Revolvers II

I'm still curious about my 1956 Trooper, curious if it is able to handle +P ammo.  I don't really see a need for it, but there are times I come across deals on some form of +P .38 Special ammo, and I never buy, because I don't want to be too heavily invested in something that may not be useable in this gun.

Anyone have any good reason to believe this gun couldn't handle +P?

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That same frame was used to build the Python, so it's almost certainly +P capable.  I just wouldn't shoot lots of that through the gun.  Truth be told, all of the traditional DA revolvers are somewhat fragile and subject to accelerated wear if we feed them steady diets of high pressure ammo. 

DetWD posted:

That same frame was used to build the Python, so it's almost certainly +P capable.  I just wouldn't shoot lots of that through the gun.  Truth be told, all of the traditional DA revolvers are somewhat fragile and subject to accelerated wear if we feed them steady diets of high pressure ammo. 

Thanks, Wayne. 

My usual training load is a 130 gr. standard pressure FMJ with the occasional cylinder of standard pressure 158 gr. LSWCHP’s. 

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To a great extent I have gone full reactionary in traditional revolver calibers and like heavy for caliber SWCs at moderate velocity. In revolvers chambered for an auto -pistol caliber, I tend to stick with a duty load similar to or the same as would I would carry in the auto.

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Doug Mitchell posted:

To a great extent I have gone full reactionary in traditional revolver calibers and like heavy for caliber SWCs at moderate velocity. In revolvers chambered for an auto -pistol caliber, I tend to stick with a duty load similar to or the same as would I would carry in the auto.

Doug, that’s why I keep it loaded with the 158 LSWCHP’s. I know the velocity is not there for expansion so if I’m not going to get expansion I want penetration and penetration with full diameter hole cutting ability.  I think these will get that done. 

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Full reactionary.  A good way to be.

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lpd5408 posted:

Got a text from my smith. This started out as a 4" S&W model 64-6 in 38 special I bought from Longeye several years ago. My biggest issue with this revolver was the sights. A Dawson FO front sight will installed. The barrel is cut at 3" and re crowned. A trigger job will be performed as well as bead blasting and VZ grips to round it out.

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I just bought a 4" 64, to exactly this.

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Would regular consumption of .38 +p be considered fine in a .357?  I’m looking to inherit a S&W19.  I already bought a spare barrel for it while they are still available but see no reason to burn out the forcing cone on the current one once it is mine.

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