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Which one?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Josh Aston, Oct 26, 2007.

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  1. Josh Aston

    Josh Aston Member

    Apr 12, 2006
    Mountain Home, ID
    Never thought I'd make a thread like this, but I'm having a hard time making up my mind. I want a new gun and the two I'm looking at that fit the current budget are a S&W MP9c and a 3" J frame in .357, I think it's a 60, but not really sure on the model numbers for the revos. One of the deciding factors is the internal lock on the revo. But if anyone makes a kit to plug the hole after I take the lock out then that would be a non-issue. That's assuming the lock can even be taken out.
  2. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Johnson City, TN
    I have a M&P compact nine and have owned and shot revolvers similar in size to your Smith. The M&P is only slightly larger in height and length (though it is somewhat thick), holds over twice as many of what I believe to be a more effective cartridge, has far less recoil, better sights and an easy trigger pull, and is available without a lock. I no longer even own any small-frame revolvers.

    ;) I am sure the "revolver "homers'" will disagree. :neener:
  3. jparham

    jparham Member

    Nov 19, 2006
    Lone...Haraunger...you...speak...heresy...must...be...punished...thumbscrews...pissy cat...:evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil:
    In all seriousness, I'd take the Model 60. It's a time-proven design and is one of the best feeling firearms I've ever held (note, I have never shot either gun). Also a 3'' is one of the best barrel lengths- compromise between concealabilty and shootability.
    But go with what fits you best.
  4. sm

    sm member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Between black coffee, and shiftn' gears
    If can, shoot both to see which one fits you best.

    I am partial to 3" revolvers, and 3" J and K frames are great guns.

    Then again if you don't get the 3" Model 60 , some Curmudgeon will end up with it, which is a good thing. ;)

    Buy the new offerings, and trade in the OLDer revolvers on them
    -Curmudgeon Advice, #47
  5. Oohrah

    Oohrah Member

    Dec 29, 2006
    So. Coast Oregon
    I have owned a J with 3" HB since the early 70s as a LEOs back
    up. Will never part with it. Repaced the tiny hand grips with
    wood Mustang with a couple of finger memory grooves.:D
  6. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Member

    Nov 25, 2006
    Northeast PA, USA
    I would (and did) buy the J frame.
    A 3" Model 60 is a good revolver.
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