By Josh Wayner
Gun writer, Josh Wayner, reviews the classic brother vs brother rivalry of two Smith & Wesson J-Frame Revolvers.
The Smith & Wesson J-Frame Model 43 C revolver is so light that it literally feels like a ceramic replica when you pick it up. Using the lighter-than-factory Hogue G10 grips with a full cylinder of .22LR, the little beauty comes in at a scant 11oz. It feels so much lighter than it weighs. In point of fact, my phone, a Motorola Moto Z, feels like it weighs more in my pocket and hand than the weapon does, despite it weighing 8oz with the camera attached.
The frame of the 43-C is meticulously prepared in flat black finish that is both abrasion resistant and attractive. Remarkably, almost the entire gun is made of aluminum, including the alloy cylinder. The weapon does have steel parts as well, with those being the barrel and lockwork. The frame and cylinder both exhibit unique fluting when compared to the more conventional J-Frame models.
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