Defensive Carry banner

1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
48 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I've done a small bit of searching and e-mailed the manufacturer.
Didn't find any good answers or opinions.
They say they're fine to shoot in any 38 sp revolver.
Magtech® Revolver .38 Special - Short 125 Grain rounds.
Do you see any reason not to use them in a M19 Smith snubbie?

I've decided to give this gun to some one because of its easy trigger and medium weight.
22lr revolvers have too heavy trigger pull and this is the lightest caliber revolver I own.
We're not interested right now in purchasing a semi so...
I'm looking for a very light (recoil) round to "plink" with for practice until we work up to standard 38sp.

Any thoughts?
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
18,050 Posts
At a quick look at them the only problem I can foresee is the same as using 38spl in a 357. Extensive use will sometimes leave a buildup of residue that may prevent chambering a 38 or 357 until the chambers have been cleaned, otherwise I see no problems. That does look like it may be a very soft recoiling load for new shooters also.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Hoganbeg

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,414 Posts
I think the 148 gr. wadcutter load from any of the major manufactures would be a good choice and we know that load works well in a S&W 19.

Just make sure to keep the chambers and forcing cone clean of lead buildup.

Regards,

FlaRon :urla9ub:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
48 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Not really an ammunition question but, do you have a suggestion for a good cleaner/solvent to help remove lead when using wadcutters?
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
18,050 Posts
Plain old Hoppes Number 9 and a bronze brush works for me.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
18,790 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,348 Posts
This is also what I use with perfect satisfaction.
These guys know what they're talking about- Hoppes 9. I use it on all my guns, and have NO problems whatsoever. It also smells really good...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,348 Posts
My wife used to accuse me of using it for cologne.
I've debated (internally of course) swapping it out with my wife's perfume... :rolleyes: Just because.
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top