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    Think I am going to end up buying this gun...what would be the downside?

    Think I am going to end up buying this gun. Not because I need it, have a special use for it, but just because I have an itch for it that needs scratching.

    It's a 627 PC 8 shot SW...weigh is 37.5oz. Would this be too big to conceal and would the weight work against me or for me if I fired 357mags? I guess I am asking what do you see, as a downside to having this gun. Now, I only own one other wheel gun, so I understand if your not a wheel gun person, you may blow it off, but it looks like a cool gun to own and shoot. I like the heavy weapon persona I guess. Please offer your humble, but very accurate opinions. Thanks.
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    After 40+ years of guns I’ve come full-circle from wheels to semi’s and back to wheels. If the itch is there then nothing else matters. There is no disputing the cool factor of this particular variant although for me personally, it’s too big for CC. However, it would be really nice as a home defense, range warrior or cabin cruiser in your ride.
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    What you can CC is a personal thing , but the weight would help with the recoil of the .357 for sure
    plus you,ve got to love 8 shots of .357 mag., WOW thats a lot of fire power on tap !
    I do think it would be too big for me to CC but would make a great house/truck gun.
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    If you want a "full-sized" revolver this is one of the best choices IMO. I personally lean toward the 686, 6 or 7 shots, but there's nothing wrong with the 627 as a choice. The recoil should be easily managed regardless of load. Let us know what you decide.
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    I could never talk someone out of buying a good wheel gun. Be sure to post pics and a range report!!!
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    Scratch the itch! I only carry my wheel gun when I camp in the mountains or hunting, and it's a lot of fun to shoot at the range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASSA9 View Post
    What you can CC is a personal thing , but the weight would help with the recoil of the .357 for sure
    plus you,ve got to love 8 shots of .357 mag., WOW thats a lot of fire power on tap !
    I do think it would be too big for me to CC but would make a great house/truck gun.



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    If they are near as good as their predecessor (Mod 27), which I have owned for around forty years, I think that you will be more than pleased. They will handle any .357 load with ease, absorb recoil very good, are quite accurate, even in shorter barrels and make good thumpers. They are somewhat more difficult to conceal, but with the proper combinations it is not that difficult. They are heavy, my 3-1/2" weighs 44oz empty, but if you are use to carrying full size handguns that should not be a problem.
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    I'm always curious to see what some of these revolvers look like if I haven't herd of them. The pic and the two reviews say it all, I'd go for it don't think you'll be disappointed ? Don't forget to post a few pics.

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    Looking at your stable of other guns, it does seem like a niche that needs filling. Only you can say if you can carry it comfortably or not. Why not give it a whirl and report back.

    The 8 shot capability seems nice for that kind of gun. Surely the weight would work FOR you, right? You can brush up on speed strip manipulation too.

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    When buying a gun like that I just can't see a down side!
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    If you buy such a gun, I would definitely spend the money for the best speed loaders you can get and get proficient with them.
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    I say scratch! Get it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guantes View Post
    If you buy such a gun, I would definitely spend the money for the best speed loaders you can get and get proficient with them.
    Gloves, the only speed loaders I could find for the 8 shooters when I had my 627 were sold at about 80 bucks a piece. This may have changed over the last year, but it was thru Clint Smith at TR, manafactured with his specifications.

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    Whew!! That's steep. Even so I would at least get one.

    ETA: Dillon has Maxfire loaders for $13 and while not the type I would prefer, I'm sure they would beat speed strips.

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