Originally Posted by Tackleberry1
Notice I said concern, not problem, because honestly I'm not versed enough in revolvers to know if my experience is normal.
I own 2 wheel guns. A Smith 629 .44 Mag and the Ruger .357
With .38 Specials I have no issues other that the small amount of gasses that escape from between the cylinder and the forcing cone, however, with .357 Mags I get A LOT of gasses and what feels like slag.
I've got to very cautious to not get my off hand to far forward or ZOWEY them hot gasses will get your attention.
No injuries or blood mind you, just a noticible difference between the two calibers.
I'm wondering if this is a phenom with all SP 101's or a revolver issue across the board.
I've not noticed it from my 629 but that's a much larger gun with a much longer cylinder so...
Do I need to be concerned?
What exactly is " Slag " ? If you're getting lead shaved off and expelled with the gas your timing or cylinder alignment could be slightly off.
I had a Dan Wesson 15-2 that had interchangable barrels and you had to set the barrel / cylinder gap each time you switched barrels or after a few hundred rds < the barrel nut would back off from the vibrations >
The gap was set to .006 . so find a similar feeler gauge and see how much play you have in it . Although the sp-101 is fixed barrel I don't know whether it's pinned or threaded you shouldn't have play in it .
That being said you coulda lit a cigar off the flame my Wesson threw out the barrel gap. it was a .357 as well