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Not a S&W fan.....but you are trying to convert me with that one.....That is really nice....great pick.....Ebl
Thanks, Rick!

I’ve been thinking about giving you a call just to be sure that you were still kickin’; glad to see your post and know that you’re OK!

What do you think about these two old things:

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Welcome back. How can anyone not be a Smith Revolver fan? That’s unthinkable!


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If you saw and got to shoot his Pythons carried when he was active FHP, you'd understand. He brought his rig to one of brownie's courses at Volusia and that thing is absolutely beautiful, as is the holster he keeps it in! 🤠
 
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Thanks, Rick!

I’ve been thinking about giving you a call just to be sure that you were still kickin’; glad to see your post and know that you’re OK!

What do you think about these two old things:

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I have a nickel Detective Special just like the one in the top photo, which I inherited from Mom and will never part with, even though I shoot it rarely. 🤠
 

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I have a nickel Detective Special just like the one in the top photo, which I inherited from Mom and will never part with, even though I shoot it rarely. 🤠
That one’s actually a Cobra (alloy framed DS) made in 1968; the year before I graduated high school.

The other is an Official Police; and I believe the lanyard loop shows it was made a good bit earlier than the Cobra.
 

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That one’s actually a Cobra (alloy framed DS) made in 1968; the year before I graduated high school.

The other is an Official Police; and I believe the lanyard loop shows it was made a good bit earlier than the Cobra.
Gotcha and my mistake. They look so similar.
 

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If you saw and got to shoot his Pythons carried when he was active FHP, you'd understand. He brought his rig to one of brownie's courses at Volusia and that thing is absolutely beautiful, as is the holster he keeps it in!
Oh I understand, I’m being sarcastic. I’ve seen said Colt, it’s purdy.


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Greg:

You really ought to shoot that DS. You’d probably be surprised with what a smooth DA trigger pull it has, and how good it’ll shoot. The SA trigger’s nice too; but you know you don’t want to waste time with thumbing a hammer back. ;)
 

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Greg:

You really ought to shoot that DS. You’d probably be surprised with what a smooth DA trigger pull it has, and how good it’ll shoot. The SA trigger’s nice too; but you know you don’t want to waste time with thumbing a hammer back. ;)
I know you're right. Just never seem to remember to bring it with me. However, I'm considering making it a BUG and then it would be with me a lot more. 🤠
 
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I Installed an Apex Duty/Carry kit a couple weeks ago, and finally got a chance to shoot the new J-frame yesterday at IDPA BUG practice.

The trigger job got a big thumbs-up by our resident expert class revolver shooter, and it shot very well for me.

I was the first shooter on the first stage with it, and shot two BG’s partially obscured by a no-shoot, both COM and a head shot, zero down. That drew a “somebody’s been practicing” comment from the group knucklehead, but as I’d just told my friend SO’ing that stage; that was the first time I’d shot a revolver, much less a snubbie, since the summer that all the .22 ammo dried up.

Things got more interesting with similar scenarios but with the no-shoot in the back instead of in front; strong hand/weak hand, lying prone, then rolling onto the strong side shoulder and shooting three BG’s at 12 yards between the legs of a small end table, three BG’s at 10 yards weak hand only, plus a few more.

The snubbie rocked right along, and I switched up between carrying it OWB, IWB, and in a Mitch Rosen pocket holster. I know that bttbbob wouldn’t approve of the last; but it was only practice. :giggle:

Bottom line; that little sucker will shoot!

Oh, as far as the trigger goes; when I checked the pull as delivered, it was smooth, and easily staged, but the weight exceeded the range of my Lyman digital trigger pull scale. After installing the Apex kit; the DAO pull weight averaged eight pounds seven ounces.

I’d say that was 25 bucks well spent.
 

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The stocks are really nice looking, but look slippery where slippery shouldn’t be. What your opinion of them as you have handled it?


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When I shot it yesterday, I was in the full sun for two hours. A lot of that time I was SO’ing other shooters. But I stayed hot and sweaty, and whenever it was my turn to shoot; keeping a good grip on the little gun was no trouble at all.
 

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When I shot it yesterday, I was in the full sun for two hours. A lot of that time I was SO’ing other shooters. But I stayed hot and sweaty, and whenever it was my turn to shoot; keeping a good grip on the little gun was no trouble at all.
Sounds like the conditions were perfect for this “test”. I’m glad my initial observation was completely wrong. Thanks for the follow up.


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I had an early model 60 in polished stainless that was all hand engraved, and had it for quite a while after I bought it used.

Then I made the mistake of showing it to a friend, who wanted it for a Christmas present for his brother. When his offer got up to 10 times what I’d paid for it; I had to let it go...
 
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