i recently added 3.5″ 45lc/410, 3″ 9mm and 2.5″ 45lc barrels to my collection, along with a short wood-gripped frame. i also have a 3″ 357/38 and a 3″ 22lr barrel. 9mm, like 38, is a piece of cake, i didnt feel a thing after shooting up a box of 9mm range ammo. at 15′ i was hitting center mass with a 2-3″ up and down spread, as expected. 45lc 185 grain hornady defense and 230 grain cowboy loads in the various barrel lengths and grips were manageable and accurate. a simple rule of thumb for me is any caliber with a 4 is easiest shot out of the extended grip. i should add a rubber short grip or at least a rubber sleeve to the mix. im adding a 3″ 45acp barrel soon. the only caliber i that i find is un-fun is 357mag, way too stout for me, as is any 410 ammo that is not handgun specific. im very happy with my bond arms products. my only suggestion is to add a lanyard to the frame.
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