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41 Mag for police

Description: Some of you guys will remember when cities like Austin, Texas adopted the S&W model 58 as their service revolver a long time ago. These guns are now colletors items....
Poster: jamesfromjersey
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Whitworth
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Registered: January 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 9,836
Sat February 4, 2012 06:29

Awesome ad! The 10mm suffered a similar fate in that police agencies found their physically weaker officers couldn't handle the .41 effectively. Standards keep getting lowered for the lowest common denominator.

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wheeler45
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Registered: June 2008
Location: Indiana
Posts: 650
Sat February 4, 2012 11:37

The .41 was designed to be the ultimate police gun and cartridge. The 210 grain SWC bullet at 900 f.p.s. was deemed to be perfect. The problem was that Remington also loaded the 210 Gr. JSP at 1300 f.p.s. hunting load. Cops naturally wanted the heavy load but could not handle the recoil. I carried a M57 4" for a while and my duty load was the JSP. It accounted for a deer. We switched to semi-automatics about that time so the .41 fell by the wayside.

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s4s4u
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Registered: January 2004
Location: Northern MN
Posts: 9,608
Sat February 4, 2012 18:41

"Standards keep getting lowered for the lowest common denominator."


That is the problem with our society in general. The "undergunned" premise was a big thing back then which has yet to be abandoned by the liberals. Cool ad James.

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wapitirod
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Registered: January 2005
Location: Tillamook, Oregon
Posts: 7,645
Sat February 4, 2012 21:55 Rating: 10.00 

I also had a 4" Mod 57 and I still kick myself for getting rid of it. It's just as bad as the military going to the 9mm, you would have thought their experiment with the Colt 1903 in the Philipines would have taught them a lesson. They had to bring back the Colt SA Army in 45LC to stop the little muslim dudes hopped on drugs, which I believe was opium. Retiring the 45ACP was stupid. I have a buddy that I helped learn to shoot a handgun before he started applying to be a cop. I got him hooked on the XD in 40 but I saw him the other day and he's getting the XDM in 45ACP which I think would be an excellent weapon for the military and police forces. Fortunately he can carry what he wants although I know some departments have mandates and max caliber restrictions.

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johnwilliams
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Registered: January 2010
Location: illinois
Posts: 3,755
Sun February 5, 2012 04:17 Rating: 10.00 

James ,do you have one of those revolvers?

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MIHunter
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Registered: March 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,825
Sun February 5, 2012 11:59 Rating: 10.00 

Very cool, keep posting them James!
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jamesfromjersey
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Registered: January 2004
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 9,614
Sun February 5, 2012 16:38

John, I have what I call a "parts gun". Had a model 29 in 44 where the cylinder would unlatch and roll so the next round fired was the one I just shot. And this was with factory 240gr ammo. This was one of the reasons S&W made their endurence package for the N frames....One of the gun writers had said they felt the N frame was a better 41 mag then it was a 44 mag so I found a parts guy and ordered a S&W model 58 barrel and cylinder and had Austin Behlert fit them to the 44 frame. What surprised me was the red ramp front sight on the 58 barrel which was not an add on. I questioned the SWCA but could get no answers on why a 58 would have a red ramp front. This had to hae been a special order because its the same as a 57 but definetly is a 58 because the ejector rod is NOT encased. There is a photo of that gun in my picture section on the bragging board....

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BBwheelgunner
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Registered: November 2009
Location: NW Wyoming
Posts: 1,632
Mon February 6, 2012 13:07

another cool add James

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lagbolt44
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Registered: August 2011
Location: maine
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Sun February 12, 2012 12:21 Rating: 10.00 



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