S&W Frame strength

S&W Frame strength

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    Question S&W Frame strength

    The mdl 13 and the mdl 19 are K frame revolvers made for .357 ammo,what is the difference between those frames and my mdl 10-5's one is dated 1961 and the other 1975 in 38 spl only.
    I've been told not to shoot +P ammo as those early K frames aren't made for it.My carry gun is the 10-5 with a SB and a 2" barrel and I want to carry 158gr LSWHP+P's in it.
    Can anyone give me some advise?


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    Hello. +P can accelerate wear but the 10-5 is fine with +P .38 Special.

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    Talking S&W frame strength

    Thank you very much for your quick reply.That takes a load off my mind.

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    MR Camp is right as always

    Whats funny is you would think steel is steel is steel but not so the older stuff wasn't as good as steel from the 70's to now

    Back way back that is you had to worry about jacketed bullets wearing out your barrel because they were as hard or harder than the actual barrel

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    General rule of thumb with older model 19s is .38 or .38+p for range practice, .357 for carry duty. They can shoot .357, but the frame design was intended for .38; the 19 is just beefed up to take the punishment of .357 occasionally.
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    The main difference in the K frame revolvers is in the heat treatment of the steel for the .357 models.


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