The S&W 8 Shot Personal Defense Revolver

The S&W 8 Shot Personal Defense Revolver

This is a discussion on The S&W 8 Shot Personal Defense Revolver within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I was searching the web this morning for this particular modestly uncommon revolver. The S&W Model 657 ~ 8 Shot ~ Short Barrel ~ .357 ...

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    The S&W 8 Shot Personal Defense Revolver

    I was searching the web this morning for this particular modestly uncommon revolver.
    The S&W Model 657 ~ 8 Shot ~ Short Barrel ~ .357 Magum

    For you folks that like moon clip revolvers.

    Anyway I came across this great firearm link. Nice photos here and some interesting commemorative handguns.
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    Nice wonder what it runs .. i know the pc builds a 8 shot with moon clips but longer barrel

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    I seen me one of them somewhere at some point... I sat there and stared at it and thought about how weird it was...

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    Thumbs up Bud Nailed It

    It's a Performance Center Wheelie.
    Don't think they made too many snubs.

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    here ya go even smaller one yet 2" Barrel
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    .357 and moonclips? Doesn't appear enough clearance at rear of cyl' for both cartridge rims as well as moonies.

    Chunke lil' fella tho ain't it - I'd like to try one out.
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    Thats what smith says 8 shot moonie only 21 OZ i think it said for the one i posted its scandium

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    Only 21 oz - bet that has some bite on full loads
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    21OZ out of a 2 inch barrel would be exciting

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    Question Moon Clips

    I think (not 100% sure) that they machine out/recess the rear face of the cylinder for moonie clips only.
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    I guess they'd have to do that QK but - still seems an odd combination - rimmed ammo and moonies.

    Still - way to go for speedloading I guess
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    38/357 moonies have been around for a long time nothing new even if they werent factory the conversions were done a long time

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    I am just out date Bud - also having only used them for rimless - .45acp - had not thought beyond that Age ya know!
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    .357 on moonclips is how our old friend Jerry puts 12 shots on target in like 2 seconds, well that and he's the best revolver shooter that has ever existed and probably ever will exist.

    I think most of his tricks are now done with a seriously tricked out 625, but I've seen video of him with other models.

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    Ive never seen him really use anything else but a 38..

    Course if hes using a 625 would make since why they make a 625JM

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