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Light 38's

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by GunLvrNLearner, Apr 12, 2010.

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  1. GunLvrNLearner

    GunLvrNLearner Member

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    Is the LCR about the lightest 38 not counting the little 2 shot ones? I know S & W has the airweights around 15oz ect but still not quite as light as the LCR,and like in 380ACP we seen a flock to the small ones are there any others like the LCR or plans to make copies by others?
     
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    Man, these things just keep getting uglier and uglier.
     
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    I believe the Ruger LCR weighs 13.5 ounces. While technically a .357 Magnum, S&W makes the model 340PD, which weighs 12 ounces.
     
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    You got that right! Designed for concealed carry, 'cause they're too ugly to show.
     
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    There's also the 342Ti & 337Ti, which come in at a feathery 10.3 oz each. AFAIK, S&W still has the lightest 5 shot .38 special.
     
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    The S&W AirLites with the aluminum/scandium frames and titanium cylinders are the lightest I know of, around 1 to 1 1/2 ounces lighter than the LCR. But there is a point of diminishing returns re weight reduction vs. ease of shooting.
     
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    I like the new Ruger, but I have a perfectly good Taurus 85SSUL. So it's 4 ounces heavier, like that's going to make me walk with a limp. :rolleyes: I'm not trading in a great shooting gun for 4 ounces. I'm perfectly happy with what I have.
     
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    Yup, the titanium smiths are a whole 3 oz lighter. I honestly don't think that's a make or break....
     
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    I agree MCgunner, I have a perfectly good S&W M642 I carry every day. I see no reason to change either.
     
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