S&W 340M&P service life?

S&W 340M&P service life?

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    S&W 340M&P service life?

    For those here who own one of these guns or any scandium framed S&W revolver are you worried about longevity or wear and tear on these guns? I've read about one 340PD that had a cracked frame but is this common for these guns? I know they are meant to be shot a little and carried a lot but,being they are supposed to be very strong because of the scandium and being magnum rated. In theory how many magnum loads do you think one of these guns could take before it gave out?
    So does anyone who own one of these guns worry about wearing it out?

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    I owned a S&W 360sc. I shot 50 - 100 rounds of 38 and 38+p thru it 2 - 3 weekends a month for a year. It showed signficant signs of wear in the chambers and on the back plate of the frame. Otherwise it was fine. They are not range guns, rather, carried a lot, shot a little.

    I also own a S&W 360 Airweight. It is holding up fine.

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    I have a S&W 340M&P. Have fired about 500 rounds of .357 mag 158gr and about 500 rounds of .38 special mixed standard and +P. This over about 14 months time. So far, so good, no indications of any problems. I usually fire about 20 rounds of each caliber at each range session, then switch to one of my bottom feeders. I don't really care to shoot more than 20 rounds of .357 mags, as the lightweight gun is not "fun" to shoot with that ammo.
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    arent they lifetime guaranteed? who cares how many shots u can get, if it fails send it back, just my opinion but id shoot it all i wanted to.
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    S&W has an excellent lifetime guarantee and great customer service to back it up.

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