Need small cal shrouded hammer revolver

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    Need small cal shrouded hammer revolver

    I was planning ahead on what to by the wife if she decided to come to the range with me. I would want to get her a revolver so we could forgo jam clearing issues and get a shrouded hammer just in case she decided to carry. She is a fragile little flower. Does a .38 recoil to much for the average 110lb girly girl? I looked for a .32 shrouded hammer revolver but couldn't find one. I didnt really want to bob the hammer on a .32 if there was a shrouded version available.

    Also should I look at other calibers besides a .32. I've never shot a .38 but I hear they recoil a bit with the air weights.

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    .38 special can be loaded to some real powder puff levels,also sounds like a good excuse,to buy yourself a nice rimfire!

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    I have a 637 Airweight and you can get some pretty tame loads for it. My 12 year old girl shoots it with Federal low re-coil loads. With the .38 if your wife decided to carry someday she would have nice piece for the pocketbook. If she doesent want to carry youve got yourself a .38 snubby to put in your pocket. If shes never shot before start her out with a rimfire and move up to the .38.
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    Thats good to know. I had no idea that i could get "easy on the hand" ammo for a .38. Are there other revolver calibers I should also look at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimtem View Post
    I was planning ahead on what to by the wife if she decided to come to the range with me. I would want to get her a revolver so we could forgo jam clearing issues and get a shrouded hammer just in case she decided to carry. She is a fragile little flower. Does a .38 recoil to much for the average 110lb girly girl? I looked for a .32 shrouded hammer revolver but couldn't find one. I didnt really want to bob the hammer on a .32 if there was a shrouded version available.

    Also should I look at other calibers besides a .32. I've never shot a .38 but I hear they recoil a bit with the air weights.
    She won't know until she tries one. Is there a Fun Shop nearby where she could rent and try one? A steel frame, although heavier will soak up more recoil, if she is dainty I wouldn't start her with an airweight.
    That said recoil is subjective, some people have problems with large caliber guns, other don't. I'm petite 5'4" 125 pounds and I regularly shoot a snub nose .357 and a 4" barreled .44 Magnum and I'm not the least bit bothered by recoil with either one.
    Take her shopping and let her try on a few and decide what she likes.
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    S&W 642 would be my suggestion.
    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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    Pretty much limits your choices. A 642 does not have a shrouded hammer - it has an internal hammer - not accessible. In a S&W you'd want a 638 or variant thereof. These have a shrouded hammer that you can thumb-cock to shoot the SA should you have the time, while still offering DA and snag-free carry.

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    My girlfriend has a hard time with the recoil on my S&W 638 when she shoots it with the full power carry rounds. Seeing how you mentioned that you may want her to carry it in the future it may be counter productive to get the 638
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    The 642 and 442 are nice...but maybe instead of lightening the loads...how about lightening the recoil with a little extra weight in the gun? Try looking at a model 640 or 649.
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    One way to offset the recoil of the 38 Special is to add weight. I choose the all steel S&W M49 instead of an air weight so I could take advantage of the development of new bullets and powders that have brought new life to the 38 Special as a SD round without being concerned with recoil.

    Having said that I really want a S&W M638 :-).

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    S&w 642

    I like the S&W 642 for a very light weight, extremely concealable gun that works every time. I don't think you need an external hammer and single action capability in a gun that will probably always be used in double action. The recoil is noticeable, but with practice you won't mind it. This is not a gun to be shot a lot at the range, but mainly a piece of safety equipment for emergencies. I use the Speer short barrel +P ammo in it.

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    girly girl gun

    I would suggest the S&W "Ladysmith" 38. Same frame as the chief special or the stainless. However, they modify the grips for smaller hands, and it looks tough. My buddy's wife shoots one and she is also small like yours.
    Start her out with reduced loads and move up to the hydrashocks or simular. They are not +p and don't have an excessive recoil.
    If she is to carry it, you wnat someing which will put down the BG. To quote teh great Ed McGivern: "There is no second place winner in a gunfight.
    If you still want a .32, try charter arms "undercoverette" I think they make one with a shrouded hammer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugergirl View Post
    She won't know until she tries one. Is there a Fun Shop nearby where she could rent and try one? A steel frame, although heavier will soak up more recoil, if she is dainty I wouldn't start her with an airweight.
    That said recoil is subjective, some people have problems with large caliber guns, other don't. I'm petite 5'4" 125 pounds and I regularly shoot a snub nose .357 and a 4" barreled .44 Magnum and I'm not the least bit bothered by recoil with either one.
    Take her shopping and let her try on a few and decide what she likes.
    +1. One of my guns sounds like it would fit the bill. A 1962 S&W 49 "Bodyguard". All steel gun with small wood grips. Shooting standard pressure rounds is very comfortable.

    A Ruger SP101 357 Magnum shooting standard pressure 38 rounds might be good too. The 357 may have less recoil with 38s but gives you versatility in the future or in the event you carry it on occasion with 357 rounds.

    I've actually been considering selling my old Bodyguard and buying a Ruger SP101 since I have another snub 38 (S&W 442).
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    Smith is introducing a Centennial framed 22 revolver sometime this year.

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    Buy my Taurus 651 in stainless witha shrouded hammer. Its a great shooter and is very gentle on the hand

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