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Grey 09-25-2009 09:11 AM

Questions?
 
Can someone please explain the difference between frames? I used to know but I got caught up in all the autoloader stuff and I haven't read or even taken a second glance at a revolver in 3 years. Now Im thinking about getting two. A snub and a 5inch, both in .357Mag. I was also wondering what everyone would recommend?
Im looking at the Ruger SP series specifically but I'd also like to hear opinions on Rossi because Rossi is about 100-200 dollars cheaper...

NGIB 09-25-2009 09:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Grey (Post 165232)
Can someone please explain the difference between frames? I used to know but I got caught up in all the autoloader stuff and I haven't read or even taken a second glance at a revolver in 3 years. Now Im thinking about getting two. A snub and a 5inch, both in .357Mag. I was also wondering what everyone would recommend?
Im looking at the Ruger SP series specifically but I'd also like to hear opinions on Rossi because Rossi is about 100-200 dollars cheaper...

Not sure what you mean by frames at all. S&W uses letter designations for their frame sizes as follows:

J - small frame, mostly snubbies
K/L - mid sized frame, like the 19 or 686
N - large frame, like the 629

The Ruger GP series guns are most similar to the S&W K/L frames, medium sized and very strong. Not sure about the frame size on the SP series.

As far as Rossi goes, all I can say is that you really get what you pay for generally. Rossi is basically a bargain Taurus and I'll leave it at that. As far as current DA revolvers go, S&W and Ruger are the only ones I'd consider...

CA357 09-25-2009 03:47 PM

+1 What NGIB said.

Grey 09-25-2009 05:06 PM

Well then the SP series is probably a J frame and Rugers GP series is a L frame.
I guess I'l go with the Ruger. Just need to rent one n try it out.

NGIB 09-25-2009 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Grey (Post 165359)
Well then the SP series is probably a J frame and Rugers GP series is a L frame.
I guess I'l go with the Ruger. Just need to rent one n try it out.

Always the best plan...

CA357 09-25-2009 08:09 PM

The SP101 is considerably heavier than a J frame, so recoil is lighter. The weight is a penalty if you're going to carry it.


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