I just put a down payment on a smith and wesson .38. What do yall think about this
What he said. plus how much are you paying for it? could you have gotten a nice .357 mag for the same price? Two ammo choices is always better than one I say. Do you have a pic of it?What model? New or used? Condition, if used? What will it be used for? Home defense? Concealed carry? Recreational shooting?
Smith & Wesson has a long history of making fine revolvers, especially in .38 Special. You probably can't go too far wrong, but it would help if we had more information.
Ok will do sir I'm most likely going to just buy home defence rounds and leave it at that. What is a "hot round" i read that all the time but am very unclear on it?c3shooter said:Keep the ammo light with that Model 37. It is a lighweight gun, and will bark at you if you run hot loads thru it. Wadcutters do quite well, but hot JHPs and your hand will hurt.
Thanks for yalls input she has shot a couple guns and she handled my buddies .357 like a champ. We r gunna go to the range as soon as we bring the gun home.Colby said:Model 37 is a little heavier than the Smith Airweights - so will have a little softer kick than those guns.
A revolver is a good choice for a new shooter due to its simplicity and reliability. I couldn't tell by your writing if she had used one or not. It is good to let the shooter select - but if not - a revolver is a simple and excellent choice.
I hope the recoil is not too much for her. I own an Airweight - same basic gun but lighter due to lighter materials. It has a substantial kick - as a 38 Special. I also have a larger Smith model 14 - 38 Special - which is more pleasant to shoot - it is heavier.
Small is good - for carry or conceal - but kicks more. Larger is softer shooting - but bulkier and heavier.
There is no perfect gun.
I think you did well.
I don't know your location, but around here, the older model 37's in average(carried/fired/some wear) go for $300-$325.00.The thing is i wanted a .357 and i will get one, one day I want a sp 101. That is another thread though. It is a smith and wesson model 37 .38 special. I got it for my rugar p95 plus 350.00 i dont think its that bad but im trying to get some othe opinions on it.