Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by DPris, Feb 17, 2019.
Wholly apart from the caliber, it's a firearm from an era when people who made guns actually took pride in what they sold.
And have been tuned by the Performance Center
There are people who enjoy punishing recoil. I'm not one of them.
The Model 27 is a revolver that's actually pleasant to shoot magnums through.
So what? I don't have, or need, a practical reason for most of the guns I own. I just wanted them. The only place they'll ever be fired is at the range. The only way they'll ever be carried is in a range bag. Size, weight, number of shots don't matter too much to me.
I just blame it all on Skeeter Skelton.
There is no "big deal" it is a simply a well designed and built revolver like others in its class. I have one and I really never saw having it as a big deal, no bigger than other nice revolvers I have.
Of course I'm still of the opinion that the Model 27 with a 5" barrel is the perfect combination of size, balance, and handling in a S&W N frame.
They balance just right, and you can shoot a wide range of ammo through them with good results.
This is true. I had a Nickle plated 6”. The checked top strap. Smooth action. Classy gun.
I actually like it better than the Python. The hammer strength can be lessened or increased with just a screwdriver. The Python requires a change in the V-spring. I had one that suffered light firing pin strikes
For range use, I only shoot .38s through mine as well. I loaned my 6" to a friend a couple of times as a backup while deer hunting. It was loaded with 158gr. Fiocchi JSPs for that.
My Model 27 has seen me through the Clinton years, 9/11, the Obama Great Ammunition Panic and will ride with me through the Impeachment of the President this year and through any other trouble the future may bring Lord willing.
Though I own and like both, I would venture the Smith "N" frame is a stronger and longer wearing action than the "I" frame Colts as well. Easier to repair and tune too.
The Colt does have a smoother DA trigger.
That's what it ultimately boils down to doesn't it?
Love the snubbie!
I used to own one but sold it to fund something else. Still have 2 model 28s that are a poor man's 27.
The gun is way overbuilt and that is a good thing when you start shooting heavy .357 loads. Don't sell the .357 short, it was the most powerful handgun cartridge from 1935 till the time the .44 Mag came out.
Obi Wan would probably agree with you on that, that is if he ever packed a Model 27!
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