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Old June 12th, 2013, 07:05 AM   #1
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in the market for a revolver

I am looking into getting a m&p revolver, im thinking of getting the 357 "bodyguard" but i dont know anyone who's shot one.. Does it have a ridiculous recoiI, i know with 357 i can use 38s, but really im looking for something i can leave locked in my truck as a backup to my m&p40c, or something i can really ccw without much weight
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Old June 12th, 2013, 04:50 PM   #2
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For half the cost of a 357 M&P wheelgun you can get an M&P40 Shield for a backup and retain ammo compatibility.
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Old June 13th, 2013, 06:07 AM   #3
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Ive been looking at the shield, they are always around when im strapped for cash haha and they always have 9mm, i rarely see a 40. Thats not a bad idea good looking out
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For half the cost of a 357 M&P wheelgun you can get an M&P40 Shield for a backup and retain ammo compatibility.
I agree. Also a wheel gun is typically heavier than a polymer. If your looking something with more stopping power and slim then go with a Shield in 40 or another Manufacturer.

I'm in a similar boat. So many things I want to buy, but never have enough cash to get them all. I'm leaning to the XDS45 for my new summertime EDC.
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Old June 13th, 2013, 09:07 AM   #5
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When out & about town I carry a alloy j-frame revolver. I prefer the .38 only centennial frame "airweight" models as in 442/642. They weigh in at only 13oz empty, conceal very well, are accurate and are about as reliable as they get. Priced right too. They do make 'em lighter in .357 magnum, but the recoil is indeed ridiculous. +P 38spl is a hand full in the 642.

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Old June 13th, 2013, 06:50 PM   #6
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When out & about town I carry a alloy j-frame revolver. I prefer the .38 only centennial frame "airweight" models as in 442/642. They weigh in at only 13oz empty, conceal very well, are accurate and are about as reliable as they get. Priced right too. They do make 'em lighter in .357 magnum, but the recoil is indeed ridiculous. +P 38spl is a hand full in the 642.

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A buddy of mine has an Airweight 642 I think it is. It is a handful to shoot, but accurate. I'm not sure if he has done any trigger work on it, but the double action pull is about 8lbs, the single action pull is a "just think about it hard" pull. Maybe 2 lbs., that thing is scary light for a carry piece.
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If you want a reliable quality revolver look no further than a Ruger SP. Comes in a 2" and 3" version and you can use .38 or .357.
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Old June 25th, 2013, 06:17 PM   #8
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I live in mass i wish i could get a xds 45 i really badly want one, if it ever becomes compliant i will be first in line
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Old June 28th, 2013, 08:14 PM   #9
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A 357mag in snubby form is a waste of ammo. Go with the Shield in 40cal. Easier concealing and ammo compatibility.
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Old June 29th, 2013, 12:09 PM   #10
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A 357mag in snubby form is a waste of ammo. Go with the Shield in 40cal. Easier concealing and ammo compatibility.
+1 to that. Not like it can't be done, but firing magnums out of a J frame anything is do-able by a very rare shooter. I would recommend any all steel j-frame from the Pro-Series. The SP101 is excellent, but kind of big, nearly as big as a K-frame. For the truck it would be outstanding, the only smallish revolver that I'd want to get proficient with Magnums.
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Old July 5th, 2013, 04:27 PM   #11
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Ya I'm gonna try to find a shield in the 40, my gf owns a walther pps in 9 i would love to try it in 40 and wouldn't be a bad back up
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A 357mag in snubby form is a waste of ammo. Go with the Shield in 40cal. Easier concealing and ammo compatibility.
+100 on the 40 Shield. Amazing little gun at 23 ounces loaded and it's flat out skinny.
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Hey if you want to carry a revolver, go ahead. Practice and proficiency are what is important. As long as you shoot the other recommendations; if you shoot the Shield and don't like it, get the revolver. Plus if you get the Shield, get it in 9 so you can have one more round than the .40...hope that doesn't start a fuss.
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