Size of S&W Model 60 (357) vs Model 36 (38spl) & Ruger SP101

Size of S&W Model 60 (357) vs Model 36 (38spl) & Ruger SP101

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    Size of S&W Model 60 (357) vs Model 36 (38spl) & Ruger SP101

    The 60 & 36 are both called J-frames, but obviously the 60 has to be a bit longer, at least in the frame/cylinder.

    How does the 60 compare to the SP101?

    Anybody have any comparison pics?

    Appreciate it.


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    I have an SP-101 and it's a great gun. The Smith from what I've been told has a smoother trigger, and weighs 2 oz. less.
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    Too light for heavy work, too heavy for light work!

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    If i'm not mistaken, the S&W 60 has high-viz sights, while the SP101 has unpainted sights built into the frame, yes?
    I've got a Model 36 where the sights are built into the frame, and they're hard to pick up at the range; forget about it at night.

    My buddy's thinking about a 357 revolver for an EDC, and I frankly don't know much about what's out there.

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    Hi-Viz sights are available on the S&W model 60, some come with a ramp.
    Can't help with the size difference.

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    well my model 60 and 36 are this same size. but they both are the old 38 sp j-frames. the new model 60 in 357 mag is a little bigger, longer that is, for the 357 mag round over the 38 sp round. and the barrel is a little longer. don't know much about the ruger, except it is a good gun.
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