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Old 03-05-2012, 04:03 AM   #341
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K frame........J frame..........what's this all about?
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:08 AM   #342
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K frame........J frame..........what's this all about?
J frame revolvers are small frame.
K frame are medium frame.
Might be some other differences but I'm not sure.

I'll see if I can't find pics.
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Nooooooooooo! Just bought a S&W 686, have been going crazy trying to figure out the various frames...your post is giving me flashbacks...
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My model 36. J frame.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_%26_Wesson_Model_15

Link has pic of model 15. K frame.
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That's a much better explanation than mine. Lol
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Okay Here's your final exam. What frame is my Ruger GP100? I'm guessing K frame?
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Okay Here's your final exam. What frame is my Ruger GP100? I'm guessing K frame?
I think its closer to a L frame.

Someone who knows a little more will hopefully come along and clarify.

Edit: I'm also thinking that the lettered frame sizes are specific to S&W. So your gp100 might differ a little from L frame specs.
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Okay Here's your final exam. What frame is my Ruger GP100? I'm guessing K frame?
Smith & Wesson uses the alpha designation of the frame sizes. Your GP100 uses the same speed loader as a Smith & Wesson 686, both are medium frame revolvers. The 686 is designated an L frame by S&W.
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