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    15-2 Range Report

    Howdy - I finally got to take my new-to-me 15-2 to the range.

    I haven't been to the range in 15-20 years and had never shot a revolver, so I don't have a target worthy of sharing, but single action I didn't embarrass myself and whoa I now understand the mystique of these classic guns.

    Started with some Fiocchi 148 wadcutter match - what a treat. Then some Remington 130 fmj then onto a cylinder of 130 gr +p Federal HST. Pussycat.

    The feel in the hand, the trigger, how the location and texture of the hammer just seemed perfect...

    I was also there to break in a new 9mm semi, so that was the extent of my 38 shooting for now.

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    Nice. I understand the draw to these classic revolvers. Glad you had a good range day
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    Nice!
    Sounds like a really good time, and it was nice of you to share it with us. As your skill grows, we can look forward to having target pics as well!
    Kenny

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    I have found that shooting revolvers made me a better striker fired, semi auto shooter, and I started with the semi autos. I got a 15-3 last year and its an amazing shooter. The last couple of time I had it out I felt I needed a challenge and tried shooting the gun while holding it upside down. The target was an 11"x13" steel plate hanging 20 yards away. It took only a couple of cylinders before I had a method that worked and I ended that 2nd cylinder with 3 hits. Next load, I took my time and rang steel 6 for 6, followed with a 5 of 6. On a follow up trip I was again ringing steel with about every shot. I was shooting 148gr wadcutters so recoil wasn't a real issue. Before buying my model 15, I figured there had to be some myth and hype behind the model 15's reputation. Now I know the truth. Smith & Wesson did indeed build a "Combat Masterpiece".
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    I competed in PPC. One of the revolvers that kept me at the top of my class was a M15 of some dash. I still have it.

    I prefer wood stocks on my shooters or stag. For me, the rubber grips would shift on the revolver and produce two distict overlapping groups.

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    Great shooting. Glad you got to get out to the range. As others have stated before, I agree that shooting revolvers helps with skills when shooting semi auto hand guns. Thanks for the report and enjoy that model 15!
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    Congratulations. I've got a 15-2 and I agree that it is a fine revolver. Probably my favorite of the ones I've got. Maybe my favorite ever.

    Looks like your's has the target trigger and hammer as does mine. One of those touches I like.
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    Sounds like a grand day.
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    Looks like a fine Smith and sounds like a great shooting time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunBass View Post
    Congratulations. I've got a 15-2 and I agree that it is a fine revolver. Probably my favorite of the ones I've got. Maybe my favorite ever.

    Looks like your's has the target trigger and hammer as does mine. One of those touches I like.
    It wasn't clear to me from the pics on the auction if it had the target trigger & hammer, but it does now that I've handled it. It all feels great. What a piece of craftsmanship. Just a joy to shoot.


 
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