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Old 03-22-2012, 09:40 PM   #1
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I am looking for recommendations for a .357 snub for the wife. She has a thing for revolvers and .357's and she is fond of the shorter barrels.

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Old 03-22-2012, 09:44 PM   #2
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Lightweight or "heavy" frame?
I'm a big fan of any J framed S&W - Wife carried a 442 with CT grips before she went "auto"

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I'll have to ask her to be sure. If I say Lightweight, she'll want a Heavy and vice versa.

I've heard the letter designations for revolvers and I have absolutely no idea what they mean, so any input on that would be beneficial as well.

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I have a Taurus 605 myself and it's a great small .357. Very controllable and reliable. Price point is good, also. The 651 is another good choice. I've sold a few of them and have had no complaints.

The letter designations refer to the size of the frame. The two Taurus pistols I mentioned are J Frame models, which are the smaller framed revolvers which are the size of the small 5 shot (6 if it was a Colt) detective revolvers you used to see them carry before semis got popular with the police. The higher the letter designation, the bigger the gun.

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I'll have to ask her to be sure. If I say Lightweight, she'll want a Heavy and vice versa.

I've heard the letter designations for revolvers and I have absolutely no idea what they mean, so any input on that would be beneficial as well.
J frame is the smallest of the Smith frames - N is the largest - K&L in the middle
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I have a Ruger SP101 snub in 357. It weighs 28 oz loaded with 5 rounds of 158 grn mags. There is only about 50 fps difference between the 158's and 125's in the snub barrel. I would not want to shoot a mag load in a lighter gun. They are also available with a 3" and 4" barrel.

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Ok, got some more detail from her.

K or L frame
3-4" barrel
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Look at the S&W 686 for the L frame and the 66 for the K frame. Both are 6 round. The 686 may be available with a higher round capacity
http://www.impactguns.com/smith-and-wesson-686-357mag-4-inch-white-outline-red-ramp-adjust-sights-stainless-164222.aspx

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Look at the S&W 686 for the L frame and the 66 for the K frame. Both are 6 round. The 686 may be available with a higher round capacity
http://www.impactguns.com/smith-and-wesson-686-357mag-4-inch-white-outline-red-ramp-adjust-sights-stainless-164222.aspx
100% agree on the 66 - one of my all time favorite Smiths
JTJ is rite on about the 686 - 7 rds
http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Category4_750001_750051_757769_-1_757767_757751_image
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686=6 rnds 686+=7rnds. I looked it up. Only about a $20 difference for the extra round.

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