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Old 08-10-2017, 06:00 PM
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Hi all- I have inherited a S&W 36-9 Ladysmith and was advised that it is a Summer 1997 mfg gun and am wondering if it is ok to use +P ammo in it? Thanks in advance
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Congratulations! Does it have a +p designation on the barrel? My guess would that +p is ok, although I maybe wrong.
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It does not have the +P designation on bbl, simply ".38 S&W SPL"
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The 36-9 was built on the "J Magnum" frame, with the integral frame lug to retain the cylinder, so it is + P rated. Enjoy!
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Thank you Murphy
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I have shot +P in every J-Frame, Colt Cobra, Colt Detective Special, Charter Arms, and Taurus 85 that I have owned. This has taken 40 years to do. I practice with standard loads. I use +P to get the feel and to find point of impact. The most +P I have shot at one time is 50 rounds from my S&W 36. I have never had a problem with any of these Snubs.
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Congrats on your new Chiefs. I've been looking for a 36-9; how 'bout a few photos just to tease us.

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