Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by velocette, Dec 24, 2021.
I have one just like it with the original box.
I'm thinking of one of them...
Probably because it's the revolver I carried when in the USAF.
I spent a lot of hours at the base range(s) shooting/qualifying with this gun,,,
Since then (70's) I've fired a ton of different brands of revolvers,,,
Nothing feels as good in my hands as a S&W K-Frame.
None please me as much as my personal Combat Masterpiece,,,
It feels just as good in my hand now as it did 50 years ago.
Here is "Stella" and her baby sister,,,
Didi, the Model 18 in .22 LR.
At the ripe old age of 70 I've started to sell/gift a lot of my guns,,,
I'll probably pare the number down to 4-5 guns total.
This pair and my Mom's venerable Colt Frontier Scout,,,
Will never leave my ownership.
Actually I do carry it occasionally. I got a nice Tucker Leather IWB holster for it. Problems with concealed carry are the large cylinder and the overall length of the revolver. Good holsters make is better, but still wider and longer than my CZ PCR.
He didn’t do badly at all. It took him a bit to get used to the long DA trigger of these K-frames. (His only other handgun shooting over the years has been shooting the Ruger Standard auto and Wrangler rimfires.) After several cylinders of .22 he started shooting the model 15, his first-ever centerfire handgun experience. He was thrilled to keep all but one within the 10 ring at 5 yards, all in the 8 ring at 10.
Model 15 at full recoil:
(148 gr RNL over 3.5 gr Unique. My favorite plate-rack load for my 686+.)
Soon he’ll step up to the 44 Spl. and .357 Mags.
Thanks for the idea to go out and exercise the 15, we had a great time.
My Rossi 511. I remember getting it from a LGS and thinking I did horrible ($200) a couple years ago. Its probably one of my favorites to shoot.
Issue ammunition was round nose FMJ...150 grain if I recall correctly, and we also had a half dozen flare rounds for it....used for signaling purposes, they could be shot up through the jungle canopy, and wouldn't be confused for ground fire, by rescue acft.
Thanks for sharing your good time with an aged warrior. Best regards, Rod
It is still one of my favorite range guns and one of them also serves as my back up house gun.
It is simply one of the best balanced revolvers I have ever shot or held. Loaded with FEDERAL HST or DOUBLE TAP +P, it is also a very effective defensive handgun.
Only downside is that the sights are hard to see against a dark background if the area is not well lit. Still, I would recommend them highly.
everyone is on to just what awesome revolvers these were and are (dang this internet thingie, in the old days there just wasn't the competition out there for used guns) -- if any of my LGSs get one in (usually from a widow or estate, 'cause no thinking man sells his), it usually sells the same day it's put under the glass counter.
After buying the one I posted earlier for my son in law as a Christmas gift what you describe happened. Hanging out at my local gun shop haunt a fellow came in and sold them a sweet little model 15 in the box. Jimmy the owner wasn't halfway down the counter when I stopped him and asked the out the door price. I bought it with two other people ready to pounce on it. The gun never got to a display case.
(I think it was the Glock 19 of its day)
As far as I know, they still have it. It certainly was a sweet little revolver.
When I was in DaNang the AP guys carried S&W Model 10. That's what I think they had anyway.
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