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Smith and Wesson Carry gun

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by BenelliM2, Nov 19, 2012.

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  1. BenelliM2

    BenelliM2 TS Member

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    Looking at getting a carry gun,looked at the model 36 now thinking about a model 60 (stainless version of the model 36) any pros-cons out there on this model,just wanted to hear what people had to say about these models.
     
  2. Shooting Coach

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    I have a 99+% 640 for sale, Gunbroker # 317693277. Bid starts at below wholesale.

    I bought a factory engraved model as an early Xmas present.
     
  3. Ray Collins

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    I have a model 60 that I purchased almost 30 years ago. It has been excellent and given no problems. My wife now uses it. I highly recommend it.


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  4. hmb

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    Model 36 is an excellent carry gun. I like it with rubber pachmeyer grips. HMB
     
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    you must mean a concealed carry gun. mod 60 is fine i have a 640 (like the one above) it is a .357 mag. shoots .38's fine, double action only. You can get the mod 60 in .357 also.
     
  6. skeeljc

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    S&W J frame revolvers are good guns.

    My personal favorite is the model 638. It is light weight (15 oz.) and has a shrouded hammer. Ideal for pocket carry.

    Jim Skeel<BR>P/W Dealer/Distributor

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  7. Sky Buster

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    Get an airweight version. Much lighter. You won't regret it.
     
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    The Airweights are great to carry, but miserable to shoot. One needs to practice with their carry arm.

    I got this 640 for an early Xmas present. I have wanted an engraved model, carry and shoot it.

    There are no pockets in a shroud, and the gun shoots as good as it looks. I can easily run a plate rack with it. It's ability to shoot Magnum ammo is a huge advantage.

    I have confidence in the gun if I need to use it in a lethal encounter.
     
  9. W.P.T.

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    I feel that any encounter that I have to pull a gun is going to be a lethal encounter except on very rare occasion ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  10. smsnyder

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    The airweight is very accurate but hurts your hand shooting +p loads in 38. I like mine alot. Plenty of power to stop the bad guy.
     
  11. larryjk

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    I bought the first S&W Model 60 3" in the family. After my daughter had a problem while traveling, her husband bought her a Model 60. He used it so often he bought one for himself. We are all sold on their ability to be sighted in and hit the target consistently with magnum ammo, yet be small enough to not advertise you are carrying. You won't regret owning one.
     
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    In today's world, the Model 76 may be a better choice.
     
  13. Sky Buster

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    Eightbore:

    Do you know why the gun was called the Model 76?
    The materials to build it cost $76.00 at the time
    of it's introduction.
     
  14. Sky Buster

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    It's called a "carry gun" because your supposed to carry it.
    Your going to carry it alot more than your going to shoot it.
    Don't worry about the recoil of an airweight during an actual
    encounter, you won't feel the recoil.
     
  15. Shooting Coach

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    One will not feel the recoil, may not hear the gun fire, but if they never shoot it, don't forget, one is responsible for every bullet from their gun, no matter how frightened, or injured one is.

    Airweights are no fun to shoot. I went back to the steel frame Smith. The magnum is more comfortable to shoot from my 640 than 38+P is from an Airweight.
     
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