M&P 360 Revolver-Chiefs Special-J frame

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    M&P 360 Revolver-Chiefs Special-J frame

    Well, I think I'm getting nostalgic. A few years ago I would have never considered buying another revolver. Now I'm thinking of buying two. Thinking about getting this J frame for my hot summer carry. My Glock 26 is just too big, especially when going to the gym and running. I think it would make a great companion to the 386NG that I'm also planning on getting for colder weather carry. Anyone own own or shot one? I carried a Model 36 Chiefs Special twenty years ago as a backup and off duty before transitioning to Glocks. Having a hammer (SA option) is a must for me (just in case).

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    I have the M&P 340...love it. It is an awesome "no gun" gun. The two caliber ability is awesome. Just hold on when you stoke it with .357. It is a fire breather but very great at what it is intended for.
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    I really didn't see myself purchasing another revolver either and I all of the sudden, I ended up buying TWO of them: a Smith & Wesson Model 438 Bodyguard (J-Frame), and a Ruger Model GP100 .357 Magnum 3" Barrel.

    I love 'em both but I find myself taking the Smith EVERYWHERE! In fact, this one-time semi-auto only guy is thinking about purchasing another Smith in the near future....possibly one of the Night Guard series.

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    not really relevant but - i bought a colt detective 20+ years old(similar) a while back and i actually carry the blasted thing more than i ever thought i would especially in summer - i love it - id like to have a chief also - i think they are great little shooters
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    Have you considered a 637? They’re a lot cheaper. They’re not .357 magnum, but I don’t know many people willing to shoot .357 magnum out of a 13 oz gun, once they’ve tried it. I’d rather shoot 38 special +p and have a couple more ounces of weight.

    Or if you really want a .357 magnum, how about a model 60? The extra 10 ounces will really help with the recoil. Some people think even that is too light, but I don't mind shooting .357 magnum out of a model 60.
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    I carry an (old) S&W 36 on a regular basis and am perfectly comfortable with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JT View Post
    Have you considered a 637? They’re a lot cheaper. They’re not .357 magnum, but I don’t know many people willing to shoot .357 magnum out of a 13 oz gun, once they’ve tried it. I’d rather shoot 38 special +p and have a couple more ounces of weight.

    Or if you really want a .357 magnum, how about a model 60? The extra 10 ounces will really help with the recoil. Some people think even that is too light, but I don't mind shooting .357 magnum out of a model 60.
    i'll second the 60 PRO also - that's my main carry for revolver and it's great - i have no issues with gold dot .357 loads
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwhite75 View Post
    I have the M&P 340...love it. It is an awesome "no gun" gun. The two caliber ability is awesome. Just hold on when you stoke it with .357. It is a fire breather but very great at what it is intended for.
    Go for the M&P 340 over the 360, especially if you are thinking about pocket carry. The Centennial style frame of the 340 makes pocket draw much easier.
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    Another vote for the 637. I progressed from a model 60 to the 637. It carries so much better and is just as capable since I never wanted to carry 357 rounds anyway.

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    Thanks for the replies. I think I'll do a bit more research.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIABLO9489 View Post
    Go for the M&P 340 over the 360, especially if you are thinking about pocket carry. The Centennial style frame of the 340 makes pocket draw much easier.
    Thanks for the suggestion, but I never liked pocket carrying a gun and I also like to have the option of SA (just in case).
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    Ruger SP101 .357 2" bbl w/ spurred hammer. I love that gun. Can shoot 38 +P like its nothing, and the .357s aren't bad. You can choose to carry whichever round you prefer.

    I also have a S&W 442 that is a great summer carry piece and a 1962 S&W 49 Bodyguard that I absolutely love. Very nostalgic, and I carry it...it had a lot of carry wear and character when I bought it that just adds to the allure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajgranda View Post
    Thanks for the suggestion, but I never liked pocket carrying a gun and I also like to have the option of SA (just in case).
    I was the same way. That's why I bought the S&W 638 with the shrouded hammer as my first revolver. But I changed my mind when I bought the M&P 340 because I carry it only as my BUG either on the ankle or in the pocket and couldn't afford to have it get hung up while drawing. I would have bought it with the shrouded hammer if they made it.
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    any j-frame will work.
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    I have the Mod 60 357 mag with 2 1/4 barrel. I love it. I like the weight of the stainless frame when shooting hot loads. Wouldn't mind front night sight. Yesterday I was shooting it at 50 yards. Was grouping about 12 inches. I think I could do better but I was switching around between 3 different guns.
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