Thursday, March 30, 2006

Smith & Wesson Range Report

This report is a companion piece to the Makarov Range Report and the Swiss K31 Range Report. I posted my first experience with my new .357 Magnum below.

I purchased a set of Hogue grips at the recent gun show and put them on the gun. I had definite recoil problems which made my hands hurt. The new grips eliminated that problem. In fact, it definitely improved my aim, although the shots here were all single action. I was shooting .38 Special ammo here. Much easier on my hands than the Magnum loads. I feel much more confident shooting my Model 19 with the new grips. Easier handling, more shooting, better shooting makes this an excellent home defense gun.