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Re: Does anyone shoot a 38 special? [Re: Steve Redgwell] #16363042 08/21/21
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I just have a thing about the .38 Special in a J frame. My no lock all forged 60-7 is as good as it gets. As many 9mm’s as I’ve owned I still carry the 60. Pull bang…

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Re: Does anyone shoot a 38 special? [Re: Steve Redgwell] #16363574 08/21/21
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I have ten 38's, my favorite handgun cartridge.

Re: Does anyone shoot a 38 special? [Re: Steve Redgwell] #16364097 08/21/21
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I have two .38s and three .357s that see nothing but .38s. I probably haven’t shot five boxes of .357 in my life, even though one of the .357s I’ve owned for nearly forty years.

Re: Does anyone shoot a 38 special? [Re: Steve Redgwell] #16364151 08/21/21
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I still shoot this often...a 68 LAPD S&W in .38. Out of a dozen or so .38s I have, this one is a fave. Great gun for DA work

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Another good one...10-8 in .38. My old off-duty revolver, carried long after autos were authorized

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A nice pair of oldies...an M&P from 1935 or so (bottom), and a Colt OP Heavy barrel from '44

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Re: Does anyone shoot a 38 special? [Re: Steve Redgwell] #16365067 08/22/21
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My typical use case for 38 special is a bit different- though I love shooting wheel guns, I love the 38 for suppressed subsonic night shooting with the Henry lever gun.

Kills critters dead without bothering the neighbors.
Henry model x + obsidian 9 + red dot is a whole lotta fun.

Doesn't have all the port pop of the gas guns (9mm &300 blk) but still rapid fire capable.

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Re: Does anyone shoot a 38 special? [Re: T_O_M] #16365092 08/22/21
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Originally Posted by T_O_M
Twice I've looked hard at 8-3/8" barreled K frames in .38. Each time in the $1100 range. More than I want to spend, but if I spend less, I probably get less ... worn out or problem guns. It is really too bad there aren't any target grade .38s .. or much of anything else .. available anymore.

I think I've only owned one .38, an early SP-101 prior to the switch to .357. Fun, useful, but for my application I want adjustable sights.

Tom

The thing about spending a bunch of money for a very good gun is that, six months from now, you won’t miss the money, but you’ll still be enjoying the gun.


Re: Does anyone shoot a 38 special? [Re: RGK] #16365118 08/22/21
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Originally Posted by RGK
I still shoot this often...a 68 LAPD S&W in .38. Out of a dozen or so .38s I have, this one is a fave. Great gun for DA work

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

Another good one...10-8 in .38. My old off-duty revolver, carried long after autos were authorized

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

A nice pair of oldies...an M&P from 1935 or so (bottom), and a Colt OP Heavy barrel from '44

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

Those particular Pachmayrs certainly date you.

Re: Does anyone shoot a 38 special? [Re: JB in SC] #16365127 08/22/21
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Originally Posted by JB in SC
I just have a thing about the .38 Special in a J frame. My no lock all forged 60-7 is as good as it gets. As many 9mm’s as I’ve owned I still carry the 60. Pull bang…


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Re: Does anyone shoot a 38 special? [Re: 4MERCHP] #16365151 08/22/21
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Originally Posted by Exchipy
Originally Posted by RGK
I still shoot this often...a 68 LAPD S&W in .38. Out of a dozen or so .38s I have, this one is a fave. Great gun for DA work

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

Another good one...10-8 in .38. My old off-duty revolver, carried long after autos were authorized

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

A nice pair of oldies...an M&P from 1935 or so (bottom), and a Colt OP Heavy barrel from '44

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

Those particular Pachmayrs certainly date you.


I got a box full of new Pachys from back in the day LOL

Like the Compacts on a J and Grippers on a Contender, outside of that, everything else wears Hogues.

Re: Does anyone shoot a 38 special? [Re: Steve Redgwell] #16365154 08/22/21
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FWIW recently saw a K frame SA only like new in box.
Never seen one before.

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Re: Does anyone shoot a 38 special? [Re: Steve Redgwell] #16365158 08/22/21
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On the .38 spcl........not a fan, but got a bunch of old wood grain Norma box stuff.
Burns kinda dirty. Is wimpy.
But good enough for my kids to use up in the Python.

Re: Does anyone shoot a 38 special? [Re: PennDog] #16365170 08/22/21
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Originally Posted by PennDog
One of my favorite revolvers is a S&W Model 68 using 3.5grains of WW231 behind a 145grain SWCHP. It’s a joy to shoot and extremely accurate.

PennDog

There’s a possibility I may have had my hands on your Model 68. I was assigned for a couple weeks, along with the other members of the Pistol Team, to function test and sight-in the CHP’s first few thousand 68s before they were shipped out of the Academy to be issued. Talk about trigger finger calluses …


Re: Does anyone shoot a 38 special? [Re: hookeye] #16365211 08/22/21
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Originally Posted by hookeye
Originally Posted by Exchipy
Originally Posted by RGK
I still shoot this often...a 68 LAPD S&W in .38. Out of a dozen or so .38s I have, this one is a fave. Great gun for DA work

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

Another good one...10-8 in .38. My old off-duty revolver, carried long after autos were authorized

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

A nice pair of oldies...an M&P from 1935 or so (bottom), and a Colt OP Heavy barrel from '44

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

Those particular Pachmayrs certainly date you.


I got a box full of new Pachys from back in the day LOL

Like the Compacts on a J and Grippers on a Contender, outside of that, everything else wears Hogues.




I’m with you, hookeye.

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Re: Does anyone shoot a 38 special? [Re: Steve Redgwell] #16365397 08/22/21
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my spurless sp101

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Re: Does anyone shoot a 38 special? [Re: RGK] #16366095 08/22/21
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Originally Posted by RGK
I still shoot this often...a 68 LAPD S&W in .38. Out of a dozen or so .38s I have, this one is a fave. Great gun for DA work

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

Another good one...10-8 in .38. My old off-duty revolver, carried long after autos were authorized

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

A nice pair of oldies...an M&P from 1935 or so (bottom), and a Colt OP Heavy barrel from '44

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]


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