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Old 05-06-2009, 10:14 AM
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Im thinking about buying a 360sc and carrying it in the pocket...anyone have and/or carry one of these? what are your thoughts of the gun in general? thanks in advance
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:09 PM
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I carry a 360 PD hi-vis sometimes. It's a good gun. I had originally wanted a 340, but I found it used at a reasonable price, so I bought it and bobbed the hammer. It's light enough not to sag when I carry it in the inside breast pocket of my leather jacket while it's in a Mika pocket holster. It's accuracy at longer ranges past 15 yds. is marginal, but it's great at close range. Scandium .357s are ideal when loaded with Speer SB .357s and enjoy a power, as well as slight weight advantage over their slightly heavier airweight brothers. YMMV as recoil is pretty stout even with the "managed recoil' that Speer SB delivers. Full power .357s are downright ferocious. The last time I fired a single cylinder of 125 gr. Remington's, my right hand was screwed up for a month. I try to carry my Taurus 605 2 1/4" if possible. It's more accurate and I can shoot full power Remingtons out of it. Some pants have pockets just a little short for the Taurus, but are deep enough that the slightly shorter barrel of the 360 works.

I almost never carry the 360 as a primary since I'm dedicated to packing more power and accuracy/shootability than it offers, but it's an excellent BUG and IMO an indispensible part of my carry gun line up. FWIW the Taurus 605 I have is roughly equivalent in size, weight and feel to a Ruger SP-101 (I would rather own a Ruger than a Taurus).
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:31 PM
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I ccw a M&P360. It's scandium frame with stainless cylinder. Some people report problems with titanium cylinders. I like the fact that my gun is all black and not two tone. I use Speer 357 mag GDHP short barrel rounds. Recoil isn't too bad, and no crimp jump with this load. I experienced crimp jump with full house loads. This particular revolver I think is the best J frame offered by S&W. But again, I didn't want a titanium cylinder. Good luck trying to find the 360sc.
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:56 PM
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Robert brings up a great point. The ti cylindered guns are like race cars. They run on the cutting edge of technology, definately have their idiosycracies, and few can drive them to their full potential. Remember that .357 ammunition utilizing bullets 120 grs. or less is a big no no. The combination of powders and pressure in such loads will damage the cylinder face as if someone took a rasp to it. My gun has a ti cylinder and I wouldn't want it any other way. The steel cylinders are more versatile and will soak up more recoil. Only you can decide which suits your needs better.
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