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Got a 3" K-frame?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Marko Kloos, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. Marko Kloos

    Marko Kloos Moderator Emeritus

    Every time I pick up a 3" K-frame, I am amazed at how well these things balance and point. I think the 3" barrel is definitely the "sweet spot" for a carry revolver. The K-frame Magnums, in particular, are the best carry revolvers ever made, IMHO. They are just big enough to be truly useful, and just small enough to be easily carried. They offer just enough barrel for a full-length ejector stroke, and the round butt makes them easier to conceal than their SB counterparts.

    Got a 3" K-frame to show off?

    Here's mine...a Model 65HB.

  2. BowStreetRunner

    BowStreetRunner Well-Known Member

    i dont have a k frame but looking at that pic makes me want one :D
    sweet pic kloos
  3. Brian D.

    Brian D. Well-Known Member

    Mine's a three inch model 66; they've made several runs of these over the years, it just doesn't make it into regular, full-time production. Mine's from the second batch or so, early '90s maybe? Nowadays, there's a 3" with a Hi-Viz sight up front that may be a production item, not sure...
  4. Hutch

    Hutch Well-Known Member

    No pics, but lots to brag on....

    A bobbed hammer M65, a nickel M13, a blue M547, and.... wait for it...
    a PC13. Trouble with the PC13 is, I'm afraid to tote it for fear of lessening its value. It's prob'ly the only truly rare firearm I own. Marko, what's the state of custody of the one you have or had?
  5. RUT

    RUT Well-Known Member

    Beautiful grips! Who made 'em??

  6. Boiler_G

    Boiler_G Well-Known Member


    Nice Grips! That pic and review may have just solved a delima of mine!
  7. C.R.Sam

    C.R.Sam Moderator Emeritus

    Ks are cool.
    Those grips are drool inciters.

  8. Wade

    Wade Well-Known Member

    VERY nice!
  9. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

    Here is my 3" mod 13 with the same grips I think? They are Ajax grips....
    I sanded and fit mine to my hand, just like C.R. Sam says to, and finished with a light coat of Boiled linseed oil. It does not shuggle up to my hip like a 940 but I carry it a lot. Mine gets shot every time I go to the range from contact distances to 25 yds. Mine is a very accurate gun and is a blast to shoot.[​IMG]

    Attached Files:

  10. WT

    WT Well-Known Member

    Nice piece.

    I had my smith round the trigger and polish it to mirror finish. Also did a trigger job. The combination makes for one sweet pistol.
  11. Marko Kloos

    Marko Kloos Moderator Emeritus

    I gifted it to Tamara. It's a very serious carry piece, but I had the same problem...feared to carry it because I didn't want to wear down a collector's piece. I have no such complulsions about my rebuilt and refinished M65...a true working gun.

    The grips were on the PC-13 originally, and I think they're Dymondwood grips. They are not quite as concealable as boot grips or Eagle Secret Service grips, but they make the gun meld with my hand.
  12. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member


    You mean this one?


  13. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member

    ...and what about three-inch...

    ...N-frames? :D
  14. Prodigalshooter

    Prodigalshooter Well-Known Member

  15. rugerfreak

    rugerfreak Well-Known Member

    Have one of those 66's with the Hi-Viz sights------not nearly as pretty as the ones pictured here.

    Had the thing for 6 months now and still haven't got around to shootin it--maybe that should be the plan for this weekend---before dove season starts------hhhhhmmmmm........................
  16. Josey

    Josey member

    Hey 3" is great! I have a few. Model 36 in blue 38 Special. Model 10 taper barrel in blue 38 Special. Model 32 in blue 32 S&W Long. I also have a couple of breaktops in 32 S&W and 38 S&W in nickel with 3" barrels. I would like a 1902 Model in 32-20 in nickel with a 3" barrel.
  17. Mike Irwin

    Mike Irwin Well-Known Member

    I have a 2.5" Model 19. Handles extremely well. It's one of my carry guns in winter when I'm wearing a coat.
  18. Snake Eyes

    Snake Eyes Well-Known Member

    Hijack! Hijack! Hijack!

    I'm not saying you're wrong...just that I like mine!
    My 2 1/2" below has a full length ejector stroke. Or, at least, it's the same as my 6".
    Coward. (Now you can tell me I'm a moron for paying retail +++ for the limited edition below and turning into MY carry piece!)

    ;) :eek: ;)

    Here's MINE! I just wish I could take pictures as nice as Marko and Tamara. Heck, I wish I could SHOOT as well as they take pictures!


    Sorry for the hijack--I just couldn't resist. Don't shoot me! Please!

  19. RON in PA

    RON in PA Well-Known Member

    I have a 3" M13 with Hogue grips, great gun. Also just got a Ruger SP101 with a 3" barrel, another great gun. Three inches seems to be the best compromise for CCW and good ballistics.
  20. MrPink

    MrPink Well-Known Member

    I have a M66 F-comp. Love it. Not only the 3" barrel, but the comp actually works, the lockwork is tighter than a 16 year old virgin and a sweet trigger. Yeah, PC guns carry a premium, but this one was sure worth it.

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