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Old 07-29-2010, 07:39 PM
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I am looking for a revolver that is chambered in .40 S&W. I have heard of some that are for 10mm but will also fire the .40 much like a .357/.38special. I can't remember the make and model of that gun though. Do any of you own one of these? I have a few guns all in .40 and I would like to have a revolver in the same caliber for my wife. Thanks for the help.
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S&W 610 & 310.I have a 5'' 610 and can't say a bad thing about it.
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What frames are those on? I know nothing about revolvers and I want to change that with this next gun purchase.
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http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore...odel%20610.pdf

http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/w...layErrorView_Y

Smith and Wesson 610 & 310. Uses moon clips and shoots .40 or 10mm. Nice idea, but the price is stiff.
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Only the S&W 610 and 310 right now. It's an N frame gun. I hunted once with a buddies 6.5" classic but it's not a size efficient gun for the caliber. Like the others said, they will also shoot 40 S&W in the moon clips although I never tried. It is however, very, very accurate.

Can still get either of them but if I had to choose a dual caliber revolver, it would be 45 Colt/ACP with the simple moon clip conversion available on most any of them. I would look at the Ruger Redhawk.
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Smith used to make a J-frame snubby in .40 S&W, they don't list it now but with some looking you should be able to find one if that's something interesting.
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Smith used to make a J-frame snubby in .40 S&W, they don't list it now but with some looking you should be able to find one if that's something interesting.
It was a K frame snubbie. The J frame was in 9x19. The J frame is just not big enough for the .40, but the K frame is. It was a five shooter, though, like the J frames, and there was an awful lot of gunsmithing that went into building it.
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Nice idea, but the price is stiff.
Can be had NIB for $817.00 on GunBroker at the moment ... much better than the bloated $1200.00 MSRP.
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Wasn't Charter Arms supposed to come out with one of these this year?

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40 was designed for a semi auto. In a revolver there is gas escape at the cylinder gap. Makes your 40 into a peashooter... Think: 380 semi auto, about same power as a 38 spl out of a revolver. That said its a cool idea for one caliber choice if you prefer revolvers...
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40 was designed for a semi auto. In a revolver there is gas escape at the cylinder gap. Makes your 40 into a peashooter... Think: 380 semi auto, about same power as a 38 spl out of a revolver. That said its a cool idea for one caliber choice if you prefer revolvers...
A peashooter? Really, how do you figure?

I'm afraid that you should really do some research on cylinder gap loss and actual velocity numbers before making statements such as this.

For example, even if you did lose say, 200fps (which you wouldn't), the .40 with a 180gr bullet will still have more energy than a 158gr .38 caliber bullet at the same velocity, say 750-800fps. Mass = retained energy.
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