Pawn Shop Circuit: Ladysmith
This revolver has almost anything a person could want in a carry gun. Top drawer reliability. The most effective caliber on record. Fixed sights. A non-wearing finish. A smooth trigger. The three inch barrel affords the carrier full extraction of empty cases, while minimizing the barrel to a concealable length. The round butt of the revolver means it is much less likely to print through clothing. For $299, it was a heck of a deal.
The only negative is the engraving of the Ladysmith script in the sideplate. On this revolver, it is actual engraving, and not easily removed. In the final analysis though, who cares if it is labeled ladysmith? It is one of the finest K frame carry revolvers ever produced by Smith & Wesson. It does have MIM lockwork, but it has no zit lock. A blue finish, recessed chambers and a pinned barrel would be the only way to improve on this gun. On a carry gun, even that is superfluous. Maybe a trip to Clark's for a meltdown.........
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