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Bought my wife a new j-frame revolver

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by WRGADog, Apr 15, 2013.

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  1. WRGADog

    WRGADog Member

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    S&W Talo 637 Enhanced Action from LGS for $479 plus tax. Really nice looking pistol. Sorry for no photo, but I don't know how to post them.
     
  2. 340PD

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    I looked up the gun. Nice purchase. I want one.

    As for the photos, they are free to store online. I use Photobucket.com
    Once your photos are uploaded from your computer, just highlight and copy the IMG code and paste it into your reply on this forum.

    Now, I expect to see pics of this little gem before I order one..
     
  3. Nathanael_Greene

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    You can add a photo directly to your post. Click on the paper clip ("attachments") icon and specify the file. It'll attach direct to your posting. No Photobucket account required.

    (Attached photo of my nickel-plated Rossi .38)
     

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    Small revolver? Does your wife know how to shoot already?

    If not, you chose just about the worst gun for her to learn with.
     
  6. PRM

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    Cool gun.. You can't beat a J Frame S&W, I've been shooting them for over 35 years. The Airweight is going to be a little snappy on recoil, I'd go with target loads (wad cutters) for the range. For carry or night stand duty, HPs are more than manageable for the distance the gun was designed for. They are a great carry gun because of weight - so everything is a trade off.
     
  7. WRGADog

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    Yes my wife knows how to shoot

    the gun was her choice. She likes ergonomics and simplicity of operation of the revolver as opposed to a small 380 or 9mm which have similar recoil. She also has a j-frame 317 in 22LR if she changes her mind or she can use my Kahr P380, PM9, Solo, or Nano. Hopefully, we will get to the range this weekend.
     
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    My wife also chose a j-frame (642) for concealed carry.

    Just as many women may have been pushed wrongly to choose one; many other women are perfectly suited for them.
     
  9. viking499

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    I have a Talo 642. Nice gun.
     
  10. just for fun

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    Snub nosed is my carry gun of choice. Lost my model36 to my wife after buying several other models "I knew" would be perfect for her!
     
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    My buddy installed an Apex Tactical Spring kit. It lowered the trigger weight from 13 lbs to 9 lbs. it now, feels like an LCR trigger.
     
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    " She likes ergonomics and simplicity of operation of the revolver as opposed to a small 380 or 9mm which have similar recoil."

    If you think an airwieght has similiar recoil to a 9mm, you are in for a big surprise, especially if you put 38 +p's in it
     
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    My 642 with what they now call "+P" rounds is not terribly difficult to manage, but I choose non +P for carry and range practice. Three reasons:

    1) No BG is going to think, I bet he's just got regular .38SPL in there, so I'm good.

    2) I can shoot smaller groups with less effort with non +P. Missing a BG with rounds that are going 75FPS second faster makes no sense.

    3) +Ps hurt after a while, and that discourages sufficient practice.

    I'm like most female shooters I know (and the OP's lady, I suspect) in one way at least--I don't care if my factory carry ammo and my accurate but moderate-power handloads are not considered macho and don't win me any velocity contests. I do care about getting hits. With a snubby, that's even more important.
     
  14. Rollis R. Karvellis

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    The ladies are not the only ones who find +p's annoying in a J Frame.

    And I, still haven't met the superman who is willing to hold the target when someone is shooting non +P's.
     
  15. skt239

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    IMO he ruined a perfectly good trigger.
     
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    My baby doll shoots a 1975 m60 j frame she took from me many years ago.
     
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