Well guys I got a new pocket pal today and its my S&W 340PD this thing is sweet,I think its a really cool gun in general. I fired a variety of loads today including 130gr federal hydrashocks,125gr Remington golden sabers,Speer's "short barrel" 135gr gold dots and some .38 special FMJ target ammo.
I had good accuracy and easily controlled follow up shots with the speer and Remington loads. I also had some of speers .38 special +p short barrel loads and these to me had considerably less recoil than their .357 brothern,I've read about how some say that the .357 SB loads are nothing more than hot .38's but these seemed to have a bit more punch behind them. None of the above mentioned loads exhibited any crimp jump.
My questions are how do I remove the powder residue marks from the sides of the cylinder? I gave it a quick wipe down with breakfree CLP but didn't want to use hoppes #9 or anything on the Ti cylinder without asking here first. I don't mind the marks on the front of the cylinder but the ones on the side bother me for some reason.
Also is it a given that all the Titanium cylinders will have problems,are they inherently flawed in their design? Or are the issues you read about with titanium cylinders because owners of these guns don't adhere to the warnings regarding abrasives and firing ammo outside of the recommended parameters?
ant here are a few pics and thanks for any help guys.