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    Quote Originally Posted by jetfire View Post
    I use 130gr American Eagle FMJ out of a GP100 all the time. It barely moves the gun, and it's really quite pleasant to shoot. I shot my 148gr wadcutters out of it and I swear I legit giggled at how little recoil there was.
    2.5gr Bullseye under a 105gr RNL in a 6 N frame is ... hilarious. Its like shooting a 3# .22.

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    So...would this be an "acceptable" SD load for a GP100?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJ View Post
    So...would this be an "acceptable" SD load for a GP100?

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    Better than acceptable for SD in a GP100 -- .38+P Gold Dot Short Barrel is an excellent choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RJ View Post
    So...would this be an "acceptable" SD load for a GP100?

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    Yeah, that's good poop right there. Also, if you're not concerned about intermediate barrier penetration, the old FBI load, 158 gr lead semiwadcutter hollowpoints has put a lot of very naughty men into very permanent graves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wingate's Hairbrush View Post
    Better than acceptable for SD in a GP100 -- .38+P Gold Dot Short Barrel is an excellent choice.
    You could even say it's the Gold Standard.
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    A number of years back, someone gave a lady friend of mine a nice pre Model 19 4".
    She wanted to go shoot it, so I found a box of wadcutters- which she found to be delightful and easy to shoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RJ View Post
    So...would this be an "acceptable" SD load for a GP100?

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    I have 10 rounds (LCR+speedloader) on me now, FWIW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetfire View Post
    Given your parameters, you are looking for a unicorn. The current crop of 9mm revolvers is three or four large frame competition oriented revolvers, and one Ruger LCR in 9mm which is certainly not easier to shoot than a j-frame. .38 Special ammo is reasonably affordable, so practice ammo won't break the bank once this is over. Plus, a .38 Special revolver eliminates the need for moonclips, which a 9mm revolver requires to function. Third, a steel framed j-frame in .38 Special firing 148gr lead wadcutters is actually quite pleasant to shoot, even for a neophyte.

    "Reasonably concealable" in this context sounds like a holster gun, which opens us up to the world of 3 inch guns, like the S&W Model 60 Pro Series or the Ruger SP101 3 inch with Novak sights. If you really want to keep it as simple as possible, the 2.25 inch DAO SP101 would be my choice. Steel frame = heavier, so felt recoil is minimized, and with 130gr FMJ for practice and 148 wadcutters for carry it's easy to shoot.
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    Light .38s in a revolver like the GP100 or an N frame are a major hoot. +P .38s are not even a big deal.
    Quote Originally Posted by jetfire View Post
    I use 130gr American Eagle FMJ out of a GP100 all the time. It barely moves the gun, and it's really quite pleasant to shoot. I shot my 148gr wadcutters out of it and I swear I legit giggled at how little recoil there was.
    For a novice gun owner who isn't going to be "into" guns, an SP101 and Winchester's Train and Defend ammo combo would be an "easy button" option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyDuty View Post
    Fuuuuu...
    Oh man, I love the SP101 with .38 and tolerate it with .357. The 9mm may be the perfect revolver(for me).

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