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Gun Data for the Day – Day 31

Today, we’ll take a look at a revolver that’s near and dear to my heart, the Smith and Wesson Model 13:

Specifications
Weight 31 oz. (3″ bbl)
Barrel length 3″ or 4″

Cartridge .357 Magnum
Action Double-action
Effective firing range 50 yards
Feed system Six-round cylinder
Sights Fixed (rear notch; front ramp)

and my favorite defensive load for it, the Hornady 125 grain FTX Critical Defense:

Weight 0.88 lbs
Ballistic Coefficient (G1) .150
Sectional Density .140
Test Barrel Length (inches) 8″ V
Test Barrel (8 V”) Velocity (fps) / Energy (ft-lbs)
MUZZLE 50 100
1500/624 1301/470 1147/365
 (2″ Barrel) Velocity (fps) / Energy (ft-lbs)
MUZZLE 50 100
1200/400 1084/326 1002/279
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2 Comments

  1. Oooh. I has a Model 13…and I loves it! K-frames are truly elegant weapons.

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