Part Range Report, Part Ammo Question - Rossi .38spl
I looked at the .45 I've been saving for closer, and the bottom is not a Colt, only the slide, and that's a Series 70. That being the case, what they're asking ($560 +/-) is waaaaay too much, especially with it needing sear work. I reckon one will find its way to me eventually.
Meantime, I have another modern .36 caliber.
I like tax time...
This Rossi fits a S&W holster quite well. The holster is fairly ambidextrous.
Smith and Wesson ammo? 158 grain +P lead. It looks like SWCHP. It's reserved for carry. I am practicing with standard pressure I've had for years.
I shoot it about the same fast or slow. The "crosshaired" ones were deliberate fired at 7yds, about a second apart. The circled ones were shot during a "rip it out and let it roar" drill.
Lessons learned from shooting were that I'm no longer used to short barrelled revolvers. I got a headache and stopped after 10 rounds. I also found out exactly how out of practice I am. They should all be in the black for me. I do still have the control I'm after though, and anyone within 7yds would be in serious trouble should they force me to use this.
I'm not exactly sure where this lil' thing fits into my collection, as it's becoming. I already have a pocket gun. I picked it up because it was like new. I would guess it had no more than one cylinder through it when I bought it, if that. Finish is 99.9%. Best of all, there's no lock. It was a bit expensive at the $175 I dickered him down to, but it's only $25 more than I remember seeing them priced at years back, so I figure I got a bargain.
Now my question: This Smith and Wesson ammo is something I've never heard of. I only got it because it's made by a reputable manufacturer and, as I'm new to the .38spl (mostly .357mag in wheelies before), I figured a proven effective load would be a good starting point. Can anyone give me any info on this stuff? How does it rate in the SWCLHP +P dept, say, against Federal? Same pure lead? Has it been dropped from manufacture, and if so, why?