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Old 09-08-2017, 12:08 AM
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Greetings from Titletown USA. Took me some figuring out to post the pictures above. This was my dads LEO carry during the later portion of his service. He worked in the school system and carried this in an ankle holster.
I shoot it once or twice a year in his memory. Fact is I can't hit the broad side of a barn with it, but it looks good!!

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Old 09-08-2017, 08:04 AM
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. . . This was my dads LEO carry during the later portion of his service . . . I shoot it once or twice a year in his memory. Fact is I can't hit the broad side of a barn with it, but it looks good!!
A three inch square butt Model 36 is one of my favorites . . . and one that I'm able to instinctively point and shoot very well with the right grips.

I would recommend keeping those Jay Scott grips in memory of your dad but would install some better handling grips on it when taking it out to shoot . . . something like the S&W J-target grips shown below or some Hogue finger grip wood stocks. They can make all the difference in your accuracy and enjoyment.

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I will put these on next time I go out for a shoot and see how I like them. Thanks, Jeff
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Welcome to the forum. That is a very fine family heirloom and something to proudly own. The "J" frame Model 36's are what I refer to "as up close and personal" revolvers. They are truly short range weapons. The three inch barrels extend the effective accurate range to some degree but IMHO not that much. The factory checkered magnas in the last pic are basically the same design as the J Scott's pictured on the gun. I your case it might be best to try a grip/stock with a little more substance. The target style are a good place. For something less expensive and more utilitarian try the rubber ones. They might work better. Best of luck, hardcase60
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I particularly like your Model 36. I have one like it in blue. The square butt and three inch barrel makes it look almost like a miniature Model 19 K Frame. You have a nice one!
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Verah nice revolver and a wonderful memory. I have my Dad's K-22 and we have an annual shootout in his memory.
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I don't think those grips are all that bad :~)

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Welcome from The Natural State! Nice piece of S&W history you have there! Your Dad had good taste in firearms!! Treasure it, and choot it choot it and enjoy!
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If you can't put five bullets in a bullseye target with that gun at 25 yards, you need shooting instruction.

I'd replace the slick Scott grips with the original wood ones and add a Tyler grip adaptor or buy a set of the old two-panel Pachmayr Presentation Compac rubber grips. Red or orange nail polish carefully applied to the front sight will make it more visible, but I don't like nickel guns and don't know if that'd damage a nickel finish.

I suspect that you need some expert instruction. At least buy a book called, Shoot a Handgun, by David W. Arnold. Pay attention to what he said. The book is also illustrated and is the best that I've seen of its kind.

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Welcome to the forum from Pennsylvania!
That is quite an entrance you made with that 36.
You should enjoy it very much, especially with the fact that it belonged to your father. Very nice revolver.
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Thanks for all the welcome comments. I will be the first to admit I am a long gun guy. Shouldering, or bench shooting is my comfort zone and I practice alot. I do work on my handgun skills, but as you all know the two disciplines are in separate universes. I tend to shoot more handguns when the weather turns sour and puts me at the indoor range.
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Old 09-11-2017, 12:29 AM
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If you ever need to use a gun to save your life, it probably won't be with a benchrest rifle...
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Old 09-11-2017, 12:52 AM
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The other week I was at my indoor range, and I was the only one there, so I did a rapid fire practice shoot. 96 Rds rapid fire with my Kriss Vector "Pistol" cheek weld and a Aimpoint red dot @ 25 Yrds. This is more my wheelhouse. 10 off target shots. Not crazy good but pretty decent.
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P.S. the 10 missed shots were all on the target, and yes I know the Vector does not carry well
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I don't think those grips are all that bad :~)

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This thread has become awesome. The nickel 36 my Dad gave me has the same Jay Scott grips as the two in this thread.

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