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  1. You might want to check charge hole diameters on...

    You might want to check charge hole diameters on your older service revolvers. I have three pre-1980 S&W "former cop guns" which readily accept the Remington brand of .38 S&W brass or ammo as well. ...
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    My favorite is a 1905 Colt Frontier Six Shooter...

    My favorite is a 1905 Colt Frontier Six Shooter .44-40 which has family history from the West Virginia "coal wars."

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  3. Velocity data from 2-inch and 4" service...

    Velocity data from 2-inch and 4" service revolvers, both having been selected as having 0.005" cylinder gap:

    .38 Special chronograph data, S&W Model 15, 4 REVOLVER, 0.005 cylinder gap 6-22-93....
  4. If the load is standard pressure, rather than +P,...

    If the load is standard pressure, rather than +P, more than 830 fps is highly unlikely from the 4-inch vested test barrel or an actual service revolver. From a 1-7/8" S&W J-frame typical of current...
  5. Not the first time they've done it either. ...

    Not the first time they've done it either. 168-grain .308 Match #308M with soft case heads which the government rejected repacked for commercial sale.
  6. I think it far more likely it was a way to use up...

    I think it far more likely it was a way to use up the millions of reject bullets accumulated over the years which failed the LE performance spec.

    Developing in a special box to appeal to the mall...
  7. At only 830 fps I would have zero confidence of...

    At only 830 fps I would have zero confidence of getting ANY expansion with this load, if the lead alloy and cavity geometry if the same as their older 38G.

    The Federal 38G +P load which was 50...
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    Snub Gun Study Group - Summer 2021

    Please enjoy our latest issue:
    https://snubgunstudygroup.com/pdf/SG2-Summer2021.pdf
  9. MA gun laws are the worst in our nation....

    MA gun laws are the worst in our nation. Possession of a high capacity magazine has a 1-1/2 year mandatory minimum jail time. Link below is a 2019 case where the high cap mag issue was appealed in MA...
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    I sent you a PM. Didn't want to post the email...

    I sent you a PM. Didn't want to post the email address on a public forum. Sandy's son Garrett, also very capable 'smith, handles email for the shop.
  11. https://pacifictoolandgauge.com/copper-crusher-cyl...

    https://pacifictoolandgauge.com/copper-crusher-cylinders/11310-firing-pin-copper-crusher-cylinders-package-of-5.html
  12. Minimum striker indent for 9mm NATO is 0.012" on...

    Minimum striker indent for 9mm NATO is 0.012" on COPPER, using the "C" size annealed .225x400" copper cylinder in the government gage holder.

    Pacific Tool And Gage can provide both the gage holder...
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    Honing or polishing the chambers reduces adhesion...

    Honing or polishing the chambers reduces adhesion of fired brass to the chamber walls and makes the set-back and "pistoning" situation worse. This had been done to a second 940 I bought off...
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    Sandy Garrett of Northern Virginia Gun Works in...

    Sandy Garrett of Northern Virginia Gun Works in Lorton, Virginia is the last Colt factory trained armorer listed by the American Pistolsmith's Guild. He does all my Colt work and I've known him for...
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    The common 9mm chamber has a square shoulder at...

    The common 9mm chamber has a square shoulder at the stop surface where the case mouth rests to provide correct headspacing.

    When lead cast bullets are used, the bullet base begins to upset before...
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    Red Dot, Promo, 452AA or WST will also be close...

    Red Dot, Promo, 452AA or WST will also be close to the same performance.

    As FYI 3 grains of Bullseye with the 116-grain Lyman #311008 at .312" diameter in Remington .32 S&W Long brass with...
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    .32 S&W Long and .32 Colt New Police Velocity vs. Cylinder gap

    .32 S&W Long Tests 5 April 2021

    Ammunition description_______Colt DS 3______Colt Pol.Pos. 4___Colt Cobra 3_____Colt Courier 3
    Cylinder Gap____________pass 0.004/hold...
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    C.E. Harris article on the S&W 940

    Previously published by the Snub Gun Study Group and posted here by permission.

    A Tale From The Back Creek Diaries C.E. Harris - A practical treasure, the S&W 940, a 9mm Parabellum/.38 S&W...
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    Cylinder gap is as important as barrel length. ...

    Cylinder gap is as important as barrel length. In .38 Special the normally expected Delta-V is a 10 fps loss or gain for each 0.001" change in cylinder gap from Mean Assembly Tolerance. A 2-inch...
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    3-inch Official Police

    Sometimes you want something bad enough you go have it built.
    I like 3-inch barrels and I wanted a sturdy, +P capable, six-shot .38 Special, so I had Sandy Garrett of NoVA Gun Works rebuild this...
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    3-inch Colt D-frames, YES!

    I have been on a Holy Grail Quest for the last 30 years to acquire multiple steel-frame and light alloy 3-inch D-frames in .38 Special, .32 Colt NP and .22 LR. The effort has been well worth it. I...
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    Have not weighed the whole set up, but the scope...

    Have not weighed the whole set up, but the scope and mount weigh 1 pound, 7 ozs.

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    Third Level of Bunny Gun Nirvanna

    How about this one?

    Beretta 70 with 20cm barrel, machined from 10" twist Douglas Premium .308 blank, chambered to headspace on case mouth, (.30 M1 Carbine reamer stopped short, and RWS factory...
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    I don't find that surprising at all, for the...

    I don't find that surprising at all, for the design intent was to optimize the load for the 2-1/2" S&W Model 19 in .357 and the later 3" Model 13.
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    The British Musketry Regulations also explained...

    The British Musketry Regulations also explained how to use the front sight on the rifle as a range estimator, this for the p.14 and SMLE during WW1:

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