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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
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Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (158 grain bullet)185018
  • Recoil Factor (158 grain bullet)10.11 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity6 rounds
  • ConcealabilityFair
  • Defense Factor67%
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
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Gun Value
MSRP:$618.00Used Est:$400.00
Last Update:11/29/2020
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
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:158 grains
MV:1171 ft/sec ME:481 ft-lbs
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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