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Old 08-22-2013, 18:37   #61
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I would still like to see photos of a revolver that sees 4800 rounds a year if you could....
I will send a photo when it comes back from Smith and Wesson. Getting a new barrel. Mine had a forcing cone cut deep and crooked. Had radial gouges running up into the lands. Was a real chore getting rid of leading.
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Old 08-28-2013, 00:38   #62
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Old 08-29-2013, 14:55   #63
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Well, when it came time to pull one of my J's from the safe for our drive out-of-state, I noticed that the one I picked was loaded with Rem 125gr HPJ GS +P ... but the speedloaders and speedstrips I pulled were loaded with a mix of Win RA38B 130gr +P & Speer 135gr GDHP +P ... and the couple of boxes closest at hand in the ammo bin was Speer 135gr GDHP +P.

The boxes of Rem & Win 158gr LHP +P must've been sitting deeper in the bins somewhere.

The only box I saw sitting out of Rem 125gr HPJ +P was only partly filled, so it didn't get tossed in the suitcase.

Left the LCP (as secondary) at home this time. I've been spending a LOT of time making the rounds at old & new Pubs & Breweries, so the gun's staying secured at the kids' house most of the time, anyway.
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Old 08-29-2013, 18:17   #64
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...Left the LCP (as secondary) at home this time. I've been spending a LOT of time making the rounds at old & new Pubs & Breweries, so the gun's staying secured at the kids' house most of the time, anyway.

Smart move, as you'd be better defended with a broken beer mug than a .380 anyway in a barroom brawl.


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Old 08-29-2013, 19:19   #65
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Smart move, as you'd be better defended with a broken beer mug than a .380 anyway in a barroom brawl.


Should'a expected that cheap shot.

I once had a guy attack me with a broken beer bottle. In a parking lot. At night. I thought he had to be kidding. Was there a chorus line of guys with switchblades waiting to dance through?

Anyway, the food and the brews have been worth it. I especially like being able to go watch a Movie and drink a local craft beer. Working out and walking is for between the beer & pub food.

Gives me the strength to play with my new grand daughter.
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Old 08-31-2013, 18:55   #66
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We issue the Speer GD 135 gr., +p, to our guys who carry j-frames. I shoot it quite well and hear good results on the street. We have not had any OIS incidents with it.

I carry it it my j-frame and feel confident with it.
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:16   #67
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Glocktalkers,

What self-defense ammunition would you recommend for a .38 special snubbie (i.e., Ruger LCR)? Why?

I am normally a fan of Federal HST, but am wondering if I should use something specially designed for short barrels.

Note--the revolver can handle .38 Special +P but not .357 magnum.
I would go with some low recoil hollow points or corbon powrball for defense.
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Old 09-02-2013, 18:27   #68
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I'd find some ancient 200gr lead blunt nosed .38 Special cartridges. The bullets tumble when they hit flesh.
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Old 09-02-2013, 18:51   #69
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About 550-600 fps from a snubby.

No thanks.
I didn't see anything amusing in my post () about a 3/4-inch long bullet tumbling through flesh, even at 550 FPS.
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Old 09-02-2013, 20:15   #70
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My J frames are loaded with Speer Lawman Gold Dot HP 135gr Short Barrel. I was impressed with several gel tests and a gel test with 4 layers of denium. I have confidence in this round.
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Old 09-02-2013, 20:58   #71
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I didn't see anything amusing in my post () about a 3/4-inch long bullet tumbling through flesh, even at 550 FPS.
If you take a look back in history, that was the old British ".38/200" load and the British figured it would tumble like you predict. They found out, that with such a high sectional density it wasn't any more likely to tumble, blunt nose or not, than most any other round. with the low velocity it might turn a bit as it came to a stop though.
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I'd sooner carry standard target wadcutters than that old 200gr Police load.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:52   #73
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They didn't call the old LRN "the widowmaker" because it was so effective.
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:38   #74
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If you take a look back in history, that was the old British ".38/200" load and the British figured it would tumble like you predict. They found out, that with such a high sectional density it wasn't any more likely to tumble, blunt nose or not, than most any other round. with the low velocity it might turn a bit as it came to a stop though.
Yep.
http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/3...other%2038.htm
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Old 09-05-2013, 19:08   #75
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I would still like to see photos of a revolver that sees 4800 rounds a year if you could....
Got my j-frame back from Smith & Wesson this afternoon. The forcing cone was defective. Asked them to replace the 642 barrel with a 442 barrel. Pleased with the results. Turn around was less than two weeks. Outstanding service. Here is the photo you requested.

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