Finally got to shoot my new S&W Model 60 Pro

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    Finally got to shoot my new S&W Model 60 Pro

    Finally got to shoot my new 357 Magnum S&W Model 60 Pro - 3" Barrel.

    First time shooting a 357 magnum.

    First five shots where 38 special at 30 to 33 feet to see about adjusting rear sights. Shot from kneeling position hands free. Looked like no adjustments needed.

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/forum/...ust28-2013.jpg

    Several shots later (not shown) were actual 357 magnum rounds. I expected a wallop of a recoil from all that I've heard but really wasn't much more than the 38 special. Maybe due to it not being a lightweight revolver and total stainless steel.

    It's a KEEPER for sure. Really enjoy shooting it.

    It's my EDC now.

    Next isn't mine - just using link to show what mine looks like:
    Smith & Wesson 3 Inch Model 60 Pro .357 Magnum Revolver
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    Great job, had mine out today great weapons.
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    That 3" barrel and the sights make a whole new gun out of the M60. You picked a nice one for sure.
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    ...love that underlug...that gun's sharp...
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    I have had my 357 mag D&W 15-2VH 6 in for 33 years and it is still a thrill to shoot magnum loads from it.
    Do you get a flame out of your barrel!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyCop View Post
    http://www.defensivecarry.com/forum/...ust28-2013.jpg

    Several shots later (not shown) were actual 357 magnum rounds. I expected a wallop of a recoil from all that I've heard but really wasn't much more than the 38 special. Maybe due to it not being a lightweight revolver and total stainless steel.

    It's a KEEPER for sure. Really enjoy shooting it.

    It's my EDC now.

    Next isn't mine - just using link to show what mine looks like:
    Smith & Wesson 3 Inch Model 60 Pro .357 Magnum Revolver
    Yep, nice revolvers!
    I have a 60-15, non-pro with adj sights. You are correct about 357's from this gun. Not too much to handle at all, pleasant even.
    Congrats!
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    I'm in the club too. Same model in Pro though I'd be happy with stock as well. You'll love it.
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    I have a 60-14 myself and I went to the range the other day. I found that my friends 158 lswc took my 60 to a whole new level. I was hitting gongs and plates that I should not have hit with a snub. My 60 has gotten a little more carry this week.
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    I think you made a good choice!
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    Sharp wheel gun!!!
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    Nice choice. Mid-weight 3" compact revolvers have always held a special place in my heart. As you say, they can certainly tame sharper rounds better than can any ultra-lightweight snubbie.

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    Great looking revolver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshot View Post
    I have had my 357 mag D&W 15-2VH 6 in for 33 years and it is still a thrill to shoot magnum loads from it.
    Do you get a flame out of your barrel!?
    Didn't notice any flame but it was still plenty daylight too (outdoor shoot).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyCop View Post
    Didn't notice any flame but it was still plenty daylight too (outdoor shoot).

    Here are some outdoor/daylight shoots with flames...from a 44 mag though. But, I have seen 357 mags "display" a little fire during the daytime too.



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