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640 ss s&w 357

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by cpt-t, Sep 8, 2012.

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  1. cpt-t

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    I would like your opions of a 640 SS S&W 357. I have seen very few of them (( WHY ))
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME: ken
     
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    I believe its because lot of people like the light weight of the scandium and aluminum guns so they sell better than the all steel models. I personally prefer the reduced recoil impulse that is transferred to the shooter's hand that the steel models provide.

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    If you're asking why you see very few on the used market I feel it's because they are so nice the owners don't sell them. I bought one a few years ago and it's now one of my favorite revolvers. It's easy to hide, the recoil isn't all that heavy because the gun is a little heavier being Stainless and it's accurate.

    My M640 is scary accurate with 145gr Winchester Silvertip .357 Magnum ammo.

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    What has been said is the way it is. I have a 640-1 with dovetail night sights, a Pro Series (no lock), I'm always amazed at how accurate I am with it when I pull it out at the range, and that's mostly what counts. About the only thing it isn't is super light; my guess is if it was, it wouldn't be something else. On balance, for what it's intended for, it's perfect for me. Mine cost me $700 clams, I've never once regretted the expenditure.
     
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    Mine's in a Kangaroo rig under my left arm as I write this.....

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    Nice grips, IkenI!
     
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    My opinion is that it is possibly the greatest J frame ever made.

    I had some trouble with it initially, but S&W helped me out. No big deal, as I've had some trouble with my Gp100 that Ruger helped me out with too. I always give manufacturers a chance to make things right, and then test thoroughly afterwards.

    I tend to pocket carry it, but have taken it around town in an IWB holster as well. In point of fact it is in my pocket right now, using the same MIKA's pocket holster that my 442 broke in for me. I don't mind the weight.

    The pro model featured here has no internal lock, sports a fluted barrel and tritium night sights, and is cut for moonclips. I use regular old HKS speedloaders (which the altamont and badger grips allowed for) since I found the moonclips were too fragile for me to be comfortable with on a ccw basis. The badger boot grips give me just a little bit more vertical space for a good grip with the pinky.

    Keeping it loaded at the moment with Buffalo Barnes 125 grain XPB bullet (1225 ft/s out of a short barrel) and Underwood's 158 grain gold dot hollow point.

    I was in the market for a 640 or an Sp101. Both are great firearms, but the Sp101 was just a bit too bulky for my needs at the time. The 640 had the right mix of power, strength, and concealability that I was looking for.

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