Lady Smith revolver

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by RunningOnMT, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
    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.
     
  2. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    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

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
    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:
     
  4. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    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

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    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

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    Who cares what it says on the side. I would gladly carry it.
     
  7. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    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.
     
  8. Hammerslagger

    Hammerslagger New Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    It is 99% person 1% gun. Just about any reliable gun will do, if you can and most importantly, will shoot when you need to.

    Or read the following link's poem paying very close attention to the last paragraph. http://www.corneredcat.com/Advice_to_a_New_Gun_Owner/
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2012
  9. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    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

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
    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

    Charles Christensen New Member

    208
    Nov 13, 2011
    A .357 with a 3" barrel?? That's a girl gun??
     
  12. Donnie D

    Donnie D New Member

    324
    Feb 2, 2012
    NE North Carolina
    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

    vytoland New Member

    617
    Oct 14, 2008
    Illinois
    its a S&W...its got a three inch barrel...its a .357 magnum...........whats not to like..........buy it and enjoy
     
  14. oldfartrr

    oldfartrr Active Member

    738
    Jun 30, 2012
    northern calif
    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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