A revolver

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  1. Idontplaynice

    Idontplaynice

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    I like stainless, I like the 3" barrel. Will this shoot .38 Spl +P no problem?

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  2. collim1

    collim1 5ft of fury. The champ is back!

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    Looks like a 3” model 64 round butt to me. A very versatile carry revolver. I often carry one just like it. Makes a fine concealed carry revolver. Full length ejector rod is a great plus of that gun. Very positive and reliable extraction compared to the 2” guns.

    And yes, that gun will shoot +P all day long. I carry Gold Dot short barrel +P in mine and shoot low end +P 158g reloads at the range. I have thousands of rounds through it and it locks up like new still.

    That’s a fine gun you’ve got there.
     

  3. Rellik

    Rellik Kwisatz Haderach in Training

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    Its not markde on the bbl / frame?
     
  4. army_eod

    army_eod US Army Retired, EOD, PM, PMP

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    Open the cylinder and note the model number.
     
  5. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    Never seen a .38 that wouldn't shoot +p with no problem. Been shooting it in my 1960's Model 60 since the '80s.
     
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    I wouldn’t go shooting a bunch through it, personally
     
  7. 0311INF

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    It's going to be fine with factory made .38 +p no problem. It will, however, put more wear on the gun than standard pressure, over time.
    I would use standard pressure for practice and +p occasionally just to stay proficient with carry ammo.
     
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  8. Idontplaynice

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  9. Idontplaynice

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    64-5
     
  10. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    +p today is still about the same or less than maximum std pressure back in the day before +p ever came along.
    Max std pressure used to be 22-24k cup before SAAMI watered down .38sp and cup measurements went to psi and max +p was set to 20k
    Some arguments as to how cup vs psi compared, but in .38sp it's generally about equal.
    I wouldn't be worried at all about +p in that gun.
     
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  11. Lt. Donn

    Lt. Donn PSO Survivor. currently in NW Georgia

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    This model was "standard issue" back in the 80's to a large SO adjacent to my agency...they got them all with bobbed hammers and dbl action only...they were very popular...fast to deploy, light and accurate...that is a Nice revolver...if I had one, I would not have any problem using it for EDC...shoot the heck out of it and enjoy!
     
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    Yeah, the caliber could be seen on the barrel in the top pic.
    K frames and .38 spcl cartridge are a pair. The .357 models are really the ones that need to be worried about, but even that is a bit overblown.
    However, use the sticky post in GFF about checking for used revolver mechanical condition and run through a detail function check and inspection.

    If it has a long history of shooting hotter ammo, you'll likely find some signs of it, like cylinder endshake.
     
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    Appreciate the advice. The action is as tight as a drum.
     
  14. army_eod

    army_eod US Army Retired, EOD, PM, PMP

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    The stainless guns marked .38 will be OK with +P rounds.
     
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    Looks like a great gun to me!
     
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    The general rule with S&W revolvers is the model number. If it has a model number, +P is fine. At least that’s what I read in the internet (S&W forum). :drink:
     
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    Nice older K frame, that gun wouldn't break a sweat shooting +P, I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  18. Gray Dood

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    Run all the +p you want. No worries.

    But for heavens sake, get rid of the rubber grips asap. :)
     
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    Have to agree. I'm a fan of the "old school" stock wood grips.
     
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    No, the grips are Uncle Mike's and hard to find. Keep them, but some RB wood stocks would be nice.