What Smith and Wesson 8 shot .357 magnum revolvers are available?
I thought this one looked very nice: http://www.theothersideofkim.com/index.php/ggps/6140/
Are there any others?
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November 26, 2006, 11:21 PM
Not to mean any offense, but I think that the revo in the link is just, well...hideous. Nothing can match the looks of the pre-90's Smith's.
November 26, 2006, 11:23 PM
Try the 627. It comes in several guises.
RON in PA
November 27, 2006, 03:01 AM
The 627, one great revolver.:) :)
November 27, 2006, 11:40 AM
The current model 520 is an 8 shot, with a Ti cylinder.
Guy B. Meredith
November 27, 2006, 12:57 PM
The revolver pictured is one version of the 627 that has come down the pike. I rather like that one and it is one that Jerry Miculek and others have used in competition rather extensively.
Seven For Sure
November 28, 2006, 01:05 AM
The 520 is a seven shot L frame. The eight shot's are N frames.
November 28, 2006, 02:36 AM
If you go to smith-wesson.com and check their performance center you'll find a few, all of the the 327 and 627 models and their variations hold 8 shots of 357. I own a 627 v-comp and it is the best shooting gun I've ever owned, it set a world record 8 shots of 357 in under 1 second.
Grandmaster and Erich, those are certainly 2 beautifull guns! How is the recoil and blast firing Magnum loads; and if you dont mind me asking, how much did you guys shell out for the guns?
Guy B. Meredith
November 29, 2006, 07:10 PM
High Plains Drifter,
Magnum loads in my M66 are VERY brisk. In the 686+, brisk but manageable. When I go to the 627 I wonder where the recoil went--probably less than the .38 spl +P rounds I shoot in the 686+. The .38 spl +P are like .22s when shot from the 627. Just "poof"... Like I said the thing's a tank.
And they all hit where you aim.
The general V-comp model listed around $1000 when I got mine (for $20 worth of raffle tickets), but it is a special production run so I don't know whether that would affect the value. I had a long debate with myself before deciding to shoot this beauty.
November 30, 2006, 01:14 AM
"poof" really is the best way to put it, when I first started looking into one I had people telling me 1200 to 1500 I finally found someone on ga selling them for 900 new which is needless to say the way I went, just out of curiosity grandmaster thats one of the early runs isn't it, how old is the one you got?
November 30, 2006, 02:11 PM
Recoil is noticeably light with magnums compared to a K frame. I especially love shooting .38 specials as they feel almost like a .22! :) I gave $750 for mine.
November 30, 2006, 02:23 PM
what do you guys think of them I tried one yesterday and liked it though it felt diff than any other SW I have triedExcellent revolver. Use the search function and you will find plenty of input on them; ignore the "lock/anti-lock" diatribe, and you will find useful info. I love mine.:D PM if you want a good description of it.
What is the difference in finishes on the two 627s presented here? Is one nickel, or are both stainless with different sheen?
November 30, 2006, 03:53 PM
WOW, those 627s are nice! That just may be my next firearm purchase :)
How do they balance? Do you guys carry them at all?
November 30, 2006, 06:20 PM
They are both stainless. Smith uses the number 6 in front of the model number to denote stainless.
November 30, 2006, 09:44 PM
Mine has a bead blast finish. I use it mainly for competition. It is pretty muzzle heavy, but that really helps it soak up the recoil. :D
when I got mine it had a satin stainless finish to it like grandmaster's but I polished it with auto and mag polish tilll it got that mirror finish
December 2, 2006, 09:29 PM
Anyone carry one? Is it feasible as a carry gun?
December 4, 2006, 12:46 AM
I've seen someone conceal a desert eagle in 50 ae so I suppose anything is possible, only problem is no one makes a holseter that fits the v-comp, atleast not the kind I have, so I had to get a custom shoulder holster made, I haven't tried concealing it but I suppose if I wore a lose fitting coat over it I could do it.
December 4, 2006, 08:55 AM
S&W manufactured the PC version of the 8 shot Model 627 in 357 Magnum and 38 Super. The 38 Super was from either one or two limited runs.
That is gorgeous roscoe Brain'. I'm personally not into scopes, but nonetheless a beauty:D
December 5, 2006, 06:09 AM
Clint Eatwood's character in 'Bloodwork' carried a 2.5" 627 X8 from a special run for Camfour distributors, I believe. It is perhaps the most sought after, despite the Eastwood character's apparently poor marksmanship with same. Low production numbers and that movie made it a collectible. The pricey 327 snubby is a great piece for some, due to it's size. I have shot it... but my aversion to another Ti cylinder makes it a non-entity here. Still, nicely done - and not the miserable handfull feeling of a 340 with hot rounds - the N-frame, even lite weight, really helps. I had pondered the conversion of the Miculek PC 627 V-Comp I traded for last spring to a 'Bloodwork'-ish version - until I shot it with my wimpy .357M & .38 reloads - wow. Great revolver - and my only PC gun - a really great revolver, and I am fortunate to have traded for it.
December 5, 2006, 09:07 AM
Another happy 627 owner here. Bought this one used and has become my favorite .357.