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S&W model 36 and + P ammo

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Stoney, Jan 10, 2004.

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  1. Stoney

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    Now that Ohio is going to allow CCW, I'm thinking of getting a Smith & Wesson model 36. Can the model 36 handle + P ammo.?
     
  2. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Greeting's Stoney-

    Absolutely, the S&W model 36 can handle .38 Special +P
    ammo; although I would not want to feed it a steady
    diet of them. The way I see it, practice with the milder
    wadcutter ammo; and save the JHP's+P for defensive
    carry situation's.

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  3. Stoney

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    Thank's Ala Dan,I'm glad it can handle the + P ammo. I'v been looking at model 36's for a long time, and now that Ohio allows CCW I will be getting one in the near future.

    Love them Smith & Wessons.
     
  4. Stoney

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    BTW, who makes a good CCW holster for the model 36.
     
  5. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Hey Stoney-

    The S&W model 36 is a wonderful firearm, and when
    properly trained amazingly accurate! The 3" barrel
    model is really getting scarce; but there never was
    a big demand for this product.:(

    Routinely, I carry a "old model 60", same as the model
    36 "Chiefs Special"; but fabricated from stainless steel.
    Stoke that baby with Federal's 110* grain JHP "Hydra-
    Shoks", and you have yourself a winner.

    *FootNote- Unless you expect to shoot through layers
    of winter clothing?

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
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    I fear i must disagree with Aladan's ammuniton choice.

    the 158 grain LSWCHP +p is the way to go for carry ammo, IMHO.
     
  7. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Hey Stoney-

    Sorry for overlooking your question regarding leather
    for the S&W model 36. But, I can only recommend
    those leather belt holster's as made by John
    Bianchi, SafariLand, and Don Hume. Currently, I
    use a very old Safariland with my S&W model 60,
    that I bought new in 1971. It will only fit on a 1"
    belt, but that is O.K., since I don't carry it that
    often. With crime and perp's runing all over the
    place; I prefer an autoloader, in the form of a .45
    caliber SIG-SAUER P220A.

    Leather is quite expensive, but I prefer it over those
    nylon Kydex, Uncle Mike look-a-likes. You should be
    able to find their products on-line; sorry, but I don't
    have their links before me.

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  8. Andrew Wyatt

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    Milt sparks makes a summer special for j-frames.

    Just a suggestion.
     
  9. Stoney

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    Ala Dan
    I hear ya on the Sig 220, I got one myself, great pistol. But for a CCW I will start with a 2" model 36, At least till I am comfortable and more experienced with a CCW .

    Should I be worried about penatration with heavy clothing during the cold times of the year with a + P .38 round. Its not something I gave much thought to.

    Thanks to all for the holster recommendations.
     
  10. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Stoney-

    Yes, penetration of heavy, winter type clothing can
    and most of the time will be a problem. Lightweight
    JHP's won't expand as they should, due to clothing
    material getting jammed in the hollow cavity. That's
    when the 158 grain lead hollow points come in to
    play. They offer better penetration through thick
    layers of clothing; creating a better wound channel.
    I think Federal Cartridge Corp. still has these in the
    inventory?

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  11. Stoney

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    Ala Dan, Thanks, I'll keep that in mind during the winter month's.
     
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