Last Activity:07-20-2009 8:57 PM
Posted in thread: New to Handguns on 07-21-2009 at 12:57 AM
.38 Special ammo can be ran through a .357 revolver.Yes, all firearms have recoil, some more
than others.With practice you'll be able to do the same with a .38 revolver, butit's all what
Posted in thread: New to Handguns on 07-20-2009 at 04:06 AM
Well put, cane!!EmilyATL, try a S&W .38 SPL +P in a "J" frame such as a model 36LS.I don't
believe that the AirWeights are the best for you and the S&W 686 is a .357 caliber.I could've
sworn it was a ...
Posted in thread: New to Handguns on 07-19-2009 at 02:50 PM
Emily - the .380 with proper ammunition (Speer Gold Dot HP) provides plenty of firepower,
particularly in a semi-auto with 7-8 rd capacity. However, as stated previously, I would start
out with a revo...
Posted in thread: New to Handguns on 07-19-2009 at 01:50 PM
Ok, so I ended up shooting quite a few and think I have it narrowed down. I did try quite a few
revolvers (all 38)- a S&W 637 airweight, a Ruger LCR, and a S&W 686. The 637 I tried didn't
have a hamme...
Posted in thread: New to Handguns on 07-17-2009 at 07:50 PM
Thanks all for the tips!Canebrake - no, it doesn't have to be an auto-loader. I have considered
a revolver from a reliability standpoint. The only handguns I've ever fired were a 22, .380 and
9mm - an...
Posted in thread: New to Handguns on 07-17-2009 at 05:07 PM
Hi all, I've never owned a handgun and am looking to buy one for personal protection. We've had
a few break-ins in the area and I'm home alone quite a bit at night. I know I need to go to a
range and ...