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jamesb 12-31-2010 12:20 PM

Just got my first
 
Yep, I went to the shop last night with my Xmas bonus from work and picked up a used Model 36. I've always wanted a snub nose revolver. I'm now trying to figure out when it was built, but am having trouble with that. Heading to the range later today to get a taste of a wheel gun:D

For a used gun the bluing looked very good. Bore as well. Doesn't look like it was shot very much. The photos are before I cleaned it. Any smuges on it are from my fingerprints.

Can somebody recommend an IWB holster for this? Need a lefty.

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willfully armed 12-31-2010 12:54 PM

AKJ Concealco LLC - Concealment gun holsters, personal defense related equipment, and other gunleather.

Although I preferred a safariland owb for my snubbies

Neophyte1 12-31-2010 01:05 PM

Very Nice
 
jamesb: Sir, very nice:)

hogrider 12-31-2010 02:38 PM

IWB Holster
 
I don't think you can go wrong with a crossbreed Crossbreed Holsters > Home . I have one made from horse hide a like it a lot.

CA357 12-31-2010 04:09 PM

Judging by the turn line on the cylinder, it doesn't seem to have been shot much at all.

Just don't shoot +P ammunition in it and it will do the job for you.

billdeserthills 12-31-2010 04:45 PM

Don Hume makes about the least expensive leather holsters available

jamesb 12-31-2010 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CA357 (Post 412187)
Judging by the turn line on the cylinder, it doesn't seem to have been shot much at all.

Just don't shoot +P ammunition in it and it will do the job for you.

Yeah it is in very good shape.

Why not +P? The guy at the shop said it would be fine because it is steel. I put a box of 25 Critical Defense 110 grain +P through it without issue. Should I not anymore? I fired 100 rounds of .38 Spcl FMJ without issue. I'm not looking to mess up my new gun and will stop, i'm just wondering the explanation.

CA357 12-31-2010 06:20 PM

As far as I know, that revolver is not rated for +P ammunition. You can shoot it occasionally and carry the gun with that load, but do not feed it a steady diet of +P's.

I've owned Model 36's and 37's and I don't shoot +P in them. You can do whatever you want since it's your revolver.

jamesb 12-31-2010 07:52 PM

Gotcha. I just fed it one box as I wanted to see how it fired with it. I plan to carry the +P, but will shoot standard loads at the range. Just wanted to make sure it shot OK. It probably will never shoot the +Ps again. Thanks for the tip :)

7point62 12-31-2010 08:16 PM

Nice little Smitty. It'll be your friend and may even get you out of a jam someday. I've got a model 10 with a 4" barrel and wouldn't trade it for anything.


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