The return of the S&W 610

The return of the S&W 610

This is a discussion on The return of the S&W 610 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; S&W is bringing back the 610 https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearm...0mm-revolver-4...

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 29
Like Tree78Likes

Thread: The return of the S&W 610

  1. #1
    Distinguished Member Array flh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    New York...NOT ...Noo Yawk
    Posts
    1,779

    The return of the S&W 610




    Go Pack Go


    Don't try to get into my head there's barely enough room for me in there .

    Sonic .

  2. #2
    Sponsor
    Array AzQkr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    In the Superstitions
    Posts
    19,422
    Nice back country carry revolver. Wonder if it's on the L frame or N frame.
    The mind is the limiting factor

    The lion does not even bother to turn his head when he hears the small dog barking.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/azqkr

    Quick Kill Rifle and Pistol Instructor

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Array Wavygravy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    1,045
    The link says N frame.
    AzQkr and Pete63 like this.
    Charlie Co. 101st Assault Helicopter Battalion (Wings of the Eagle), 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile)
    Phu Bai, Vietnam 1971-72

  4. Remove Advertisements
    DefensiveCarry.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    VIP Member
    Array Kilowatt3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    SW Louisiana
    Posts
    5,990
    Quote Originally Posted by AzQkr View Post
    Nice back country carry revolver. Wonder if it's on the L frame or N frame.
    It's an N-frame.
    AzQkr and Pete63 like this.
    Regards,
    Jim
    NRA Life Member
    Charter Member (#00002) of the DC .41 LC Society - "Get Heeled! No, really!"
    He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dares not is a slave. - Andrew Carnegie

  6. #5
    Sponsor
    Array AzQkr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    In the Superstitions
    Posts
    19,422
    Quote Originally Posted by Wavygravy View Post
    The link says N frame.
    Missed that, thanks. I'd be more interested in that if it were an L frame
    The mind is the limiting factor

    The lion does not even bother to turn his head when he hears the small dog barking.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/azqkr

    Quick Kill Rifle and Pistol Instructor

  7. #6
    Senior Member Array gglass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    782
    Quote Originally Posted by AzQkr View Post
    Missed that, thanks. I'd be more interested in that if it were an L frame
    I'd be more interested if it were a semi-auto. You know, the platform for which the cartridge was intended.



    Rant off
    Pete63 and MMinSC like this.
    "...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." (Must be 18. Void where prohibited. Some restrictions may apply. Not available in all states).

  8. #7
    Sponsor
    Array AzQkr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    In the Superstitions
    Posts
    19,422
    Quote Originally Posted by gglass View Post
    I'd be more interested if it were a semi-auto. You know, the platform for which the cartridge was intended.



    Rant off
    The revo in 10mm would make a more rugged, reliable back country firearm against things that can eat you. No need to keep it clean, lubed, just packed for the possible encounter/. In an L frame it could supplant my Ruger Alaskan in 44mag
    The mind is the limiting factor

    The lion does not even bother to turn his head when he hears the small dog barking.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/azqkr

    Quick Kill Rifle and Pistol Instructor

  9. #8
    Senior Member Array gglass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    782
    Quote Originally Posted by AzQkr View Post
    The revo in 10mm would make a more rugged, reliable back country firearm against things that can eat you. No need to keep it clean, lubed, just packed for the possible encounter/. In an L frame it could supplant my Ruger Alaskan in 44mag
    Its not that I don't appreciate the benefits of a good revolver with a capable cartridge. My beef is that every major gun manufacturer is selling 10mm semi-autos during this resurgence in popularity, except for the company that first developed the cartridge.
    "...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." (Must be 18. Void where prohibited. Some restrictions may apply. Not available in all states).

  10. #9
    Senior Moderator
    Array gasmitty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Gilbert, AZ
    Posts
    18,389
    Quote Originally Posted by gglass View Post
    Its not that I don't appreciate the benefits of a good revolver with a capable cartridge. My beef is that every major gun manufacturer is selling 10mm semi-autos during this resurgence in popularity, except for the company that first developed the cartridge.
    I don't think Norma ever made firearms...

    I'm not ready to run out and buy a 610, but if wouldn't refuse it if given one. I think it's neat that it chambers the .40 S&W as well.
    AzQkr, gglass, OD* and 5 others like this.
    Smitty
    AZCDL Life Member
    NRA Patron Member
    NROI Chief Range Officer

  11. #10
    New Member Array PPK-Doxie's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Posts
    7
    After my nightmare with ruger and two revolvers for 3 months, I'll never buy another Ruger product!

    Now back in Idaho, after 20 years in the communist republic of Olympiana.,


    I've been able to ad dress my carpal tunnel issues and was able to shoot a new Ruger 1omm the other day.

    Nice gun, but I think a Kimber or even a XDM in TEN will be my choice.

    Bears, being only black ones, still kill plenty of animals and people each year.

    Having a .45 auto or .45Colt with DT 255 Hardcast or a 10mm with DT Hardcast makes sense to me.

    So would one of those new 4-inch 610s.

    Back when I shot 200-300 rounds or more of factory and handloaded 10mm each week,

    a person could never find a 610 or the much (then) desired Ruger 10mm BUCKEYE Blackhawk.
    Rock and Glock likes this.

  12. #11
    Sponsor
    Array AzQkr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    In the Superstitions
    Posts
    19,422
    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    I don't think Norma ever made firearms...
    Good one, LOL

    gglass, if you're alluding to Colts Delta Elite, owned one of the first into the Comm of Ma. back in the day when all that was available was the Norma loadings. For serious back country, the revo gets the nod for me as in my Alaskan 44mag. I wouldn't consider a Colt 10mm revo. They've always been more fragile than the smiths
    Kilowatt3 and Pete63 like this.
    The mind is the limiting factor

    The lion does not even bother to turn his head when he hears the small dog barking.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/azqkr

    Quick Kill Rifle and Pistol Instructor

  13. #12
    Senior Member Array gglass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    782
    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    I don't think Norma ever made firearms...

    I'm not ready to run out and buy a 610, but if wouldn't refuse it if given one. I think it's neat that it chambers the .40 S&W as well.
    Yea, my mistake... I was confusing the development of the 10mm with the later .40S&W.
    AzQkr and gasmitty like this.
    "...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." (Must be 18. Void where prohibited. Some restrictions may apply. Not available in all states).

  14. #13
    VIP Member Array LimaCharlie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Northwest Oregon
    Posts
    13,964
    Name:  Droooool.JPG
Views: 72
Size:  46.3 KB


    I have two second generation Colt Delta Elites, an S&W 1006, a Springfield Armory TRP Operator 1911, and a Ruger Match Champion GP100 revolver in 10mm.
    Second Amendment: The difference between politicians and rulers.
    US Navy - US Army, Retired
    NRA Benefactor Life Member

  15. #14
    VIP Member Array glockman10mm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Central Kentucky
    Posts
    16,870
    I had a 610 at one time. I had a wild hair and bought the 610 from Cabela’s and ordered a case of Double Tap ammo ( the only place that made full power 10mm at the time), and put it all on a credit card.

    After some range time with it and my G20, I decided I would just as soon have the G20 , especially for toting around for any length of time.

    No, the 610 is not something that I would want.
    Pete63 and PhaedrusIV like this.
    " Blessed is that man, who when facing death, thinks only of his front sight.”
    -Jeff Cooper

    “ Looking around doesn’t cost you anything; and it’s a healthy habit”
    -Joe Foss

  16. #15
    VIP Member
    Array Kilowatt3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    SW Louisiana
    Posts
    5,990
    Quote Originally Posted by AzQkr View Post
    The revo in 10mm would make a more rugged, reliable back country firearm against things that can eat you. No need to keep it clean, lubed, just packed for the possible encounter/. In an L frame it could supplant my Ruger Alaskan in 44mag
    The S&W Model 69 fills that role quite nicely!
    Pete63, AzQkr, MMinSC and 1 others like this.
    Regards,
    Jim
    NRA Life Member
    Charter Member (#00002) of the DC .41 LC Society - "Get Heeled! No, really!"
    He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dares not is a slave. - Andrew Carnegie

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •