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Old 07-02-2012, 00:06   #21
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I have something better than that scandium piece of junk,,,,,, Ruger .357 SP101. Will make a junky scandium S&W melt away inyour hands and carries real nice.
Well I would hardly call it junk.....plus I like to not feel weighted down. If I wanted something that heavy to carry id carry my Glock. To each his own I just like the 11oz in my pocket vs the 25oz....they both go bang and are great guns. I had the 360 and bought the 340 because I wanted the hammerless version.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:45   #22
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I wouldn't call the Smith & Wesson Ti/Sc guns "junky," either. In addition, the flyweights fulfill some roles that the heavier guns simply cannot.

For example, I prefer to wear drawstring pants indoors. I have a pre-lock Model 342 Airlite with a Clipdraw that hangs nicely on the waistband of those whenever I need check the mailbox or take out the trash. Others tell me that even the two- or three-ounce weight difference between the Airlites and Airweights can be noticed in pocket carry. All I know is, I can't wear a gun belt, much less a 25-ounce all-steel snubby, in what are practically pajamas.

The only thing about the current S&W lineup I don't like is the 'dreaded' internal lock. Massad Ayoob and others have reported instances where it failed. Since it can be avoided, I wouldn't recommend it on a defense gun.

The good news is, you can get a Model 340 with or without the lock. Obviously, I would recommend the latter, and coincidentally that is the subject gun of this thread.

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Old 07-03-2012, 12:30   #23
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I have something better than that scandium piece of junk,,,,,, Ruger .357 SP101. Will make a junky scandium S&W melt away inyour hands and carries real nice.
One nice thing about the SP101 is that if you ever go boating you can use it as a boat anchor
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Old 07-04-2012, 00:23   #24
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What's the advantage of .357 vs. 38+p out of a snubbie bbl? Doesn't seem like it would reach pressures that would give the user noticable gain.
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Old 07-05-2012, 13:32   #25
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From what I have read, the Trauma Doctors say even from a 2" gun the 357 is devastating. They don't see it much but when they do......... On several Forums that I visit, a number of guys have done chronograph tests and penetration tests and the 357 is faster. Now, all this means nothing if you can't handle the round. I have been shooting 2" 357s for many years and love it. I can also handle The several 357s I carry. Follow up shots are no problem for me. 2" guns are hard enough to shoot well let alone a 357 2". It takes some practice and getting used to. Not for everyone.

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Old 07-05-2012, 17:14   #26
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I wonder how much faster? I don't see much difference in the way out recoil between the +p and the .357. If it's a larger gain, maybe I'll need to reconsider the .357.

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Old 07-05-2012, 19:23   #27
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I wonder how much faster? I don't see much difference in the way out recoil between the +p and the .357. If it's a larger gain, maybe I'll need to reconsider the .357.

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See post #13 of this very thread.
http://glocktalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19140667
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Old 07-05-2012, 23:26   #28
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The S&W 340 M&P has a steel cylinder and the S&W 340 Sc has the scandium cylinder. .
I don't believe any are using cyclinders constructed of Scandium/aluminum alloy, the likely options are normal steel or Titanium.
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Old 07-06-2012, 17:25   #29
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I think I'm gonna trade for a S&W 340 M&P .357 tomorrow. I know it will be a bear with magnums. I plan on using Winchester white box 110 grain magnums which should be better than .38 plus P but still managable. Any thoughts?
Get a S&W 640-1.
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Old 07-06-2012, 18:03   #30
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Enjoy your 340 - should be a breeze to carry. Not so sure about the WWB 110's though - they put out some serious fireballs in my GP100!

I just traded for a M&P 360 myself and have been carrying it around the house in a Galco UCH. Loaded with Hornady CD +p 38's it is a breeze to carry and should be effective at 'around the house' distances. Seems much lighter than my G19 with full magazine.

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Old 07-06-2012, 18:23   #31
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Enjoy your 340 - should be a breeze to carry. Not so sure about the WWB 110's though - they put out some serious fireballs in my GP100!

I just traded for a M&P 360 myself and have been carrying it around the house in a Galco UCH. Loaded with Hornady CD +p 38's it is a breeze to carry and should be effective at 'around the house' distances. Seems much lighter than my G19 with full magazine.
I have an 11.1 oz S&W 342 ti.
Run Speer GDHP 135 gr Short Barrel 38+P.
Many, including me, feel it's the best 38 round for a snubbie.
38 SPECIAL+P 135 GRAIN GOLD DOT SHORT BARREL HOLLOW POINT EXCELS THROUGH FBI PROTOCOL TESTS.
http://www.speer-ammo.com/products/bullet_tests.htm The Snubbie Club


In my S&W 640 2" and 65 3" 357s I like Remington Golden Sabers.
Full house 357 run 1450 from a 4", but only 1200 from 2".
Sabers are 1220 4", 1190 3", 1100 2" and much more controllable.
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Old 07-06-2012, 19:14   #32
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The 'short barrel' Speers are on my short list of ammo to try. Thanks for the links.
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Old 07-07-2012, 13:09   #33
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I don't think there is a bad round in 125G. JHP 357. At least I never herd of one.
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Old 07-07-2012, 19:12   #34
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Today I was working in shorts & a t-shirt since it was 102 degrees and sweating in my UC ride so I opted for my Ruger LCR iwb with Winchester plus P plus 110 grain rounds. I had a Sig 229 & AR close at hand. All of sudden it seems that heroin is making a big comeback & many of those guys are unpredictable.
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