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NY1 S@W mod 64 report (pics)

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Berto, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    Finally got to shoot this thing;

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    went to a local outdoor range, targets are fixed at 25yrds.

    I used a few different types of ammo:

    Hornady Critical Defense 110gr FTX +P .38sp

    PMC Starfire +P 125gr

    Reloaded mixed brass 148gr plated wadcutters, std pressure.

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    ( I didn't shoot any of the FBI loads in the speedloader)

    All shooting was offhand (Isos) shooting double action...because the gun is DAO.
    I really liked the balance of this K frame with the heavy barrel. Recoil, esp muzzle flip was minimal, the front sight would just drop right back down as the next shot was staged.
    I had to remind myself to slow down, as it was so easy to just keep rolling them off approaching 1shot/sec.....and it would hurt my grouping, so I stayed around 1 shot per 2 sec.

    In this pic (zoomed in, sorry about the fuzz) I had just thrown one high.
    Slow down, moron.

    These were the wadcutters...

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  2. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    THe gun was actually a little high POI/POA with the wads, but really close. Maybe 2 inches. I was holding center of the square. The body of the 50 shot group is just over the POA.

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    Going to the PMC Starfires, I shot all of them, making an effort to be a little more precise and less quick. These were pretty well dead on, I had held slightly high, thinking they would hit low. They didn't.

    About a 4" group for 20rnds. Better.

    The bullet holes are actually kinda star shaped.

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    Since I paid almost $30 dollars for these gee whiz new Hornady FTX loads, I shot five, holding the low 4 ring on the paper. They hit about 2" below my POA, but centered.
    What chrono data I've seen puts them around 1050-1100fps from a 4" gun like this. Fair...but I still prefer the FBI load. I might keeps these in the gun for Home though, they are lowish on penetration.

    Anyways, a 2.7" group.

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    I like this gun, it feels almost perfect as a good combat revolver, other than adding a Tyler T and blackening the sights, it's pretty well good.
     

  3. ronin.45

    ronin.45

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    Good shooting Berto.
    Nothing like a solid revolver!:supergrin:
     
  4. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    Thanks. I had a guy on my right, shooting timed bullseye with a nice high end target pistol ( maybe a Pardini...). On my left was guy shooting an LAR Grizzly in .45 Winmag, withthe factory compensator.
    Loud. As. Hell.
    It was psyching the Pardini guy out.:supergrin:
     
  5. HAMMERHEAD

    HAMMERHEAD

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    Nice gun, nice shooting.
     
  6. Stephen A. Camp

    Stephen A. Camp Deceased

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    Hello and thanks for the report on a most favored revolver.

    Best.
     
  7. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Viva Hate CLM

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    Good range report, my man - pretty good offhand shooting too.

    What's the trigger like? Seems like S&W trigger have varied quite a bit over the years, you know when yours was made?

    I'm guessing the NY1 means these were made to NYPD specs?
     
  8. hogship

    hogship Patriot Extraordinaire

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    That looks like real decent DAO shooting, Berto......

    For anyone who admires the fine looks of the original Smith and Wesson grips, the Tyler T grips are a great addition......not to mention the added improvement to ergonomics!

    hog
     
  9. Gary1911A1

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    There is something about a K Frame S&W that no other revolver has. None of mine are for sale.
     
  10. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    I don't know exactly when it was made (my book is in storage somewhere), but being non pinned and the AWH prefix tells me mid eighties, I'm guessing.
    Yes on the NY1 thing, it was made for the NYPD. The trigger is pretty damn good, not quite the buttah you get with a tuned gun, but it rolls smooth and feels like about 10lbs.
    It makes you want to shoot faster.:supergrin:
     
  11. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    Yeah, I'm pretty set on the Tyler route. I thought about the Ahrends stocks too, since Ronin had a pic of them in another thread, but for some reason the factory stocks feel 'right' on this gun other than something to fill in some of the frontstrap.
     
  12. eddief4

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    wow, nice gun Berto!:wavey:

    good shootin too:thumbsup:
     
  13. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    Thanks Eddie.:cool:
     
  14. gjk5

    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

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    Nice gun and nice shootin Berto. I also love the K frames, got a M65 not too long ago that I believe is a popo surplus as well (stamp on the frame).

    Been very interested in a T grip for it, like to shoot one with T grip and see how it feels in the hand.
     
  15. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    Nice thing is, the Tyler's don't cost very much, so it's not a very expensive risk, should you not like them...and lot's of folks will buy it off you.
     
  16. armybass

    armybass VCDL

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    I really want to pick up one of those. It looks great with the magnas on it man.
     
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    The NY-1 is a great gun!
     
  18. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    Shot it again yesterday, at the outdoor 25yrd range.
    This time, I used 125gr reloads with the Montana Gold jhp. They felt pretty mild.

    Plenty accurate though.
    Put five on the lower part of the target with my model 49, POA was middle of bull, I knew POI would be 4-6" low, and it was.:supergrin:

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    Oh, none of these revolver jams I keep hearing about.:whistling: