Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > Smith & Wesson Revolvers > S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present
Forum Register Expert Commentary Members List


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-19-2010, 06:58 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Adironacks, NY
Posts: 30
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default S&W model 351c Info.

If any current and past owners of the S&W model 351c .22 Mag J frame could relate there likes or dislikes on this model it would greatly help my decision on a future purchase.
Thanks All, Tim
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-19-2010, 08:14 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 81
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

I have a 351PD J frame 22 mag. airlight snubbie.

Very Easy to carry in my inside the pocket holster. So light I forget it is there sometimes. 7 shots of 22 mag. while not the ideal defense round can be effective at short ranges with proper shot placement. Key is to practice a lot. This is a gun best used 7-10 yards. Closer the better. At 7 yards I can get all 7 rounds inside a pie plate pretty fast. Not target class shooting, but effective. I use CCI Maxi Mag 40 gr. Gamepoints and they penetrate well. Check out Brassfetcher site for test results of the 22 mag out of a snubbie. Hardly any felt recoil.

Trigger is heavy. Being a rimfire it needs to have a strong strike of the firing pin so in DA the pull is not great but then again practice will make this gun more effective for the user. In SA the trigger pull is OK. Oh, one other thing, its loud!! Very loud. Seriously wear hearing protection for extended use.

Its really easy to carry concealed. Very light. I mostly carry it when not really in need of a gun like fishing as I can carry it in my cargo pants pocket without notice. Its handy and at short distances it can be effective. Its also an ideal back up gun. Hope this helps. Noah
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-20-2010, 05:45 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Adironacks, NY
Posts: 30
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks Noha, When you say loud, louder the a .38 Spl from a 2 In. bbl.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-20-2010, 06:46 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 467
Likes: 0
Liked 118 Times in 29 Posts
Default 351PD

great guns for short range, light, carry anywhere defense situations. I agree with all of the observations of the previous poster BUT i would not buy a 351. In 30 days or so you will see the hammerless version and it will be a huge success as this revover is taylor made for pocket carry.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-05-2012, 06:51 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 5
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default 351c

having trouble seeing the white dot sight at the range on my 351c.are there any other dot sight colors available?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-05-2012, 07:56 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 81
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

22 Mag. out of short snubbie bbl. is loud, a loud crack, to me louder than my S&W 36 in 38.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-05-2012, 08:26 AM
coach22's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 250
Likes: 0
Liked 56 Times in 32 Posts
Default

SMITH & WESSON

MAKE THE 351C CALIFORNIA LEGAL.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-16-2012, 10:30 AM
coach22's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 250
Likes: 0
Liked 56 Times in 32 Posts
Default

The 351C is now California legal.
I picked mine up December 10th.
Waiting for the smooth wood grips
that come on the 351PD.
Currently have Safariland grips on it.
Will post new pictures when the new grips arrive,
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	351C-5-.jpg
Views:	97
Size:	170.8 KB
ID:	94487   Click image for larger version

Name:	351C-4-.jpg
Views:	107
Size:	185.4 KB
ID:	94488  
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-16-2012, 12:21 PM
mag318's Avatar
US Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1,623
Likes: 10
Liked 511 Times in 258 Posts
Default

My only concern with these are how well the cylinders will hold up over time. I'd feel better if they had steel instead of aluminum cylinders. I had a 43c and the front of the cylinder started to erode from the flash heat of the ammunition. So I think these aluminum cylinder revolvers were designed to be carried a lot and shot sparingly.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-19-2012, 11:24 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Smile 351c

We just purchased a 351c and really like it. It's easy to conceal, is accurate at 15 yards but the trigger pull is a bit heavy. Hopefully that will become easier with a lot of practice.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-07-2013, 08:46 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 2
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I have a few thousand rounds through mine and the trigger is like all SW which is my standard for revolvers. Great little light weight revolver!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-08-2013, 08:45 AM
Realzebub45's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: N.E. OH
Posts: 339
Likes: 20
Liked 118 Times in 60 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by coach22 View Post
SMITH & WESSON

MAKE THE 351C CALIFORNIA LEGAL.
This might help.

__________________
Is it safe?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
concealed, hammerless, j frame, rimfire, s&w

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present Thread, S&W model 351c Info. in Smith & Wesson Revolvers; If any current and past owners of the S&W model 351c .22 Mag J frame could relate there likes or ...
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
351C rogo123 S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 4 11-05-2011 09:56 AM
WITHDRAWN: Marlin Model 39 Century & SW 351C mod34 GUNS - For Sale or Trade 15 05-05-2011 09:30 AM
351C ladder13 S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 3 12-03-2010 10:47 PM
Anyone have a 43C or 351C?? Dogmann S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 4 11-09-2010 06:13 PM
351C is Out cometpx4 S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 5 11-07-2010 11:19 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:59 PM.


S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)