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Who makes a .40 cal S&W revolver?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by hornsmoker, Oct 30, 2006.

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  1. hornsmoker

    hornsmoker Member

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    Anybody? I've never seen one, but do they exist?
     
  2. QuarterBoreGunner

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    I've always wondered why there were no .40 revolvers. I think the Ruger SP101 would make a dandy platform for a 5 shot .40 with moonclips. The cart is probably too large to fit the existing cylinder though.

    You could always get a S&W 610 revolver and shoot .40 through it; though that freebore jump to the forcing cone would be excessive... in fact... never mind.

    Bet Taurus would make one; it seems like something they'd tackle.
     
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    S&W made a couple of limited runs of the 646 - L-frame, 6-shot, moonclips. I had a couple one upon a time, but sold 'em off. You can find them now and again if you look hard, but they're expensive. See here for one.
     
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    Ive got one of the 646s and its a ball to shoot and easy to pack.
     
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    S&W 610 w/moonclips

    This works, but you'd probably get hooked on the 10mm round considering it brings the 40 cal round up the 357 mag power levels. Pretty spendy gun to shoot 40's in since most I see run about $900. They are pretty though.

    jeepmor
     
  6. TonyT

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    I have both the S&W 610 and the 646.

    The 646 is on the L-frame and is chambered in 40 S&W. A while back they were being dropped on the market after the change in IDPA rules which reclassified revolvers requiring moonclips. It has a titanium cylinder and stainless steel frame. A real accurate and pleasant gun to shoot. I use relatively mild reloads which push 155 or 180 gr. lead, plate or jacketed bullets at 800 fps or less. Enough to knock down steel plates, etc.

    The S&W 610 is built on the large N-frame. It's chambered in 10mm but shoots very well with 40 S&W ammo. I have the 4 inch version which I purchased for IDPA use a month before they changed the rules. I have test fired it with the loads described above and it is equally accurate.
     
  7. miko

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    If 38 can jump in 357 chamber, the 40 may just as well jump in 10mm.

    miko
     
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