Lady Smith revolver

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  1. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

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    In keeping with my established tradition of asking at least one silly question a week....

    I've been looking at buying a S&W revolver as an occasional carry piece. I found a nice looking stainless .357-6 rd w/3" barrel and wood grips that seems perfect for my purpose but...it's a Lady Smith. Now I would assume by this name it is meant to be marketed specifically to women.

    It makes me wonder if a guy carrying one would look unmanly.:D (Seriously the thought crossed my mind). Just curious how many if any of you revolver guys carry a Lady Smith.
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    I shoot MamaOzo's PINK guns at the range all the time.......
    Don't bother me none.......:D
    She ain't even sweet on the pink ones........:eek:
    But, me axe you 'dis.........
    you like shootin' a J-frame in .357 ??????
    I'm a big .357 guy, but them hurt [if you go shoot 100+ rounds......]
    K-frame, Blackhawk, Contender, etc. or equivalent no probs....
  3. RunningOnMT

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    I'd only shoot +p. The only reason I'm looking for .357 is to assure it can handle .38 +p ammo. I guess my low testosterone level makes me self conscious about carrying a girly gun.:D:eek:
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    If I save my arse with a girly gun>>>>>>>>
    Lady Smith's are nice.....
    Still, +P's in them are not even fun......
  5. carver

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    It wouldn't make me any difference, if you was shooting at me, I'ld be ducking, and running, if I could! Go ahead and practice with the .38's, but stoke it with the .357's. There is about 200+fps difference between the .357, and the .38 from a 3" barrel.
  6. Double D

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    Who cares what it says on the side. I would gladly carry it.
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    My "all the time" carry gun is a 642. Was at the shop one time and a guy was looking to sell back a 642 LadySmith he'd bought for his wife. She didn't like it. It had 5 rounds though it. Owner of the store offered him a hundred bucks. He got in a huff and left. I followed him outside and asked what he wanted. He said he needed at least two. I handed him two 100-dollar bills. Bought if for my daughter, but if she had not wanted it I would have had no problem carrying it. Who cares what's etched on the frame? I used to carry a pink Playmate Jr. to work, as a lunch box. I'm secure in my masculinity.

    Kinda sorry she liked it, as it had a better action than the one I carry.
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  9. 76Highboy

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    I carry my wife's lady smith all the time. I like it. For one I conceal so nobody knows, not that I really care though of course. Two, if I ever have to use it I don't think that the last thought going through the guys mind will be something like, "What a girly man, he carries a lady smith", in stead I think it will be oh (you fill in the rest), and three, if I ever shoot someone with a lady smith hopefully the jury will look at me as a gentle kind of fella.

    I say pack it. They are awesome and they shoot great.
  10. RunningOnMT

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    Thanks all. :D As it is I believe I made a mistake on the model I want due to a dealers incorrect image. But I found another model I like better anyway. A mod. 686 plus(7 shot).

    Geeesh. All that worrying about my macho image for nothing.:D:D:eek:
  11. Charles Christensen

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    A .357 with a 3" barrel?? That's a girl gun??
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    Just put one on layaway at my local GS for my wife. One if the best feeling guns I've ever held. Hope she likes it.

    Donnie D:D
  13. vytoland

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    its a S&W...its got a three inch barrel...its a .357 magnum...........whats not to like..........buy it and enjoy
  14. oldfartrr

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    i carry an S&W 60-10 same gun but 5 shot,, love it,, shoots great and easy to carry. and it dont leave brass all over the place. Since when is a 357 a girlie gun ???
    my fav other carry is a Star-Firestar in 40,, a bit heavy for size but very accurate,, cept for having to chase the brass ;( (dont like to leave evidence behind) ;)
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