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    Revolver help

    O.k. I have decided that I want a pocket revolver, I have a taurus model 605 but it is a little to big and a little to heavy. DOes anyone know of a good Airweight or Ultralite pistol Smith and wesson or taurus in 357 mag?? everything I see is 38 special +P if no one makes a 357 ultralite I guess I will have to get a 38 special +p. Does anyone have one for sell or trade? I hhave a WASR ak-47 or a Kahr CW45 that is practically new, might consider trading either one, or buying one outright.

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    Apr 2007
    S&W does make an ultralight .357. They have a website. You can see it there.

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    Senior Member Steve M1911A1's Avatar
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    Feb 2008
    Northwest Washington State
    Since you've posted this in "New to Handguns," I have to assume that you do not have much pistol-shooting experience. My remarks, then, will come at you from that angle.
    If you want to carry a pocket-size, pocket-weight pistol, I strongly suggest that you stay away from .38 Special +P and .357 Magnum ammunition until you have acquired a good deal of experience shooting regular .38 Special (not +P) loads through it.
    Small, lightweight pistols are hard enough to hang onto in the first place. Firing high-power (or high-velocity) ammunition out of one will quickly discourage you from the entire endeavor. (Translation: It's gonna hurt!)
    The very best way to learn to shoot a handgun is to start with a relatively heavy, full-size pistol. Weight absorbs recoil, which is quite unpleasant in a small, light gun. A long barrel helps your accuracy develop, because its cantilevered weight adds to a steady hold, and its longer sight radius makes aiming easier.
    Then, when you've developed experience and accuracy, you can switch to a small, light, pocket-carry gun.
    Heavy bullets travelling relatively slowly will deliver less subjectively-felt recoil than will light bullets travelling at high velocity. Both, however, can deliver equal energy to the target. For comfort, I suggest learning with slow-moving, heavy bullets.
    Also, you should always practice with ammunition equivalent in velocity and power to that which you will carry for self-defense. It does not have to be expensive, factory-made cartridges; it need only be similar in ballistics and recoil. Practice with light loads prepares you only for using light loads, and that's not the skill required to handle full-power loads. They won't even hit in the same place on the target.
    Good luck!

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