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Old January 22, 2013, 03:25 PM   #10
Jim March
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The "smaller scale model" SAAs in 38Spl are meant for cowboy action shooting for use by ladies with smaller hands and/or kids. The intended role calls for very mild ammo. I would shoot standard-pressure 38 in it no sweat but serious +P loads...yeah, no. Bad idea.

Mind you, there are now a few very good 38Spl defense loads if you needed to press it into that service.

As to Italian vs. Ruger:

The Rugers hold up better than any of the italian guns. The Stampede is an Uberti with a transfer bar safety on it and the Beretta nameplate; it is often claimed to be weaker than the equivalent no-safety Uberti variants.
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