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  • #299424
    ih mike
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    Ed and anybody else. My wife just got her concealed carry permit and wants a pistol. Her instructor suggested a revolver in 38. I tend to agree but am leaning more to a 357 with the option to use 38 rounds. From your experience what are most women buying, keeping, and comfortable with? She used that M&P 22 that I got from you on Thursday for the class, and out shot the whole class!! 40 rounds in a 3 inch group. That gun gets five stars from me, you should sell a bunch of them. Thanks.

    #306455
    ed
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    CCW size counts a lot. There is a lot to say for small frame good quality revolvers. The only thing I can tell you everyone who buys a light weight 357 will only shot 38 out of them because of hand pain shooting the 357. That being the case if Your looking at S&W you will save around $200 going to 38

    With the Ruger its about $50 difference so not such a big deal. The M&P is a good gun but size is a little bit of a problem for some people..

    The biggest strongest gun that you can comfortably carry is the best thing if you need it..

    #311323
    birdhunter
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    My wife shoots a Lady Smith model 60 .357 but she carries it with .38 loaded. She likes the extra weight for shooting better tighter groups and being more consistant. I shoot the Air Weight .38 S&W myself and I think the .38 will all that you wife would ever need it to do no matter which pistol she chooses. You can’t go wrong with either the S&W or Ruger as I’ve owned and shot both and are great choices.

    #310655
    ed
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    The S&W Lady 357 or any of the heavier 357 is possible for her to shoot still a handful but not as

    bad as any of the lightweight 357 I will not shoot one with 357…

    #306457
    medtester
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    This is a timely topic as I’m trying to figure this out myself. My wife, who’s reasonably strong, does not do well with racking a slide in an auto. I’ve got an LCR in 38spl that seems to be too much recoil for her. She can handle the recoil, but it’s so much that it affects her accuracy since she’s anticipating it so much. Accuracy only got slightly better after 100 rds. I thought about a J-frame 22Mag but will the DA trigger be stiffer than the LCR, which seems to be smooth. The J-Frame only has 7 rounds if I’m not mistaken….I think there is a Taurus that has 8. Does anyone know if the LCR will ever be avail in 22WMR? I know a 22WMR is hot out of a rifle, but does anyone know if it looses power out of a 2inch barrell?

    #306458
    ed
    Moderator

    IF ENOUGH PEOPLE CALL RUGER ABOUT IT THEY WILL MAKE IT…

    #306459
    medtester
    Participant

    In the meantime, what are your thoughts on the S&W or Taurus 22mag? What about 32?

    #306460
    ed
    Moderator

    Taurus trigger pull 3 times as hard and lots of repairs needed,,,,

    #306461
    aphayes
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    Smith and wesson 637 would be a great choice its a 38 special or if you need a little extra power it will handle plus P rounds also and you can’t go wrong for the price either.

    #306462
    losthighway
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    I would agree with aphayes on the 637. I would also suggest the Smith and Wesson 642 (no hammer to snag)

    #306463
    ed
    Moderator

    S&W makes as good of revolver as you can get with out the problems..Ruger is my 2nd choice

    #306464
    medtester
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    I agree that S&W and Ruger make good pieces……my main question is about caliber. I was surprised that the LCR in 38 was too much recoil for my wife. So I’m considering 22mag, but am concerned about the diminished power (at least perceived) of the 22mag out of a 2 inch barrel. What else should she be considering? Would the recoil be lighter with a different revolver? Is a S&W heavier enough to lighten recoil. Thanks guys.

    #306465
    losthighway
    Participant

    Ruger makes a revolver in 327 fed. Kind of a odd round. But they are nice. Just a thought.

    #306469
    ed
    Moderator

    shoots 4 different 32 shells from short long 32 H&R mag then 327 you can step up in power as customer may desire..

    #306472
    ih mike
    Participant

    Thanks for all the feedback! Ed, what’s in stock of these. 637, 642, 638, bodyguard 38, LCR 38 and the SP 101 38??

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