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M&P 340 is the Most Awesome Snubbie

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by rm86, Jul 8, 2010.

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  1. rm86

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    I'm tired of hearing about all this nonsense like "OMG I tried shooting 357 out of a 340 and my wrist hurts now :( I think I'll stick to my 642 because 2 oz. makes such a huge difference in recoil." Will everyone please just accept the fact that the M&P 340 is the king of CCW snub nose revolvers. Yes it is more expensive, but is has a cool "Military and Police" symbol on it, a XS Big Dot sight and it shoots 357. When all your friends that don't know about guns ask what kind of gun it is you can say it's a 357 even though you only shoot .38s out of it. M&P 340 is the gun a man carries while the 642 is what his wife keeps in her purse. That is all I have to say about that.
     
  2. Quickstrike

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    Uh...... At least post some pics. :p
     
  3. oldbear

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    Dude, please don't hold back let us know how you really feel about the M&P 340 Vs. the 642.;)
     
  4. Fleetman

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    I like the 340 M&P also.....gf has the 360 M&P but she sticks to .38 spl's....+P's for SD, standard pressure for practice. You only have to slam your hand in a door once or twice to realize it hurts and that is about as close as you can get to experiencing .357 mag's in a revolver this light. It doesn't bother my wrist but certainly takes it's toll on my finger.
     
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    Well I have a 340PD model and its a great gun,mine has LG-405 laser grips as well.

    I shoot .357's out of mine and some .38+p as well for range practice. I can control and get good fast follow up shots with 125gr Remington Golden sabers in .357 and I like the Speer 135gr Gold Dot load in .357 as well.

    I know some say the speer offering is only .38's in a .357 casing,however I've shot both side by side and to me the .357 ones have much more punch,recoil and are louder than the .38+p offering from speer.

    All in all I think the 340M&P and PD are great guns but if the 642/442 are considered "the gold standard" then wouldn't that make the 340/360 series the platinum series?
     
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    And while your blinding yourself with flash and have slower follow up shots from the recoil with the 357, the rest of us will have less flash and deliver 5 hits in a tight group quickly.
    Dont get me wrong, I love the 357 and beleive there is a time and place for it, but for me, CC is not it unless it steel or a 3'' barrel.;)
     
  8. Old Fuff

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    The "King of the Subbies," is the one you can load, and shoot 5 shots, in 5 seconds, at 5 yards, and keep all the holes at point-of-aim in a 5-inch circle.

    Of course you can do this using 158-grain, full-house, .357 Magnum loads.

    Personally I'm a wimp, who shoots .38 Special's in a .38 chambered revolver because I'm to lazy to clean the fouling out of the longer .357 Magnum.

    This is not to say that I don't like the Magnum, but not in an aluminum & cheesecake snubby... :uhoh:

    Do as you wish, but I not impressed. ;)
     
  9. c919

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    Wrong! SP101. :D

    But the 340 is a close second for me. Depends on the application. If it came down to pocket carry, I'd go 340 every time.
     
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    M&P 340s are for people that can't afford the 340PD.:evil:

    2oz lighter, baby!
     
  11. MCgunner

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    Ah, I'll take my 9x19 packin' 11 rounds of 115 grain JHP at 1263 fps without all the noise and fireworks, weighing in at 14 unloaded ounces, but okay, it's not a snub. My snub is a 17 ounce .38, good enough.
     
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    well rm86 lets not discount the 360 chiefs special. I only say that because I ordered one from buds police supply a few days ago for 607$. 13 oz, capable of 357, although I am pretty much with the rest, it will be shooting mostly "lighter" loads. I definitely see the value of being capable of 357. I may change my tune after I shoot it, but that's where I stand at the moment. My only dilemma now is how I plan to carry it concealed :confused:
     
  13. Cosmoline

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    You can keep your ultralight laser sight five shooters. This is the king of snubbies:

    12512Speed_Six_-_Mini_GM_4.jpg
     
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