M60 for practice


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earplug
April 23, 2007, 12:42 AM
I carry A S&W 642 and on occasion A S&W 638.
Recently bought a older M60 S&W. Price was to nice to pass up $158.00.
M60 is much easier to shoot and easier on my hand and wrist for recoil.
I'm I fooling myself using this revolver for DA practice instead of my Alloy carry guns?
I'm figuring the first shot is the most important. I hit well with all of them.
I have been shooting J frames since 1979.

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Old Fuff
April 23, 2007, 01:22 AM
M60 is much easier to shoot and easier on my hand and wrist for recoil.

This is a shocking observation... :eek:

But you just might find that you can shoot better groups, and do it faster with the model 60. If this turned out to be the case you might even decide to carry the steel gun in place of the lighter alloy ones... :scrutiny:

Naw... Never happen... :rolleyes: ;)

Oh, and the most important shot isn't necessarily the first one...

It's the one that stops the action.

sm
April 23, 2007, 01:28 AM
Steel guns have this certain characteristic.
Blue ones really do *grin*

Old Fuff can explain it. *smirk*

GRIZ22
April 23, 2007, 02:46 AM
I'm not a small guy, not recoil sensitive, but this is the reason I won't have an airweight. Felt recoil with the Model 60 is about half of what you get from an airweight.

I've only been shooting J frames about 5 years mor than you but I'm sure you'll remember shooting +P in the airweights of the 70s was a no no. I know guys who ahve M36s and 60s over 30 years old that regularly shoot +Ps and the guns are still tight.

Good price on that M60.

Ala Dan
April 23, 2007, 04:35 AM
Congrat's on both a good find, at a darn good price~! ;)

I had thought I did really well back in Oct. of '98, when I picked up a
very cherry mint S&W model 60 for only $249. IMHO, one of the best
snubbys ever made; as its the first stainless steel revolver brought
into production, way back in 1965~! :cool: :D

JNewell
April 23, 2007, 08:30 AM
If the question is can you get good practice for the 642 shooting the 60, the answer is yes.

Iggy
April 23, 2007, 09:59 AM
Watch it, you may actually find that the steel gun will actually work for a carry weapon.

Some of us old timers still manage to dodder along with them, in spite of the wonderful technological "advances" in metallurgy that have occurred in the recent past.;)

Anyway, good find. Enjoy it!

John
April 23, 2007, 04:26 PM
I recently bought a 60 and a 360, and added CT 405 grips to both.

My bifocal-requiring myopia is now so severe that if I look at the sights through the lower lens (which requires that I cock my head backwards) the target is fuzzy, and if I look at the target through the upper lens, the sights are fuzzy.

The lasergrips solve the vision/sighting problem, and the recoil problem with the AirLite 360 is solved by the recoil-absorbing CT 405 grip -- which has to be experienced to be believed.

I got the 60 for practice as a heavier version of the 360, because I had had to get rid of a 342 partly because of brutal recoil; however I find that with the CT 405 grip I can practice all I want with the 360 (same weight as the 342) without any recoil problem.

Having two guns with practically identical functional features makes training with one a good reinforcement of training with the other, and vice versa.

earplug
April 23, 2007, 04:52 PM
I'd consider carrying the M60, if I bob the hammer and make it DAO.
Right now its just nice to shoot.

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