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Who'd have thought: a revolver with a Picatinny rail

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by doublebarrel, Feb 11, 2006.

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  1. doublebarrel

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    Kudos to Smith, what a revolutionary concept!...

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    It's called S&W Performance Center's 8-shot .357 "Tactical" revolver, from Gunblast.com. Looks high tech, doesn't it? Too bad it has performance center name on it, which means limited production and expensive like hell(normal Smith models are expensive ENOUGH). But, it's still the first railed wheelgun I know of. I guess they will try to build a plastic wheelgun next, and call it "Glith", for "Glock Smith"...;)
     
  2. kevin387

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    I want one.
     
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    I keep looking at that and thinking that if it had a flashlight on the lower rail and lost the top rail, it would look like Turner's gun from _Count Zero_.

    Rick
     
  4. Stasher1

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    Man, I'll be glad when this light rail trend dies. :barf:
     
  5. mattz357

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    If that were stainless and pre-lock, I'd buy one without question. Truth be told, it's VERY likely stainless under that black finish, so only the lock would stop me. They need to take that scope and rail off though, they look a little ridiculous.
     
  6. Deer Hunter

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    I knew I liked Smith for a reason.

    I'm planning on getting a 627 8-shot this summer when I earn enough money. Now, I don't think I'll be getting that model, but it's nice to see some variation with the average DA revolver lineup. They havn't really had much innovative designs since they came out.
     
  7. Nightcrawler

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    Did I not say a few weeks ago that Smith oughta make a revolver with a rail?

    Now they need to make one in .45ACP, since they're reading my threads anyway. :cool:

    Now, the trick is...where do you find a holster for it? It probably won't fit a normal N-Frame holster with the squared-off barrel, and with a light attached?
     
  8. mattz357

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    I wasn't looking all that closely before, but I now notice that it looks like an 8 shot. Can anyone confirm this is an 8 shot N frame? Thanks!
     
  9. ChristopherG

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    Yeah, they've been making 8-shot N-frames in .357 and .38 super for several years now. It's a lotta gun.
     
  10. mattz357

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    Chris, I'm aware of that, I was just hoping it might have been an L frame. The N frames are a little large for my liking, and everything I have now uses the same grips (all K/L frame) so that would throw off everything. Oh well, I still want one. :)
     
  11. ChristopherG

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    Ah--sorry I misunderstood. I don't think they could jam more than 7 .357's in an L-frame. On the other hand, if what you want is an L-frame .357 with a rail, it seems probable that they'll offer it on more than one model if it proves popular. Don't give up hope!
     
  12. BlkHawk73

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    Oh look a rail...that makes it tactical! Oh Boy! :barf:

    Wonder how many that swore they'd never own a lockable gun will say "I want one"
     
  13. mattz357

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    We don't even have CCW here in IL, so 7 (or even 6) would be fine with me. I just think it looks cool! :)
     
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    I dunno -- looks like it'd make a right handy house gun.. perfect for those who want a weapon-mounted light and such but don't want an auto for whatever reason.

    I don't see the point to griping about light rails and such on general principles... they're a tool and fit a niche. Don't want one, don't buy one.

    Now, in this case, I'm curious how the light's supposed to be activated. Since the rail is way up under the barrel, it looks like the little finger levers used on dustcover-mounted lights wouldn't be accessible. Perhaps a little wire-and-button arrangement like some lasers used to use?
     
  15. 357wheelgunner

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    It makes sense for people who keep a wheelgun for home defense and want a light mounted on their handgun, but wow does that look ugly.

    I'm getting a sig P226 with a rail for my home defense gun, and one without a rail for my CCW, but I'll still shoot and carry my wheelguns from time to time.

    That revolver looks ugly, my eyes hurt. Would someone please post a pic of what a revolver is supposed to look like? (hint blued/nickel, pinned and recessed K-frame)
     
  16. mbartel

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    IIRC Smith made the PC X-frame 10.5" 500 with the rail about 2 years ago.....
     
  17. IV Troop

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    Been there Done That already.

    I mounted a rail under my full lug 629 comp gun for an M3 flashlight for hunting at night a while ago.

    The M3 light on bottom and a Holosight on top is ugly but very effective on fast moving targets at nights.

    Killer running jackrabbit gun
     
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    I think it's a great idea!

    Will have to wait for other makers to catch one though since I'm not buying a Smith with that freaking lock hole in the side!!!!!!!!!!!:banghead:
     
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    I think so too. It'd have to be a wired remote, like a button taped to the grip with a tether routed to the light. Not very neat, but it will work. Maybe in the future they'd invent a wireless remote controlled tac light, like using Blue Tooth technology or something...:cool:
     
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    Perhaps... I'd sooner see embedded wire in the frame with contacts in the rail and in the gripframe. Then put the button arrangement of your choice in the grip, and the attachment of your choice (with its power supply) on the rail. All the gun has to do is hold the wiring.

    :D
     
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    so, who's gonna be the first one to clamp on a vertical foregrip? ;)
     
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    Ignoring the the legal issues, call me a wuss but I wouldn't want my forearm that close to the blast from the cylinder gap.:uhoh:
     
  23. Any Cal.

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    I asked my smith about something similiar for a Redhawk. If that comes out in a 329 I am selling my soul to get it. Something about hearing assorted grunts and snuffles in the night outside your tent and slapping a weapon light on the bottom of your .44.:evil: :D :D :D Sorry, just can't quit smiling.:D
    If that one wasn't an N frame I would be more interested. Size does matter!
     
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    Wha...?

    How can you guys not like N-Frames?

    Personally, I'm addicted to the things. Especially with 5" barrels. :D

    Heathens. Grumble grumble...
     
  25. P. Plainsman

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    You know, that's kind of interesting. Not my cup of tea, but interesting. Eight rounds of .357 isn't bad, either. More power to 'em.
     
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