Just got my first

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by jamesb, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. jamesb

    jamesb New Member

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    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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  2. Neophyte1

    Neophyte1 New Member

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    Very Nice

    jamesb: Sir, very nice:)
     
  3. hogrider

    hogrider New Member

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    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.
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member

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    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.
     
  5. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills New Member

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    Don Hume makes about the least expensive leather holsters available
     
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  6. jamesb

    jamesb New Member

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    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.
     
  7. CA357

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    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.
     
  8. jamesb

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    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 :)
     
  9. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member

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    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.
     
  10. CA357

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    You're gonna' love that little gun.