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So with the SR9 tucked away awaiting the recall repair, a tough work week had me looking forward to some range time Friday evening. I brought the GP100 and the Speed Six. It was nice to spend some time with the revolvers, I had been focusing on the semi-auto since I bought it.

First up was the GP shooting some .38 special. Just like riding a bike, this gun is smooth as butter and an absolute joy to shoot. My best target is below, 25 feet, I think this was six cylinders worth.



The speed six is double action only, and much harder to be accurate with than the GP. So, for some reason, those targets were misplaced. :?

You know what else? I'm going to come out and say it, you guys poke fun at me if you want. But dang, .357? That is a violent explosion. And, truthfully, not that much fun. Shooting .357 from this heavy GP is a chore, I can't imagine shootng it from an SP or something.

Anyway, they're all cleaned up now and I have chosen the speed six as my road gun when we head to Kentucky next week. KY recognizes my VA permit. I won't carry it but it'll be in the car and in the hotel room. So it was nice to get reaquainted with it at the range before I go...
 

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Poke at both of us...I haven't bought a box of .357 in 5 years...long as they make the FBI load, why should we....if I want kicked in the teeth, I'll go poke a bull...I don't like .357's noise, flash, or recoil...guess I'm just a big ole sissy :roll:
 

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Nice shooting Eddie.

The 357 in my GP is fine. But in my SP101 it's a bit much.
 

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Bountyhunter said:
The 357 in my GP is fine.
Well of course it is, for scary tattooed badass New Hampshirites it would be... :D
 

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the 357 has some horse power to her for sure. Not many people enjoy shooting and practicing with it and therefore its a bear to master if you don't like to practice with it.

Flashback to a cpl of decades back and at my 1st dept it was common practice at qualification time for everyone to qualify with 38 spl for a 50 rd qualification course. If you wanted to carry the 357 magnum round, then during qualification, you had to shoot a minimum of 12 rounds of 357 magnum during the course and the remaining thirty eight rounds of the course could be fired with the 38 spl.They did this as few officers could qualify shooting the entire course with the mag.

Sounds crazy i know but i saw it myself as dept policy and also read about it in many a gun rag back then that other depts did the same thing.
 

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I don't mind shooting the .357's out in the open with the 6" GP, but I don't care for shooting them in the covered range (Metal Roof) area. The concusion rattles the head a little.

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