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Old May 25, 2018, 06:07 AM   #51
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Why woefully inadequate???



Hummmm, lets see. Folks are injured and killed by 22 LR, 25ACP, 32, 380 ACP.
So, I guess if one is to be shot, the woefully less power 38 short colt is the round to be shot with.

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You're absolutely correct in that folks are shot with those rounds. But they do get pretty angry when they find out!
moosemike,

I like to pick on a buddy of mine who has a .380, telling him "You shoot somebody with that and you're gonna piss them off".

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Old May 25, 2018, 10:53 AM   #52
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"You shoot somebody with that and you're gonna piss them off"

most recycled played out worn out joke on gun forums?
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Old May 25, 2018, 12:54 PM   #53
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"You shoot somebody with that and you're gonna piss them off"

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Old May 25, 2018, 02:17 PM   #54
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The 38 Long Colt was found ineffective against the Moros, a combination of their wearing armor made from bamboo, whipping themselves into a frenzy, and allegations of drug use. TR said he shot a couple of Spaniards on Kettle Hill, said one "doubled up like a jackrabbit."
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Old May 25, 2018, 02:46 PM   #55
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Maybe I'm missing something but I have never owned a revolver that could not eject a .38 Spl case. Now a mag case is another story but .38 Spl not ejecting?
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Old May 25, 2018, 05:15 PM   #56
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i have never had trouble ejecting 38 special cases in the several 1 7/8" j frames i have as well as in the two I frame smith and wesson baby chiefs i have.
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Old May 27, 2018, 11:53 AM   #57
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No one's ever changed grips because sometimes a casing would hit the grip?

No one's ever changed grips because the ones that felt so good would get in the way when using a speed loader?
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Old May 28, 2018, 10:50 AM   #58
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I don't know of any J frame with a rod that will eject a standard length .38 Special all the way out of the cylinder. If the 3" models have a longer rod, I don't know.

It's not the only short barreled gun with ejector challenges. 3.5" SAA's have the same issue with .45 LC.

One can use "technique" to assist ejection with inertia and gravity when the ejector rod is too short for full extraction, but this is still not totally positive.

Personally, I have tried on a couple j-frames the traditional right-hand palm slap, and the left-hand palm hit with the thumb around the barrel, and neither technique results in dependable ejection. I've come to prefer using my left-hand index finger so the other fingers and thumb can pull the remaining cases free. My technique isn't as fast if full ejection succeeds, but it wastes less time when ejection fails, and with j-frames I find that is more often the case than not.
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