Ammo for S&W Chief model 36 snub

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by oneanddone, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. oneanddone

    oneanddone New Member

    I have a model 36 that is from the 60"s. I'd like to get some personal defense rounds. Because of it's age, I've been told to make sure not to get anything with +P. Any suggestions on a good round ? Or places to check to see what would be ok to use? I'm thinking of contacting S&W and see what they say. But I'd like opinions of people that use them.
  2. mrvair

    mrvair New Member

    Get a box of Hornaday Critical Defense. It is expensive but its not for plinking !
    I agree you shouldn't use +P but with that ammo you won't need it anyway.

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    A few cylinders of +P are not going to hurt a Model 36. Now, hurting your HAND is another matter entirely! :eek: (Hint- Pachmayr=good)

    An extended diet of hot ammo WILL result in shortening the life of the revolver. Acclerated wear on timing components, and you will learn about "end shake" and "cranes".

    OTOH, if it stops someone trying to do harm to me and mine, when it is over, I'll have it gold plated, mounted on a plaque, and hang it over the fireplace- right after I buy another.