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Shot a S&W 19-3 yesterday...

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by musclegto, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. musclegto

    musclegto

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    My dad let me take his 357 magnum to the range yesterday, beautiful gun, big bang, however I was having trouble hitting a target at the range. I think I was shooting high, not completely able to confirm. I then procedded to put a nice group near the center with my glock 17. Just thought I would share, even though I can't shoot it for ****, I'm in love with the gun
     
  2. sombunya

    sombunya I Like To Watch

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    I gave my brother a Model 19 4".

    The easiest revolver to hit with that I've ever shot. Period.

    My brother, a rarely to occasional shooter at best, felt the same way about it.
     

  3. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

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    S&W mdl 19-4 4" was my first revolver purchase - 1979.
    RR/WO - TT/TH. Rosewood grip panels. (Bought a set of Goncalo Alves grip panels for it, too.)
    Bangor Punta era Smith and Wesson.


    Easily my most favorite revolver.

    Over 15,000 rounds through this magnificent revolver!!

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    :thumbsup:
     
  4. 686Owner

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    Were you shooting double action?
     
  5. norton

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    The 19 is a sweetheart. Don't shoot too many hot .357's through it.
    Its really a .38 Special shooter and a .357 mag carry gun.
     
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    byf43 NRA Life Member

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    VERY much agreed!!!!!!

    The barrel on my 19-4 had to be replaced. The barrel cracked above the ejector shroud - 1.25"!
    Cause - Remington 125 gr semi-jacket hollowpoints!!

    Since I got it back from S&W, the majority of rounds are .38 Special loads in .357 cases.
    Really mild. Very accurate.
     
  7. Line Rider

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    The Smith and Wesson Model 19... now that's a man's gun.
     
  8. Jack_Pine

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    My thought as well..............
     
  9. musclegto

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    By double action shooting do you mean pulling the hammer back and then pulling the trigger? If so, I was not. I actually thought about that getting home, noticing how much less trigger travel there was once the hammer was set back.
     
  10. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    Double action; Trigger performs two funnctions, drawing hammer back, then releasing it.

    Single action; Trigger performs one function, releasing hammer.


    You were shooting double action. That's tougher if you're not familiar with DA revolvers. Once you master it though, it can be very fast and the skillset carries over nicely to all other handguns.

    The Model 19 is one of the very best combat handguns, ever.
     
  11. musclegto

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    quick question fellas, is the hammer nose supposed to have play? Noticed the other day that there is some wiggle. Are there any specs?
     
  12. JLB768

    JLB768 Old & Grumpy Lifetime Member

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    Recently became the owner of this 19-3 nickel...

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  13. BEER

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    this target will help you figure out what you were doing that made you miss.

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  14. Cybercowboy

    Cybercowboy Support the 2nd

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    I'm not even sure what model my S&W .357 is. It was my first handgun ever and I think it's about 50 years old.

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    BEER bad example

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    open the cylinder and there might be a model # marked on the frame under the yoke. that one looks like a model 66 to my untrained eye.
     
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    Cybercowboy Support the 2nd

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    Ah, thanks. It is a model 66-2. :wavey:
     
  17. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    Had a 4" Mod. 19 I bought new in 1978. Beautiful gun and great shooter. I shot .357 in mine almost exclusively and reloaded some pretty hot loads with no trouble. Gun was stolen out of my car parked in my mother's driveway by someone I thought was a friend a few years later. He denied it but he was the only one with opportunity in the very brief time I was in the house. I had no proof so let it go. Got a call from the county police a few years later saying they had taken it off a drug dealer they busted. Aside from some holster wear it was in pretty good shape. I sold it shortly after I got it back.
     
  18. Fox

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    The S&W K-frame is rather light for .357 Magnum loads, the greater mass of the larger S&W L-frame revolvers is better for taming the recoil.
     
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    A fairly local FFL has a couple of the "Classic mdl 27" in stock.
    4" barrel, with service stocks.

    He's wanting $900 + 'fees'. (Tax and fees for registration with MSP.)

    I'd love to have one, but, I'm not too sure about the $$$, especially since these have "The Lock".

    :dunno:
     
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    Cybercowboy Support the 2nd

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    And apparently the model 66's were from the early 80's. My 6" barrel stainless version is in great shape but not as rare as the 2.5" barrel limited run version or the very rare 3" version.

    Yes, a few minutes of interwebbing has made me into an expert! :D