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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >aluminum
    I’m not a homosexual that wears bike shorts everywhere, make it in stainless.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Wow, what an aggressive way to say you can't handle the recoil of ultralight snubs

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Unlike you, I actually shoot my guns. Aluminum j frames crack and fall apart after a few hundred rounds.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Aluminum j frames crack and fall apart after a few hundred rounds.

          are you the same guy who freaks out about scandium frame guns?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Show me a cracked j frame that is chambered in .38.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Saw one on GB a while back. Classic cracked frame above the forcing cone.
            It was a NON “+P” rated pinned barrel revolver, (this from the 1970s), but people are fricking stupid.
            God knows how many idiots had had their hands on that gatt, and every one of those goobers probably figured that “just a cylinder of these hot loads can’t hurt!”…until it DOES.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I've been shooting this little wienersucker since I was a kid, never had any issues. Most rifles and shotguns you see out today are made with aluminum, do you genuinely think it can't handle .38 special +P?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Very few rifles have aluminium chambers/bores if any that aren't a 22.
            Shotguns operate at very low pressures.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              What? the only aluminum part of the j frame revolver is the frame. the chambers are steel as is the barrel and forcing cone.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >Very few rifles have aluminium chambers/bores if any that aren't a 22.
              Ah yeah, I was totally talking about fricking chambers and bores, not recievers or frames like have been discussed this entire thread
              >Shotguns operate at very low pressures.
              So my 1 oz slug going 1760 fps is lower pressure than than some frickshit .38?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Yes dumbass. Look at a fricking loading manual sometime.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                lol no, im not quite that autistic
                Also you're the moron who assumed I was talking about chambers & bores when we've been talking about frames the entire time, you're not one to speak on intelligence

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >So my 1 oz slug going 1760 fps is lower pressure than than some frickshit .38?
                kino moron post

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >So my 1 oz slug going 1760 fps is lower pressure than than some frickshit .38?
                Yes you fricking moron. Power does not equal pressure (although increasing pressure increases power).

                For your knowledge, a regular .38 is 17,000 psi and .38+P is 18,500. A 2 3/4" 12 ga is 11,500 psi and a 3.5" is 14,000 psi. Also 5.56 is twice the pressure of standard .45-70.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous
          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            What does it have stamped on the barrel?
            THAT’S what you shoot through it.

            Are you one of those morons who “fix” an electrical problem by sticking a higher amp rated fuse in a circuit that keeps blowing it’s rated fuse?

            Yes, the Airweight ARE built with a safety factor inherent in the design and metallurgy. Shooting the piece “over the limit” and into the safety factor is just moronic.
            You LIKE throwing your money away? Because when you break that Smitty, it will be worthless.

            And really, what do you think you’re gaining by shooting +P out of a non- +P rated gun with a 2” barrel? Your increased muzzle velocity is going to be negligible compared to the beating the gun is taking.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              My airweight has 38+p on the side. My older model 36 (steel framed) has only 38 S&W special on the side what the frick are you on about moron.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                If you have a later model Airweight J frame you may have noticed that Smith beefed up its frame from the J Frames made in prior decades.
                You DO like LOOK at your gun, don’t you?
                Do you know how to compare?

                And your older Model 36 was made before .38 +P ammo existed.

                Did you ever consider THAT possibility? Did you enjoy those paint chips you ate as a kid that made you moronic?

                Shooting +Ps occasionally out of your steel Chiefie is probably okay, but go to a competent gunsmith and get HIS okay for it.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Are these cracked j frames in the room with us right now?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          aluminum alloy J-Frames in .38 Special are plenty strong, da heck you on about

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The gun in OP is available in .357, so are airweights. Why are you specifying .38 when nobody mentioned .38?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              The gun in OP is only available in .38 Special and .32

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              38 and 32mag only on the lipsey's models. Watch the video.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Unlike you, I actually shoot my guns
          >the rest of that shit
          lol lmao. The only thing you shoot is cum on your pvc figures.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah, I mean.... it's probably ok. I'm not going to jizz in my pants over it or anything.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    so they are just going full charter arms?

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ruger, the ball is now in your court.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They already make the LCR.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sigh.

    I just want S&W to make full size metal framed SA/DA semi autos again.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They won't. And if they do they will find some way to frick it up.
      Just find and buy a model 39 and relive the glory days of when guns were made to look nice

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        or a model 38

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Da/sa STINKS and SMELLS

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        it stinks and smells like a wild and silly little boy that spent all day playing outside. It takes a lot to get it cleaned up and under control but that's just what makes it all the sweeter.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You are GAY

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Christ, I already struggle with how small the grips are on most snubbies, that shit seems LCR tier

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >32 h&r
    why not .327?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Do they make one of these in .327 Mag?

      Carrying .32 anything is gay so it really doesn't matter

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Do they make one of these in .327 Mag?

      >still no 8 shot L frame in .327

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Do they make one of these in .327 Mag?

      Frame strength
      S&W has made magnum j frames but not on on the aluminum frame afaik; they've always been steel or scandium. It'd be sweet if they did a 327 or even 30sc version of the 340

      >No lock

      Is this a thing going forward?

      Only for the hammerless j frames because enough cops threatened to stop using smiths if they kept the lock

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Look at the Rhinos. Also aluminum frames with key steel components. We also see what happens when squib or bubba’s pissing loads are encountered. But the rhinos do have the chamber right near the hand, so that does make kabooms worse.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Because 327 is worse than 32H&R, for the same reason .357 is worse than .38spl; people shoot them significantly worse, even people who train a lot.

      The power factor where shooters really see a decline in scores is 38+p, and 327federal. 32H&R isn't usually loaded in +p because the cases start to stick. That also ties into it's other advantage, short barrel means short ejector rod, which means shorter cartridges eject far more positively than long ones.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Well said. The .32 h&r is perfect for a j frame snub. It is far more pleasant to shoot than a .38 without giving up much in ballistic performance, and that extra round is absolutely critical. I've always felt ok carrying six but five is pushing it. This is the only gun I've been excited for in a long while.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          honestly I wish they will bring back smaller frames for 5 shots of a hot .32

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I would be down for that too as I am a skelly but 6 shots is very nice.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >honestly I wish they will bring back smaller frames for 5 shots of a hot .32
            The 32 I frame always had 6 shots
            What they need to bring back is the M frame with 7 shots of 22

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, but if you buy a .327 federal magnum you can still shoot .32 H&R and .32 ACP, just like how a .357 magnum revolver can still shoot .38 SPL. Buying a tougher, more durable revolver with more choices in ammo can be useful during an ammo shortage.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Just say that you don't get it. Save time, stop coming up with reasons why guns chambered in 32H&R shouldn't be bought, and just say "I don't get it".

          Because now that they're finally available again I'm getting one, I'm not getting a 327.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The goobers who insist on magnum chambered snub nose revolvers are ridiculous. Yes, the idea of having an extra caliber is cool on paper but faster rounds on target is far more important than a few fps and a lot of wasted powder.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >400fps is wasted powder
              lol lmao

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >missing, wider splits, and being blinded is wasted powder
                Yes.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Sounds like a personal problem.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Honestly it sounds like you can't shoot, we're talking about guns with less recoil than 9mm and you act like we're forcing you to buy a .500 magnum.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                t. nogunz

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >.327 out of an LCR has less recoil than a 9mm
                Lol. Lmao.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Get an LCR then moron. Better yet, get an sp101 with a 3" bbl if you want something that is appropriately sized for the .327 Fed mag.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                in a pistol cartridge that isn't AP? yes, it is compared to all the downsides.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Yes.
              Especially when almost every shooting a CCW is likely to be involved in is going to be 3 yards or less.

              Make sure you carry a snubbie .44 MAGNUM with an optic dot sight and a Weapon Mounted Light!

              (And then it will be such a heavy and bulky PUTA to carry that you leave it at home and you get killed by a goblin with a tire iron to your skull because you were moronic to begin with).

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >stop coming up with reasons why guns chambered in 32H&R shouldn't be bought
            Nobody is stopping you from making bad decisions. The post I replied to was claiming that .327 revolvers are inferior and thats just objectively not true.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >The post I replied to was claiming that .327 revolvers are inferior and thats just objectively not true.
              It is true. If you own a j-frame .327 revolver for self defense you might load .327 into it, which in such a revolver is an inferior cartridge to .32H&R.
              With a .32H&R you're not at risk of making that mistake. Also the frame can be shorter, since the (now lower mass) cylinder doesn't need to accommodate the longer cartridge.

              Sounds like a personal problem.

              Honestly it sounds like you can't shoot, we're talking about guns with less recoil than 9mm and you act like we're forcing you to buy a .500 magnum.

              Every reputable pistol shooting league separates their divisions by setting minimum power factors, they do this because the best pistol shooters in the world would gain an advantage if they were allowed to load to lower speeds and weights than their competitors.
              Clearly you're better than them though, tell us your name and I'll watch you on the IDPA rankings.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Loading for major power factor is very easy, it's set at 165. A 180gr at 950fps is gentle practice ammo in 357 and makes major pf. They set major there because it hurts to shoot significantly more powerful ammo over the course of a match.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                If they set a new floor at 180 would scores increase or decrease?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                It really doesn't matter. It's very unusual that you believe competition has anything to do with defensive situations. The threshold for carrying more powerful ammo is basically down to whether or not you can put a few rounds on target in a timely manner.
                Those competitions would be an endurance test, their accuracy would probably wane through the match as fatigue sets in.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                How many assailants do you believe you'll be faced with?
                IDPA and USPSA are larping, no relation to your life. They are excellent competitions, enjoyable, and promote marksmanship, but they're not representative of what anyone will experience.
                So yes, I'm trying to figure out why you brought them up.

                >It really doesn't matter.
                Tacit admission scores would go down.
                >It's very unusual that you believe competition has anything to do with defensive situations.
                What they have to do with each other is that they involve shooting guns.
                >The threshold for carrying more powerful ammo is basically down to whether or not you can put a few rounds on target in a timely manner.
                Which you've just admitted is altered by how powerful that ammunition is.

                This.

                99% of times if you're using a carry gun its within punching distance and you're screaming/pissing/shitting while pulling the trigger.

                >99% of times if you're using a carry gun its within punching distance and you're screaming/pissing/shitting while pulling the trigger.
                You should practice screaming, pissing, and shitting on the range then. Unless you have pants full of piss and shit it's got no relation to real life.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >scores would go down
                Is that an issue?
                There aren't scores in real life. The threshold for what ammunition you should carry is mediated by the individual shooting it. Again, I don't care about IDPA or USPSA, they're not authoritative in the first place.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                would go down
                >Is that an issue?
                Well anon, they're scored on whether they hit what they're trying to hit.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Life isn't a controlled environment, you're still trying to invoke some sort of authority that competitive shooting sports don't have.
                I don't care if they would shoot worse over the course of a match.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >I don't care if they would shoot worse over the course of a match.
                They would shoot worse over the course of one stage. They would shoot worse over the course of one split. More recoil makes guns harder to shoot.
                >Life isn't a controlled environment
                Articulate comprehensively what relevance you believe this statement has. I've seen you make several lofty appeals to the innate differences between shooting on a range and shooting "in real life", sounds like airy fairy nonsense.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Also not positive why you brought up uspsa/idpa etc when they aren't competing with defensive ammo.
                Hopefully your defensive ammo is more powerful than major pf, because that's pretty anemic.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                You're confused as to why I brought up the International Defensive Pistol Association, who run competitions in which people shoot pistols at targets as fast and accurately as possible with pistols, in a discussion about the power of ammunition in defensive pistols?
                Sorry, I don't think I can help.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                How many assailants do you believe you'll be faced with?
                IDPA and USPSA are larping, no relation to your life. They are excellent competitions, enjoyable, and promote marksmanship, but they're not representative of what anyone will experience.
                So yes, I'm trying to figure out why you brought them up.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                This.

                99% of times if you're using a carry gun its within punching distance and you're screaming/pissing/shitting while pulling the trigger.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >why do people bench press 250 lbs? You’ll never do that in real life.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Not remotely analogous.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                The point is to train for situations that are more difficult that the one you’ll actually presented with.
                As Paul Harrell put it
                >would you rather be the guy who trained at 10 yards and only had to shoot 5, or the guy who trained at 5 yards and was called upon to shoot at 10?

                The other factor is it’s competitive, if all they did was bill drills it’d be boring as frick and no one would bother.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >shoot my snubby at 3 yards (I'm a noob)
                >all shots on center of mass
                >shoot at 5 yards
                >same thing, group hardly spreads at all
                >shoot past 7 yards
                >don't even know where the hell my shots went
                am I moronic or something? Pic related, it's how my bullet trajectory feels.

                1. The stock grips on that gun aren't boot grips. Boot grips are 2 finger grips that don't extend beyond the bottom of the frame. Those are just normal rubber grips.
                2. The pachmayr compac and compac professional grips are excellent. Compacs are slightly larger and cover the back strap, compac professionals are slightly smaller and don't cover the back strap. Get whichever you like.
                3. Aesthetics don't mean much on a cheap carry gun. Get what is most practical.

                > The stock grips on that gun aren't boot grips.
                Ah okay, my mistake. I think I'd heard them called that once and I was under the impression that "boot grips" referred to any sort of molded grip that extends beyond the metal frame parts.
                As for the Pachmayr grips, I will look into the compac professionals--hopefully they have a model for Charter Arms revolvers.
                >Aesthetics don't mean much on a cheap carry gun
                Logically, no, but I can't help but care. It's why I got a .38 instead of subcompact 9mm. But I will look at the professional grips and compare them with the smaller wood grips. Thank you.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                once again I forgot my picture

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                It’s basically just you sucking, it’s pretty hard to miss at 5 yards and in. Shooting 5 yards with a pistol is like shooting 100 yards supported with a rifle, anyone can do it with 5 minutes of training.

                Although if you still want to train at that distance, so you can see where you’re hitting, just focus on smaller groups. Don’t go too small in target size thought because it fricks with your point of aim some how (well at least for me).

                For handguns I normally use a 6” bullseye target at 7 or 10 and try to get the rounds as close to touching as possible, but since you’re new, just do that at 5.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I mean, I know I suck, but I would assume the diameter of my groups to increase linearly with distance to the target. Maybe it's partially because I set the targets at 7yds at the end of a session and my hands were tired or something.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                That's the most likely culprit. Snubs are hard to shoot well and at the end of a range session you're gonna perform worse than after only a few cylinders.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                That makes sense. I did about 150 rounds going between 3 and 5 yards and I only did 7 at the end.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Try shooting your course in reverse.

                Start with your target at 7 years and then move it closer. See how that results.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                will do

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            just say your a weak limp wristed homosexual that flinches every time he pulls the trigger.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Have you shot a .327 snub?
      Same issue as 30 pooprer carry. It's basically same round just rimmed.
      >big frame might as well go for .357
      >small pp pocket gun and you will have unfun time shooting it
      It's a round that serves no purpose and fills no niche

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >It's a round that serves no purpose and fills no niche
        By your logic one shouldn't get an .32 H&R either lol. Everyone is allowed to enjoy guns, that being said, why get a gun that can shoot 4 cartridges when you can get a gun that shoots 5 cartridges (.327 fedmag, .32 ACP, .32 Long, .32 Short and .32 H&R Mag.)?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >>It's a round that serves no purpose and fills no niche
          >By your logic one shouldn't get an .32 H&R either lol
          NTA, one extra round in small revolvers.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Because the gun needs to be heavier to handle the pressure of a .327. I have absolutely no desire to touch off a 50,000psi round in a 16oz. gun. Yes, the flexibility of having another option sounds nice but if Im not going to utilize it then there's no reason for the extra weight and expense. .32 h&r should have been the standard when it came out in the 80s. We're finally correcting the timeline with this lipseys release.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Because the gun needs to be heavier to handle the pressure of a .327.
            I suppose so, I just didn't figure that would be much of a deal breaker. Nevermind then, ignore all of us who like .327.

            >.32 h&r should have been the standard when it came out in the 80s.
            Hopefully, you guys get more ammo on the shelves.

            >We're finally correcting the timeline with this lipseys release.
            A few guns being released doesn't mean anything, I hope you're right but I wouldn't hold my breath.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >I suppose so, I just didn't figure that would be much of a deal breaker. Nevermind then, ignore all of us who like .327.
              I like all .32 cartridges, including the .327, I just simply don't care to shoot it out of a 16oz gun with a 2" bbl. I think Ruger is teasing a 3" .327. That would be the smallest and lightest .327 I would want to shoot.
              As for the revival of .32, you may be right, but I am seeing a positive reaction to the 32 that I haven't seen in prior years. The j frame has always been a mainstay but these upgrades could launch it into a new level of popularity and 32 is along for the ride.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >No lock

    Is this a thing going forward?

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do they make one of these in .327 Mag?

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have to be angry about something, so I choose to be angry that it's not offered with best frame.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That homie on the left never fails to crack me up.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The shooter became a great American.
        Escaped to the US and ended his days on Earth owning and running a sammich shop in suburban DC Burke VA, not too far from where I grew up.

        He is missed.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How he got that revolver? He bought it privately or the USA issued S&W to Vietnam police?

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >charge holes
    I have never heard of revolver chambers being referred to in this way.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Me neither but I'm here for it

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This looks like a great defensive round and it should have low recoil out if a j frame.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why are wadcutters intended for self defense with revolvers seated fully instead of seating them similarly to a regular bullet? That way they could get more powder for the same pressure and increase performance.
      Is there any reason to seat wadcutters deep aside from minimizing case capacity to make sure very soft practice loads ignite, and to have the cartridges feed in the automatic pistols that are chambered for wadcutter loads in calibers like .32 long and .38 special?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        One of the points of wad cutters is lighter recoil, because traditionally they were target rounds.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, but is that the only reason to use a wadcutter in self defense? Is that style of bullet really worse even when loaded further out to higher velocities?

          Deep seating = lower case capacity = more case fill = more consistent burn = better accuracy with light charges

          I reload with wadcutters seated outside the case, but there's only so fast you can push hbwc (most manufacturers recommend max 800 fps) until you risk the skirt detaching

          Mind sharing the load recipe? I'm going to do some experiments of my own with wadcutters, GRT says these 148s will do about 900 fps from a five inch barrel. I seated the backwards so as to not worry about blowing the skirt.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            There's no good location to crimp a long loaded wadcutter, so you run the risk risk crimp jump causing an extremely unpleasant stoppage on a revolver. The wadcutter's descendants loaded long for full power hunting or wildlife defense are known as LFN or WFN bullets. They not only have dedicated crimp grooves but the slight taper means they don't destabilize at longer range and maintain acceptable accuracy past indoor range distances.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Thanks, that makes sense. So is it safe to say that fully seated wadcutters for self defense only have low recoil going for them, and that the bullet design is not viable for much else than that and target shooting?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Wadcutters cut full caliber holes, round nose and failed hollowpoints temporarily squeeze flesh out of the way of the shoulder when penetrating which makes the permanent hole considerably smaller than the full caliber, so there's still an advantage to wadcutters in that respect when the velocity is too low to reliably expand a hollowpoint which is usually the case when shooting low recoil loads.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                wadcutters wounding don't work that way, moron.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Mind sharing the load recipe? I'm going to do some experiments of my own with wadcutters, GRT says these 148s will do about 900 fps from a five inch barrel.

            32 sw long brass
            98 gr 314 HBWC
            3.2-3.4 gr Unique
            OAL 1.240"
            gets around 13-14,000 psi for margin of safety and 750-800 fps

            now i need to work up a bullseye load

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Deep seating = lower case capacity = more case fill = more consistent burn = better accuracy with light charges

        I reload with wadcutters seated outside the case, but there's only so fast you can push hbwc (most manufacturers recommend max 800 fps) until you risk the skirt detaching

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          When dealing with fast pistol/shotgun powders you don't need to worry about burn.
          The real reason is that manufacturing millions of rounds means that if you can save an extra grain of powder, that represents a significant saving.

  13. 1 month ago
    I think .17hmr is really cool.

    Are there any hir res photos like that but of the black cherry .32 one? I can't find them.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How accurate are snub nose revolvers?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The mechanical accuracy isn't bad, but they're difficult to shoot well.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Ask that homosexual John Lennon.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      what revolver is that?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Nambu Model 60, which is basically a Model 36 with fancy grips

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Old Japanese police gun which we will probably never get in the US because of Japan's gay surplus export laws. Really bums me out because I've wanted one for over a decade.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They tend to be about as bad as you can possibly get for any modern gun. Even if the mechanicals are very accurate on their own, the shooter interface is the worst. By nature the sight radius is about the shortest you'll find anywhere (the exact opposite of what you want). They tend to be concealed carry focused, so often the sights are shaved to a bare minimum (to avoid getting caught on anything). To cut size/weight, a lot of them tend to chop the grip length which reduces the amount of contact / control. Then there are those with an inaccessible hammer (again for less to snag while concealing) making every trigger pull double action - very long and notoriously very stiff.

      Beyond that, accurate follow up shots tend to be slower as theyre generally very light weight - especially the aluminum frame stuff. It makes for a lot of recoil for such a mediocre cartridge which makes it more difficult to get back on target.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I won't argue with what you said. Indeed, shooting a j frame, especially a light one in .38, is very difficult. I detest air weight .38s and I have stuck with 22lr until I could get a .32.
        Shooting a snub with less recoil will certainly help to alleviate some of the trouble associated with practical accuracy but the inherent difficulty in shooting a small gun with a heavy trigger and a short sight radius are still present. However, if you can learn to shoot one well, you'll be a better shooter in general. I also consider a snub to be far more practical and flexible than a similarly sized striker fired gun and I would strongly recommend everyone gun owner to have one in their toolbox as it were.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    At this point you might as well get the .22 8 shot J Frame for the extra rounds

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      6 shots of .32 H&R is gonna be alot more performance than 8 shots of .22lr, plus rimfire reliability and the trigger pull that comes with it. Really the only downside to .32 H&R is the price per round

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Really the only downside to .32 H&R is the price per round
        Start reloading.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Do you need a garage to reload pistol ammo? I live in a townhouse and I would get into reloading if it could be done with a few kitchen appliance sized devices.
          Basically, stuff that’s small and light enough to be stored in a cabinet when not in use.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            No, you just need a sturdy bench and a progressive press.

            32H&R is one of the cheapest cartridges to reload if you cast lead. Cheap even if you buy bullets though, takes barely any powder at all.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              you can buy or make portable press stands don't fricking cast unless you're older than shit and your time is worth absolutely nothing. maybe when lead wasn't expensive or pretty much free it made sense but just look for deals on bullets and buy a bulk amount

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            They sell that, look up reloading stands andyou can find some that take down and store, it's slightly larger than a small coffee maker and smaller than a stand mixer. Just keep your reloading components in ammo cases if them being on a table will bother you.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            having a garage and lots of space is nice if you plan to reload for a lot of stuff and need the storage room. if you just want to do 1 or 2 cartirdges you an easily get a micro set up and work on a kitchen table or any desk. you can even go full minimalist and get a small hand press which will work great for straight wall handgun rounds. those lee hand presses are like $60. add the cost of bullets, powder, primers, dies, brass and maybe a couple small tools like a caliper set and you can start reloading like 1,000 rds of pistol calibers for under $300 easily

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            get this and just mindlessly resize and prep cases while watching tv in your lounge chair. then when you are ready to load powder you can do that focused and undistracted at your kitchen table.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I heard you also need a primer tool if you want to use the hand press, is this true?

              Also do you need to clean .38 brass and if so what's the easiest way to do it with the least equipment for someone living in a tiny apartment?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >do you need to clean .38 brass
                Not if you use fast, clean powder.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                all the cases I have are from cheap shit range ammo so I'll probably have to clean them. They still have powder in them.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                yeah just get a hand primer its like $20. you dont need to clean handgun brass if you buy carbide dies. in fact brass thats too clean is actually harder to size. if i lived in a tiny apartment i would just take the used brass and put it in a small plastic bin or bucket in the sink and just run some hot soapy water on it and massage the brass around in the soapy water with your hands. then rinse with clean water. and let it dry. then go size it and reload it.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                thanks bro

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I cannot recommend this kit enough, I have 2 of them. I own 7 different presses and this is the one I use in front of the TV or when at the range testing loads. It is not fast but it fits in an .50 ammo can with primers, dies, powder and some components.

              I heard you also need a primer tool if you want to use the hand press, is this true?

              Also do you need to clean .38 brass and if so what's the easiest way to do it with the least equipment for someone living in a tiny apartment?

              The breech lock ram prime kit for this press is like $17 on Midway. It is a really nice feeling priming tool. It is not fast but it is very positive and seats your primers very flush. If you buy the hand press "kit" it comes with the ram prime as shown in that picture. I bought my second hand press for $20 on clearance but had to buy the ram prime separate because it was just the press itself, not the kit.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I have one, still want the .32. I'll use the 22lr as a trainer and carry the .32. I do trust federal punch 22lr to do some good work but a center-fire cartridge is much more comforting. Plus all the upgrades on the new versions are worth the squeeze.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Guess I'm upgrading my undercoverette.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    .32 H&R is expensive and lacks variety in self-defense ammo

    Also, I already have a J-Frame (642)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      .32 H&R is gonna start coming around, especially with this release. God bless Chris Baker.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    As a side note, I think it would be fricking cool to have a division that needs to meet 200 PF.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it's so small

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    looks awesome

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    so sad. I would have bought a smith steel .327,
    and I don't really care for the j frame.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If we can make this run of .32s successful, I can foresee a Renaissance of the .32 family of cartridges in the next decade. The .32 h&r came out in the 80s, a time where .45acp and .357 mag reigned supreme. Now that people have come to realize that size isn't everything, I can see .32 making a comeback. The Beretta 30x should help bolster sales of .32acp and if this .32 j frame catches on I could see Smith adding a .327 k frame.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I detest waste. I'm not going to buy a gun I won't shoot. I'm not going to gimp myself and drop 500 dollars hoping that SW makes a not moronic decision (not to mention that .327 is cheaper than H&R). They have proven they don't care what I think. I'll be fine not getting what I want. SW can just watch Ruger and fricking Taurus take that market, sad as it is.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >I detest waste. I'm not going to buy a gun I won't shoot.

          Yeah. Me neither.

          >#SOON

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            beautiful. I hope it has a satisfying clackedy clack as you crank it.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Lowest price on ammoseek before taxes and shipping cost is $1.07 per round for .32 H&R mag
    >Now that you have a more controllable gun you can practice with it even more
    All said and done shooting one cylinder from that j frame is gonna cost you $7. I can shoot .44 magnum cheaper than that. Be excited all you want, but .32 is dead because of the cost more than anything else.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      32 mags may be overpriced but 32 longs go for $20/box online

      >i shoot 44 mag cheaper than that
      32s are the cheapest caliber to reload, a 8c/projectile + 2-4gr of powder + spp and youre done

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      OK bro, they literally released the only new .32 revolvers in like two decades yesterday, and announced new loadings.
      You schizoids who think the existence of other calibers threatens your supply need to frick off.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    why can't they make a blued gun with a wooden grip god damn

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You will polish the stainless
      You will grip the micarta
      And you will be happy

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Normally I'd be with you, but on a pocket gun like that bluing is just asking to be turned into rust and wood is just asking for the finish to get rubbed off. There are aftermarket wood boot grips available, but stainless and a synthetic grip makes much more sense for a pocket gun.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    J-frame bro's. Its time, I have evolved to the point where I want to start carrying. I am currently trying to decide which mico-9 to carry (Hellcat, P365 etc) however, I am curious about J-frames as an option. Thoughts?

    Also, for a carry which J-frame would suit someone with big monkey hands?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I've had all kinds of carry guns. I like guns that aren't snappy which eliminates micro 9mms and .38 snubs.
      If you want an auto loader, get something with a full grip. If you want a small gun, get a .32 or 22 j frame, simple as.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Buy one of these new .32 j frames and put a rubber grip on it that covers the back strap of the gun and has a pinky groove. Those Smith and Wesson magnum J frame grips works great for this, pic related. They provide a much better grip of you have big hands and only stick out a little bit more than a boot grip.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I figure this is a good thread to ask for this, I have a Charter Arms Undercover and the standard rubber boot grips are 1) slightly too big for my hands to be perfectly comfortable, and 2) look kind of boring/ugly to me.
    I was initially considering getting the old style checkered rosewood grips for about $29, but I also see the Pachmayr grips for $39. Pic related. Can anyone tell me how either of these grips compare to the standard boot grip and also do any of you have an opinion on which ones look cooler?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Forgot my picture

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        the old style wood grips look nice but unless you have a good strong grip you will not like shooting it as much as the boot. Also don't ask what looks cooler, it makes you look like a gay.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I really don't care about looking like gay on /k/ especially considering how many actual twinks post on here, I just like it when my stuff looks cool, you know
          My problem with the boot is that the swell towards the rear is too much and doesn't feel comfortable in my hand. Also, if I want to conceal this at some point soon, the boot grip is pretty huge and I would think the wood ones would be better.

          If the Pachmayr grips are even bigger than the boot, I wouldn't like them, but if they're ever so slightly smaller it might be a good option for me.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            like A gay*, my mistake.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      1. The stock grips on that gun aren't boot grips. Boot grips are 2 finger grips that don't extend beyond the bottom of the frame. Those are just normal rubber grips.
      2. The pachmayr compac and compac professional grips are excellent. Compacs are slightly larger and cover the back strap, compac professionals are slightly smaller and don't cover the back strap. Get whichever you like.
      3. Aesthetics don't mean much on a cheap carry gun. Get what is most practical.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The cope version of the K6, now with MIM parts!

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >better grips,
    I have those on mine, I think they are hogue, and I like them.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >checks price of 32H&R
    i think i'll stick with .38

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    same baby hands gun unfortunately

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is the corrosion resistance on the 632 better than on the 432? They're both aluminum frames, but the cylinder on the 632 is stainless vs the 432 which is blued, right? I'm gonna be pocket carrying and while I like the darker look better, if the silver look is more rust resistant then I'll probably go for that instead.

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