And back to a steel j frame again....

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    And back to a steel j frame again....

    I had given a model 60 to my father a year or so ago. Thought he'd like it, which he did. But he said he can't hit a darn thing with it. He was up visiting last weekend, and went over all my guns. He sure liked my full size M&P 9. Said he couldn't believe a plastic gun would fit that well in his hand.

    So I got one coming for him. Night sights and all.

    When he comes up again, he'll take the M&P, and I'll get my model 60 back.

    I've missed that gun.

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    I admire you for taking care of pops. Wish I could say the same of my kids.

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    Greatto get the 60 back love mine image.jpg

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    ...just got another last week...the older .38 type...first one since '79...I missed mine, too...I'm not bobbin' this hammer...got the Compac grips on it and it feels great...glad you got yours back...
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    I treasure my stainless steel frame S&W 649. After purchase, I went to the a local gunsmith ... he broke it down, de-burred, buffed, cleaned, lubed, trigger kit, etc. He fired 5 rounds DA as a test then offered to buy it back from me. Sorry no. Some are put off by the " hump back" design of the Bodyguard model, but for me it was love at first sight.
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    ...sold mine the day I bought my latest M60...already looking for another one...some things just get under your skin...like 1911s, and Hi-Powers, and ...and...and...

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    I am suppose to be picking up a Model 60 in the morning. Hope the deal comes thru.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snub44 View Post
    ...sold mine the day I bought my latest M60...already looking for another one...some things just get under your skin...like 1911s, and Hi-Powers, and ...and...and...
    There is something comforting about a good Smith or Colt snubbie. Now that my daughter is getting her Model 65, I am looking for a later model J frame that'll handle +P.

    I've always liked the 36/37 and their relatives. 5 shot or not, they do the job . And yeah, you're right about 1911s too. Have not gotten a Hi-Power yet.....I hear once in there remains no hope...

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    Looks like we all need to tell the world that once you own a model 60 you should never, ever, ever part with it. I paid a whole BIG bunch of money to get my 60-9, .357, at auction because I missed my even older 60 .38 special so darned much. After 10 years "without" I really had to get one again. It was not optional.

    Today was the second day since picking her up from the gunsmith who did a nice action job for me and it was also the second day to go to the range to shoot her. We are becoming acquainted. She is a very nice little girl and I will not part with her - not even for triple what I paid in today's incredibly elevated marketplace.

    Our larger framed SS short barrels are worthy of lifetime dedication also. I would never part with my 686 and my husband (who loves to trade guns) feels the same way about his .44 magnum!
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    ...Browning Hi-Power fits my hand real well...they even SMELL good...
    Quote Originally Posted by gatorbait51 View Post
    There is something comforting about a good Smith or Colt snubbie. Now that my daughter is getting her Model 65, I am looking for a later model J frame that'll handle +P.

    I've always liked the 36/37 and their relatives. 5 shot or not, they do the job . And yeah, you're right about 1911s too. Have not gotten a Hi-Power yet.....I hear once in there remains no hope...

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    Quote Originally Posted by multistage View Post
    I had given a model 60 to my father a year or so ago. Thought he'd like it, which he did. But he said he can't hit a darn thing with it. He was up visiting last weekend, and went over all my guns. He sure liked my full size M&P 9. Said he couldn't believe a plastic gun would fit that well in his hand.

    So I got one coming for him. Night sights and all.

    When he comes up again, he'll take the M&P, and I'll get my model 60 back.

    I've missed that gun.
    The Model 60 is a great little gun, and is still fully capable of handling defensive chores well. I have always had a soft spot for wheelguns due to the fact I started my police career with them. A little "quality time" with that ole' wheelgun will remind you of why you like them.
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    A 60 is like a 10/22. -E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E- has to own at least one.
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    My 1983 Model 60 is one of my last handguns to have escaped the recent purge and it is not going to go anywhere until I get planted and then it will go to my eldest grand daughter who is 16 now.

    For a small pocket carry revolver that with the right grips will handle +p just fine I have not found a better one for me in over 30 years of daily carrying than the Model 60.

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    I probably need one of these little steel guns.
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    As much as I like my Ruger LCR, I have to admit that I absolutely LOVE my Model 60-9. It has definitely taken over the EDC role for me.

    And good on you for helping out your dad. I like to read stories like this, it lets me know that our country hasn't completely deteriorated... yet.
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