Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Interesting Gun Development; CCW Edition

The Ruger LCR in .327 Magnum.

The .327 Magnum sort of reminds me of the .41 Magnum: A round that has its uses, but is mostly overshadowed by its bigger and older (and usually cheaper) brother.

In this application, though, the .327 gives the user an extra round over the .38/.357. Which has its value, for the same reason that many folks prefer a Colt Detective Special over a J-Frame Smith in .38.


Old NFO said...

I've shot a .327 in a GP101. It's a 'snappy' little round.

mikey said...

I was a fan of the .32 H&R Magnum back in the olden days. I liked getting close to 1200 fps out of a 90 grain slug with a 4" barrel.

I hadn't heard of its evolution into .327 Magnum. Looks like a helluva good idea to me. But are they really driving 100 grain JHPs at almost 1900 fps (!!) out of a 5½" barrel? That might be a tad hard to shoot...

3383 said...

I have a long barrelled Single-Seven. I like it a lot.
Force is mass times velocity squared.

BadTux said...

Not sure I'd give up the stopping power of a .357 for one extra round. Especially given that the typical encounter at close quarters is over within three shots one way or another (see: Tueller drill). I want those shots to count.