Trying to educate myself. Looks like the Airweights start around $500 and price quickly goes to the $700-$900 range rather quickly. What do the higher end ones offer that the lower ones don't? I am looking for a car carry/CCW revolver in 38+p or 357. Thanks for the help.
It's for CCW and car "console" use. I keep it in a DeSantis "Super Fly" pocket holster to protect it in my console.And a El Paso Saddlery belt slide for strong side "behind the hip" carry.
My aluminum frame and stainless cylinder gun is rated +P. And, weighs 15 ounces. It's .38 Special only. Including +P.
The more expensive models are "Scandium" alloy. I agree with the above, getting a couple of ounces less weight considering the big price hit for "Scandium" doesn't make much sense.
Nor does getting the .357 Mag/.38 Special versions. You get a 1/8" longer cylinder. And a WHOLE lot more recoil and muzzle blast with .357 ammo. I tried a friend's .357 snubby. One time on the range.
Go ahead. Buy the .357 Mag version. Try .357 Mag ammo once. Use .38 Spl the rest of the gun's life.
+P in my 15 oz. gun "Airweight" is further than I want to go with recoil. I use "regular" .38 Spl. Premium self-defense loads. It's a VERY nice gun.
If you get one, shoot it a LOT in the beginning. It needs a lot of practice to "master". The gun has "almost no" sight radius. Lasergrips really, REALLY help accuracy.