Thinking about a new revolver. Trying to decide between a Smith & Wesson 10 or a 64. Primary use as a range gun and a home defense firearm.
The Model 10 with the pencil barrel is beautiful. Only available used, though.Depends if you like blued steel or stainless. They are otherwise the same.
Not sure if SW is making new 64's right now. But there should be plenty of 10's and 64's to choose from on the used market.
You are not mistaken. The blued guns a bit tighter and slicker.Smith & Wesson Model 10s in all configurations warm the cockles of my heart. Either blued or stainless steel would serve admirably.
I fancy that I can detect that the stainless steel Smith & Wesson K-Frames are slightly less smooth in action feel to the good ol' blued steel or nickel K-Frames. I'll even admit that notion is probably a figment of my imagination.
My very first handgun is a Smith & Wesson Model 10 Heavy Barrel which I still have and which has given flawless and stellar service through some very severe use since acquiring it in late 1975. To this day it still sees regular use, foul weather field service, and experimental handload test bed service.
Be right back. I gotta go make a quick Smith & Wesson Model 10 group photograph, showing one each of all the variants on hand here. There are additional Model 10s and earlier Military & Police revolvers on hand besides. In fact there are more Model 10/Military & Police revolvers on hand here than any other kind of gun. They're like Lays Potato Chips. They're awfully handy and I believe in 'em.
It's raining outside just now, uncharacteristic for late July here. It did appear a bit cloudy earlier, but no rain clouds and no rain in the forecast.
Be thankful for small blessings.
I have both.Thinking about a new revolver. Trying to decide between a Smith & Wesson 10 or a 64. Primary use as a range gun and a home defense firearm.