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J Frames: Which of these configurations do you prefer?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Which of these j frame configurations (m60, m640, m649) do you prefer and why?

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  2. NWMoss

    NWMoss Lost, permanently... Member

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    M60, for the looks and quick access to the hammer.

    Of course if I was to carry one, my opinion might be different.
     
  3. snew

    snew Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    I carry a 60. It's a nice, traditional revolver and it goes boom every time.

    I'm thinking of a 640 lightweight though. Not so much for the hammerless but because I already have a 60.:thumbup:
     
  4. Black Elk

    Black Elk Portland, OR New Member

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    I carry the 640-3 as a boot/backup gun.
    It is very light, strong, and never snags.
    I put a set of CTC laser grips on it since it is a prediter only piece.

    Now my wife wants one for her purse, and other carry configurations, GUH...

    edit: nice pic btw.
     
  5. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    I have been carrying a 640 for several years now and just love it. Takes abuse of daily carry, and a no snag pocket pistol if there ever was one.
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  6. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    M60 all the way, becouse I like being able to pull the hammr back.
     
  7. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    I carry the 638 for the no-snag draw, light weight, +P performance and still retains the ability to shoot S/A.

    A classic made better! Not just another pretty face.:laugh:
     
  8. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    I've got a 649 and a 60 (3" barrel). I know that hammerless is supposed to be the way to go with these guns for carry, but I really like having the hammer available. Never been crazy about the shrouded hammer versions.
     
  9. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    The m60 is my favorite too. I love the classic looks. Those sweet, slim profile, walnut grips from S&W don't hurt it any either. :)

    I have found that if you practice drawing you revolver with your thumb on the hammer you eliminate the snagging issue.
     
  10. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    That's been my experience, too.