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Will the Cobra stand up to +P ammuntion? I am looking at revolvers for carry but I want to limit my choices to revolvers that will last with a +P "diet"?
 

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NO! Best advice I ever got on ANY alloy framed centerfire revolver; "carried daily,shot sparingly".

It's wise that you plan to have a "diet" of +P. I've seen guys who should've known better, "practice/plink" with the mildest 148 gr. full wad cutters in alloy frames,then wonder why their "little garden snake",turn into an "Anaconda" with the recoil of +Ps. Not good in a "social situation"

Get a later model steel frame Det. Special,or a mid size frame snub if you can hide the extra bulk>

Bud /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
 

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The pre-1972 "skinny barrel" Cobra's were NOT factory rated for +P.

The post-1972 heavy barrel Cobra was factory rated for upwards of 1500 rounds or so.

BUT....shooting +P causes accelerated wear on the gun, and they don't last as long as with standard .38 Special.

Many people practice with standard ammo, and load the +P for "business".
 
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