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Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Rust, Feb 17, 2020.
S & W model 627 (snub nose) in .357 mag. That would be my 'truck' gun. Any opinions on this?
Get an older one, but they are great wheelies.
Just curious, why an N frame snubby ? A K frame would be smaller and a 3 or 4 inch barrel would have more accuracy and some less muzzle blast.
Rust consider this:
Revolvers flash both out of barrel and out of cylinder gap.
If you fire one close to your face or across your body that cylinder gap flash could burn and hurt you. If you think you might find yourself firing it while your in truck go with a pistol not a revolver.
Kind of like this....
That’s right. Shooting it is less fun than looking at it. If you don’t CC it why not a 4” barrel you will look forward to take to the range.
Go with a Ruger SP 101 in 357 mag.
If you shoot full mag loads in it regularly you'll be happy you did in a few years.
good gun but... truck guns don’t need to be tiny and the thought of needing to touch off a .357 mag, inside a vehicle? Unless you drive wearing earplugs... that’s a darn scary thought.
I’d download it to .38 Special
Had one for a while and it was a fun gun to shoot and carry but in the end I found myself leaving it behind in favor of one of my 1911s so I ended up selling it.
Shootin' a cowboy gun inside, house,car,truck.boat etc., jes aint no fun atall!
Cowboys work outside. Cowboy guns need to work outside as well.
Truck gun- a long gun you keep handy for coyotes and opossums on a half shell. Handgun- One you CARRY on your person! NEVER LEAVE A HAND GUN UNATTENDED IN A MOTOR VEHICLE (door locks, and other compartment locks DO NOT COUNT when you are securing a gun)!!!!
I am with Ghost 1958. I have dumped most of my Smiths. I have to SP101 w3" barrels as I know they will take a continuous diet of 357 ammo.
A continuous diet of .357 is a non issue for a N frame S&W. That sure is an awfully nice gun for a truck gun for that reason I would maybe suggest the Ruger as well, it will not be as pleasant to shoot though.
SP101 triggers suck. Yes I know it can be spiffed up some. I've got a GP100 in 3" flavor and it's trigger is like a knife through hot butter.
might consider a S&W performance center Shield in your choice of 9, 40, & 45; w/ or w/o red dot; to meet your caliber & sighting needs...
also way more economical to purchase
If it is a truck gun why do you need a snub? I have a Ruger SP101 snub 2.25" and a 3" in 357 magnum. The ballistics out of the 3" are considerably better. Even better in a 4" barrel. Under 3" the velocity takes a dive. I usually carry 38 spl+P in the snub. I carry the 3" when in the boonies with 357. In my opinion which with $5 might get you a cup of coffee is if an attacker is on you the revolver can be pressed against the attacker and fired. It wont go out of battery. Same principle as the big bear revolvers in Alaska. That is why they are snubs.
If I went truck gun and revolver, it'd be a 4" at the shortest (6" at the longest).
Adjustable sights too.
Had a 4" and 6" 629's for a while.
Current rig is an auto, HKP30L. SA allows for a better shot at distance.
I just purchased this snub nose S&W 327 8 shot .357 and plan to add it to my daily carry rotation.
Sure is a purty 357. Congrats.
I never do.
That said if you want that decree followed you'll need to first do away with a few things alot , not all gun owners pay attention too.
Like GFZ . With FOL or without.
Otherwise you are telling a person not to carry at all if in the course of the day they are forced to disarm by law.