Pistol World Forums banner
1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
12 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I'm looking at some Colt .38 snubs to buy and use as a carry gun, my ONLY carry gun, but also want it to be a gun that I can take out and shoot frequently as well as comfortably. If money weren't an issue I'd love a python/diamondback, but then they do appear a bit more cumbersome than the det. specials. Anyway, recoil-wise, is there a significant difference in recoil between the two? What are other differences to consider?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
606 Posts
The basic design of the lockwork is identical, but the scale is different. The Diamondback has a larger, heavier frame.

Everything is a compromise.... with the heavier gun, recoil will be less (assuming the load is the same), the grips will do a little better job of taming the recoil, and the revolver will better withstand high volume shooting and full-house loads.

The downside is that it's not as well-suited for concealed carry because of the size, and it's heavier.
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
Top