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Old 05-06-2012, 05:41 AM   #61
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sept maybe a 19 4"
Or a 4" 13-2.
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:15 AM   #62
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I carried a 2 1/2" Model 19 as my backup gun for several years while in LE--and more often than not, it was my "off-duty" gun. I never failed to shoot less than a 290 out of a 300 with it every six months for qualifying and never, ever felt under-gunned.

Now, twenty-plus years later, it still sees some carry duty and it's my wife's "nightstand gun" when I'm on the road.

The stainless sister, Model 66, is equally as good.

You'll never go wrong with a Smith & Wesson and you'll never be under-powered with the .357 Magnum.

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couldn't think of a better 357. I have a late 80's L-frame 686 with 4" barrel. Nice gun also, but I think I prefer the K-frame...

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I love my 19-5 but I'm liking the look of the new S&W 586 in 4". Birthday comin' up, hmmm.......

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If its going to be a range gun, the L frame is designed to be more durable and it will,be more comfortable to shoot w full power loads. My gunsmith said it had a K frame grip w N frame body. N frame gun is even better - IMO

I can't stand having a Hillary Hole on my firearm - personal preference.

N frame 357s have 8 shot cylinders.

1911s are easy to fall in love with and should come w a warning - can be habit forming. You will never forget your first...there is a whole section of like-minded souls.

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Old 05-22-2012, 11:18 PM   #66
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I'm a big fan of my Model 19 4". It's not as accurate as my K38 with .38 wadcutters, but it's fun to play with and every once in a while I carry it. I rarely shoot full house magnum loads, although when I carry it I carry 125gr Corbons.

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I'm a big fan of my Model 19 4". It's not as accurate as my K38 with .38 wadcutters, but it's fun to play with and every once in a while I carry it. I rarely shoot full house magnum loads, although when I carry it I carry 125gr Corbons.

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I wouldn't shoot many of those Cor Bons out of it...You could stick to 158 gr 357 mag loads and probably shoot 100 rounds a day for a year with no issues, as that is what it was designed for. The hot & fast 125 gr loads are what lead to problems with the K frame 357s.
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If I remember correctly, the "forcing cone issue" occurred when many PDs were using 110 gr Super Vel ammo as well as 125 gr. ammo. I am in agreement that there were no or no noted cases of problems with the 158 gr. loads. I shot a lot of the 158 gr. jacketed stuff using 13 1/2 grs of 2400 and standard (1 1/2 ) primers. The velovity was a little over 1200 fps. Have fun!

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I always wanted a Model 19 and REALLY lusted heavily for a Model 66, but in the end I got a blue N-Framed Model 28-2 with 4" barrel. It shoots great, especially with full-strength .357 Mag. loads. I put some full-wrap Pachmayr rubber grips on it and they really helps to absorb some of the magnum recoil.

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Seeing your pix. I'm grabbin' my 6" 27 an heading for the back yard!

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