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S&W model 12

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Glenn Kelley, Oct 8, 2005.

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  1. Glenn Kelley

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    I'm looking at one.Nice and tight,feels like it was made for my hand.What do you folks think of the gun?
     
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    Alloy version of the M&P (Mod 10), one of the greatest handguns ever made.

    I shy away from alloy frames because I worry about stretching them with warm handloads. But they are great for packing because of weight.

    Be aware that the 12 uses different stocks than other K frames and finding replacements can suck.
     
  3. Glenn Kelley

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    model 12

    I would use it as a house gun.There is no CCW here.I was looking at a J frame as I wanted a snubbie this was offered as an alternative.It already has rubber Hogues on it which I like
     
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    It's my favorite CCW revolver, but for a house gun I'd probably want a bit more weight and a lot more barrel.
     
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    Yes except for the last two years of production the Model 12 had a thinner grip frame. The profile was the same, just thinner.

    To use mono grips often times a shim is needed.
    To use hinged Pachmayr type grips a shim is a must.
    For wood grips or twp piece rubber grips the edges can be sanded to fit or shims can be used.


    The 12-4 used standard grips
     
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    BB, you beat me to it about the 12-4. I guess you know your S&W's too!
     
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    What I know about the Model 12 I learned the hard way.

    Or rather the expensive way.
     
  8. Brian Williams

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    I would love to find a mod 12 that was part of the overrun from the batch for the French police 3" mid weight tapered barrel and a round grip. Leave off the stupid frame mount safety.
    I have thought about getting a 3" mod 10-7 with the mid weight barrel and putting it on a 4" mod 12 with round grip...

    again too much money spent....
     
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    I've had a few 12's. With 12-4 they went to standard width frame. I've made grips that fit earlier than dash fours using standard S&W grips and 15 mins. worth of sandpapering. I wouldn't hesitate carrying a 12 2" with a RB. 12's are rapidly becoming a collectable item. If you find a nice one I'd safe it.
     
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