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Newfound wheel gun love

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Benello, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. Benello


    May 14, 2008
    So I have long been an autopistol lover. I gots Glorps, Berettas, of course Sigs, and even some HK's, Rugers, etc., but lately I have discovered the beauty of wheel guns. It's funny because in the past I had little interest in revolvers.

    I knew I wanted a peacemaker, but that was about it. Well, after seeing some of the pics over time here on the Sigforum, I grew to really love not only single action cowboy pistols, but old-school Smith and Wessons too! I was able to snatch up a police trade in model 19 that was imported back into the US. It has a good amount of wear and some dings (still waiting for a new rear sight blade to come in stock), but is still beautiful and just feels GREAT to shoot. Very
    smooth and accurate. I find myself wanting more vintage Smiths in the future!

    I put some new grips on my Vaquero and it feels much better in the hand now so I included a pic of it too.


    Last edited: Jun 29, 2012

  2. ronin.45


    Apr 24, 2008
    A 19 is a great first Smith.

    When you grow up you should look at a real Smith. A 25/625 in .45ACP.😄
  3. hogship

    hogship It's MY Island

    Older Smith and Wesson revolvers are a real "turn on"! They are currently the most desireable for collections, and the M19 is one of the greatest revolvers in their history.

  4. barth

    barth six barrels

    Oct 7, 2011
    The Free Zone
    1/2 of my guns are S&W revolvers;
    629-2 4" 44 mag Mountain Gun
    65-3 3" Heavy Barrel 357 mag
    640-1 2.125" Centennial 357 mag
    342 ti 1 7/8" Centennial 38 +P

  5. Berto

    Berto woo woo

    Sep 15, 2003
    Nice revolvers, I heard they shoot pretty good too.
  6. pennlineman


    Feb 16, 2009
    Welcome to the club. The model 19 is a true classic. While I like my N frames the .357 K frames offer a balance of size, weight and power that is hard to beat. Old police guns give the gun a lot more character than a gun that has spent 40 years hiding in its box.

    Just be careful, it can become addictive.

  7. Berto

    Berto woo woo

    Sep 15, 2003
    Just be careful, it can become addictive.


  8. K.Kiser


    Jan 23, 2010
    Shreveport, La.
    I've only in the last several years had any real interest in semi-autos despite owning a couple of them since the early 90's... I grew up shooting wheelguns, but not so much these days due to my schedule... Nonetheless, when I pick one up now and slide those rounds into the cylinder and ring a few out, it's like hearing cool old songs from your youth as it just feels like home with and old friend... The S&W's are great pistols, and I've tried as far as my bank account and hand would go to wear an older .357 out but it still works like the day it was new which was 25 years before I got it which was 20 years ago... I've got a GP100 now but I think the Smith was a better feeling pistol to me, they just hit a home run with those...

    Long live the smoke wagon...