Gun Report

Alfa Steel .357 Magnum 3541

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We think this gun's inability to perform in double action would eliminate it from serious consideration. Also, several malfunctions and breakages occurred during our testing.

Alfa Steel .357 Magnum 3541

Gun Details

Manufacturer
Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Recreational
Price
Caliber/Gauge
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Capacity
Weight Unloaded
Warranty
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
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Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The hammer of the Alfa Steel 357 was powered by a coiled mainspring, to which access was limited to the right side. A light single-action trigger was the only highlight on this gun, in our view.
The ratchet on the ejector star served as the gear that turned the cylinder. We think the round peg-like shape of each ratchet may have contributed to the Alfa's very poor double-action trigger. The cylinder latch on the side of the frame was lined and contoured, but the chrome finish made it too slick to handle.
The rear sight required two different screw-drivers to adjust. The smaller windage screw was especially difficult to turn, we found.

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