First outing - S&W 48.

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First outing - S&W 48.

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Well, this little guy, a 48-7 in 22WMR, had its first outing today.
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I had some ammo saved up for the Ruger Single-Six, so I dug into the stash and found some CCI Maxi-Mag (30 gr), a bunch of CCI's "Chute 'Em" WMRs (the 200 bulk packs, 40 gr) and some Hornady V-Max Varmints in 30gr.

To start with, the Maxi-Mags in the nickel-plated cases were appalling in this pistol. All over the place. The Chute 'ems were reasonable (see target below)
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I wish I could claim the centre group was one cylinder ,and the outliers were the second, when I was tired, but no such luck...

Best of the bunch was the Hornady, which I expected to be the worst. Such is life.....
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The flyer was the first shot, snapped when the guy next to me decided to let one go before I expected him to. <sigh>

Operationally, it was silky-smooth as one would hope. I did not try to DA trigger pull, but the SA felt about 2.5 to 3 lbs which is perfect for a range toy. The grips were good, but I have a second set of Ahrends' finger-grooves on the way to see if they improve things.

Oh - all shooting done standing, 2-handed, at 10 yards. Close enough to see what's happening, far enough to see the spread. Ypu - moar sight adjustment needed, but I was happy enough to just see the groups form.
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Pretty nice report: different ammos show different results. I like the grips on that.

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That's pretty nice shootin
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Nice! You gonna use that for the next bullseye match?
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Bucolic wrote:Nice! You gonna use that for the next bullseye match?
It would allow me to enter the rimfire open sights division, leaving the Ruger for the glass division. :)

If Ruger get me "updated" from the recall in time.... Still have 3 other types of 22WMR to try out, including their A22, developed for the Savage of that name. Should work fine in a pistol...
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Marlene wrote:That's pretty nice shootin
Thankee MOST kindly. :D
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Nice! I really need a K Frame...J's just don't do it for me.
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senorgrand wrote:Nice! I really need a K Frame...J's just don't do it for me.
As a total S&W noob - what is the difference...? :)
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Different spring setups. To me, the K has a better double-action pull.
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senorgrand wrote:Different spring setups. To me, the K has a better double-action pull.
Thankee. Always did wonder, since grips are made that fit both. :)
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K frame
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J frame
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senorgrand wrote:K frame
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J frame
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Beauty!! Thanks.
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I thought a 48 was a J?

J is smaller and grips don't share with larger frames. K&L share grips.
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Marlene wrote:I thought a 48 was a J?

J is smaller and grips don't share with larger frames. K&L share grips.
Aaah - MY S&W noob-NESS shines through. :)

Yes, the 48 is a K, and you are absolutely right (as you knew)- it is the "L" that is shares grips with...
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Nice gun, and good shooting!
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I've never shot a 48. That's a neat gun. Love the target front sight!

Modern J-Frame (numbered model) guns are made for informal carry, so they have stiff mainsprings to prevent accidents. They often have really fine SA pull, however. K-Frames can be given a buttery smooth DA pull. I can shoot my Chow tuned 19-3 in DA almost as good as SA.

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Any follow up? Where the other ammo brands ever used? I’d love to know if the handgun ultimately became a tack driver or not.

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