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Offline gwvt

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Re: Thinking of Getting a 38 Special
« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2017, 02:20:42 AM »
Those are some great suggestions. For me the Model 19 and the 586 are two of my favorite revolvers. I really like the blued guns and the 19 I think imprinted on me because the cops used to carry them when I was a kid. Although not as beefy as the L frames like the 586/686, the K frame model 19 will certainly stand up to shooting normal .357 loads but is a joy to shoot with .38 Special. The Rugers are well made and a little less expensive but to me they just don't measure up to the overall quality of S&W pistols.

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Re: Thinking of Getting a 38 Special
« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2017, 11:18:21 AM »
I've got a 686 6" and an early 66 4".  They both shoot wonderfully well and have incredible triggers, particularly in SA, but I usually grab the 4" and find that, especially when shooting .38s, I am about as accurate as I am with the 6" at typical plinking ranges.  If I were to hunt with one of them I would take the 6".  But I'd probably hunt with my 4" .44 before either of the .357s.

One piece I'm always looking for is a nice early 4" 19.

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Re: Thinking of Getting a 38 Special
« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2017, 03:31:52 AM »
I have a S&W 627; super revolver. It’s 357, but any 357 can shoot 38 spcl. Mine also is cut for moon clips. Fun range and game gun.

I also have a S&W M15, 6 shot, a Ruger GP 100 WC that are also superb guns.

Good luck w/ your search & let us know what you decide

+1 on the S&W 627.  I like that my 627-5 PC frame is pre-drilled to mount optics, but the stock gold bead front and adjustable rear are excellent.
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Re: Thinking of Getting a 38 Special
« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2017, 08:43:14 AM »
+1 on the S&W 627.  I like that my 627-5 PC frame is pre-drilled to mount optics, but the stock gold bead front and adjustable rear are excellent.

All K,L, and N frame revolvers made since about 1992 are drilled and tapped for scope mounts.

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Re: Thinking of Getting a 38 Special
« Reply #34 on: December 07, 2017, 09:08:27 AM »
+1 on the S&W 627.  I like that my 627-5 PC frame is pre-drilled to mount optics, but the stock gold bead front and adjustable rear are excellent.

All K,L, and N frame revolvers made since about 1992 are drilled and tapped for scope mounts.

Good to know S&W's approx start date for this revision. Do you happen to know what Rugers are pre-drilled & tapped for optic mount?
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