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good .38...... help

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by nd, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Oct 20, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    ok, so i'm looking for a nice .38 for my lady for christmas. not sure what to get. i'm really not a fan of Taurus. my dad had one of their .38's and it would consistently skip a round every time we shot. every 15 rounds or so it would miss one. he sent it back and they fixed it. when it was returned the trigger was too stiff to get an accurate shot. they said it would break in but it never did. i also owned a Beretta model 92. my friend had the Taurus version, and when you held them both his felt cheap and actually rattled and made noise when you shook it. so i'd like to avoid taurus. ruger only seems to have one decent concealed wheel gun and i'm not a huge fan. S&W is obviously badass, but when i checked their site their cheapest guns were around $700-$800. not paying that for a damn revolver. so what do you guys suggest?

    oh yeah, its for concealed carry, not sure if i want hammerless or not
     
  2. Oct 20, 2009 at 7:04 PM
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    my pops has a taurus 8 shot
    i like it but i think thats too many rounds for a revolver
    its kinda bulky dosent wanna fit in the holster

    and did u say its for your woman?
    to me it seems a lil bit for a woman


    edit: oh wait now i see whos posting :rolleyes:
     
  3. Oct 20, 2009 at 7:06 PM
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    My wife has a Colt 38 special. She hasn't shot the damn thing though so i'm not sure if she likes it yet.
     
  4. Oct 20, 2009 at 7:11 PM
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    .38 strong? you must have wrists like cooked spaghetti. all the women in my family carry .38's. a p+ round might be a little rough but standard .38 is a fairly light round. its not the recoil i'm worried about, i want something with a light trigger pull for her. besides, i wouldn't date a chick that couldn't handle a .38

    didn't check colt. what did you pay? is it a small frame?
     
  5. Oct 20, 2009 at 7:23 PM
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    Smith and Wesson's msrp on their website is just what they think the guns are worth, including their profit margin. I have never paid anywhere near those prices when I've bought SWs. IMO, Smith makes the best revolvers money can buy though. The small Airweight models make good carry guns.

    Btw, a good way for your girl to get used to the recoil is to buy a .357 magnum. Have her shoot about 12 rounds of those and throw the .38s in there. It'll feel like shooting a pop gun by comparison.
     
  6. Oct 20, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    I just bought a .38 S&W Airweight, hammerless, 1 and 3/4 barrel for concealed carry. And let me tell you, I will say that it's one of the best handguns I've ever had. It's very easy to conceal, will fit in my pocket very easily and looks like a cellphone when in my pocket. It's also hammerless so if your so called "woman" puts it in his purse, then the hammer won't get stuck on anything possibly causing a discharge. You won't really want a longer barrel for CC, because if you are in a situation where you have to use your CC, 90% of the time the attacker will be within 21 feet of you, which means you won't have time to aim on the crosshairs. Whatever you end up with, be sure to shoot it and get familiarized with the gun before you really need it. :)

    This is the one I got: http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/...angId=-1&parent_category_rn=15704&isFirearm=Y

    EDIT: can use +P's in this gun... Fires excellent.
     
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    ive always heard raving things about s&w...i plan on getting a small jframe at some point as a backup gun...

    personally i like hammerless...but im not sure how much difference that would make for yall
     
  8. Oct 20, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    Ruger SP 101. Its a .357, but just load it with .38's. Gives you the flexability to use +P's or full .357 rounds, if so desiered.
     
  9. Oct 20, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    no doubt smith makes the best. but even below MSRP they still go for more than a good auto, and i dont wanna pay more for a wheel gun than a good auto.

    recoil is not an issue, she shoots .38 and .40 with no problem. but i know what you mean, i use to have a smith .357 and with full loads that think felt like i was getting hit in the hand by a hammer.
     
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    i like the way that ruger looks...but is chromed out the only way it comes?
     
  13. Oct 20, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    Yeah, seems to be that satin stainless is the only way it comes.
     
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    id much rather something thats black...aesthetics aside...black is a lot more tactical and does not reflect like as well
     
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    Small frame. Her Dad passed away eariler in the year and left it to her. Her main pistol is a XD9mm subcompact.
     
  16. Oct 20, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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    personally i like having a hammer but for a chick and strictly for CC hammerless is probably better

    357 is too big and she would never, ever use .357

    hmmmm.... i actually really like that one.

    trust me, we are familiar with a wife variety of firearms :)
     
  17. Oct 20, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    The stainless is prefered for CC, as sweat wont affect it, and for women, it more than likley will be kept in a purse, and the stainless is ideal, as cosmetics, and such wont affect the finish.
     
  18. Oct 20, 2009 at 7:55 PM
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    Regardless, it fires '38's just fine, and is safe to fire +P's out of...:)
     
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    And you can shoot .357's at the range if you wanted to, and keep the .38's for CC. There's many possibilities with a .357... :)
     
  20. Oct 20, 2009 at 7:57 PM
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    so youre saying ND can carry this one in his purse?
     
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