S&W Titanium 38 Special
I recently purchased a titanium S&W 38 special. It is small and lightweight. It slips easily into a trousers pocket, and with a pocket holster, loses enough of its shape to conceal its presence. I haven't had the pleasure of firing it yet, but plan to do so soon. I imagine it has quite a kick, and for this reason I purchased Federal low recoil 38 special ammo. Anyone here own this hand gun? I'd appreciate your comments.
Originally Posted by Aslan
I have a couple of them. The 360 with the exposed hammer, and a 340PD with the concealed hammer. My wife also has a 340PD for those times when she doesn't want to carry her full size purse or holster with her Glock 26. In a small purse it carries easily. I carry one in my pocket daily in a Kramer Pocket Holster. In short and t-shirt weather or when I need to be low profile carry, it beats carrying a mouse gun. And it's an easy way to carry a back-up, while I'm carrying a larger pistol. 2 speed strips in the opposite pocket help balance out the load.
As for the way it shoots, well...... I can only say, I don't like to shoot it. But it's one of those guns that you carry alot and shoot a little bit. It stings a little and can be somewhat uncomfortable, because of the weight of the gun. I do practice with it, but it's not a fun gun to shoot. The 38's are tolerable, the 38 +p's are uncomfortable, and the 357 mag rounds make you grit your teeth. My load of choice is the 38 Speer Gold Dot 135 gr. "Short Barrel" +p load. It's about as controlable as it will get, accurate, and I believe will get the job done if I have to yank this little gem out of the pocket. Is it the ultimate carry gun? No, but it will get carried when others won't.
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Yes, it will get carried, and that's saying a lot. Mine has an exposed hammer, which I chose because of the ability to cock and decock. I have had no problem with the hammer catching which is one reason one might opt for the concealed hammer. It just doesn't seem to be a problem.
Originally Posted by 1911 Headbanger
From what you said, I am not looking forward to firing it. lol But when I do, I hope I don't find it too annoying.
I wouldn't think of firing 357 mag rounds; I talked to an owner of this hand gun when I bought it and he explained it to me in much the same way you have. Why would I anyway? For its intended purpose, I don't see the advantage of anything greater than 38 rounds, not that I wouldn't rather have my 45 if it were easier to carry concealed. My goal was to find a hand gun that was effortless to carry concealed, but with more stopping power than a 22 or 32 or even a 380 or 9mm. The S&W titanium 38 special fills the bill.
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