New S&W 44mag, 45ACP snubbies!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Harpo, Feb 12, 2008.

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  1. Harpo

    Harpo Member

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    Check it out: S&W Nightguard

    Due to be released next month:

    325 - 45ACP 6 rounds
    327 - 357mag 8 rounds
    329 - 44mag 6 rounds
    386 - 357 mag 7 rounds
    396 - 44sp 5 rounds

    Scandium frame, ss cylinder, trit sights, and about 28oz.

    Time to start saving!

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  2. Wild Deuce

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    Six-Shot, 44 Mag, Scandium alloy .... J-Frame?

    Just buy a twelve pound sledge hammer and drop it on your hand six times ... it will be cheaper (the sledge hammer).

    Somewhere, someone is staring at the social end of their loaded 340PD trying to figure out how S&W squeezed a sixth round of 44 Magnum into the cylinder.
     
  3. ewayte

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    The .44 Magnum is an N frame. Even S&W can't defy the laws of physics that much!
     
  4. Gator

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    One in .44 Spl would be cool....if it didn't have the @#&K.
     
  5. ArchAngelCD

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    If you go to the link above and click all 5 Night Guard revolvers S&W is telling you all 5 are on a " Small Frame (J)- " Now that may be a mistake but that's what all 5 revolvers are marked as by S&W.
     
  6. def4pos8

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    That's GOT to be a screw-up. 325s, 327s & 329s are all on the N-frame. The 396 would be an L-frame and so on.

    Give 'em a little time. They'll straighten it out eventually. I'd be interested in the 396. Specs would help.
     
  7. DougDubya

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    Bane covered these. The 325, 327 and 329 are N frame. There's a 386 and 396 (.44 Special) on L frame. And they brought back the Model 15 as the 315 on the K frame.
     
  8. ArchAngelCD

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    def4pos8,
    The Spec sheets are there, just use the link above, click on the 396 then look below the SKU # and you will see a link for the Product Sheet.

    SPECIFICATIONS
    Model: 396 NightGuard
    Product Code: 163423
    Caliber: .44 Special
    Capacity: 5 Rounds
    Action: Single/Double Action
    Barrel Length: 2-1/2”
    Front Sight: XS® Sight 24/7 Standard Dot Tritium Sights
    Rear Sight: Cylinder & Slide Extreme Duty Fixed
    Overall Length: 7-3/8”
    Weight: 24.2 oz.
    Grip: Pachmayr Compac Custom
    Material: Scandium Alloy Frame/Stainless PVD Cylinder
    Finish: Matte Black
    Launch Date: March 2008
     
  9. peacemaker45

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    And I thought the existing 329 was a bad idea. OUCH!
     
  10. shooter429

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    Remember it is a Special that can shoot magnums (if you dare)

    As soon as they get rid of that frickin lock, I will buy one. But even then, light loads and heavy crimps will have to be the rule. I do like the grips and sights.

    Shooter429
     
  11. cherryriver

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    I looked at the 396 and was about to love it when the hammer spur snagged and I almost gouged myself.
    Bill
     
  12. Harpo

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    Wish they would make a hammerless version!
     
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    I'd love the 45acp in a mid-sized snubby. Give me 5 shots and make is small with a bobbed hammer.

    These do look smaller than an N frame, but dang $1k, no thanks.
     
  14. Wild Deuce

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    They caught their mistake. They moved them off the J-Frame page.
     
  15. hoptob

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    They caught one mistake but made another. Model 60 is now showing in both J- and K/L- frame sections... Did S&W let their webmaster go?

    Mike
     
  16. shooter429

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    Maybe we'll see a new model 19??????

    Show up in the N-frames Maybe even without the lock LOL
     
  17. DawgFvr

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    Do they come in their own Duffle Bags to carry them in or do you just drag them in a cart behind you?
     
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    I know that's only MSRP, but COME ON.
     
  19. BlindJustice

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    What's the barrel length on the NG N-frames ? 325/327/329

    ALso, that NG 396 has to be a 5 shooter.
     
  20. Harpo

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    2 1/2" barrels on all, and you're right - the 396 is a 5 shot.
     
  21. BlindJustice

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    Personally I think the 325 NG & 396 NG make for
    good CCW in a revolver platform. I'd want longer barrels
    for any magnum i.e. slower burning powder to get the
    advantages With the full moon clips the 325 NG has
    and advantage in reloading none of the others can compete
    with speedloaders/speed strips.

    I'd carry .45 AUto Rim 225 gr. Barnes XPB HP @ 90 FPS
    & .45 ACP 230 gr. SPeer Gold DOt JHPs in full moon clips for
    reloads. at 28 oz it should be manageable
     
  22. Revolver Ocelot

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    I have my eye on the 325 and 327, can't wait to get to handle some of them
     
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    S&w 315

    I can't the 315 on S&W website, unless I overlooked it. Anyone have the link? Thanks
     
  24. Chuck Perry

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    Interesting to note that the 610 didn't make the cut for a Night Guard cross-over.
     
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    Scandium,the metal,is very expensive $1000 a pound IIRC that's why the $1000+ price tag. Don't know if we use scandium where I work but some of the exotic alloys we use for making commercial/military jet engine part are out sight. My company makes a tidy sum from recycling all those turning and scrapped parts.
     
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