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Just Bought It

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Marshall, Jan 19, 2003.

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  1. Marshall

    Marshall Member

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    JUST BOUGHT IT
    WELL, AS REAGAN USED TO SAY, I BOUGHT A S&W 696 44 SPECIAL THIS WEEKEND. AFTER LOOKING FOR A FEW WEEKS AND HANDLING MANY SMALL REVOLVERS, I DECIDED ON THIS DUDE.

    I KNOW THERE ARE SMALLER AND LIGHTER REVOLVERS IN THIS CATEGORY BUT, IN MY HAND, IT JUST FELT RIGHT! SEE GUY'S AND GAL'S, I AM USED TO HANDLING RUGER REDHAWKS AND SUPER REDHAWKS IN 44MAG, WITH SCOPES. I ALSO HAVE A 6" COLT 357MAG. TO ME, THIS GUN FELT LIGHT BUT YET HEAVY AND SOLID IN COMPARISON. IT ALSO FELT MORE SOLID THAN SOME OTHER MODELS AND BRANDS I HANDLED.

    NOW FOR GRIPS AND A HOLSTER, I'LL FIND THOSE THIS WEEK SOMETIME. ACTUALLY, THE GRIPS THE GUN HAS NOW FEEL GOOD BUT, I WANT SOME NICE LOOKING AND FEELING WOOD GRIPS TOO.

    I AM STILL CONFUSED ON WHAT THE LETTER REPRESENT ON THE FRAMES, J, K, L, N AND Q, R, S, T, . I LOOKED AT VARIOUS REVOLVERS AND CATEGORIZED THEM INTO, SQUIRRLEY, MEDIOCRE, BEEFY, AND BAD! ROFL THEN BOUGHT ONE.

    THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP IN ANSWERING QUESTIONS I HAVE POSTED IN THE PAST, I APPRECIATE YOUR INPUT AND TIME SPENT.

    NOW, TELL ME VERY GOOD AMMO TO USE. ONLY REAL PURPOSE I SEE IS CLOSE RANGE PROTECTION, WHICH IS WHAT I BOUGHT THE GUN FOR. ONE OTHER THING, WHERE CAN I GET A FRONT SIGHT WITH A TRITIUM DOT?

    THANKS,
    MARSHALL

    Ps Dang, sorry for the caps, I just noticed. But, I am not about to retype. :neener:
     
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  2. Dave Williams

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    S&W frames are designated by a letter. Going from smallest to largest they are, J, K, L and N (and they may add a new one = X).

    Your new 696 is based on the "L" size.
     
  4. Marshall

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    Thanks Dave, I noticed, then read the thread on .44 special ammo after I posted this.

    I have noticed some of the PC guns have a Tritium Front dot. That's why I was asking.
    I'll contact S&W and see what they can suggest.

    Specifications
    Product Code: 170170
    Caliber: .357 Magnum
    Capacity: 7 Rounds, Recessed for Moon Clips
    Barrel Length: Full Lug 3" Ported
    Front Sight: Ramp with Tritium Dot Night Sight
    Rear Sight: Adjustable Black Blade
    Grips: Altamont Rosewood
    Checkered Combat
    Material: Carbon Steel
    Finish: Black
    Overall Length: 8.00"
    Weight: 37.5 oz.
    Other Features: PC Aluminum, Locking Gun case
    UPC Code: 022188701708
     
  5. Dave Williams

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    Marhall

    I never even thought of the PC. Good idea.

    Dave
     
  6. Marshall

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    Old Fuff, thanks! I didn't know if they were suppose to look like there letters or what? Hehe I summized size was the case, but for all I knew it was years, or model catagories.

    Yea Dave, I was cruising those PC's and noticed that one, thought hmmmm, interesting! Need to do that, somehow.

    Thanks
    Marshall :)
     
  7. Kahr carrier

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    Congrats on your new Smith ,happy shooting.:)
     
  8. Albert Shear

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    Great Choice

    I have had one since they were introduced. A dream to shoot. Fellas, you may want to grab one if yoy are thinking about it, S&W has discontinued them. Now every big bore revolver person out there is searching.
    Al
     
  9. VictorLouis

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    Ditto!

    Got a clean, ANIB example at the last show. Blasted it yesterday, and I'm pleased so far. A few mods will bring it right up to speed for my tastes.:)
     
  10. Marshall

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    Kahr, Victor and Albert, thank you. Should be a good blaster.
     
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