S&w 60 ;)

This is a discussion on S&w 60 ;) within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'm really considering purchasing a S&W 60 for the spring & the upcoming summer conditions, what do you guys think about it? o btw it's ...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 20
Like Tree3Likes

Thread: S&w 60 ;)

  1. #1
    Member Array SUPERCHEFNICK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    149

    S&w 60 ;)

    I'm really considering purchasing a S&W 60 for the spring & the upcoming summer conditions, what do you guys think about it? o btw it's for CC :p

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    VIP Member
    Array PEF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    3,482
    Is it a .38 model or a .357 model 60? Either is an excellent weapon.

    The .38 model 60 is a bit smaller than the .357, and can be "pocket carried." Personally I think the .357 model 60 is just a smidge large for pocket carry. But either will carry very comfortably IWB or OWB. For IWB I use either a Galco Royal Guard or a Remora holster. For OWB I use a Galco concealable belt holster.

    I only carry .38's in my model 60 (or 640, which is an internal hammer version j frame). I also use boot grips on the 60 to make it more concealable.

    The trigger can be a bit stout - most small revolvers have a stout triggger, though. This can be easily remedied by swapping out the stock rebound slide spring with a 13 pound Wolff spring. The swap is not necessary, but it did help improve my point shooting.

    Bottom line - the model 60 is a time proven weapon and if you like small revolvers you will not be disappointed.
    -PEF, a Framer with a Steelie...
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    1. All guns are always loaded.
    2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
    3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
    4. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.

  4. #3
    VIP Member Array TWO GUNS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    2,612
    I think it is a fine choice for summer carry.
    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!

  5. #4
    Member Array SUPERCHEFNICK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    149
    The modern model 60's are chamber in .357mag that's the one I'm going for I like the versatility of the cals. & the ability to use DA/SA :)

  6. #5
    Member Array SUPERCHEFNICK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    149
    I haven't seen any around in the local gun shops here :( hopefully I'll come across one.

  7. #6
    VIP Member Array Easy8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    N FT Myers, FL
    Posts
    2,537
    Your singing my song. image.jpg this my 60 all prettied up including getting rid of the internal lock
    Nmuskier and bigmacque like this.

  8. #7
    Member Array OneSilverT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    101
    I have had a 60 in .357 for many years. It is a snub nose with a magna ported barrel. All I can say is that if I ever had to shoot at someone, the muzzle blast and noise would scare them to death if I missed!!!

    Mine is to big to pocket carry, unless I wore cargo pants. Good solid gun, but the heavy trigger pull makes me cringe when I shoot follow up shots.

    I equate shooting this gun to eating your favorite food that you stomach can't handle!!

  9. #8
    VIP Member
    Array PEF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    3,482
    Quote Originally Posted by OneSilverT View Post
    I have had a 60 in .357 for many years. It is a snub nose with a magna ported barrel. All I can say is that if I ever had to shoot at someone, the muzzle blast and noise would scare them to death if I missed!!!

    Mine is to big to pocket carry, unless I wore cargo pants. Good solid gun, but the heavy trigger pull makes me cringe when I shoot follow up shots.

    I equate shooting this gun to eating your favorite food that you stomach can't handle!!
    I have a thread about changing the springs - makes a huge difference if you just put in a 13 rebound spring - and it's surprisingly easy with the right tool....
    -PEF, a Framer with a Steelie...
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    1. All guns are always loaded.
    2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
    3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
    4. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.

  10. #9
    VIP Member Array frankmako's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Parts Unknown
    Posts
    3,817
    a model 60 and/or model 36 make for good carry any time. if you can find a bobbed hammer or make one yourself even better.
    An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

    Red State State of Mind

  11. #10
    VIP Member
    Array msgt/ret's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    7,077
    Donít carry it often but a 38SPL Model 60 does work well for pocket carry.

    M-60R.JPG M-60L.JPG
    When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
    "Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."

  12. #11
    Senior Member Array Sap03's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    America
    Posts
    725
    Love my fathers old model 60 I wouldn't hesitate on buying one....357mag would be nice also

  13. #12
    VIP Member Array Stevew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Mississippi
    Posts
    3,364
    I carry a MOD 60 357 more than anything else. This what I use for IWB FIST, INC..
    This what I use for OWB FIST, INC.. With the 2.25 inch barrel I get a tad over 1500 fps, so don't let folks tell you that you lose all the advantage of 357 mag with a snub nose. The factory grip makes shooting 357 mag a breeze.
    Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around laws. Plato

  14. #13
    Distinguished Member Array bigmacque's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1,767
    Quote Originally Posted by Easy8 View Post
    Your singing my song. image.jpg this my 60 all prettied up including getting rid of the internal lock
    My goodness that's pretty. I have a 65 and a 66 that I dearly love, but even with the custom grips on the 66 it doesn't look as nice as this one.
    I'd carry that just to keep something pretty next to me all the time.
    Haystacker likes this.
    I'm in favor of gun control -- I think every citizen should have control of a gun.
    1 Thess. 5:16-18

  15. #14
    VIP Member Array Snub44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    4,575
    ...had a 2" 60 in .38 wayback...Packy Compac grips made it easy to shoot and carry...
    ...have a 649 now...stainless humpback .38...same size...good money well spent for any all-steel model or stainless...

  16. #15
    VIP Member
    Array ctr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Shenandoah Valley in Virginia
    Posts
    2,273
    Good revolver, solid choice. Personally, I would and do carry an Airweight instead.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

holster for sw 60
,

owb holster for sw model 60 2in barell

,

remora holster for sw model 60 2 in. barrel 5 shot revolver with hammer

,
s&w 60
,
s&w 60 as a carry weapon
,
sw 60 spring swap
,
who carries s&w 60?
Click on a term to search for related topics.