I know there are others just as small but
this is the first one that ever called out to me "Take
Singe action trigger pull is a crisp 4lb, 10oz
The double action pull is very smooth and controllable.
I have been a Smith and Wesson fan my whole life.
Well - since the late 50's. I hate to admit it but the
double action pull on this little .357 is smoother
than my favorite S& W Model 36. By smoother, I mean that
the front sight wobbles less when I am firing double
It is a finely made handgun. Fit
and finish are excellent. The engraving is very
nice. There is none of that grating feeling and no
rattling parts that you occasionally have with lesser
Unfortunately you probably can't find one of these
little gems but the Ruger standard version SP-101 is
available in 2.25, 3.06, and 4.2 inch Barrel lengths.
They are identical but without the wood inserts in the
grip and without the engraving.
Bullet: Lee C358-158-SWC (Gas check)
Alloy - Range Scrap + 1/2% tin ( BNH 9 )
Lube: Lyman 50/50 Beeswax/Alox
Powder: Accurate No.9
Charge 11.6 gr
Primer CCI 300
Matched Winchester head stamp cases
Light roll crimp into crimping groove