This is a discussion on M&P340 within the MP Revolvers forums, part of the Smith & Wesson MP Forum category; I just spoke to my gunsmith about this same pistol yesterday, as I'm wanting to get a snubbie for warm weather carry. He carries one ...
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|April 13th, 2014, 06:54 AM||#16|
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
I just spoke to my gunsmith about this same pistol yesterday, as I'm wanting to get a snubbie for warm weather carry. He carries one in his pocket. He stated that shooting it with .357 felt like an electrical shock from his wrist to shoulder. Not a pleasant experience. I loved the light weight of this pistol. Then there's the price, almost twice as much as an Airweight 38. So I bought a new non-lock S&W 442 Airweight last night for $389.00. It will shoot +P .38 special and only weighs two ounces more than the 340. Now, if I come across a 340PD for under $600.00 it will go home with me.
|April 13th, 2014, 06:28 PM||#17|
Join Date: Apr 2014
I 've owned a 340 (not the M&P version) since 2001. I carry it in a DeSantis pocket holster when I cannot wear a larger sidearm in a belt holster. I put Crimson Trace laser grips on it about a year or two after buying it.
I can shoot standard velocity 38's in it without any recoil issue for training and running practice drills. I will run +P ammo through the gun on occasion, it's really managable but felt recoil is definitely present. I am sure in a self defense situation, the recoil would not be noticable, as like when shooting a deer with a slug gun. I have also shot a number of .357 rounds through it and will say they are fierce and somewhat painful.
Loaded with +P ammo, I like the 340 a lot and have no regrets buying it.
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