By Ryan Michad
Firearms Insider Reviews - 8 Key Points
Claim to Fame: The Quintessential Snubby Revolver; Concealed Carry; Accuracy.
Target Market: Concealed Carriers, People who enjoy classic revolvers, snub-nose revolver enthusiasts.
FNBs (Features & Benefits of this product) Key Features Stainless Steel Construction Chambers .38 Spl +P Ammunition (Some chamber .357 Mag.) Traditional S&W Safety Mechanisms Ramped Integral Front Sight and Notch Rear Sight (Non-Adjustable) Five Shot Capacity
Does it come in black? The S&W Model 60 is available only in stainless steel. There are, however, other revolvers in the S&W Lineup similar to the S&W Model 60 which offer other materials & finishes.
What others are saying? “While the new Model 60 did not live up to my expectations in terms of accuracy, the subsequent sample S&W sent me was superb.” -Jeff Quinn, Gunblast.com Gunblast.com Review
I need it now! Availability: These are readily available at any gunshop that stocks Smith & Wesson Firearms or you can also find many examples on Gunbroker.com
Our Rating + The revolver is very small, and very concealable. + It chambers .38 Special +P which is a fairly decent self-defense round. Some models also chamber .357 Magnum. + It has stainless steel construction which offers some measure of corrosion resistance. + For a small snub-nose revolver, it has surprising accuracy.
- The gun recoils quite heavily when loaded with .357 Magnum rounds. - The sights, while satisfactory for close up work, are lacking. They tend to wash out in bright sunlight, being made out of stainless steel. - The gun only holds five shots, so you have to be comfortable with reloading and with the guns limitations.
Score: 8.0 Great!!!!
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