or Ruger. I was hoping one of those new Titanium or Scandium models came in 9mm.
Link Posted: 6/19/2002 3:27:02 PM EDT
S&W also used to make a 547, K frame with 3 or 4 barrel and round or square butt. It did not use clips at all. There was also a few Charter Arms PitBulls in 9mm Federal. They work fine with the clips from the S&W and Ruger SP 101. You might also encounter a Ruger Speed Six in 9mm.

I can't remember the exact velocities but do recall that the 9mm beat the .38, .38+p, and .38+P+ with similar weight bullets and was close to the .357 without all the blast and noise.
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