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Hey fellow shooters, I have gotten a bit interested in the Night Guard 315 that shoots .38+P. Anyone here have one? If so, what do you think? List price of $932 seems pricey, maybe due to scandium alloy frame and good sights. What is market for new one?
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I am looking at the 2009 product guide and they list MSRP at $995. Did you look at the 386NG? It's a 7rd and in .357 and is the same size at a list price of $1074. I think you should wait and see if they go down when no one is paying that price. JMO, James.
 

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Went to the shooting range today. After about an hour of joy, I perused the gun cases. They had a 44 caliber L-Frame Night Guard in the case. It was beautiful. I think I have a man-crush on it. Seriously, I am concerned about 44 caliber being too much of a mule kick and am still pondering the 357 instead through which I can shoot 38 special. But not sure I would be as happy with K-frame. Any thoughts?
 

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The .44 Special cartridge is a wonderful thing. Buy a 44 Night Guard that makes you smile, and then shoot a cartridge that won't make you cry. A 44 is a great platform for a gun. .44 Magnum cartridge takes a while to get used to, if ever. The .44 Special is hard to beat.
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Range Rat.
The .44 Special cartridge is a wonderful thing. Buy a 44 Night Guard that makes you smile, and then shoot a cartridge that won't make you cry. A 44 is a great platform for a gun. .44 Magnum cartridge takes a while to get used to, if ever. The .44 Special is hard to beat.
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You make a good point, Bill. I could use the .44 Special to avoid the "bite". Will start saving my pennies.
 

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I have purchased some .44 special cowboy loads to reduce the recoil. Will this be a good idea? Thanks
Sure, if that is what you are looking for. Are you using them for carry rounds? If so, there may be better choices, but if it comes down to practicing and the ability to hit what you are aiming for, give 'em a go.
 

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re: "I am concerned about 44 caliber being too much of a mule kick and am still pondering the 357 instead through which I can shoot 38 special."

the 44 special is a SMALL mule kick....and IMNSHO far more pleasant than hot 357s in any platform. In fact, loaded with 240gr SWC and stuffed with Trail Boss they bring a smile to the face of any I've seen shoot 'em.....
 

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Both the .357 Magnum and .44 Special are great defense/ hunting rounds. Both can bring a smile, and I include the .38 Special with the .357.
 

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As much as I like my S&W 296 the recoil is strong. That is why I am planning on trying the cowboy loads. Of course the gun weight is the major factor, but it is such a pleasure to carry.
 
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