a lady gun?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by SIUC4, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. SIUC4

    SIUC4 Glockness

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    I stopped by a local pawn shop last night that I regularly look into trying to find some good gun deals...I see a nice looking smith revolver, turns out it was a model 60, nice gun with a wood round butt, I look closer and it says lady smith on it...its a nice 2 inch .357, but I just couldn't pull the trigger...Would anyone of you guys carry a gun that said lady on the barrel? Even though its an awesome .357 mag??? I seriously though about buying it but the thought of the torture my buddies would put me through for carrying a "lady gun" was just too much...
     
  2. Fox

    Fox Varmit Control

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    Rather stupid to chamber a snubby in .357 Magnum when it's intended for a lady. The blast will turn most women completely away from shooting.

    That's likely why it's now for sale in a pawnshop.

    Yes, I expect a chorus of the fellows here stating that one can chamber .38 Special in it. But many of them want a magnum chambering because they think .38 Special is going to bounce off the chest of a mugger like he was superman. So they buy a magnum snubby for their wife, let her shot a box of .38 loads, and then they load it with magnum loads for carry. They desire a magnum panacea to fill them with confidence, a form of magic or big medicine that many believe will overcome a lack of regular practice.

    Best look for a J-frame S&W or a Colt Detective Special chambered in .38 Special. They're out there and it's a very practical chambering for that type of gun. BTW, shot placement is true stopping power.
     
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    Lone_Wolfe CLM

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    If I was looking to own a gun again that would be the first one I would buy.
     
  4. Careby

    Careby

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    Sure, that's a nice gun. If it bothers you and you aren't concerned about collector value, you can polish the Lady Smith off pretty easily.

    Besides, the jury will be more likely to acquit you when they see you shot the burglar with a lady gun.
     
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    You can always tell the guys it's the 'other woman' in your life. :supergrin:
     
  6. SIUC4

    SIUC4 Glockness

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    If I would have saw this quote last night I would have bought it on the spot!
     
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    gearjammer351 EnemyOfTheState

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    The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
     
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    Both, one on your arm and one on your hip:cool:.
     
  9. Glock&KimberLady

    Glock&KimberLady Morior Invictus

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    I have a nickel Model 19, it's hell to shoot either .38 OR .357 Magnum in it...the grip is really tiny and the gun has a LOT of recoil. I'd get a Model 66 (4" barrel) instead, easier to shoot, less snap back from the recoil. And the grip doesn't bite into the bottom of your hand.
     
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    Sounds like you are a bit unsure of your masculinity. IMO, the Lady Smith revolvers are quite nice.
     
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    my mom carried and shot a .357 mag for 20 years.
     
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    okie GT Mayor

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    We need to get you a 1911, sweetheart:smootchie::hugs::hearts:
     
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    Other than the nomenclature, the only difference between the 19 and 66 is that the 66 is stainless. You may want to try a different set of grips or something like that.
     
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    +1. I've got a Model 19 with the factory oversized rubber grips. Not bad even with heavy .357 magnum loads. My dad's old Model 36 with those small wooden grips was harder to control and more of pain in the hand than my 19 is.
     
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    You're a sweetheart okie, but I think I'll pass on that. :hugs: :kiss:
     
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    I would buy a Ladysmith in a New York minute, Every one I have ever seen was real nice.

    I have a 19 and 66 recoil is the same, identical revolvers, except one is blue steel and the other is stainless.
     
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    kahrcarrier FAHRENHEIT

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    I carry a 3913 Lady Smith quite often.

    Doesn't bother me one whit........... In fact, I own two of them.
     
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    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    Lady Smith only for women............. M&P only for .mil and LEO..............
     
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    Hell yes!
     
  20. SIUC4

    SIUC4 Glockness

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    Thanks for the good laugh, and just to let everyone know, I went back to the shop to purchase the lady and there was a guy in there that was signing papers on it for his wife, who seemed to run about 5 foot 115 lbs and this was gonna be her first gun, she may be in for a rude awakening, seems that this gun has a good bite...