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Old 08-06-2009, 06:38 PM
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Default 38 SPL CTG. What is CTG???

Hello I'm new to the site and to S & W. REcently I became the owner of a model 37 snubby airweight. On the barrel it says 38 SPL CTG. Can anyone tell me what CTG stands for?
And anything else about the little piece? Thanks for you help & time.
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Welcome to the forum!

CTG is short for cartridge
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Don't listen to him. CTG is short for "Control The Gun," a safety measure mandated by the ATF to remind shooters to keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction at all times.
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Welcome to the Forum.... the Airweight's are great little gun's, I have one in .32 H&R Magnum and like it a lot as it has 6 shots instead of 5.

One of the common debates seen is the question, which is better for a self defense round, the .38 Spl or .32 H&R Magnum? To me that's like asking which is better, Ford or Chevy or Mopar?

With the aluminum alloy frame, it's a good idea to pay attention to the type of ammo that you can and can not run thought it. Using +P or other "high performance/intensity" types of ammo is definitely not a good idea.

And not just due to whether or not the alloy frame is strong enough to handle it, but also because of the amount muzzle rise/flip due to the recoil, which becomes a control issue in placing your shots, in my opinion.

What is it about the gun that you would like to know about anyway?

We can furnish better info, if you can let us know what you're interested in learning about it.
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:22 PM
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Great little firearm for carry. Had one several years ago I carried in a shoulder holster. Would often forget I was carrying it. Start to take the jacket off and opp!

It had a bad habit of allowing cases to back off the bullet. Never did understand the physics of that habit. Just know I could not trust it and it went away back in 1989.
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Welcome to the Forum.... the Airweight's are great little gun's, I have one in .32 H&R Magnum and like it a lot as it has 6 shots instead of 5.

One of the common debates seen is the question, which is better for a self defense round, the .38 Spl or .32 H&R Magnum? To me that's like asking which is better, Ford or Chevy or Mopar?

With the aluminum alloy frame, it's a good idea to pay attention to the type of ammo that you can and can not run thought it. Using +P or other "high performance/intensity" types of ammo is definitely not a good idea.

And not just due to whether or not the alloy frame is strong enough to handle it, but also because of the amount muzzle rise/flip due to the recoil, which becomes a control issue in placing your shots, in my opinion.

What is it about the gun that you would like to know about anyway?

We can furnish better info, if you can let us know what you're interested in learning about it.
I think the frame is stout enough for +P, provided the bullet weight is sufficient.
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Default Conrad, sold the 14, can it shoot the (+P) .38 spl ?

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Welcome to the Forum.... the Airweight's are great little gun's, I have one in .32 H&R Magnum and like it a lot as it has 6 shots instead of 5.

One of the common debates seen is the question, which is better for a self defense round, the .38 Spl or .32 H&R Magnum? To me that's like asking which is better, Ford or Chevy or Mopar?

With the aluminum alloy frame, it's a good idea to pay attention to the type of ammo that you can and can not run thought it. Using +P or other "high performance/intensity" types of ammo is definitely not a good idea.

And not just due to whether or not the alloy frame is strong enough to handle it, but also because of the amount muzzle rise/flip due to the recoil, which becomes a control issue in placing your shots, in my opinion.

What is it about the gun that you would like to know about anyway?

We can furnish better info, if you can let us know what you're interested in learning about it.
Can that k frame handle that ammo, as I have some for the buyer, and I want it to be safe.
Bullet weight is 129 Grains.
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