Model 36 Classic
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Post By PEF
May 4th, 2013 10:43 PM
Model 36 Classic
Recently acquired Model 36 Classic snubbed. I purchased this for range practice as an alternative to the airweight daily carry. The additional weight and the grip I added make for comfortable range practice sessions.
My first 10 DA shots at 7 yards with. She shoots just a bit to the left, but otherwise a fine shooter. The trigger is smooth as butter. Not shown is another target at 25 yards with 15 shots all within the silhouette. Need more frequent practice with distances beyond 7 yards but I finally have a tool that does not leave my hand in pain.
May 5th, 2013 12:06 AM
WAAAAGH! I really miss mine. Don't sell it, or you'll regret it like I do.
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May 5th, 2013 12:13 AM
I said this many times - the model 36 (and 60-7 and earlier 60's) is the perfect balance between the airweight j-frame and the newer magnum frame j-frames. The latter a just a minor bit too much for me to carry IWB, but the 36's has the perfect weight. The few extra ounces over the airweights is enough to tame the snappiness of +P and get back on target quickly. That being said, I really like my later model 60's and 640's, but the .38 only frame has a few advantages for every day carry.
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May 5th, 2013 02:27 AM
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May 5th, 2013 07:36 AM
I have one and I would hate to part with it. There may have been 15 rounds fired through it in the last 40 yrs. I have carried it for special assignments but it mostly sits in a safe.
They are nice to carry when other guns just would not work well but I do not think they would hold up to full power loads in heavy shooting.
Now if I could just find one of the airweights from the 60's, to add to my collection,DSC_3394.JPG
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May 5th, 2013 07:38 AM
I put 50 rounds through mine yesterday. Even with the old style grips, it's still easy on the hand compared to my 642.
May 5th, 2013 07:41 AM
That 36 is a nice revolver. Good choice.
My preference is for one with another ~1" to 1.5" on the barrel, but it's hard to argue with a well broken-in Model 36. Smooth as "buttah" is good.
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May 5th, 2013 11:25 AM
Last year i shot an IDPA match with my model 36... shot great, just lousy times due to slow reloads. Accurate little gun... it is carried often. bunker
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May 5th, 2013 11:29 AM
Nice little wheelgun! Congrats on a great find.
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May 5th, 2013 12:54 PM
Yep, love my Model 36 "chiefs special"! It has been my EDC for almost 18 years now and would hate to part with it.
Got mine used from a police auction. Factory DAO with bobbed hammer smooth as silk and easy on the hand with the Pachmyr grips.
Good find and hope you like yours as much as I do mine.
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May 5th, 2013 01:03 PM
Nothing wrong with that! Good ol classic revolver still as viable today as ever. And your groups at 10 yards are nothing to sneeze at either.
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May 5th, 2013 01:08 PM
Great gun, milts summer special works great with it
May 5th, 2013 01:14 PM
Yep, 38 is a proven winner, worked for decades as well as now. Nice acquisition, looks like it shoots as nice as it carries and looks.
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May 5th, 2013 06:38 PM
Thanks guys, I'm really enjoying the 36. I find myself pulling it out of the safe often just to look at. I waited 6 months for one to come into the shop but it was worth the wait. I did take the lawyer lock off, just can't stand those.