Smith & Wesson Model 60

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    Smith & Wesson Model 60

    I'm thinking of getting a S&W Model 60 (Pro Series). Has anyone had any experience with this model? How does the Pro Series differ from the stock models? Any suggestions for a gun that is comperable? I really like revolvers and I do have a Ruger Speed Six 2" barrel and a Ruger Police Service Six with 4" barrel. I am looking ot get something smaller as it will be my EDC.
    Thanks in advance for your input.
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    Cannot go wrong with any pro series gun. I am not sure, but i think those guns are ported, and usually have some trigger work. Good luck with your decision, and post pics of your new prize if you get it. Bunker
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    I have a 60 Pro, it's about a year old or so but new to me. It has nice grips, and night sights. The barrel is slab-sided, apparently it balances the gun from what I've read. It's not my hot-weather CCW (yet, until I can find a way that fits my wardrobe and get rid of my love handles). I prefer fixed sights for CCW, but I'll see how it works out. It's my truck gun for now, although it may end up as my home gun when I find a way to lock my 586 in the vehicle or my dad hands me down his 66.

    IMHO, it's a beautiful gun. I found a deal before I found a Ruger, my other favorite brand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cory1022 View Post
    I have a 60 Pro, it's about a year old or so but new to me. It has nice grips, and night sights. The barrel is slab-sided, apparently it balances the gun from what I've read. It's not my hot-weather CCW (yet, until I can find a way that fits my wardrobe and get rid of my love handles). I prefer fixed sights for CCW, but I'll see how it works out. It's my truck gun for now, although it may end up as my home gun when I find a way to lock my 586 in the vehicle or my dad hands me down his 66.

    IMHO, it's a beautiful gun. I found a deal before I found a Ruger, my other favorite brand.
    I just got one (Model 60 Pro) and currently make due using a Uncle Mike's soft IWB size 15 for appendix carry but looking for something better. What holster(s) do you use or recommend? (links appreciated)
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    Over the years have had mny revolvers for IWB I always liked Mitch Rosens Workman or Milt Sparks summer special 11 it has a forward cant that keeps the handle close an easier to draw while sitting. Both are very comfy for OWB I like
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    I bought one for my wife's last birthday at her request. She loves it. They are J-frame five-shot revolvers with a very smooth trigger. They have nice wood grips and a front night sight. She has carried and qualified with her S&W 640 Centennial for over twenty years.

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    the 60 Pro is on my wish list. looks like a great gun for me.

    i had a chance to trade for a Smith 632, 3" (a 6-shot J-frame in .327 Federal), but it was a ported gun, which i don't want for SD use. looking through the S&W website, i found the 60 Pro, which fit the bill perfectly.

    my plan is to carry it in a Remora IWB or an OWB holster of some kind.

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    Had a 640 Pro. Great gun.
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    I was looking for a Model 60 myself, but found a 3" SP101 at a price I didn't want to pass up, so I went with it. I'm currently waiting on a FIST holster #1A to be delivered, so I can't give any feedback on it, but it is one you may want to look into.
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    Army Cop, for what its worth, I have been using Done Hume Leather for a lot of years and am totally satisfied with them. And the price
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    I have the regular Mod 60 and love it. Carry it in a Fist #12 and Fist #20. The Ruger SP 101 would be worth a look for a lot less money.
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    Simply Rugged makes holsters for the 3" J-frames, too. 3" J holsters are hard to find.
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    This M60 / 2" has become my favorite edc... Rides in a IWB Leather Lined Kydex holster...... I carry it at 3 oclock..... Hardly know it's there..... Can't go wrong with a 60
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