Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

5 rnds +p or 6rnds standard

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by un_lucky, Sep 7, 2008.

?

Power or capacity

  1. 5 rounds +P 38

    16 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. 6 rounds of standard 38

    16 vote(s)
    50.0%
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. un_lucky

    un_lucky Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    Messages:
    111
    Location:
    South Dakota
    I see there is a new Taurus revolver out. It's the same size as the model 85 and holds 6 rounds of 38 instead of 5. Cool, but its rated for standard pressure only (at least in the light wieght version).
     
  2. skoro

    skoro Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2008
    Messages:
    2,058
    Location:
    Texas
    Taurus?

    If I wanted 5 shots, I'd go for a S&W J frame.

    If I wanted 6, I'd get a Colt Det Special. ;)
     
  3. 19-3Ben

    19-3Ben Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2006
    Messages:
    5,146
    Location:
    CT
    Ummm....website says +p.

    edit to add:

    Unless you meant the 856, magnesium model. I don't see +p for that. but i think Taurus makes a big deal that all their .38's are +p rated.
     
  4. un_lucky

    un_lucky Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    Messages:
    111
    Location:
    South Dakota
    I was referring to the 856. The one on the cover of G&A Mag.
     
  5. calaverasslim

    calaverasslim Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2005
    Messages:
    1,006
    Location:
    San Antonio de Bejar
    decisions, decisions, decisions. HUMMMMMM Peashooter or not to peashooter.:D:D:D:D:D

    Truthfully, I had a very similar decision to make several years ago and ended up with a 3" 44 special and am much happier. Both loaded are about the same weight.

    It is true that they have come out with lighter metals since then, but I still prefer the 44 special with Winchester 200gr Silver Tip HP's or Speer 200gr GDHP.

    But if you feel that you must stay with the 38 for whatever reason, I strongly recommend either the S&W or the Colt.

    Good luck.:D
     
  6. weisse52

    weisse52 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2007
    Messages:
    1,341
    Location:
    Bountiful, Utah
    Yeah, what he said.
     
  7. Schmidlin

    Schmidlin Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2007
    Messages:
    154
    Location:
    Archbold Ohio
    well for that extra 300 bucks he wont have to spend on the gun he could get some Crimson trace grips and some ammo.........
     
  8. kcshooter

    kcshooter Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2008
    Messages:
    1,274
    Location:
    Kansas City, MO
    Way to add something to the conversation.

    That said, I've never had an issue with my Taurus 651. I've never felt the difference between 5 and 6 rounds is really a deal breaker, either. In a snubby, the +p isn't going to make enough of a difference to worry about. Given the choice, as long as they are the same size, I'd go for the extra round.

    By the way, I know a lady who's had two S&W j-frames lock up drum tight on her. My "sub-par" Taurus hasn't ever had a single issue after burning thru about 2000 rounds. While I understand there are a few Taurus autoloaders with repetitive issues, I still have yet to see compeling evidence that the revolvers are so much more problem prone than the others.
     
  9. Gary A

    Gary A Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2002
    Messages:
    1,539
    Wow, I'm really at a disadvantage having the worst of both worlds. I rely on a Smith and Wesson model 37-2 which is a five shooter not rated for +P. I ain't worried about it. Still better than a sub-compact .380 IMO. Even if I had to stuff some +P in it, it ain't gonna blow up, though I don't expect it would last real long shooting them regularly. Just based on ammo availability, I'd probably pick the +P 5-shooter.
     
  10. sm

    sm member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2002
    Messages:
    28,389
    Location:
    Between black coffee, and shiftn' gears
    I voted 6 rounds of Standard Pressure.

    Being honest, I prefer Standard Pressure loadings anyway, and how many rounds the gun holds, makes no difference, nor does if the gun is rated for +P or not.

    S&W, Colt and other dedicated .38spls are set up to shoot 158 gr and 148 gr with the sights and I prefer projectiles going where aimed, and doing so as quickly and effectively as can.

    Hence the reason I like dedicated .38spls.
    If I need more punch, I prefer standard pressure in a .357 gun or standard pressure in a .44 spl gun.

    So If I am going to carry a snub nose .357, then I am going to load it with it .357s of standard pressure, and spend the trigger time to have that gun and loadings be an extension of me, affording me quick effective hits.
    .357s are more accurate out of .357s than .38spls.

    My Perspective:
    Standard Pressure and Shot Placement .

    It is not round count, or what kind of rounds, it is quick effective hits and as Clint Smith says: "Knowing how to run the gun you have".

    Steve
     
  11. FLA2760

    FLA2760 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2005
    Messages:
    359
    Location:
    Florida
    Is Taurus going to be coming out with a small frame snubby in .327? I heard that they might.
    To the original poster I would go with the 6 shot.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page