.40 Caliber Revolver?

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    .40 Caliber Revolver?

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    Did Charter Arms ever get this into production?

    Are there any revolvers out there now that take the .40 S&W Cartridge?

    Links to what you know about appreciated. Thanks...
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    Don't know about Charter, but S&W has the M610/310NG--it's actually a 10mm revolver, but will also shoot .40 S&W.

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    There were two production runs of a Smith model 646. I had one from the second run, L-frame 5 shot with titanium cylinder and no safety lock. That gun put to rest the old myth that the .40 caliber was not inherently accurate. I traded it off because I forgot how much I hated moon clips. Sure was accurate.

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    I don't think the Charter Arms is going anywhere, they don't even mention it on their website anymore.

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    I hope you got something good for your 646, their selling in the $900-$1100 range these days! I have one, good shooting guns, personally I like moon clips, I have three revolvers that use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhh3rd View Post
    There were two production runs of a Smith model 646. I had one from the second run, L-frame 5 shot with titanium cylinder and no safety lock.
    Actually they were 6-shot cylinders. The first run was in 2000 and they were not production pieces. They came from the Performance Center with slab-sided barrels. Quantity unknown.

    In 2003 S&W must have discovered the remaining titanium cylinders and did a production run with 3 7/8" (catalogged as 4", but on the box label it says 3 7/8") barrels with the standard L-frame full underlug. While these were regular production guns, they came in the PC metal cases. There were only 300 of these made.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cuda66 View Post
    ...but S&W has the M610/310NG--it's actually a 10mm revolver, but will also shoot .40 S&W.
    The 610 has, once again, been discontinued - this was an all stainless N-frame. The 310 is current and part of the Night Guard series, which uses alloy frames with SS cylinders.

    No actual experience, but I have read that the revolvers chambered in 10mm are not as accurate when using .40 S&W, due to the jump to the case-mouth rebate in the cylinder. Not sure I buy this as the same situation exists when using .38 Spl's in a cylinder chambered for .357 Mag. YMMV.

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    My understanding is that they made 400 of the original PC 646's in 2000.

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