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    A handful of OUCH!!

    Call me crazy, but I traded into a Smith & Wesson M360 chambered for .357 magnum. It's very light, but not the Scandium frame model. In fact this one is a bit of an enigma. It has none of the markings I see on others in my search. Most I've come across either have "Airweight" just below the cylinder on the right side, or have the S&W "Atom" symbol just above the right grip. This one has neither marking. I can't wait to put a few rounds through it. I bet those 158gr. magnum XTP's are gonna be snappy!

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    I like it! It looks dangerous!! Congrats.
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    Very nice, and a pretty blue as well. Can't wait for a range report !
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    Congrats on that classic looking heater. If the mag round start to bite you can enjoy the .38 Spl. wad cutters for plinking.
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    You can bet it's gonna' be snappy.
    I have this little Titanium Taurus 617 - basically K-frame size with a 7 shot cylinder. It might weigh an ounce or two more than your M36.
    I put the slimmer rubber grips on it.
    Calling it snappy is an understatement.
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    Yeah, I've had various M85UL's, Smith 442 and 642, as well as steel frame models. But they were all chambered for .38 special. I never had a problem shooting any of those, even with +P rounds. However, something tells me this is a whole other ball game! Truth be told, I got this specifically for walking/jogging and the first two rounds will be CCI shot shells, followed by three JHP's. I have a light weight Kydex holster and the gun rides well and doesn't pull the shorts/sweatpants down as long as I tie the drawstring.

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    Nice wheelie!

    And PLEASE tie the drawstring
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    Congrats on your snappy little revolver!

    Just for the heck of it contact S&W about the lack of markings, etc. This is the link to their "firearm history request".

    https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearm-history-request

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    I had thought about sending them an email to inquire about the lack of markings. I think I will, just to see what they have to say.

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    Think of your hand as an anvil and the revolver a 16 ounce hammer head.

    The S&W boot grip looks like an overmold, better than having an exposed spine, shod with wood. Still, not much in the way of vibration dampening to protect against irreversible nerve damage to your hand. You bet it stings.

    I witnessed a shooter drop a .475 Linebaugh in the mud because of nerve pain it delivered. Whenever I plan on shooting any hard recoiling revolver rounds, I alway wear a glove with vibration dampening material sewn into the palm.

    As far as gun manufacturers go, Taurus makes the best synthetic ergonomically friendly grips going.

    The Model 36 with its walnut stocks & steel spine is a prime candidate for a shooting glove.

    The Bulldog and SP-101 each wear CT combat overmolds w/ lasers zeroed at 30'. The CT grips make recoil tolerable, yet at the range I still use a shooting glove.

    Of the guns lying on the bench, the Alaskan in .44 Mag., has the most manageable recoil because of its massive shock absorbing Hogue grip. It feels soft and squishy like a little Michelin Man. This is one you can shoot without a glove.

    The Model 40 sports an ERGO overmolded grip. It may look weird, but it feels good in the hand, points well and absorbs shock way better than its original walnut stocks.

    Hogue makes a nice rubber combat grip for J frames too.

    Enjoy your new snubbie.
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