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S&W 351-PD ??

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by wayneo, Jan 6, 2013.

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  1. wayneo

    wayneo Active Member

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    The wife wants a small revolver for her purse. We tried my model 60 with factory .38 Special, that was a no. Taurus makes a five shot .380 revolver, but I'm not a big fan of moon/star clips for the gun.

    Then I got to looking for a .22 mag revolver. I've never shot a .22 mag out of a handgun before, I like the idea of seven shots, and she should be able to stay on target. Her handgun classes start when she picks out a gun. She wants a revolver, autos are out of discussion.

    Any thoughts on a .22 mag for ccw? Thanks in advance.

    Wayne
     
  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    What didn't she like about the S&W madel 60? HMB
     
  3. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Probably the 38 is a little too much recoil and noise, at least my wife thinks so. I have several model 36's and she just dont like them so I got her a 380 ( PPK) and she likes the calibur but wanted something smaller so I got her a Seecamp 380 and she loves it. I have the Seecamp 32 and like it a lot
     
  4. shadow

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    Get her a S&W 6 shot J frame in .32 S&W long. My wife has one and really likes it.
     
  5. wayneo

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    Thanks guys. HMB, what Lou said, recoil was too much for her. She is kinda small.

    Shadow, what model is the .32 ? I can't find one on S&W website. Thanks

    Wayne
     
  6. acorange

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    They have not made the .32 J frame for many years but there are LOTS of them and the older I frames out there and they are fairly reasonable compared to most of the Smith stuff nowadays.
    I have a 22Mag. stainless J frame model 651 and like it a lot.
    There is getting to be some personal defense loads made for it and they are easy to shoot.
    Another option is the old .38 S&W Terrier. These were chambered in .38 S&W
    [not special] A shorter round that was very popular before 1960.
    I know a gal that runs a local Pawn shop that carries one everyday.

    It would not suprise me if the 22Mag. is more potent than both the .32 and .38 S&W rounds.
     
  7. SeldomShoots

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    Wayne

    Look for the Smith & Wesson 632 in .327 Federal Mag. With that gun, you can fire .327 Fed. Mag., .32 H&R Mag, .32 Smith & Wesson Long, or .32 Smith & Wesson. I am not sure, but it would be interesting to see if you could shoot .32 Auto out of it if you had a moon clip.

    Ruger also makes a nice .327 Fed Mag revolver in their SP101 model. The 351PD is compact and light, but .22 mag makes a hell of a racket out of a pistol and throws a fair amount of fire. Something in the lighter .32 loads for practice and .32 H&R mag for defense might be just as good. Heck, if you have the means buy both, they are both great guns and .22 mag and the .32's are great rounds for many purposes.
     
  8. joe90t

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    Wayneo, I have no idea where you live but, here in New Mexico we can NOT CCW a Rimfire weapon. This is info i was told about a month ago.Might want to check the laws in your state or maybe you already have. JMO Joe joe90t
     
  9. crusha

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    ...and the .327 can be handloaded for practice (practice is key).
     
  10. Allen-MX8

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    I have a S&W Model 632 and I like it very much. I do think the .327 Fed. Mag's are a bit stout. I usually use Fed. .32 H&R Mag and they are a bit milder.

    Allen
     
  11. skeetfield

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    I had a S&W 651PD 22 Mag and loved it...a friend talked me out of it and I've regretted it ever since. Ordered one six months ago and still have'nt received it. The gun weighted 10.4 oz and don't underestimate the 22 mag.
     
  12. puablo

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    I have a S&W 651, 22mag...Great gun!!!!
     
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