I bought a nice looking used M65 S&W 4" Stainless today. Cost me 345.00. In great shape. I'm using this for a car gun, and for camping/hikes. The model I have was a prior State Dept gun and is the style prior to the M65 with the locking device. I believe it's a labeled M65-4 on the frame behind the cylinder.
What do you folks think of these models? What are some good ammo choices for self defense?
The action seems really nice, and since this is my first S&W revolver I wondered if having a professional gunsmith do an action job on it (not to reduce double action pull, but to make it smoother. Is this a worthwhile venture or do these triggers come with all this work done already and about as good as they can be.
I can't wait to fire it Friday. I've got a box of generic 357 mag 158gr jacketed soft points to function test with it. But will likely use some sort of premium 125gr hollowpoint for self defense purposes. I though I'd use heavier bullets when camping though.
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S&W M65 SS 4"