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S&W Mod 10-7 4" skinny bbl report (pics)

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Berto, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    I was able to score this minty 10-7 skinny bbl a few days ago, very lightly used.
    It's your basic, boring police six shooter .38sp....which happens to be a very effective combat handgun, serving Law Enforcement and Military for almost a century. I like them for how they shoot and handle.

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    Here with some of my other boring Police six-shooters;

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    I used std pressure 158gr flat pointed fmj Magtech ammo, a watered down plinking load, chronos just over 800fps in guns like this.

    I found the sights slightly easier to pick up with the higher profile front sight, recoil was mild even with the light barrel. It shot right to POA out to 20+ yrds, as expected, with 158gr being the load they are regulated for.

    The trigger was typical S&W K frame, light and clean in SA and a smooth approx 11-12lb DA pull. Very easy to put a couple cylinders into a 3" cluster rapid fire at 21ft.

    Results:

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    My dark clothed Bad Guy target was shot DA COM at 50ft, head shooting was 21ft rapid fire. Good.

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    Complete total satisfaction with this one, pretty much what I come to expect of a .38sp K frame. Gravitas.

    Other than adding a Tyler insert, it's perfect.
     

  2. Bill Keith

    Bill Keith

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    Never boring! My 4" heavy barrel model 10 and 64 are two of my fasvorite shooters:wavey:
    Looking at the picture of the new one makes me want to go get some chocolate:rofl:
     
  3. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Sweet mamajama!!!

    These wheelguns point amazingly well and can get rounds on target quick.
     
  4. ronin.45

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    Nice shooting Berto. A K frame smith is hard to beat.

    I'm beginning to think you don't actually eat those peanut butter cups and Rolos.:tongueout:
     
  5. Nestor

    Nestor Lean & Mean

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    You just reminded me that shooting is one of my favorite ways to overcome the winter blues...that slowly kicks in here. Wonderful gun and good shooting there. I don't know, but every time I can see model 10 listed for sale, I seriously have a very hard time to resist the urge of buying it. Again, it's my favorite handgun.
     
  6. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    I refilled the candy last Sunday.:whistling:


    These wheelguns point amazingly well and can get rounds on target quick.

    THey really can, that's true.
     
  7. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank Glock4Life

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    Two of the most accurate handguns that I ever owned were a S&W M13, 4" and a M27, 8 3/8". S&W does make some really great revolvers.
     
  8. Lt Scott 14

    Lt Scott 14

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    All great choices in K frames. I own a 10-5 and have started to carry it again after years of Glocks. Just a change, no problems with either one. Also have my bug: 442 w/ 110 gr Hydra Shocks. Going to polish up my basketweave "Bill Jordan" border style holster, and
    belt, complete with 12 round ammo loops, and cuff case/ cuffs.(S&W # 100s).
    Good luck and straight shooting!
     
  9. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    THat's one thing I need to do...get a good carry rig for these guns.
    Generally when I carry a belt gun, it's a 1911, but I could see toting one of the K frames with a good holster.
     
  10. 4Baldy

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    My first revolver was a model 10. One of the best ever made. That sure is a shooter you have there.:supergrin:
     
  11. AZ Jeff

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    I have it's predecessor---the M&P Model 1905 4th change. Mine was made in 1941, and was owned by my grandfather. It's not fancy and "tacticool", but the lockwork is pure S&W smooth, and you can dump 6 rds on a target DA faster than you can believe.

    They are amazing, and very often overlooked, handguns for self defense.
     
  12. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    Those older smiths with the 'long action' were absolutely the smoothest DA shooters.
     
  13. got2hav1

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    Congrats and good shooting. I was very interested as I have a 10-5 blue with a 5" barrel coming to me in a few days. Look forward to shooting it. :cool:
     
  14. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    Is it an RCMP revolver by chance?
     
  15. G26AZ

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    FWIW - I had a friend who was a retired Detroit PD Officer from the 50's thru the 70's. His duty gun (issued, IIRC?) was a 5" Model 10 .38 as well.
     
  16. fnfalman

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