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Old 08-17-2013, 10:58 PM   #11
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1.8" barrel then ported too? I am not an expert but I'd be willing to bet that the LCR in .38spl with a +p might just about match it's power with a lot less sound and recoil.
You could be right. My uncertainty is why I'm asking here if anyone has done it. Someone who has chrono'd it would be awesome.


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I plan on shooting Magnum loads often. I suppose that'll help.

However if I ever, God forbid, have to use my gun in self defense, I want every edge.

So your advice to every competition shooter or hunter who wants to get mag-na-porting on his gun is to "man up?" Just because you're having a bad day, Chain, is no reason to be a d*ck.
Chain is a dick by default it appears. No worries.


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I had a ported 38 spl for cc and I got rid of it after I fired it on a darkened range. You can forget a fast second shot at night. I do not recommend any ported or muzzle brake equipped pistols for defense if there is any possibility of shooting it in low light. I have an SP101 2" that I load with 110 grain mags which mitigates the recoil somewhat. I usually carry 125 grain +P in my unported 38 spl snub.

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I have 2 revolvers magnaported, it makes a LOT of difference in recoil and muzzle flip. Helps stay on target, and impact on velocity and energy is negligble.

I CCW a revolver , that is as efficient as the .357.
This is mine CCW, a Charter arms Bulldog .44 spcl,
easy on recoil.




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I had a ported 38 spl for cc and I got rid of it after I fired it on a darkened range. You can forget a fast second shot at night. I do not recommend any ported or muzzle brake equipped pistols for defense if there is any possibility of shooting it in low light. I have an SP101 2" that I load with 110 grain mags which mitigates the recoil somewhat. I usually carry 125 grain +P in my unported 38 spl snub.
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I have 2 revolvers magnaported, it makes a LOT of difference in recoil and muzzle flip. Helps stay on target, and impact on velocity and energy is negligble.

I CCW a revolver , that is as efficient as the .357.
This is mine CCW, a Charter arms Bulldog .44 spcl,
easy on recoil.

Jim
Thankes for the feedback guys. That's the kind of experiences I was looking for.

I guess what I could do to try to mitigate the muzzle flash issue is carry a different gun when I know I'm gonna be out and about in poor light conditions.

JTJ, aside from the muzzle flash issue, did it help, as far as you could tell, with muzzle flip?

phideaux, interesting idea with the 44spc.
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You can't shot the full house 357 loads in the super lite j-frame. My son bought one a few years ago and we tried to shoot the 357's and no matter how well you tried to hold the gun it would twist and rise with every shot and you had to totally re grip for the next shot. 38+p's no problem.

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You can't shot the full house 357 loads in the super lite j-frame. My son bought one a few years ago and we tried to shoot the 357's and no matter how well you tried to hold the gun it would twist and rise with every shot and you had to totally re grip for the next shot. 38+p's no problem.
Well ok, maybe not the full house loads, but certain defensive loads. But that problem is precisely why I'm asking about mag-na-porting. You may still be right. Maybe MNPing won't help enough. But again, I'd like to know before I spend the money on it (which won't be anytime soon anyway).
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May I interject....
The type of grips you have on a snub nose, using full load magnums, will make more, or as much difference , in your hold ,during and after shooting, than anything else.



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May I interject....
The type of grips you have on a snub nose, using full load magnums, will make more, or as much difference , in your hold ,during and after shooting, than anything else.

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I have some good rubber Pachmayer grips on my current snubbie and its very comfortable. Of course, its a stainless gun its slightly heavier than the ultra light ones.
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Thankes for the feedback guys. That's the kind of experiences I was looking for.

I guess what I could do to try to mitigate the muzzle flash issue is carry a different gun when I know I'm gonna be out and about in poor light conditions.

JTJ, aside from the muzzle flash issue, did it help, as far as you could tell, with muzzle flip?

phideaux, interesting idea with the 44spc.
Yes the porting does make a difference in recoil. It is also louder. When I run out of 125+P I will look into 110+P for the 38. The SP101 is a heavy 25 oz empty gun for a snub. It helps on recoil. 125 is manageable, 158 is a handful and 110 is very manageable. I would not want to shoot a heavy mag load in a light snub. Check out the ballistics chart below.
http://www.ballisticsbytheinch.com/22.html


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