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Model 10 Police Trade In

Discussion in 'Smith & Wesson Club' started by benji, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. benji


    Sep 23, 2003
    I saw these online from Bud's for $269. It seems like a great deal to me. Anybody have one or have a good reason for me to pass on one?

    Is there any benefit to square or round butt?

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  2. jwhite75

    jwhite75 Gubmint Worker

    Jan 6, 2009
    Dub V
    The Model 10 is a great old .38. To me the round butt vs square butt thing would be more about concealability if you were to carry it.


    COWBOYSHOOTER Oh dear....

    Sep 10, 2000
    I run Bartertown
    I got one. its CNC milled out of tool grade awesome. It will outshoot my pimped out Model 15 with basic 158 LSWC. Although the 15 runs right with if i feed it 130 FMJ. Dunno what thats about. Buy the Model 10. be happy. Tool grade awesome. :cool:

    Disclaimer: I live near enough to Buds that I went in and had them lay 4 on the counter for me to choose from. This is the only revolver I own that I have NO plans to work the action over on.

    Tool. Grade. Awesome.

    Do it.

    The Kool calls to you.

    I want another one.

    COWBOYSHOOTER Oh dear....

    Sep 10, 2000
    I run Bartertown
    Forgot your round/square butt question, sorry.

    Pure personal preference. Round, with finger groove grips, does conceal a little better. A 4" Model 10 aint super conconcealable. But I've done it. Cause I can. :cool:
  5. fran m

    fran m

    Mar 7, 2005
    drexel hill pa
    The round butt is the one to get at least to me. Looks cool with the factory wooden stocks and the Tyler T grip of your choice.

    I would love to have one of these but want one less beat up the the Bud's examples.

    I'm a K frame fan, have at least ten of em.
  6. michael e

    michael e

    Nov 20, 2010
    At that price just get both.
  7. kostnerave


    Sep 4, 2010
    I bought one SW-10 bull barrel about ten years ago to work on as a hobby. My wife took it to the range and upon returning informed me it was a great shooter and I'd better find another project because this one was hers. She was of course right and it is a tack driver very smooth pull and is a handsome gun. If I'd have bought two then we would both have one. Good luck.
  8. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    I love the M10. :)
  9. Poohgyrr

    Poohgyrr trout fear me!

    The old M10 is a great 38. FWIW, I prefer my guns with a square butt; but they make good conversion grips if you get stuck with a round one. :cool:
  10. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

    Aug 4, 2008
    Lubbock, TX
    I have one, it is very accurate.
  11. sgtstryker


    Dec 27, 2011
    Southwest Ga.
    I ordered one of the square butt models, it's decent on the outside but a tight action and smooth trigger. The grips are very rough, no problem, tho. Also, J&G has the 64 model for just a tick more, bobbed hammers on them. I think everyone likes model 10's, my wife pulled the same thing, mentioned above, on me. Good for her.
  12. plugg99


    Nov 2, 2010
    My co-worker just ordered one and he was really impressed on the condition for the age. He said everything locked up nice and tight and other than a little cosmetic wear you wouldn't have been able to tell it had been used. I know they are hit and miss on wear but as far as being worn out his is far from it. For the price he wishes he would have ordered two.
  13. Kentguy


    Nov 22, 2010
    Kent, OH
    I don't know if you have made a desicion about purchasing the Model 10 or not. However my experience is that just this past June of 2011, I purchased a Model 10-6 with a 4" heavy barrel.

    I bought it to reload the 38 special cartridge and just to have fun with at the range. What can I say, it's built like a tank, the trigger is smooth and it is an extreamly accurate gun. I can see why the boys in blue have kept this firearm at thier side for all those decades.

    Thats a pretty good price, IMO, buy it you can't go wrong.
  14. Taroman

    Taroman US Army Retired

    Dec 20, 2005
    The Wet Side of Oregon
    I've gotten two of 'em. Both Aussie cop guns.
    The 4" -11 is flat out amazing. DA is like warm butter, as accurate at combat distances as anything I have.