Model 19 or 27 ?

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  • Model 19

    12 20.00%
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    31 51.67%
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    Model 19 or 27 ?

    Oldest son (Sub boy) is looking at various .357 revolvers with target sights. He's mentioned a Model 19 but I was thinking a Model 27 would be easier on the hands with .357 ammo. He's not buying a carry gun and I did convince him to stick with P&R guns.

    My only K frame .357 is a 66-4 as a carry piece and I have a 5" Pre 27. I know what I like, but what's the thoughts of the forum?

    Maybe a poll?
    Last edited by delcrossv; 01-10-2020 at 04:51 PM.
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    Fifty years ago I started my S&W journey with a 27....Have carried and shot all the frame sizes.

    Back to the N frame for the rest of my duration. I'm satisfied everyday with an N frame.


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    My first S&W was one like this one, (pre-27) bought it at the hardware store for 125 bucks.


    I also like the 5" 357s as well.


    Back in the early 70's the crowd I ran with, we shot a lot of Super Vel 357's.

    The N frames handled it right well....My K frame 357's not so well. But, that was then.

    I now mostly shoot 173gr hard cast SWC's over a dollup of 2400...For the knock em out and drag em out loading.

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    27 has the nicest fit & finish, 19 is lighter & smaller grips are often more comfortable. 27 being bigger & heavier will handle hot loads better but who uses hot loads for range use? 19 costs a bit less. Both are fine guns. Both can shoot cheaper, mild recoiling .38 specials or super mild .38 Colts. Kind of hard to go wrong w/ those 2.
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    Ill make this real easy.....Get BOTH, I did ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thewelshm View Post
    Ill make this real easy.....Get BOTH, I did ....

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    LOL. Unfortunately he has to do it on a Petty Officer 3rd salary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by delcrossv View Post
    LOL. Unfortunately he has to do it on a Petty Officer 3rd salary.
    My first was a model 19 in 4"..It was a great start mate..

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    I vote for the Model 27. I have no Model 19's.
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    The N Frame is the way to go. Damps recoil for all day shooting pleasure.

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    Split the difference with an L frame

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    I voted for "something else".... a middle of the road L-Frame, which I consider the best of both the K and N frame worlds. it strikes a balance between the lighter M-19 and heavier M-27.

    I bought a 4" 686 when they first came out and it was and still is my favorite all around "utility" gun.

    I'm not totally against K/N frames... lord knows you guys have seen my "herd" photos representing my K/N frame family, I've just found that over the years, I've increasingly gravitated to pulling an L-Frame from the safe when I've decided to go play at the range.
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