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    S&W Nightguard

    Does anyone have one? I have drooled over the ads in the magazines but have yet to find one locally to actually fondle. I do not have a wheel gun yet, but this one appeals to me. Looking for opinions/reviews/etc. Hubby says I can buy another gun with our tax refund so if this is going to be it I might have to go beyond local. Thanks for any info!
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    I have a 327 NG; I like it a lot. A wheel gun with 8 rounds of 357 Mag is a serious SD pistol.

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    I got a 315 for my wife, she likes it a lot. They're very nice guns, a well balanced package.
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    I've had the 396 44 special and think it may be perfect for my purposes. The features on the NG series are hard to beat for a serious carry revolver, regardless of caliber/model. The only thing I changed were the grips... the ones stock were just too large for my hands.

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    If this is one of those superlight space-age metal revolvers chambered in .357 Magnum, no thank you.

    While having eight rounds is nice, if it hurts to shoot it, I don't much want to carry it. The smallest and lightest .357 Magnum I will shoot or carry is the Ruger SP101.

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    Biker, this isn't a J frame; the 327 is a full N frame with plenty of weight and girth to handle full power 357 mag comfortably. I love my J frames and will not shoot 357 mag in them, even from the steel ones, but the 327 is in a totally different class.

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    I had my finger on the old bankcard trigger for the 315 and then I pulled back. My 640 is off being tricked out while I placed the .38 Bodyguard on order. I keep debating between the 315 and the 686 2.5" so I'll pray for wisdom and just hang tough.
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    Mace Sports in Mebane (Orange/Alamance Co. line on 40/85) had several in stock the last time I was in there. Not sure how far that is from Monroe, but it might be worth the drive to check one out in person.
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    Did I miss something here? We are discussing the 315 right? The more I think about this one vs. the 686 2.5" and the significant weight difference of 11-ounces. Maybe this thread was an omen for me. I may be with you on this one 'Purpledragon'.

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    Same here..

    Purpledragon. I am 'eyeing' the 325 in .45 acp. since I have a nice supply of rounds in store. I was hoping some one might have one, and opine on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saber View Post
    Did I miss something here? We are discussing the 315 right? The more I think about this one vs. the 686 2.5" and the significant weight difference of 11-ounces. Maybe this thread was an omen for me. I may be with you on this one 'Purpledragon'.

    Product: Model 315 Night Guard - .38
    I was talking about the 315, the OP didn't specify which Night Guard they were interested in.
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    I dont have one but I have had my eye on the 329 NG in .44mag. I cant find one locally either to fondle. I did see in a similar post that they have had some problems with FTF. Something about the firing pin being to short. May just be the 329 though.
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    I was not even sure what the various model #s were, but I am interested in the 327 it would seem, the .357.
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    I have read alot of articles and talked to a bunch of people at the gun show who say that they are a very well made gun and like them alot....
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    S&W Nightguard

    Great looking gun. Great shooting? Not so much. I just purchased a new 2.5" 386NG today. I hope the one I got isn't indicative of the quality one can expect from S&W. I fired 50 rounds of Remmington 38 special ammo through it and had 4 misfires. I also fired 11 rounds of Hornady 357 magnum 158 gr. XTP with FIVE misfires. The only way I could count on this particular gun as a dependable defensive weapon would be if I used it as a hammer. Sad, but true. I was told by the dealer that even though it was brand new, I'd have to send it off to S&W for repair. Really, really disappointed...and surprised by the lack of quality control.

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