Brand-new no-lock S&W 37-2 for me!

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    I picked up one of those as soon as my dealer could get them. I'm rather fond of mine. The email I got from S&W was that the guns are +P rated, but nobody else seems to agree. It doesn't matter to me. I'm going to use standard pressure for practice and +P for carry with just enough +P fired to check POI. Recoil and POI is generally pretty close between standard and +P for standard pressure practice to not be a factor.

    The only thing I don't like about mine is that POI with 158gr loads (+P or not) is 5-6" high at 10yds. Standard pressure 110s are dead on to a hair low at 10yds. I'm hoping (fingers crossed) that some of the current middleweight +P loads (125 and 135gr) are within an inch of POA. Windage is dead on.

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    Nice find Erich, dandy little snub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkr
    I picked up one of those as soon as my dealer could get them. I'm rather fond of mine. The email I got from S&W was that the guns are +P rated, but nobody else seems to agree. It doesn't matter to me. I'm going to use standard pressure for practice and +P for carry with just enough +P fired to check POI. Recoil and POI is generally pretty close between standard and +P for standard pressure practice to not be a factor.

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    I think S&W has basically said that any model with a number designation can be considered to be +P rated. The old, old models that just had names and not numbers have to be checked out by the factory.

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    I think S&W has basically said that any model with a number designation can be considered to be +P rated.
    I don't believe so Euc, Smith started model numbering in the late '50s.

    http://www.handloads.com/misc/Smith.Model.Changes.asp
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    Well there you go. Bloody heck, I'd just call S&W and ask.

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    Nice addition to your armory, Erich. I'm envious!

    I didn't know about the Japanese connection. This is the country that the Brady Bunch likes to remind us is a gun-free zone.

    Oh, wait, that's right! It's the Japanese people who can't have guns, not the Japanese government.


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    Nice catch Erich, gotta love those J-frames!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Euclidean
    Well there you go. Bloody heck, I'd just call S&W and ask.
    I sent an email with my serial number and the respondant said it was +P capable. That's all I need since I plan to shoot the gun, not add it to a collection. If/when it wears out, I'll send the gun and a copy of the email, if necessary, back to S&W for a tuneup.

    That said, I don't plan on firing many +P rounds, just enough to find a good load that shoots to POA. Practice will be with standard pressure.

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    Nice airweight! I saw a few at the gun shop last week. very tempting.

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    Thanks for all the nice comments, folks. Sorry to be so long in responding - I've been in South Beach for the week, getting ready for Christmas here in NM.

    Bud, I've been playing with handloaded WCs for defensive loads since this summer, basically on the Jim Cirillo theories. I've got a load that I'm very happy with right now, and it's listed as a standard pressure load (although I find that hard to believe, given the velocities I'm getting).

    In any event, I'd have no concerns about shooting limited +P rounds through this revo.

    Merry Christmas, all!

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