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Old 01-03-2010, 09:43 PM   #1
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I don't know,I like certain handguns for certain reasons.I Traded 2 Taurus revolvers that I had for 1 Ruger auto,because that was the deal the gun dealer was willing to give me-so even though I am not an auto guy,I like the Ruger auto I have because I like the brand name.I want another revolver soon,and even though I love snub noses,I won't be getting a snub first because I will be getting a .357,and a .357 is robbed a HUGE chunk of energy by being in a snub-so I will be getting at least a 4" barrel on any .357 I get.I will probably be getting a Ruger GP100.But I still love those snubs!It is just my personal belief that snubs are no good in magnum chamberings.I would rather a snub be a .38 or .22 or something,so I think that's what I'll get my next snub in-probably a S&W .22LR snub.The Idea of a tiny snub in .22 exites me.I like a challenge that I can afford to master.All I got now is the Ruger auto,my next gun for sure will be a 4.2" GP100 .357,and maybe I will get a S&W .22 snub soon after.I don't know why I like what I like-I just do.

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Old 01-03-2010, 10:09 PM   #2
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Let me address this one thing you said-

357's lose too much energy in a short barreled configuration.(Ad-lib)

But you'd rather have a 38 snubbie.

Consider the fact that 38 is anemic rto begin with, and then factor in incomplete ignition in a short barrel(SB).


It makes more sense to own a 357 snubbie(I have a S&W 60 stainless chiefs). As what ever loss in velocity and energy, is minimal compared to a 38.

And, Speer and other manufactures have been making runs of SB ammo with faster powders to ensure complete combustion.




NOW, if you want a GP100 4", don't let my last argument suade you from doing so. The GP is one of the best 357 revolvers available(I've had 3)

But a 22 snubbie, I think that's a redundant waste of funds.

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I reilize that a .357 snub has more power than a .38 snub,but it drives me mad to think I would be shaving 1/3 of the power off a .357 by simply having a 2" barrel vs a 4".I don't think the percent loss of energy would be as high in a .38.And as far as the .22 snub-I have yet to hear from anyone that thinks like me,most people say get a 6" .22,or at least a 4".But for me,a .22 snub would be a fun little toy,one where I don't care if I lose energy in a snub,something that is a huge challenge-fixed sights,short sight radius,just something to put hundreds of rounds through and something that forces me to gain skill to use.But when it comes to my home defense gun-I want a 4" barrel .357 that I know I am accurate with and that retains alot of energy to stop a threat fast.

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I think I have changed my mind and made a decision.I will be getting an airlite s&w 317 snub in .22.I don't absolutely need the gp100 right now because I already own a Ruger p95 9mm,so I don't NEED another HD gun right away-I am getting the 317 because I love snubs,I want a S&W,and I want a .22,so I kill 3 birds with one stone this way,and when I spend the same amount of money for 10 boxes of .22 ammo that I would have spent on just one box of .38/.357,I will be laughing at the people who try to buy 500 rounds of .38/.357 and still enjoy shooting it-I won't be upset or any less wealthy.

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I wonder if a .22 snubby would be "worth it" money-wise in comparison to a snubby in .38 special?

My late grandma traded/gave me a snubby .38 special when i was about 15; she said the trigger pull was too heavy for her. It was a fun lil gun, except for the teetiny grip. I think my Mom has it in her bedside table nowadays. I have thought of getting Mom something easier to handle and then trying to find some big rubber grips for the lil bugger. I really liked the look of that pistol.

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the 637 and 317 are almost identical exept for one being .38 and one being .22lr.At our local sporting goods store,if I remember right,they had both new-the 637 was $440 and the 317 was $640.I don't understand why a lesser caliber costs more.You just don't see too many high quality .22 revolvers out there I guess.I like the modern police like looking backup gun style of the 317,I hate the old west syle revolvers,I like the modern urban looking snubs for some reason.

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Personally, I don't see a purpose for tiny .22's other than just fun. They're not powerful, not accurate, but they suit some people.

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I really just want a replacement for the gun I used to have,but traded for a Ruger 9mm.I used to have a Taurus 94 .22 4",and it was 25 oz-I see that the S&W is about 10 oz.Is the S&W worth more than twice the price of the Taurus?Is it built better with better metals etc?I will be forking over about $640 for this little guy and I need to know if it's worth it.

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I reilize that a .357 snub has more power than a .38 snub,but it drives me mad to think I would be shaving 1/3 of the power off a .357 by simply having a 2" barrel vs a 4".I don't think the percent loss of energy would be as high in a .38.And as far as the .22 snub-I have yet to hear from anyone that thinks like me,most people say get a 6" .22,or at least a 4".But for me,a .22 snub would be a fun little toy,one where I don't care if I lose energy in a snub,something that is a huge challenge-fixed sights,short sight radius,just something to put hundreds of rounds through and something that forces me to gain skill to use.But when it comes to my home defense gun-I want a 4" barrel .357 that I know I am accurate with and that retains alot of energy to stop a threat fast.
If your going to buy a .38special revolver ALWAYS buy a revolver chambered in .357 magnum. you can safely shoot .38 special out of a .357 but not the other way round. why hamstring yourself. firing a .357 out of a half inch barrel is better than firing a .38 out of a 6 incher...
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