Reviewed By: Tyler T on 07/24/2012
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
So I'll be singing to the choir when I say that this gun is an absolute jaw dropper of American engineering.
This is my first revolver and I was stuck between this gun and a 686+ in either 4" or 6".
I like the idea of having 7 shots but both barrel lengths were either too small or too large.
Then I stumble upon this beauty with 8 shots of 357 magnum and a perfect 5" barrel.
I cannot say how many hours I have fondled this firearm since receiving it and my trip to the range was one of the best I've ever had.
I actually hope more people can't afford this gun because I want to never see anyone else holding one. Don't buy it unless you want the one and only 357 in your collections.
-the gold bead sighting system is pretty good, way better than I thought it would be
-It comes with two sets of grips, the wooden ones are installed and I think they look better
-It is an N-frame, the largest Smith offers besides the X. However, it feels great even in small hands.
-Mine came with 3 moon clips where I thought it only came with 2, they are a little difficult to speedily use though.
-I haven't felt many revolver actions since this will be my ONE revolver but good god does the performance center make a nice double action trigger. I think this is one of the selling points of the Performance center.
-The finish is not as shiny as the picture. It is very matte which may disappoint some people. However, you can use polish to get it to a more 'nickel' finish.
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