Which Makes more sense: 2.5" Python or 3.5" 27-2


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bushmaster1313
February 14, 2011, 09:04 PM
Would you pay $1500 for the Python or less than half for the 27-2?

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ColtPythonElite
February 15, 2011, 12:02 AM
I'm a Colt guy. I'd pay for for a Python out of preference, not because is any better of a gun....I'd pay $1500 for a Python snub, but it would have to be near mint with a box.

LWYM425
February 15, 2011, 12:07 AM
I saw that you just picked up that S&W. You're fishing for compliments. Colts are hot tickets, but what you have can inspire envy adequately.


Ps when you go back to the brass chuckers I'll take that hot smith off you hands ;)

788Ham
February 15, 2011, 12:12 AM
The Python, hands down! :evil: I'd rather hold a Snake any day.

random_rest
February 15, 2011, 12:33 AM
I think you have to keep them both; the Python is a great investment, but the 27 is more practical. I don't have a chronograph but I noticed on the Buffalo Bore website where they report chrono results for their ammo with various revolvers that the velocities were quite a it better from a 4" smith than from 6" python. Something to do with the forcing cone geometry, they say.

bushmaster1313
February 15, 2011, 01:04 AM
I got the Smith.

357 Terms
February 15, 2011, 08:27 PM
Good choice. What will be its main use?

Ala Dan
February 15, 2011, 08:32 PM
I also have the Smith~! :D Only Colt's I fool with are D-frame's~! :uhoh: :eek:

MIL-DOT
February 15, 2011, 08:36 PM
I would much prefer the extra inch on the barrel, and the extra $800+ in my pocket. The Smith,hands down.

bushmaster1313
February 15, 2011, 11:07 PM
Good choice. What will be its main use?

To shoot a box of .38's each time I go to the range. For my handguns I shoot a target slow at 7 yards, two targets fast at 7 yards and 1 target slow at 21 yards.

I also get the pleasure of owning one really nice handgun.

No carry allowed in New Jersey

ColtPythonElite
February 15, 2011, 11:47 PM
If you enjoy owning one really nice handgun, get the Python.

LKB3rd
February 15, 2011, 11:49 PM
The short barrel Pythons are more money because they are uncommon. For shooting, I'd rather have a 4+ inch barrel, and as much as I love Pythons, I think you made the right choice too.

DenaliPark
February 16, 2011, 12:08 AM
The Python is sweet, the N-frame S&W .357 sweeter. I love S&W wheelguns.

bushmaster1313
February 20, 2011, 12:21 AM
I also picked up some 1970's factory grips.

If I like the big Hogue grips I will keep them, but not having large hands I will probably prefer the smaller factory grips. Hogue grips are not yet for sale.

madcratebuilder
February 20, 2011, 07:52 AM
If you plan on shooting it get the M27. If you plan on looking at it get the Python.

I've owned two Pythons, both shot out of time in 5k rounds, no more for me. I still think the Python is the nicest looking revolver ever made but I'll keep shooting my M27's.

vanfunk
February 20, 2011, 09:21 AM
The choice has been made, so things are a day late and $800 short, but I'd have suggested the Python. But I must admit to a preference for superior revolvers :)

Have fun with your new 27! I'll bet that's a nice shooting piece of iron. You got one in the best barrel length, too, IMO.

vanfunk

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