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Old 03-02-2013, 12:48 AM   #11
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And IIRC, the Chief's Special was commonly made in 2 inch, but there ARE 3 inch models out there. A 2 inch 36 is my EDC.

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And IIRC, the Chief's Special was commonly made in 2 inch, but there ARE 3 inch models out there. A 2 inch 36 is my EDC.
You do recall correctly, and those 36's are damn fine works of art.
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A 2 inch 36 is my EDC.
Why does that display of excellent taste not surprise me?

I'm a 640 no-dash man myself, but hey...
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Here is my model 60 no dash chief special, in 38 special.

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They are great little J Frame revolvers and easy to conceal. Ideal also for a first pistol and first concealment gun due to the fact they are small, well made and simple to operate. They shoot the 38 Special S&W round and are five shot revolvers. The other issue is although you should always shoot regular 38 Specials in them or low powered *Wad-Cutters for practice and general shooting. You can shoot +P 38 Special rounds in them but my suggestion is only for personal protection and should not be normally fired in them. It will damage them over a period of time. With the alloy frame being more susceptible! However it would not hurt to shoot just a bare few through them to obviously see where they hit and for the feel of the higher powered defense rounds, but that is all a bare few! Years ago when I owned gun shops they were one of my number one sellers. They are also double as well as single action if you wish to cock the hammer just for some target shooting at close range since they have a 2 inch barrel on most of them. Every once in a while you would find one with a 3 " barrel but not normally! But for personal protection you should always practice and shoot double action! Sounds like you are going to inherit a fine little revolver! Keep it cleaned and properly lubricated! Have fun!

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They will be .38 Special. The first Model 36's were called Chief's Specials. There is a Model 37 Airweight Chief's Special with an alloy frame. There is a model 38 called the "Bodyguard" with a shrouded hammer. There's a Model 50 Chief's Special Target Model with target front sight and adjustable rear sight. The Model 60 is a later stainless model of the Chief's Special originally in .38 Special. It was also available as the "Ladysmith" model. In 1996 it became available in .357 Magnum.

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Don't leave out the S/W 637 airweight in .38 spec and like the 36 is a J frame. This 637 followed me home this Morning.... I also have the 63 J frame .22 cal.

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