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Old 01-11-2017, 08:39 AM
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I can't really say pleasure all the time, but I was always taught to at least practice using my weak side (left hand) along with normal practice with my strong side (right handed), especially with your EDC. I can't really control (or hit anything) other than maybe center mass at 15 yards with my Model 60 (158 gr LRN) or my 637-2 with +P when shooting from weak side. I do fine with the snubbies when shooting strong side. On the other hand (pun intended) my 4" Model 15-3 can usually put em on paper at least when shooting from weak side....so clearly it is me...not the gun. Call it pleasure shooting, target shooting or whatever, but practice still is the only way to make one familiar (and comfortable) with your weapon, whether you EDC or not.

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I have some questions about S&W J-frame revolvers
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Can S&W J-frame revolvers be shot for pleasure?

Or is their only purpose self defense and concealed carry?
I have a 3" model 36 that I shoot all the time, very accurate.
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I have a J frame question.

If buying used, and not having much revolver experience, are these a good bet?

Trying to determine how much a risk picking up a J frame is at say the pawn shop, vs shelling out for a new one. I really don't know a lot about these, and I'd be hard pressed to pick up a revolver and know if it was 'a good one'.

This would be seldom shot, and used for pocket carry or in very limited circumstances when I could not carry my compact.

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One added benefit, if you practice with a J-Frame and get good with it, you'll find you can shoot your K-Frames better as well.

That aside, you need to shoot your J-Frame regularly if it's your EDC, whether you enjoy it or not. Just common sense.
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One added benefit, if you practice with a J-Frame and get good with it, you'll find you can shoot your K-Frames better as well.

That aside, you need to shoot your J-Frame regularly if it's your EDC, whether you enjoy it or not. Just common sense.
Totally agree with smithman 10. You have to constantly practice with you EDC gun.

I just got a Model 60 3" as my EDC. I looked at some used ones but decided to get a new one instead. I would have possibly bought a used one but the ones in my LGS just did not cut it for me as they were quite used. Also, I felt that if I am going to stake my life on a gun, I better know it's history.
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There's a wide variety of J frame models the OP needs to check out. I've found the snubby .38 Special is a enjoyable challenge to shoot. Takes practice, but those I've owned have surprising accuracy. My favorite plinking revolver, however, is a Model 63 Kit Gun. With its 4-inch barrel, that little .22 LR is a hoot for shooting cans and potting small game.
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