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Old 09-03-2019, 05:27 PM
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Why would you want to limit yourself to such a thing?

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For deep cover backup a very light 2-inch .38 revolver which weighs about a pound makes lots of sense. I have several for that exact purposeand often carry them in pairs, because it's faster than reloading.

An S&W Airweight J-frame fits the need nicely, but I can tell you from personal experience that firing anything heavier than factory 148-grain wadcutters is down right painful, and if you shoot very much +P in an Airweight J- or even a K-frame frame, they don't last very long.
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For deep cover backup a very light 2-inch .38 revolver which weighs about a pound makes lots of sense. I have several for that exact purposeand often carry them in pairs, because it's faster than reloading.



An S&W Airweight J-frame fits the need nicely, but I can tell you from personal experience that firing anything heavier than factory 148-grain wadcutters is down right painful, and if you shoot very much +P in an Airweight J- or even a K-frame frame, they don't last very long.
The point he's trying to make is, it makes far more sense to just buy a revolver chambered in .357 because you can still fire .38 from it.

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The point he's trying to make is, it makes far more sense to just buy a revolver chambered in .357 because you can still fire .38 from it.

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Exactly or at least +P. There are plenty of 38special +P revolvers that weigh less than a pound. The LCR weighs 13oz for example and is still fine to shoot with +P ammo.

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3" K frame.

even if it wasn't perfection of balance you get a full length ejector rod.

All N frames should be 5"
Too true - although there is a certain panache to a 3.5" Model 27 with some honest holster wear...
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We're getting farther and farther away from the OP.
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We're getting farther and farther away from the OP.
Yes. The OP asked about a small caliber gun (.22, .32) to learn to shoot with. Now everyone seems to be recommending their favorite blaster for blowing holes in another person. We seem to forget that not every handgun needs to be a hideout gun or the best for SD. Sometimes its just fun to go shoot a gun at rocks on the berm or some tin cans.
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Old 09-04-2019, 10:47 PM
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Agree. I have more than one 22. Next size up would be 30 mauser. Looking at the pistols:
Pocket pistols are out
the bearcat and the taurus 94 4" would be good choices.
5"ruger bull barrel? great pistol but not for the beginner.
4" woodsman or duramatic? good choices.
For a young guy I would go with the bearcat.
We all have our favorite and it works for us. guns are like women, we all have our favorite, but the one in hand always wins
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Old 09-05-2019, 08:36 PM
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My choice would be a Ruger Revolver .38 Spl. LCR Black . It has a hidden hammer for safety, it weighs under 14 oz. and it has the best trigger pull I've found to date. I bought 1 for myself and I bought my wife one with a copper cylinder.
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My choice would be a Ruger Revolver .38 Spl. LCR Black . It has a hidden hammer for safety, it weighs under 14 oz. and it has the best trigger pull I've found to date. I bought 1 for myself and I bought my wife one with a copper cylinder.
Really?


Cause you just said you couldn't find one:

https://www.survivalistboards.com/sh...d.php?t=926376


It's not hammerless "for safety" it's so that the hammer doesn't snag in your pocket on the draw.

I prefer shrouded hammers, best of both worlds.
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