3 inch revolvers - I admit I am sick and powerless to control my weakness


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BullfrogKen
March 12, 2010, 07:30 PM
Good evening, my name is Ken, and I have a weakness.

I admit I am powerless to control my weakness.



I have an addiction to three inch revolvers.



Ah, that feels good to admit to it.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=117584&stc=1&d=1268439992


Clockwise:

Smith Model 36-1
Colt Detective Special
Smith Model 10-7
Ruger GP-100



In the words of Tommy Gavin (Rescue Me, great show) "I need to get to a meeting." Anyone know of a 12 step program for my addiction?

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NG VI
March 12, 2010, 07:37 PM
I know of a program where you could let me safeguard them for you, against your own sickness you know, all your three inchers are belong to me.

Nice collection of them, those are some great looking, clearly well-used revolvers. You've got more 3" Colts kicking around too don't you?

I think the 3" small or medium frame revolvers look to be about perfectly balanced.

W.E.G.
March 12, 2010, 07:38 PM
Sure gives a nice balanced look to a mid-frame wheelgun.

Starter52
March 12, 2010, 07:39 PM
I feel your pain. I picked up another 3" 36-1 last week .... my third one. It joins a 3" 629 and a 3" Model 60 in the safe. I'm still looking for a 3" Colt .38.

BullfrogKen
March 12, 2010, 07:41 PM
You've got more 3" Colts kicking around too don't you?

No. I have a 2" 3rd generation D.S. and the same era Cobra. But I only have this 3" Colt.

Walkalong
March 12, 2010, 07:49 PM
Very nice Ken. I have two 3" revolvers. I like em. :)

Quoheleth
March 12, 2010, 07:55 PM
Anyone know of a 12 step program for my addiction?

YES:
- Load six
- Shoot six
- Reload with six more
- Shoot six more.

Q

BullfrogKen
March 12, 2010, 07:55 PM
By all means, brother Walkalong, include your pictures.


I'm still looking for a 3" Colt .38.

I looked for one for about 4 years until I found one for a reasonable price. Good luck in your search.


I found mine in Puerto Rico for $210.00.

DAdams
March 12, 2010, 08:00 PM
Muwhaaa, you need a S&W 686 CS-1 to continue your illness. :evil::fire:
Nice collection there you pervert. :D

NG VI
March 12, 2010, 08:05 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by NG VI
You've got more 3" Colts kicking around too don't you?

No. I have a 2" 3rd generation D.S. and the same era Cobra. But I only have this 3" Colt.


Ahhh I misremembered a different thread about 2" six shot revolvers, never mind. Yes, a 3" 686 would fit right in wouldn't it?

BullfrogKen
March 12, 2010, 08:08 PM
I'm not a pervert. I just have an addiction.


I'm not terribly interested in a 686. It's a little big for carry, and I like fixed sights on a carry gun.



^^^^^^^
Notice none of them have adjustables.

DAdams
March 12, 2010, 08:25 PM
My apologies there Sir, I did not mean to infer an unhealthy fixation.

I see what you mean on the sights.

NG VI
March 12, 2010, 08:32 PM
Are there any 3" 681s?

How does the L frame compare to the GP-100 size wise, roughly the same aren't they?

BullfrogKen
March 12, 2010, 08:35 PM
Pretty much, yes. They use the same size speedloaders.


For enough money you can get any size barrel on 681 you want, I reckon.

Ninja wrangler
March 12, 2010, 09:11 PM
Ken, I to have always had a strong fondness for 3 inch small and medium frame shooters. That gun porn you posted has got my heart palpitatin!

Ninja wrangler
March 12, 2010, 09:14 PM
Particularly that Colt.

BullfrogKen
March 12, 2010, 09:27 PM
Well in that case, enjoy.

This one makes a nice desktop.




http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=117106&stc=1&d=1267904333

amd6547
March 12, 2010, 10:03 PM
You really need a three inch SP101...Hey, I'm an enabler!

Legionnaire
March 12, 2010, 10:23 PM
Guess I've been bitten by the same bug:

3" SP101
3" GP100
3" S&W 629-1

I really need to take some pics ...

BullfrogKen
March 12, 2010, 11:06 PM
Yes, you do.

jad0110
March 13, 2010, 12:13 AM
I'm not terribly interested in a 686. It's a little big for carry, and I like fixed sights on a carry gun.



^^^^^^^
Notice none of them have adjustables.

Then I suppose I'll egg you on a bit with pictures of a nice 3" S&W Model 13 :evil: ...


http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q139/jad0110/Smith%20and%20Wesson%20Model%2013%20357%20Magnum/DSC01078.jpg


http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q139/jad0110/Smith%20and%20Wesson%20Model%2013%20357%20Magnum/DSC01087.jpg



This is my only 3" thus far, but I'd love to add another in the future.

BullfrogKen
March 13, 2010, 12:20 AM
Very nice.


In much better shape than mine, too.


I'm sort of partial to square butt Smiths. And I really don't feel the need to shoot .357s out of a K frame. So I think I can let the temptation pass to go hunt one like your's down and make it mine.



I still have an intense desire for a three inch .44 Special, though.

OldCavSoldier
March 13, 2010, 12:30 AM
I have TWO M686Ps with 3-inch barrels....and an older Security Six with a 2.75 inch barrel....

Very well balanced in my hand....others may not think so.

Nematocyst
March 13, 2010, 12:38 AM
My apologies there Sir, I did not mean to infer an unhealthy fixation. I'll speak in support of my friend, DA.
He meant no offense, just playing along in fun.

Hello, my name is Nem.

I admit to my appreciation sans addiction for a 3".

Considering replacing my mod 65 (http://stealthsurvival.blogspot.com/2008/08/riverwalkers-gear-smith-wesson-model-65.html) with a 3" 60,
then add a set of Hogue monogrips.
24 oz 60 v 35 oz 65.

But then, I only feel a need for 5 rnds.

http://thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=61157&d=1185071209

oasis618
March 13, 2010, 12:46 AM
.... all your three inchers are belong to me..

Maybe I need to change my signature...:evil:

BullfrogKen
March 13, 2010, 01:02 AM
He meant no offense, just playing along in fun

No offense taken.



It just takes a lot . . . <sniff> to admit to . . . . <ahem> an addiction. <grumble>


Remember, we don't judge people in the Gunrunners Anonymous support group. Otherwise the next person out there who needs to admit he has a problem won't seek help.



Next?

Zip7
March 13, 2010, 01:24 AM
I think your problem is much more serious than you let on, because I couldn't help but notice something was missing from your pics - it's this:

http://www.usfirearms.com/im/double-eagle-b1.jpg

oldfool
March 13, 2010, 01:28 AM
not meaning to disparage the "true" snubbie folks..
(hey, I own some too, and do carry 'em from time to time)

but never could understand why anyone would choose to carry 2" instead of a 3", given a choice, though understand full well it takes more looking for a really good 'un
(they just ain't all so popular as the most so commonly seen every day ~2")

whatever your weight/size/caliber is, it ain't enough to matter 3" vs 2", nor is ease of carry.. and "shootability" is real obvious, plus an edge for whatever powder is pushing on out the end

wish I had some more, but obliged to settle for just one (SP101), given my fondness for too many other things

but if some of X,Y,Z would just grow an extra inch I probably would !

BullfrogKen
March 13, 2010, 01:51 AM
oldfool, 2" revolvers do fit into the pockets of a pair of slacks easier.


But I agree with you. I don't put my guns into my pants pocket nearly as much as I carry them on my belt. Four inches is just a tad bit long for concealed carry for me. And two inch guns cut the ejector down to the point .38 Specials don't eject cleanly.


Like Goldilocks would say, three inches is just right. It's a shame they weren't made in the numbers the two and four inch guns were.

Nematocyst
March 13, 2010, 02:35 AM
I don't put my guns into my pants pocket nearly as much as I carry them on my belt.My edc is a 2" snub, but I carry it owb. Never got into carrying a cheeseburger sized package in my pocket. Looks odd on me. :scrutiny:

My choice of airweight is all about not feeling the weight. (That Kahr K9 just got heavy by the end of the day.)

But having said that, given a wilder world with more villains, I'd definitely oc a 3" owb.

Like I said, leaning towards a 60. Out in the woods, maybe a .45 C with 4.5" barrel slung from a drop holster.

But in town, the 3" will do nicely, thank you.

TexasBill
March 13, 2010, 02:44 PM
http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss44/TexasBillC/JustRight.jpg

I have both, but I got the 3-inch first. Will probably get the 3-inch M637 when it comes out. I don't mind the weight of the Model 60 because I can carry it in a belt holster. Considering that I used to carry a Model 27 N-frame, the Model 60's weight isn't bad at all.

S&Wfan
March 13, 2010, 09:50 PM
Yep, I'm a big fan of the sweet shooting, accurate . . . yet swift handling 3" handguns . . . both revolvers and autos.

Here are a couple of N frames (including a custom, shortened barrel 25-2 in .45ACP), plus a 3" K-frame Model 65 and my wife's 1971 3" J frame, a Model 37 Airweight.

http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/Groups/413/413872/folders/304746/2441844IMG1390cw2t2.jpg

Phydeaux642
March 13, 2010, 10:08 PM
My edc is a 2" snub, but I carry it owb. Never got into carrying a cheeseburger sized package in my pocket. Looks odd on me.

Maybe that's why I pocket carry my 642. At my size no one would think twice about me having a cheeseburger in my pocket.

S&Wfan
March 13, 2010, 10:26 PM
I too pocket carry a snubbie. In my case, a Model 37 Airweight. Ummm . . . I EAT too many hamburgers! LOL

The 3" versions are usually carried OWB or, in the case of the chopped Model 25-2 shown above, sometimes in a shoulder holster.

StephenT
March 13, 2010, 10:34 PM
Bullfrog --

The only cure for your illness is to buy more 3" revolvers, like a model 65. Also, a Ruger Speed Six with a 2.75" barrel is a great well balanced revolver.

Walkalong
March 14, 2010, 09:16 AM
brother Walkalong, include your pictures.

3" CA Bulldog
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=114638&stc=1&d=1265038277


3" 696
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=101383&d=1247408017

content
March 14, 2010, 09:49 AM
Hello friends and neighbors // Now I KNOW WHY they are so hard to find.

The full ejection rod would be nice, the longer sight radius yep no problem here, less recoil bring it on home.
I've only seen 4" or under 3" snubbies for sale around here so far. My 442 is holding up fine but I would like the 3" .357 option.

Usually to cheap to buy new but strange things have been happening lately with sales+rebates+coupons.:D

Hutch
March 14, 2010, 10:48 AM
3" - 547, 13 (nickel, sigh), 65, 60 (adj sights), 629, 629 (ported Trail Boss). As Bubba said in Forrest Gump - "That's about it".

People sure have bid up the price on those 3" K-frames.

jad0110
March 14, 2010, 01:15 PM
Walkalong,

Love that 696! Luckeeey!

joe_security
March 15, 2010, 11:15 AM
We gave gramps an old 36-1 flat latch 3" with Pachmayr Compac grip. He would never part with it, under any circumstances.

JShirley
March 15, 2010, 11:39 AM
I still have an intense desire for a three inch .44 Special, though.

Yummy! I had a Taurus, but it was stolen. :( Mebbe I'll have a nice 696, at some point. I'd love a 3 or 4" 610.

J

MrBorland
March 15, 2010, 12:47 PM
Hard to resist 3" k-frames. Terrific all-arounders, IMO. I love my 3" 65. And it's smooooooth to boot...

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp239/becke016/GunsTargets/CoinExtendedArmTrigger.jpg

tackstrp
March 15, 2010, 01:30 PM
I agree one hundred precent about three inch barrels. I just put my s&s 36-1 on consignment only because it has a square butt and crimson trace does not make one for a squzre butt j frame. purchased in in mid 70's or late cant remenber.

So i purchased a Ruger SP101 with 2.25 barrel because it was used for $329. Hope i can e forgiven. Purchased Crimson Trace from Midway, make me a crack shot out to the 75 foot target at the inside gun range. Will buy another SP101 but 3 inch barrel when I can find one on the cheap.

Nematocyst
March 15, 2010, 02:12 PM
MrBorland, aren't you worried about leaving a superglue stain
on your 65 when you put quarters on the barrel like that?

:neener: :D

Ok, joke, joke ... where's my coffee ... ? :uhoh:

19-3Ben
March 15, 2010, 02:26 PM
Will buy another SP101 but 3 inch barrel when I can find one on the cheap.

You won't regret it. It's the best handling, most "organic" feeling handgun that I own. When I pick it up, it becomes an extension of my hand like no other handgun I've ever held.

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii131/geminifan/custom%20revolver/101_0573.jpg

KingEdward
March 15, 2010, 02:44 PM
there is no cure.

get yourself a 686P 7 shot in 3 in.

it will stave your craving for a few days.

MrBorland
March 15, 2010, 03:06 PM
MrBorland, aren't you worried about leaving a superglue stain
on your 65 when you put quarters on the barrel like that?

At one point, superglue seemed tempting. :banghead: Here's the vid, though:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nES4A0rd1ak

It's another reason to like 3" guns - the coin trick is a little (a very little) bit easier with short-ish barrels.

Seriously, though, if I were limited to a single revolver, it'd be a 3" k-frame.

Nematocyst
March 15, 2010, 03:11 PM
^ Me, too.

BullfrogKen
March 15, 2010, 05:32 PM
Very nice, Mr. Borland.


My hands aren't steady enough to perform like that these days. But the action of a Smith can be made to allow someone with good control to do it. I imagine the same can be said for some of the Pythons I've picked up, too.

Sniper X
March 15, 2010, 06:55 PM
Then you would love this.


http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/4/l_cacc0fee526e76532eb4f8f7c79e7b74.jpg

Old taurus Model 88 in hard Nickel finish 3in barrel in .357 mag and the hting shoots great and has a trigger like a nice Python.

BullfrogKen
March 15, 2010, 07:46 PM
I'm more a fan of fixed sights, but that is nice.


I like those pretty woods grips. They look like they'd fill the hand quite nicely.

BullfrogKen
March 15, 2010, 07:56 PM
Walkalong,


Tell me more about that Bulldog. I have a jones for a 3" .44 Special.


It is one of the new company's guns, or from the previous era. And how's it holding up for you?

SHOOT1SAM
March 15, 2010, 10:21 PM
Ken, you IDIOT !!!

Don't you know that admitting your addiction is the 1st step to overcoming it????????

You need to recant NOW, so as not to lose your addictio, uh, I mean, fondness for 3-inchers.

Sam

Walkalong
March 15, 2010, 10:43 PM
Tell me more about that BulldogTraded for it maybe 20 years ago. I got it for ratshot and snakes, but found out it is very accurate with lead bullets, which is all it has seen with me. It has held up fine, but I don't shoot it a great deal either. The ejector rod likes to loosen up, and one of the screws as well. Just have to keep an eye on them. The trigger is surprisingly nice in both single and double action. Very controllable in DA. It is not a Smith or Colt, but it does the job. The trigger was originally grooved, but I rounded and polished it for DA shooting. I like it for SA as well though. I still have the original wood grips, but at 21 oz (IIRC), the Pachmyars are much more comfy.

Walkalong
March 15, 2010, 10:48 PM
I had a 3" 657 for a short time, but I just didn't like it, so I traded it. If I had known about your addiction fondness for 3" guns at the time......
.

S&Wfan
March 15, 2010, 11:07 PM
My favorite 3" of all time . . . even more so than my Model 65. To shoot it, is to understand . . . and Smith wouldn't make it back "in the day," so this one started out as a 6 1/2" target revolver. I've won many a match with this slick handling wheelgun . . .

http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/Groups/413/413872/folders/304746/2440224IMG1159pw4x6300webIII.jpg

Sniper X
March 16, 2010, 11:00 AM
Wow! That 25-2 is SWEET!

johnmcl
March 16, 2010, 01:05 PM
I went out looking for a 3 in revolver and came home with a Browning Hi-Power. *sigh*, I'm useless. :)

oldpuppymax
March 16, 2010, 03:02 PM
I understand. My addiction is to 7-8" barrel, SA revolvers. Someone in God's "birthing department" clearly screwed up. I should have been born about 165 years ago.

rodensouth
March 16, 2010, 03:50 PM
That 25-2 with those grips is so beautiful. One of the nicest revolvers I've seen.

Lawnman380
March 17, 2010, 03:36 AM
Performance Center.....681 http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r134/frankcape/frank%20sub%201/PawPawGrips004.jpg http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r134/frankcape/frank%20sub%201/PawPawGrips005.jpg

Elm Creek Smith
March 17, 2010, 10:20 PM
I'm in the three inch club, too. Mine's a Model 13.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/elm_creek_smith/SandWModel13/SWM13_002.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/elm_creek_smith/SandWModel13/SWM13_001.jpg

Two I let get away were a square butt S&W Model 36 and a Colt Detective Special. I'm trying to talk the lady next door into selling me her three inch Colt Dick Special.

ECS

BullfrogKen
March 17, 2010, 10:26 PM
I shot the Model 10 tonight after the Board meeting.


Jesus, this thing thinks a bullseye gun.

Setzer77
March 17, 2010, 10:39 PM
Love the gun/grip combo ECS. I know some people think the grips are hideous, but that combo reeks of practicality. If ever there was a "tactical" revolver, that would be it.

Ky Larry
March 18, 2010, 08:10 AM
You people are all SICK. My advise is to take 2 aspirin and go to the gun shop.

joe_security
March 18, 2010, 02:49 PM
Elm Creek Smith: I have not seen those Bianchi Lightning grips in a long time. Nice !
Im sure I have some in a box somewhere....Instant hammerless. I recall them for J/K frame RB and Colt 1911, back in the day.

Trebor
March 19, 2010, 12:27 AM
Here's my carry gun: S&W Model 65 3" barrel.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/Trebor1415/SWM65rightsideresized.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/Trebor1415/SWM65blackresized.jpg

BullfrogKen
March 19, 2010, 12:32 AM
A defensive shooting school instructor carrying a revolver? Naw, can't be.


I heard those were outdated relics from a bygone era. Capacity is all that matters these days, don't cha know?


Sam and I shot the Model 10 tonight. Damn. I can't get over how accurate this little 3" gun is. Oh, and Sam's pretty damn good with his 629, too.

Trebor
March 19, 2010, 01:02 AM
A defensive shooting school instructor carrying a revolver? Naw, can't be.

Yeah, a lot of my students are surprised by that as well. I shoot that gun as well as any other handgun I own and I'm confident in my ability to use it. That means a lot to me.

I've tried to set up a "revolver only" class, but I can't find enough students to fill it! I usually get a couple wheel gunners when I run the standard Michigan CPL class, but so far none of the students in my advanced class have run a revolver.


I heard those were outdated relics from a bygone era. Capacity is all that matters these days, don't cha know?

"This is a S&W revolver, not as clumsy or as random as an auto, but an elegant weapon for a more civilized age."

Nematocyst
March 19, 2010, 01:31 AM
Trebor, what are the grips on the 65? Me likes.

And I'd sign up for a "revolver only" class.

Trebor
March 19, 2010, 01:49 AM
Trebor, what are the grips on the 65? Me likes.

I'm not sure. They came with another used 65 I bought and I put them on this gun.

I can't remember if they are marked inside. Next time I have them off I'll check.

They are great grips, btw. The fill the space behind the trigger guard well so they are pretty comfortable. They are hard plastic so they don't stick to your shirt like rubber grips can.

Sam1911
March 19, 2010, 07:50 AM
Sam and I shot the Model 10 tonight. Damn. I can't get over how accurate this little 3" gun is. Oh, and Sam's pretty damn good with his 629, too.

Shhhh! You're going to blow the cover on your "sleeper" 3" bullseye gun! :)

TACK...DRIVER.

camsdaddy
March 19, 2010, 09:42 AM
Please stop. I have a 2" M38 and a 4" Model 13-1. My 13 is the most accurate and my favorite gun to shoot by far. My M38 Im pleased with the way it shoots just not quite as much as the 4". My problem is I have a Glock 26 that is suppose to be the cats meow but just doesnt hand accuracy wise as my wheelguns. I am trying my best to keep from a 3" SP101 I figure accuracy and comfort. Please stop posting pictures of these works of art. Revolvers are so yesterday lets leave them there. I am trying here oh dang Im checking into rehab. We are trying to pay off debt and are expecting I cant buy another gun right now.

scottishclaymore
March 19, 2010, 10:43 AM
Grr... I don't have any 3-inch revolvers. Need to do something about that.

BullfrogKen
March 19, 2010, 11:43 PM
They are hard plastic so they don't stick to your shirt like rubber grips can.

That is precisely why I hate rubber grips for carry. They grab at fabric and hold onto it.

Rubber also gets slippery when wet. Ever get blood on a set of Pachmayr's? Or grab onto a set with wet hands, like when it's raining out? Wood works much better when my hands are wet, or even bloody. In fact, the sharper the checkering on the wood, the more it grabs the flesh when the hands are wet.

Nematocyst
March 20, 2010, 02:13 AM
Wood works much better when my hands are wet, or even bloody.So, like, that happens to you a lot, does it? :scrutiny: :uhoh:

CH47gunner
March 20, 2010, 02:39 AM
Another 3" fan here & couple more pics.

Above is a 3" 629-4 & below is a 624ND 3" LHS.

Bruce

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/ch47gunner/DSC_0312-1.jpg

DawgFvr
March 20, 2010, 02:50 AM
I'm partial to my 3 inch GP100...

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e61/DawgFvr/GP100/GP1003.jpg

Brian Williams
March 20, 2010, 10:42 AM
Trebor, what are the grips on the 65? Me likes.

I'm not sure. They came with another used 65 I bought and I put them on this gun.

I can't remember if they are marked inside. Next time I have them off I'll check.

They are great grips, btw. The fill the space behind the trigger guard well so they are pretty comfortable. They are hard plastic so they do
Check Brownells Nylon grips, Mr Camp swears by them.

NinjaFeint
March 20, 2010, 11:52 PM
Lucky son of a ...I couldn't find a 3" GP100 for the life of me when I was looking. I ended up with a 4" in a purdy yellow box but the search continues.

Elm Creek Smith
March 21, 2010, 12:29 AM
Setzer77: Love the gun/grip combo ECS. I know some people think the grips are hideous, but that combo reeks of practicality. If ever there was a "tactical" revolver, that would be it.

At least it's not tacticool! The grips shroud the hammer so it can't hang up or wear out the inside of my vests/jackets. It also fairs the recoil shield so it doesn't grab anything on the way out. The full three finger grip lets me control full-house magnum ammunition without beating me to death. It also makes friends at the range and gun shows when people ask, "What is that?"

ECS

Elm Creek Smith
March 21, 2010, 12:33 AM
joe security: Elm Creek Smith: I have not seen those Bianchi Lightning grips in a long time. Nice !
Im sure I have some in a box somewhere....Instant hammerless. I recall them for J/K frame RB and Colt 1911, back in the day.

I've never seen the J frame grips, but a friend of mine swears by his 1911 grips. I found a box on a guy's table at a gun show, but the grips weren't in it! After looking through more boxes, he found these and allowed he'd have to have $15.00 for them. Before he could change his mind, the grips and I (including the right box) were gone and three $5.00 bills were floating softly down on his table!

ECS

Blue Brick
March 21, 2010, 02:24 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/BIANCHI-LIGHTNING-FINGER-GROOVE-S-W-J-ROUND-BUTT-GRIPS/370329206783

Rexster
March 21, 2010, 03:32 AM
I will try to post a pic of my 3" GP100 with adjustable sights; a rare bird.

My latest 3" revolver is a 3.06" SP101, into which I dropped a spurless hammer I had been saving for several years for just this purpose.

pezo
March 21, 2010, 07:06 PM
I bought my 3" gp100 sight unseen. Just ordered thru a dealer and had it in less than a week. It has a very smooth trigger. Its a night stand gun.

BullfrogKen
March 21, 2010, 07:54 PM
Lucky son of a ...I couldn't find a 3" GP100 for the life of me when I was looking.

Then you'll hate me more for what I paid for it. I picked it up a few weeks ago for $250.00.

Frankly I rather have a blued Speed Six. But at that price I just couldn't let it go.

DaveinPA
March 21, 2010, 08:26 PM
"Trebor, what are the grips on the 65? Me likes."

The grips are made by Precision Gun Specialties (PGS) and are sold by Brownells. I have a pair for both J and K frames and like them.

http://www.precisiongunspecialties.com/

SlamFire1
March 21, 2010, 09:07 PM
This one is both a 3 inch revolver and a five shot 44 Spl.

My Taurus M431 shoots to point of aim with 200 grain bullets, is quite accurate, and has an excellent trigger pull.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/SlamFire/Pistols%20various/ReducedTarusM43144SplDSCN2708.jpg

joe_security
March 22, 2010, 10:54 AM
Elm Creek Smith: The J-frame lightning grips that I have resided on a family members adj. sight Model 60. I removed them during cleaning and found some discoloration on the metal. Since I had given him the lightning grips years ago, I placed the factory wood back on the 60 for its own protection. The owner is not much on cleaning, it simply wont happen unless I do it. They are marked pachmayr on the bottom and seem to have a chocolate brown color to them.

Sniper X
March 22, 2010, 11:01 AM
While eyeing revolvers lately at one of my favorite gun shops here I saw a real beauty of a semi custom Ruger Security Six. It was a very odd one that I had never seen before, for one thing, .38spl ONLY, and it is a 3in! Beautiful blue job unlike any stock SS I have seen as in like early Python Royal blue, and it has a very nice set of Ivory grips on it which don't look pimp at all like I would have thought they would have if someone told me about it before I saw it. They want $399.99 which may make me take it home especially since it is used and they will haggle somewhat.

BigBore
March 22, 2010, 04:52 PM
I prefer the 2 1/2 and 3 inch bbl's on the revolvers I carry in the field .Here you have to be quick out of a holster and the longer bbl's are too cumbersome in my opinion.I carry a 629-4 3inch almost all the time (although lately I have be carrying my 4 inch .500 S&W) anyone who has been out here on Kenai knows bears close a lot of ground and fast.

A 3 inch is easy to carry and doesn't weigh ya down.Fast clearance from a holster..What could be better.Leave the longer bbl's for hunting or targets..For personal protection in the field a 3 inch suits me fine..

Oh and CH47gunner Very nice 624!!

jcowan
March 22, 2010, 05:11 PM
I come up a little short. My favorite is my blued 2 3/4" Speed Six. It is ..38 only, I wish it was .357, I would like to shoot both.

SwordRapier
March 22, 2010, 05:15 PM
I have a 6" and a 4" I think I need a 3".

I admit it I have an addiction to handguns. All sorts of handguns.

W.E.G.
March 26, 2010, 12:07 AM
Pretty much the gun I had dreamed-up in my head back in the day when the only flavors of Model 60 were blue, nickel, and stainless.

All with fixed sights and only in .38 Special.

This one is 3" barrel, adjustable sights, .357 magnum.
The grip is not easy on the eyes, but my goodness it is easy on the hand, and the rubber is not to "grippy" such that it does not grab my clothes.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/pistol%20pics/SmithandWessonModel60357magnumsmall.jpg

Fits nicely in the S&W holster (sourced from DeSantis).
Serrated front sight is doing its best to tear up the inside of the holster though.
I don't carry this gun a whole lot, so I really don't care.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/holsters/model60357andholster1.jpg

BigBore
March 26, 2010, 06:54 AM
Like I said the 629 with a 3 inch is my favorite.I have several , here is one of them..

JN01
March 26, 2010, 07:26 PM
DawgFvr-

What grips are on your GP? Those would work great for low profile appendix carry.

Jim PHL
March 27, 2010, 12:14 PM
My 3" M65 is probably my favorite of all the guns I own, although I've added a 3" "Ladysmith" M65 that's giving this one a run for its money. They are both currently wearing Pachmayr grips. I love the look of wood grips, especially these Badgers, but the rubbers really feel great, too.

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