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S&W M&P R8 .357 magnum - Hands-on reviews?

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Old 11-03-2013, 05:19 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Mercator View Post
In Indiana on paper. You will be confronted by police. If public display of a big magnum revolver is essential to you, look elsewhere.
In many open carry places you will be confronted by police, its just a fact of life nowadays, the sheep are everywhere.
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I have eyeballed the R8 and TRR8 for a while now. About six months ago I saw a TRR8 at the LGS. At $750 I couldn't say no.

I chose the TRR8 over the R8 because the rails are removable. I don't plan on mounting any lights, lasers, or optics on it, so I just leave the rails off.

She shoots like a dream. .38s are super light shooting and .357s are pretty tame too thanks to it being an N frame. The trigger is super smooth and has a clean break. The grip is really nice too. I also like how easy the brass bead front sight is to see.

I've had no problems with her. She always gets lots of looks at the range. Overall, I'm glad I bought it and she seems to follow me to every range outing. I would highly recommend one. The only con I can think of is the price.

These were developed in response to a problem NYPD swat guys were having. When using a shield, their semi autos were malfunctioning because of the slide hitting the shield after firing. They told S&W they needed a high capacity revolver with the ability to mount lights and lasers. S&W then came up with the R8 and TRR8.
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:19 PM   #13
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eatmydust How would you have know if you hit that pore tree rat. He would have just vaporized. maybe a few hairs floating on the wind.
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