GUN why no short frame revolvers in .40S&W?? or even 9mm?

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Ebtromba, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. Ebtromba

    Ebtromba Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Messages:
    6,050
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    alexandria, VA
    seems like smith and wesson would have at least made a medium or large one, if not a small one as well...

    instead its just .357mag or .38spl. not to mention .41mag 44.mag or .45acp

    which is cool I guess.

    at some point I'll probably pick up a hammerless .38spl+p (I don't yet have a wheelgun), which I reckon is adequate for personal defense. I don't really want to go .357mag. recoil is nuts and I've heard its actually not all that hot for defensive use. doesn't expand too well, I've read.

    although one can also shoot .38 out of the .357, right?

    I dunno, just seemed like the company that bears the name of the .40 would have at least made a revolver for it. but no one has it seems, that I can find anyway..
     
  2. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2003
    Messages:
    9,041
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Illinois
    S&W has made 10mm revolvers, they will of course shoot .40 too.

    S&W has also made a 9mm revolver or two as well, I believe one was the 940.
     
  3. Ebtromba

    Ebtromba Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Messages:
    6,050
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    alexandria, VA
    nice. I was not aware of that. in for J frame 10mm that I'll shoot foty out of:x::x: yeah I know it will never happen.

    buy yeah the 9mm wheel is not on their website.
     
  4. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2003
    Messages:
    9,041
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Illinois
    It has been discontinued for some time and fetches a pretty penny on the used market. Many people found it to be a little much in a jframe it seems, plus they didn't like moon clips. I'd love to try one, I think it'd be great.

    I think they've started making some 10mm/.40 revolvers again recently but until a short time ago they were discontinued too.
     
  5. yar1182

    yar1182 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,852
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ventura California
    yeah I would love to have a S&W model 60 if I could get a smith freak it out to shoot 9mm.

    These days I'm trying to standardize on 9mm, 40 (only for uspsa limited), 223, and 12 guage. Really don't want to reload any new calibers but 7.62x39 is getting considered.
     
  6. mikeflys1

    mikeflys1 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2004
    Messages:
    5,336
    Likes Received:
    0
    The taurus 905 is 9mm as well....its my usual summer carry.
     
  7. GlobeGuy

    GlobeGuy New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Messages:
    2,974
    Likes Received:
    0
    Do you reload for your 12 Gauge? If yes, how much does it cost per round?
     
  8. Ebtromba

    Ebtromba Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Messages:
    6,050
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    alexandria, VA
    nice.

    tore-ass revolvers are known to be pretty solid, right? I can't find it in stock anywhere, it must be pretty popular
     
  9. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2003
    Messages:
    9,041
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Illinois
    The taurus 905 is widely reported to have terrible clips. I'd read before I bought one. I didn't buy one for that reason.
     
  10. Ford4Life

    Ford4Life Guest

    I would imagine that a .40 in a airweight revolved would be pretty damn painful to shoot, and follow up shots would probably be pretty difficult because of the snap.
     
  11. Ebtromba

    Ebtromba Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Messages:
    6,050
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    alexandria, VA
    can't be worse than a .357mag in a j frame, and they sell tons of those
     
  12. [DWI]

    [DWI] Master of Nothing

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2000
    Messages:
    21,936
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Maine
    Moon clip revolvers really don't seem to be all that popular.
     
  13. Ebtromba

    Ebtromba Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Messages:
    6,050
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    alexandria, VA
  14. Vermincelli

    Vermincelli Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Messages:
    57,873
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    GET OFF MY LAWN!
    yep, and not many actually carry .357 in them :big grin:.
    most are loaded with .38s instead.
     
  15. Ebtromba

    Ebtromba Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Messages:
    6,050
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    alexandria, VA
    o rly

    thats funny because the .38 version is like $400 or so less. doesn't have the cool symbol though
     
  16. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,678
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    "world-class" to the brim Dallas
    If you have an AK or SKS, I wouldn't bother. Steel-cased ammo is unbeatably cheap and the AK beats the crap out of brass (not sure about the SKS). I would not think either to be inherently precise enough to make a high-priced diet of handloads worth the effort.

    Perhaps a Mini-30 or some nice bolt gun would be worth it, but at for guns with maximum "minute-of-man" ranges short enough to make scopes nearly pointless, you probably don't need to handload. Load up on a few cases of $0.20/rd 7.62 Commie and call it a day.
     
  17. mikeflys1

    mikeflys1 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2004
    Messages:
    5,336
    Likes Received:
    0
    Mines been great but some have a light strike problem. The moon clips are kinda flimsy and rounds will fall out if them if you carry extras in your pocket or whatever. I rarely ever carry more than whats in the gun so its not a problem for me.
     
  18. Vermincelli

    Vermincelli Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Messages:
    57,873
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    GET OFF MY LAWN!
    yep, many a man bought the .357 version thinking "I'm a fucking man, I can handle .357!!"

    and after a trip to the range, in goes the .38's.
     

Share This Page