Enlighten me on the SW Model 327


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holycrikey
June 14, 2006, 02:31 AM
My knowledge of revolvers is very limited, as I'm mainly an autoloader fan. I've shot my fair share of .38's and .357's in the past, but would anyone mind explaining the point of Smith and Wesson's model 327? I'm talking about the 2" barrel model.

Why? I understand the utter simplicity of concealing a gun of this size, but wouldn't the recoil be slightly annoying, as well as the accuracy being...well, not so great? I also don't understand the MSRP of about $1200. I see why the scandium frame and titanium cylinder would certainly up the price, but what is the practicality of this gun?

Any info would be great!

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Smurfslayer
June 14, 2006, 03:45 PM
My knowledge of revolvers is very limited, as I'm mainly an autoloader fan

Nobody's perfect my son. Say 3 Hail Marys, and 3 Our Fathers. Also, watch a video of Jerry Miculek where he sets a world record 3 times. There are several to choose from. :)


wouldn't the recoil be slightly annoying

It's not as bad as people might think. Truth be told, that's why I bought mine :evil: It's not bad at all; I think the 325PD is much worse. I consider myself somewhat of an authority on recoil management, counting among my revolvers the 327 2", 325PD, 627, 629-2, 500 4" and, the PMS-12 (6" barrel Mossberg 500 12 gauge shotgun). Even with my very close to full power H110 propelled bullets the 327 remains controllable, and not punishing. You know you fired a magnum, don't get me wrong, but you can still make a follow up shot. Muzzle blast can be entertaining :evil:

, as well as the accuracy being...well, not so great?

Accuracy is directly proportional to practice. This is a PC model, so the trigger pull is very smooth and about 9 pounds double action. Very manageable. So long as you do your part by implementing the fundamentals, the gun is capable of putting a cylinder into touching holes at 7 yards. Double action. I think the best I have done with a cylinder full of full power magnums is about 3 - 3.5"... Not bad for 8 shots...


I also don't understand the MSRP of about $1200. I see why the scandium frame and titanium cylinder would certainly up the price, but what is the practicality of this gun?


It's light, carries a nice payload, uses moon clips, it's reliable... It's surprisingly easy to shoot well. You can catch them on gunbroker in the 700 range, that's what I got mine for. Sure, it's kind of an ugly duckling, but it's a good gun.

holycrikey
June 14, 2006, 04:30 PM
Ha, well that certainly answers my questions! I doubt I'll ever be in the market for a 327, but it's certainly an interesting revolver :)

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