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My employer does not allow the carrying of guns at work. However, I travel frequently and often find myself in less than friendly neighborhoods. So on occasion I might accidentally forget to take my S&W model 60 out of my pocket (IWB holster, ankle holster) when I leave for work. I know that it's just a puny .38 Special, and I am prepared to suffer the abuse from the .45 ACP afficienados, but I'm hoping that some of y'all might give me your ideas on .38 Special ammunition for my little wheel gun as I know that there is a wealth of knowledge regarding such matters on this forum.
 

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You are apologizing for carrying a Chief's Special?!

Anyway, the "FBI Load" was made for that gun. Dead soft 158 grain hollowpoint. Cease your searching: http://www.rozedist.com/mm5/merchan...ZD&Product_Code=R637-A&Category_Code=ZBA-38SP

Limit your practice with the +P's. The standard load will be hard enough to deal with. S&W insists on sticking with the grip frame that they put on the 32 Hand Ejector, and it is truly uncomfortable in a snubbie. I was bleeding after 50 rounds through a 640.
 

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Being something of a .45 ACP snob myself, I thought it might be necessary. Thanks for the information. I have been using a similar flat nosed round, but the hollow point sounds interesting. Thanks again!
 

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The dead soft HP will expand to a beautiful mushroom. Nearly pure lead is very tough, it will not go to pieces even if it strikes bone. Note that they also have a dead soft 200gr SWHP in 45 :D
 

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A grip filler is a big improvement, but Jordan Trooper grips from Herrett's will really improve control. See Bill Jordan's book.

S&W sold grip fillers for the I, J, and K frame guns that have become valuable collector's items. Not sure why they were unwilling to improve their grip design. Probably why Walter Roper left S&W.
 

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Bench... Grinder... Sigh. I think I bought an old Dodge once that belonged to you... Couple of studs ground off on each wheel because the BINGO prize wrench wasn't doing it... Sound familiar?
 

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Let's see, the last time I fired one of those, the SA pull was about 6 ounces, and the DA pull about 30 pounds. Hope yours is better. The beginning of the end of a great firearms company.

By the way, for folks who've never owned an H&R, that little nub sticking out of the back of the trigger guard is the SA sear.
 
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