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  1. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    SIMPLY BAD ASS...

    3 CARRIER STRIKE GROUP IN THE SEA OF JAPAN PARKED IN LIL' FAT BOY'S BACKYARD:

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    US Navy nuclear aircraft carriers USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68)...
     
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  2. ThreeTango

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    Very appropriate for what's in the news lately.

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  3. squirrelhunter

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    Lol
     
  4. SHOOTER13

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    Just got done cleaning up the firearms I took to Range Day Thursday...

    Took my S&W's out for a spin...

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  5. unclebob

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    Very nice collection, I'm jealous!!
     
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  6. RevV

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    Shooter, nice S&Ws!
    Thanks for the pics.

    I especially like the 629; wish I had one.

    I was surprised not to see a 626.
    Are you a GP 100 person?
     
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  7. squirrelhunter

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    He's probably got 1 somewhere,he has about everything. ;)
     
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  8. SHOOTER13

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    Thanks RevV...and uncle bob and Jerry !!

    No S&W 626 Rev...my very first revolver was a S&W Model 19-4 6"...TT TH RR WO, which I stupidly sold to pay the rent way back in my youth. Should have moved in the middle of the night than sell it....still regret that to this day.

    My 3" bull barreled S&W M13 ( Nickeled from the factory...not blued like most )...was a gift from a widow of a Philly PD Detective who carried it as a "Philly Reload" to his then duty revolver...that is my carry .357...then the only other .357 I own in my Ruger Bisley Vaquero SA. Sold a used Ruger Security Six (.357) and a used Ruger P89DC (9mm) to acquire that.

    As far as your question...Am I a GP100 person ?...NO, doesn't float my boat. Love all the Ruger single actions though.

    Mark my words...I will own another 6" S&W Model 19... before I "shuffle off this mortal coil"...
     
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  9. SHOOTER13

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    I knew nothing about the S&W Model 19 until I read your post and then read an article about the 19. Given your considerable knowledge and experience in the area of firearms, I am certain that the Model 19 must be great. Were it not for recommendations like yours, I'd never consider a K-frame .357 because the K seems a little small for a .357. As you know, the Model 686 is a L-frame.

    Why did S&W stop making the Model 19?

    Given that they brought the Model 66 back, any hope for a return of the Model 19?

    This link features a 6 inch Model 19 for $995 (about $100 more than a new Model 66):
    http://www.gunsinternational.com/gu...ith-wesson-revolvers-model-19.cfm?cat_id=1322
     
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  11. SHOOTER13

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    RevV...

    The Model 19 was produced from 1957 (first model number stampings) to November 1999.

    The Model 66 was produced from 1970 until 2005. The Model 66 differed by its use of stainless steel and its smooth target-type trigger.

    As far as hope for the M19 making a comeback...it's doubtful. They probably figure the M66 fills that niche...and they are going forward with M&P's...both revolvers and striker fired semi's.

    Having said that...the M19's are still bountiful...as you see by the link you provided. ( BTW: Thanks for that link )

    I've seen a few locally...and as a matter of fact, talked my buddy into one as his 1st firearm...a nice 4".

    { He asked me to go looking with him...I didn't have the $$ nor did I want to buy it right out from under him...(a $100 would have held it for me)...but we made a pact that I would give him what he paid when he was ready to sell... }
     
  12. SHOOTER13

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    This is what my S&W Model 19-4 ( circa 1977 ) looked like when I sold it. :(

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    Here's the history of the Model 19 RevV...

    Model 19
    • 19 (1957): Stamping of model number.
    • 19-1 (1959): Change extractor rod, right to left-hand thread.
    • 19-2 (1961): Cylinder stop changed, deleted trigger guard screw.
      • (1963): Introduce 6" barrel.
      • (1963): 50 manufactured with 2.5" barrel, serial range K544672–K544721.
      • (1966): Introduce 2.5" barrel as standard.
    • 19-3 (1967): Relocation of rear sight leaf screw.
      • (1968): Delete diamond-insert grip.
    • 19-4 (1977): Change gas ring from yoke to cylinder. (Not really an "improvement". It did make it slightly easier to clean if there was heavy leading, but basically was a cost-cutting measure.)
    • 19-5 (1982): Eliminate cylinder counter bore and pinned barrel; small change in cylinder length to 1.62".
    • 19-6 (1988): New yoke retention system; radius stud package; floating hand; hammer nose bushing.
      • (1992): Blue finish only is catalogued.
    • 19-7 (1994): Change to Uncle Mike's Combat synthetic grips; drill and tap frame; change extractor; change rear sight leaf.
      • (1995–96): Delete square butt features.
      • (1996): Discontinue 6" barrel production; begin shipments in blue foam-filled plastic cases.
      • (1997): Change to MIM thumb piece; ship with Master trigger locks; change to MIM trigger.
    • 19-8 (1998): Change in frame design: cylinder stop stud eliminated; eliminate serrated tangs; change to MIM hammer with floating firing pin; change internal lock work, September 1998.
      • (1999): Discontinue 2 1/2" barrel.
     
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  13. RevV

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    Shooter, that IS a beautiful .357!
    Nice pic.

    It is sleeker that a Model 686, but I think the 686 is good looking also.

    Here is mine (with a XD Mod 2)

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  14. SHOOTER13

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    FORM...FIT...FUNCTION...

    That's a S&W Revolver RevV !!


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    The 629 is a wonderful piece!
     
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  16. SHOOTER13

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    As is the cartridge it shoots...very versatile.

    The 12" barrel on this one really lets the cartridge achieve terminal velocity...

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    and is handy / quick into action within 25 yards...as the weight of it makes it easy to shoot one handed while acquiring the sights down your extended arm.
     
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  17. SHOOTER13

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    You're a senior citizen if you remember these at the "filling station"...

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