Tested out a S&W model 60 last week. My FIL (a Doctor) bought the gun off a mentally unstable patient 20 yrs ago. He was concerned she had the gun and paid her $200 so he didn’t have to worry about her doing something crazy. It has been in a sock drawer for 20 yrs.
He wanted me to “test it out” and make sure it still fired and all. I was surprised when he dropped it off, stainless steel, and looks very nice. I was expecting an old beat up thing.
I pulled 5 hollow points out of it. They had different cases, but the same HP bullet, so I suspected they were reloads. Probably fine but I chose not to shoot them. I inspected everything - no wear or cracks. Everything looked good.
I ran a bunch or FMJ rounds and it was flawless, as I expected.
My 11 y.o. enjoyed shooting it more than my XD9.
Took it home, cleaned it, oiled it and reloaded it w/ FMJ’s. I need to get some SD rounds for it. It will be hard to give back to the FIL, I’ve already grown a little attached.
I’m not real familiar w/ revolvers – anything else I should check? It seemed pretty strait forward.
Also – for SD rounds in a revolver – how many rounds do you put through a revolver to be confident in the round/gun for SD?? I suspect much fewer than an auto.