S&W model 12


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Glenn Kelley
October 9, 2005, 12:20 AM
I'm looking at one.Nice and tight,feels like it was made for my hand.What do you folks think of the gun?

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thatguy
October 9, 2005, 12:46 AM
Alloy version of the M&P (Mod 10), one of the greatest handguns ever made.

I shy away from alloy frames because I worry about stretching them with warm handloads. But they are great for packing because of weight.

Be aware that the 12 uses different stocks than other K frames and finding replacements can suck.

Glenn Kelley
October 9, 2005, 11:19 PM
I would use it as a house gun.There is no CCW here.I was looking at a J frame as I wanted a snubbie this was offered as an alternative.It already has rubber Hogues on it which I like

rbernie
October 9, 2005, 11:53 PM
It's my favorite CCW revolver, but for a house gun I'd probably want a bit more weight and a lot more barrel.

BluesBear
October 10, 2005, 05:34 AM
Yes except for the last two years of production the Model 12 had a thinner grip frame. The profile was the same, just thinner.

To use mono grips often times a shim is needed.
To use hinged Pachmayr type grips a shim is a must.
For wood grips or twp piece rubber grips the edges can be sanded to fit or shims can be used.


The 12-4 used standard grips

Moonclip
October 10, 2005, 05:26 PM
BB, you beat me to it about the 12-4. I guess you know your S&W's too!

BluesBear
October 10, 2005, 05:51 PM
What I know about the Model 12 I learned the hard way.

Or rather the expensive way.

Brian Williams
October 10, 2005, 06:11 PM
I would love to find a mod 12 that was part of the overrun from the batch for the French police 3" mid weight tapered barrel and a round grip. Leave off the stupid frame mount safety.
I have thought about getting a 3" mod 10-7 with the mid weight barrel and putting it on a 4" mod 12 with round grip...

again too much money spent....

popeye
October 11, 2005, 11:20 PM
I've had a few 12's. With 12-4 they went to standard width frame. I've made grips that fit earlier than dash fours using standard S&W grips and 15 mins. worth of sandpapering. I wouldn't hesitate carrying a 12 2" with a RB. 12's are rapidly becoming a collectable item. If you find a nice one I'd safe it.

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