So. I plan on CCing a revolver in the future, when I finally get my permit here in Kalifornia. I was thinking either a Ruger LCR in .357 Magnum or a S&W J frame, also .357.
The gun isn't important, though. Not yet.
Here's my idea. I wanna get an ultra-light-weight wheel gun, for comfort when carrying. I also want to be able to train with my defensive loads, in .357 Magnum, or a comparable reload, without breaking my wrist (shooting hot .357s in a lot-weight snubbie).
So I had the idea to get it mag-na-ported. Have any of you done this in a snubbie? Is this crazy talk? I don't know much about mag-na-porting, but I went to their website and did a bit of research. They claim there's no drop in velocity. True? How much does it actually reduce felt recoil in these airweights?
Am I crazy for thinking of mag-na-porting in a light-weight snubbie wheel gun?
You already have a ballistics problem with a very short barrel. Do you really want to reduce velocity and muzzle energy even more by venting some of the powder charge before the projectile gets out of the barrel?
If it was me I would go with a heavier snubby and a better belt and holster to distribute the extra weight. I occasionally carry a stainless S&W mod 60, and even with my small frame it is barely noticeable after 5 minutes. After 10 minutes I forget it's there unless I transition from standing to sitting. The same goes for my Glock 27. I do tend to notice my 1911 in spite of good leather, but I still carry it in the winter.