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Old April 13, 2013, 04:45 PM   #1
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Model 36: Range Report

This little thing can shoot. Ran about 50 rounds through it to get a feel for it, then I shot two groups at about 15 feet away to see if I could control it in double action at SD distances (see photos). The I just played and tested some really light reloads I had done. Ran 50 rounds through my GP100 too, so a good Saturday.

*added* I hate typing on my phone, gets too many typos. I was using 158gr Remington LRN loads and 158gr 3-D Remanufactured LSWC loads. The reloads I did were 158gr Lasercast LSWC over 3.1gr Hodgdon H38. I do need bigger grips on the gun, other than that I love it.
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Old April 13, 2013, 07:55 PM   #2
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Old April 13, 2013, 10:49 PM   #3
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Try a T- grip makes fit you hand better and loose no concealment due to larger grips.
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Old April 15, 2013, 12:53 PM   #4
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Glad you like the little 38 spl. Try a set of Pachmayr compac grips for the J-frame. Nice grips that will cover the backstrap and are good for carry use too.
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Old April 15, 2013, 05:41 PM   #5
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I second the Pachmayr Compacs. My 640 has worn them for over twelve years. Not hard to conceal, fill the space a T-Grip would fill, and give a high hold that helps reduce muzzle flip with +P.
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Old April 15, 2013, 06:16 PM   #6
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Already looking into the pachmayr compacts. I also received the holster I ordered, not a bad fit for a $30 leather holster.
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Old April 16, 2013, 11:20 AM   #7
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With my 3" barrel Model 36, shooting DA, I could regularly shoot 1 1/2" to 2" groups at 7 yards, and keep all shots on the paper at 100 yards (with a lot of holdover!). Just because a gun is small doesn't mean it won't shoot!

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Another vote for Pachmayr or Tyler T-grip. Either style makes shooting far more comfortable than bare factory stocks and each has its own personality.

The T-grip style is slightly more concealable and has a more traditional appearance. The Compacts give you a more hand-filling , more controllable grip when firing .357 or heavy .38 spl loads but are a bit bulky.

I use T-grips on my J frame carry guns but use the Compacts on my 357 mag J frame; mod 60-14; better recoil control.

Like them both. Good shooting!
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