Posts Tagged ‘.357 Magnum’

Barnes TAC-XPD .357 Magnum

Posted: 27th February 2017 by Cheap in Firearms
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I recently read an article entitled Is .40 S&W Dead?  The gist of the article is that manufacturers of defense ammunition have been driven by the FBI test standards, and that has resulted in significant improvements in performance (mainly penetration and reliability of expansion).  This has led me to wonder whether there is better, more […]

Janowow!

Posted: 28th January 2017 by Cheap in Fiction, Firearms, Sewing
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This month, I have finished watching the last of Star Trek: Enterprise, The Newsroom, and Penny Dreadful, as well as the latest season of Sherlock.  In the case of both The Newsroom and Sherlock, the first two seasons were excellent, and then they began to be disappointing.  The later seasons of Sherlock in particular have […]

The other weekend, I had time and inclination to find a new trail to walk.  I drove down to Valley View Glades Natural Area and hiked the 2.6 mile loop.  I had stopped in there once before, just to check the place out as a possible hunting location, but I hadn’t gone far.  It’s a […]

.357 Magnum Snubnose

Posted: 20th February 2011 by Cheap in Firearms
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I recently purchased a Smith & Wesson M&P 360 “Chief’s Special”, a very lightweight .357 Magnum snubnose revolver.  The frame is made of a scandium-aluminum alloy, with a stainless steel cylinder and barrel, bringing the total weight to a mere 13.3 ounces.  It has an exposed hammer spur for single- or double-action shooting (the single-action […]