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S&W Airweight

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Roadkill, Jun 5, 2006.

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  1. Roadkill

    Roadkill Member

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    I just picked up a S&W Airweight today. Pawnshop deal, very good condition after I cleaned it up, had been a LE backup gun, $200 out the door, seems pretty light to handle full power .38s. Anything I need to know about this gun before I warm it up? I reload for a few full sized .357s and .38s.

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  2. nitesite

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    I shoot heavy (158-gr) moderate velocity LSWCs or LSWC-HPs in mine. Less wear on the entire mechanism than 125-gr +P JHPs plus the bullet drives deeper and cuts a good wound channel.

    Also the sights are regulated for the standard velocity 158-gr load.

    Is yours external hammer or internal? They are great guns either way! I only own one but it an almost constant companion.
     
  3. Roadkill

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    Its external. I use Red Dot for my handguns, use 125g fmj bullets in 9mm/.38/.357, will find some heavier ones. Thanks

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  4. JERRY

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    i did the same thing not but about 2 weeks ago.

    im going to use standard pressure factory ammo for targets and once in a blue moon the +p since i will carry it with them, i will need to know how the fire.....
     
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