Thread: Why .41 Magnum?
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Old February 18, 2013, 09:58 AM   #46
Bob Wright
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The L-Framed Smiths were heavy, true, but not as heavy an an N-Framed gun with a full length lugged barrel.

The L-Framed gun appealed to law enforcement because of its K-Framed size grip. The N-Frame, good as it is, is often too big, with a too long backstrap to trigger length, for many men to be able to fire multiple shots DA with rapidity and accuracy.

Again, what the law enforcement community as a whole wanted was a medium framed revolver with better expected stopping power than the .38s then in use.

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