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    Quote Originally Posted by CDR_Glock View Post
    Good to know.

    I’d buy it in a heartbeat if it were more tame with 38 +P


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    Like I said in my range report yesterday, my 608 with the wood grips shooting Remington Express 125 grain +P was very manageable and accurate...the only issue was the fireball.
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    I don't mind recoil and don't care for noise on unprotected ears. I'm an experienced shooter and a grown man. I've got enough crickets chirping as it is.

    Nice revolver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nevadabob View Post
    CDR_Glock...+P is where I bail out. Even though mine is ported, my 2" barrel tells me not to go there!
    ...yeah, me, too. As I understand it, what drives the price on titanium is machining costs. The stuff is hard on cutting tools, at least that's what I've read. I used to work in research for Dow Chemical. Dow got established in coastal Texas because the salts in the water there were higher concentration than most areas along the coast. During the war (WW2), the gooberment needed magnesium and Dow had invented a method of extracting it from sea water. Well, when I was there, in another department, they were working on using a similar process for extracting titanium cheaply. But, that still doesn't make it easier to machine.
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    .8 lbs? Just in my head estimating, I'm thinking 13 ounces about? My SSUL is 17 ounces, my .357 605 poly is 19 ounces and it shoots full power .357 magnum.

    Meh......the advent of polymer revolvers like the 605 Poly and Ruger LCR have taken titanium off my wish list.
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    Several years ago I saw a .41 Mag Total Titanium snubby in Spectrum Blue at a LGS. Dang fine looking revolver. Should have bought it, they appear to be a bit hard to come by.
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    In 2001, I bought 2 Titanium 85's...one in Spectrum Blue the other in Matte Gold. Stupidly traded off the Spectrum Blue but a year ago picked up a Matte Blue as its replacement.
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    Yeah, good luck with that.

    I don't do ports and I don't do ultralights.

    There's not enough to a J-frame (or something from somebody else of similar size) to need an ultralight and ports throw fireballs in the wrong direction for somebody that has been taught to shoot from a retention position where the gun's tight to the body. My beard and eyebrows don't need trimming, thank you very much.
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    I think the recoil would be okay for regular 38spl, but I don't think I'd want to travel down the +P path with it!
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