Gun Report

Smith & Wesson 36LS Ladysmith .38 Special

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This is a well executed, traditional snubby with subtle modernization. Ignore the gender reference.

Smith & Wesson 36LS Ladysmith .38 Special

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The grip features support behind the trigger guard and a healthy palm swell.
Long, serrated front ramp helps dampen glare. Note abbreviated ejector rod shroud.
This time-proven design has subtle upgrades such as a frame-mounted firing pin and a modern, streamlined cylinder latch that will not catch on clothing (arrow).

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