Smith 627 revolver

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Smith 627 revolver

Post by glen ring » Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:11 pm

I am looking at a Smith and Wesson 627, 5 inch revolver to shoot Silhouette with. Do any of you have experience with this model ?
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Post by Another Dang 9 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:51 pm

I had a S&W model 57 in 41 mag. With a 6" barrel and is was THE best gun I ever owned.
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Re: Smith 627 revolver

Post by Ken Green » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:44 pm

Glen: Are you buying a used one or a new one? If used, have a compentent gunsmith check it out completely to make sure it is safe to shoot. Make sure he checks the timing also.

I have owned several S&W revolvers and semiautomatics over the years. In my opinion, they are the best revolver that you can own for a working revolver. I don't remember having any problems out of any of the ones that I owned and used. You will not make a bad choice with the Smith revolver. Part of my job (back years ago) included using them as a firearms instructor.

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Re: Smith 627 revolver

Post by glen ring » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:41 pm

Ken

I've owned and competed with several j, k and l frames over the past 40 years, but I've never owned an N frame.

Since the location and dates of the Rifle Silhouette nationals aren't known yet, I can shoot the state , area and Internationals in IHMSA right at my home range about an hour from my front door.

The 627 I'm looking at is a new 5 inch model and I've wanted one since they first came out. I haven't found anyone who has competed with one, but I have read they are VERY accurate.

Years ago I was MUCH better with a handgun than with a rifle, and with the state of what ifs going on with rifle silhouette, I think I'll give hand gunning one last go round.

I am VERY familiar with the 357 round and I have a lot of components. I can shoot the 627 in several disciplines so it's a better choice for me than a single action revolver or a contender.
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Re: Smith 627 revolver

Post by Tlee » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:22 pm

glen ring wrote:I am looking at a Smith and Wesson 627, 5 inch revolver to shoot Silhouette with. Do any of you have experience with this model ?
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Post by glen ring » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:42 pm

Thanks Tim.
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Re: Smith 627 revolver

Post by dwostler » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:51 pm

Glen, next time I see you (next year Cowboy Nationals?), I have a S&W 586 with a 8 5/8" barrel in 357mag, that was made for silhouette.
It has a front sight that has four position stops, that are set with an Allen wrench and a dial. That lets you set the four sight settings.
You only need to change by turning a dial from one position to the next. If you are interested, it is looking for a new home.

I'm glad you are giving it a go.

Do you know if they are holding the IHMSA Championship match near you?
They had it at my club (LASC - Los Angeles Silhouette Club) here in California last year, and they had talked about going back and forth from here every other year.
I don't know if that is still true.

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Re: Smith 627 revolver

Post by glen ring » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:37 pm

Dennis

They had the IHMSA Internationals at my gun club last year. I shot IPSC, Action Pistol, Steel and PPC in the 80's and 90's. I was pretty good with a hand gun...much better than I am with a rifle. I think I'll give the handgun sports another spin before I'm too darn old. The action pistol and IPSC events are fun to shoot and fun to watch. Those sports are drawing young shooters and seem to be doing VERY well. We have a very good IHMSA range and it's only an hour from my house.

With some of the stuff going on in Rifle silhouette, I think I'm going to sell my Kimber HS and I can always sell my Weatherby vanguard 2 7-08 to a hunter here. I LOVE to shoot almost anything but the scoped rifle events are not for me...and the way the numbers are dropping apparently not for a lot of folks.

If you don't sell that Smith before the Lever action nationals, bring it and I'll try to deal you out of it. Sell it between now and then If you can though.

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Re: Smith 627 revolver

Post by dwostler » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:56 am

Thanks Glen!

BTW single actions seem to have the edge on accuracy in this game.
A good Blackhawk and of course Freedom arms are the best way to go... most of the time.

But don't underestimate a good S&W.

What I hear from most of the trusted experts in this game, is that consistent grip control is critical with a revolver.

Good shooting my friend.

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Re: Smith 627 revolver

Post by Hosspower » Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:51 pm

A 5" 357 might be marginal on big bore rams.

Great for Field pistol / hunter pistol all day long.

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