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i have wanting a small .357 revovler and jus want some input as to what model to buy...I have been looking at S&W 340pd and really like what i see. Just want to know as much as possible before i buy
 

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If you want a j-frame the 640 is the way to go if you want to be able to shoot it in comfort. Anything lighter is not any fun
to shoot after about 5rds.
 

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I vote RUGER SP101!!!!! A bit heavy but built like a brick S&$T house.....Handles 357 loads very well for a 2.25 barrel snubby...You should take a look at one and if your near Philadelphia your more than welcome to come by and fire mine.....happy hunting
 

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+1 Ruger SP-101 my 2nd choice...it will need a trigger job

They have crappy triggers from the factory but they can be tweaked by a decent smith...some say dry firing it a couple thousand times will help smooth it out...
 

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I have a 340PD and I love it! It does hurt to shoot it! Have you look at the M&P 340? It is a little bit cheaper since it does not have a Titanium cylinder and it can shoot bullet weighting less than 125 gr.
 

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what are the main differences between the 340 and 640? also what makes it not able to shoot bullets lighter than 120 gr? i really like that m&p and it only weighs 1.3 oz more
 

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The caution have I have in the instruction manual is state "Do Not use Magnum loadings with bullet weights of less than 120 grains - This will reduce the possibility of premature erosion in titanium alloy cylinders" It also said it may may also unseat the bullet from the casing. I have shot 5 125 gr Magnum round from my revolver and it had corrode the cylinder and S&W replaced the cylinder for free.
 

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+1 Ruger SP-101 my 2nd choice...it will need a trigger job

They have crappy triggers from the factory but they can be tweaked by a decent smith...some say dry firing it a couple thousand times will help smooth it out...
What Neck said.
 

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I have 2 Sp 101's, and used to own a third one. I had no problem at all with the triggers on mine. I shoot them alot and do a good amount of dry firing too though. But I'd highly recommend a 2 1/4" one though.
 

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SP101's are decently priced and good quality. I have a hogue grip on mine. Much better. But I had to smooth my trigger up too. Go to a shop and handle them. Thats the best way to see what you like.
 

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Yes I do so love that lil snubby.....Now if I could only hit the target with it......hmmmmmmm Might need some help guys.....GO ruger best bang for you $$$'s..S&W are great but man they are proud of them.....
 

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I'd hold out on the new .357 lcr from ruger if I were you....that's my plan, just replace the front site and it's good to
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SHANE704 said:
what are the main differences between the 340 and 640? also what makes it not able to shoot bullets lighter than 120 gr? i really like that m&p and it only weighs 1.3 oz more
Its what the frame is made of. That=weight. The 340PD is the lightest than the 642/442 than the all steel 640.

You need to shoot them to see what you can handle. For me it's the 640. I've shot the airweight, didn't like it. The j-frame is a gun you have to pratice with to be able to hit with and if you can't shoot it because it hurts your hand. You can't become good with it.
 

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I'd hold out on the new .357 lcr from ruger if I were you....that's my plan, just replace the front site and it's good to
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i like this idea...didnt know they were coming out with one
 

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Is it something you are going to carry a lot? I like the Airweight 642 as it is light but not too light as to be uncomfortable to shoot a lot. It's a 38 though. 357 snubbies can be brutal to shoot much. That 340 is an Airlight or titanium frame. Good for carry, but brutal to shoot much. An all steel gun can weigh down the belt. So you'll have to balance what you need.
 
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