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Smith & Wesson
Model: 65LS (Ladysmith)
Smith & Wesson Revolver 65LS (Ladysmith) .357 Mag Variant-1
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Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:7.875-in Height:No Data
Barrel:3-in Weight:32-oz
1 Variant
Gun Rankings
  • IDPA Power Factor189584
  • Recoil Factor10.85 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity6 rounds
  • ConcealabilityFair
  • Defense Factor73%
Gun Specifications
Type:Revolver
Produced:1992 - 2004
Caliber:.357 Mag
Action:revolving chamber
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:no manual safety
Cylinder:6-round
Frame:stainless steel
Grip:Dymondwood combat
Sights:serrated ramp front, fixed notch rear
Notes:HB barrel
Manufacturer
Smith & Wesson
More Info
Gun Value
MSRP:$618.00Used Est:$400.00
Last Update:11/19/2017
About the Gun

A lightweight version of the Model 65, this model has a 3 inch heavy barrel, fixed sights and wood grips designed for a woman.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .357 Magnum
Alias: .357 Smith & Wesson Magnum
MV: From 1145 to 1542 ft/sec
ME: From 397 to 834 ft-lb
WT: From 110 to 180 grains
About the Cartridge

Smith & Wesson introduced this cartridge for its heavy-frame revolver. Ammunition was developed by Winchester in cooperation with Smith & Wesson. Using a lengthened and strengthened version of the .38 Special case, the .357 Magnum was rapidly accepted by hunters and law enforcement. At the time of its introduction, it was claimed to easily pierce the body panels of automobiles and crack engine blocks. While it has less power than the .44 Magnum, it compares favorably to the 10mm Norma and .45 ACP, but with better armor penetration. Today factories offer over fifty different loadings in this caliber.

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