Gun Report

Smith & Wesson 431PD 32 H&R Magnum

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Gun Tests Grade: B+. We are sorry to see the demise of the 32 H&R Magnum J-frame. No matter what caliber it is chambered for, the J-frame revolver is the model of reliability.

Smith & Wesson 431PD 32 H&R Magnum

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Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Concealed Carry
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Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The short barrel carried a full underlug to shroud the ejector rod. The front sight was more visible on this little gun than it was on the big Springfield 1911.
The J-frame revolvers lend themselves well to deep concealment. This Uncle Mike’s soft pocket holster keeps the gun free from dirt or particles that can prevent the action from turning. it also smooths telltale lines to hide the gun better. The pocket holster stays put when the gun is drawn.
The 431PD may be the last of the 6-shot J-frame revolvers.
The top strap of the 431PD was machined to produce a surprisingly clear sight picture.

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