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Smith and Wesson 8 shot .357 magnum revolvers

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Alex45ACP, Nov 26, 2006.

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  1. Alex45ACP

    Alex45ACP Member

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  2. Jackal

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    Not to mean any offense, but I think that the revo in the link is just, well...hideous. Nothing can match the looks of the pre-90's Smith's.
     
  3. Arcticfox

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    Try the 627. It comes in several guises.
     
  4. RON in PA

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    The 627, one great revolver.:) :)
     
  5. JoeHatley

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    The current model 520 is an 8 shot, with a Ti cylinder.

    Joe
     
  6. Guy B. Meredith

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    The revolver pictured is one version of the 627 that has come down the pike. I rather like that one and it is one that Jerry Miculek and others have used in competition rather extensively.
     
  7. Seven For Sure

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    The 520 is a seven shot L frame. The eight shot's are N frames.
     
  8. erich w

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    If you go to smith-wesson.com and check their performance center you'll find a few, all of the the 327 and 627 models and their variations hold 8 shots of 357. I own a 627 v-comp and it is the best shooting gun I've ever owned, it set a world record 8 shots of 357 in under 1 second.

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  9. Guy B. Meredith

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    Naw, the V-comp is boring--too accurate, too easy. Bloody tank. ;)
     
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  10. Eightball

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    I want one.....:(
     
  11. erich w

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    don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with a gun that is less acurate, they definitly can be more fun and challenging but if I don't want to take chances with my shot I trust my v-comp
     
  12. RustyShackelford

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    Smith and Wesson PC-327 model .357...

    Any members here ever shoot or handle a 327 S&W .357magnum? I was looking over the 2006 line and saw this small DA revolver.

    Rusty
     
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    Heh, it's only small compared to its sister N frames. It's actually a big gun.
     
  14. Murray52

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    what do you guys think of them I tried one yesterday and liked it though it felt diff than any other SW I have tried
     
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    which 327 the mp. trr8, snub nosed one? I've handled and fired one of the
    trr8's
     
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    Very nice revolver.
     
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    I have a 627 and it is an excellent revolver. I am very satisfied with it and would highly recommend one to anyone interested.

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    Grandmaster and Erich, those are certainly 2 beautifull guns! How is the recoil and blast firing Magnum loads; and if you dont mind me asking, how much did you guys shell out for the guns?
     
  19. Guy B. Meredith

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    High Plains Drifter,

    Magnum loads in my M66 are VERY brisk. In the 686+, brisk but manageable. When I go to the 627 I wonder where the recoil went--probably less than the .38 spl +P rounds I shoot in the 686+. The .38 spl +P are like .22s when shot from the 627. Just "poof"... Like I said the thing's a tank.

    And they all hit where you aim.

    The general V-comp model listed around $1000 when I got mine (for $20 worth of raffle tickets), but it is a special production run so I don't know whether that would affect the value. I had a long debate with myself before deciding to shoot this beauty.
     
  20. erich w

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    "poof" really is the best way to put it, when I first started looking into one I had people telling me 1200 to 1500 I finally found someone on ga selling them for 900 new which is needless to say the way I went, just out of curiosity grandmaster thats one of the early runs isn't it, how old is the one you got?
     
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    Recoil is noticeably light with magnums compared to a K frame. I especially love shooting .38 specials as they feel almost like a .22! :) I gave $750 for mine.
     
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    Excellent revolver. Use the search function and you will find plenty of input on them; ignore the "lock/anti-lock" diatribe, and you will find useful info. I love mine.:D PM if you want a good description of it.

    What is the difference in finishes on the two 627s presented here? Is one nickel, or are both stainless with different sheen?
     
  23. Alex45ACP

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    WOW, those 627s are nice! That just may be my next firearm purchase :)

    How do they balance? Do you guys carry them at all?
     
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    They are both stainless. Smith uses the number 6 in front of the model number to denote stainless.
     
  25. GrandmasterB

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    Mine has a bead blast finish. I use it mainly for competition. It is pretty muzzle heavy, but that really helps it soak up the recoil. :D

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