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Just got a S&W 610, I am so happy

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by fmcdave, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. fmcdave

    fmcdave Well-Known Member

    I've been searching for a S&W 610 for some time now. I'd bid on a couple on Gunbroker and lost. I'd just bid on another with a higher maximum bid (for a 4 inch barrel 610). Went to the Washington Arms Collectors show last Saturday and saw a 6 inch 610 and snapped it up. It is great, after adjusting the sights, I was able to put 12 rounds into this 1/2 size silhouette at 7 yards.


    Trouble is, I still have a bid open on that 4 inch...so I may end up with two of them. Dang....I might sell one...I might keep them both. I shot both .40 S&W and 10mm (the target was from 10mm). I reload the .40 but after shooting the 10mm I might have to invest in dies for the 10mm as well.

    Oh well, I consider myself lucky to get even one of them.

    I was a semi-auto person for 30 years. I got a .45LC Blackhawk at the Gun show (as my father always carried a .357 Ruger when we were hunting). That gave me the bug and I searched for a S&W Mountain Gun in .45LC for a long time and got a 625-6 at the gun show and loved it (accurate as heck with a sweet double action trigger pull). It was my most accurate pistol for a long time...until I picked up a S&W 325pd (.45ACP) at the gun show and it is even better (just as accurate with a better trigger pull). The target below is the same size, 7 yards, but with double action shooting only.

    I still shoot my semi-auto's, but always bring one or two revolvers.

    I'm taking Massad Ayoob's Level 1 course this summer. He recommends two guns and I'm going with my Kimber Custom Classic (full size 1911) and my 325pd. As far as I'm concerned, reloading with full moon clips takes about as much time as putting in a new mag into my Kimber.
  2. memphisjim

    memphisjim Well-Known Member

  3. klcmschlesinger

    klcmschlesinger Well-Known Member

    I love it!!

    I have been looking for a 610 for a while now as well. They are on Gunbroker but seem pretty pricey to me. Or maybe I am just cheap. Anyway, congrats on the gun, it looks fantastic. I am jealous!!
  4. agtman

    agtman Well-Known Member

    S&W's 10mm 610 wheelies are sweet.

    Love mine - an original 1st Generation 6.5" ("no dash"). Shoots great.


  5. Jim NE

    Jim NE Well-Known Member

    Revolvers that shoot semi-auto rounds sure are popular nowadays. Are moonclips faster to reload in a cylinder than standard rounds with speedloaders? It seems to me that might be an advantage of these types of guns.

    Nice revolvers, by the way.
  6. JoeMal

    JoeMal Well-Known Member

    You have 2 really nice looking revolvers there...I might have to get one of those for myself!
  7. moxie

    moxie Well-Known Member


    Your .40 S&W dies should be good for 10mm as well.
  8. sixgunner455

    sixgunner455 Well-Known Member

    You'll just have to use the large primer arm instead of the small one you use for most .40 brass.
  9. mmitch

    mmitch Well-Known Member


    You have a very desireable revolver. Put the 40 dies, you already have, to work. It will be a rewarding effort.

  10. Peter M. Eick

    Peter M. Eick Well-Known Member


    My first 50 shots with my 610 at 15 yrds.

    I understand completely! Great gun!
  11. Mr.Revolverguy

    Mr.Revolverguy Well-Known Member

    I have a 4inch version and love it, I wrote a review for it here http://www.dayattherange.com/?p=1

    I need to update the range review for it. I like it so much I want one in 6inch version. I se to think it is crazy and a waste to buy the same platform but the 610 has changed that about me.
  12. Rodentman

    Rodentman Well-Known Member

    I have 4 10mm's, Glock 20, 29, DW Razorback, and a 610. Gotta say the DW is my favorite, but the 610 is next. Great fun, and an easy cartridge to reload. A chap at the range had a 610 punched out to 10mm mag and THAT was a fun round. Try to find brass........

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