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My first Python experience

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by dobeman, May 18, 2014.

  1. dobeman

    dobeman Hillsboro Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I finally shot my recently acquired Python. 4", blue. I'm not used to good triggers. I haven't shot a lot of S&W's with famously good triggers. I've been a Taurus guy and some old Mk III Colts. The Python - wow! Dead nuts accurate - even with me at the trigger. Smoothest action I've ever experienced. Single action - can almost think the trigger to shoot. Very smooth to shoot with minimal recoil. I'm very pleased. :)
     
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  2. SHPD_Retired

    SHPD_Retired Saint Helens Well-Known Member

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    I carried one on duty for several years and loved it. It is a sweet shooting gun.
     
  3. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    When I had the chance to buy a minty, original owner 6" Bright Stainless Python for a great price, I knew I wouldn't see that kind of deal again in my lifetime.
    I should shoot it, but it's defiantly a safe queen and only comes out into the light of day just to show folks what true firearm craftsmanship feels like. Your right about the action/trigger, they're exceptional.
    My Ruger Security Six gets all the range time.
     
  4. BigBull 301

    BigBull 301 PDX almost Well-Known Member

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    They are the top of the food chain in the handgun world.
     
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  5. kenboy

    kenboy salem, oregon GOD BLESS AMERICA Bronze Supporter

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    Smoooooth....I have a blued six inch built in 1960 that I bought from the original owner in 1985. I shot it for the first couple of years but since then has been retired.

    Was offered $2,200 sight unseen a year ago but no reason to sell it.
     
  6. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    They are so nice to shoot and all hand fitted parts!! Taking apart one is like taking apart a fine watch...
     
  7. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    When I was in AFG, I found a shooter Python on GB. Bought it. The wife got pissed. :s0012: Said she didn't see what was so special about Pythons. When she took delivery, she really got pissed. :s0117: Said I got screwed royally (pun intended) because it was beat to hell. (Holster wear)

    The wife took all this back when she 'broke it in'. :s0017: "Now I see why everyone wants one of these" and I was "forgiven", like I had done something wrong......sheesh! :s0001:
     
  8. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    DSCN3303.JPG I have a couple pythons. Nice guns but S&W's have nicer triggers. And are much easier to tune.
    I do however like the way the python cylinder locks before the hammer falls.
    Funny how things no longer made, take on a golden patina in our minds.:rolleyes:
     
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  9. dobeman

    dobeman Hillsboro Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    yeah, a golden patina and a golden price tag lol
     
  10. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    Good to see that there are still some revolver guys out there!
    Congrats on owning a fine piece of workmanship.
    In a world dominated by plastic framed pistols, (nothing wrong with them), there stands out the steel magnificence of a fine revolver.
     
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  11. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Nothing beats a nice revolver.. except a nice 1911.
     
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  12. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    The Walking Dead didn't help much either.

    Keith
     
  13. dobeman

    dobeman Hillsboro Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    why not have both :)
     
  14. dobeman

    dobeman Hillsboro Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    yeah - and the holster rig is $175 from Tex Shoemaker... not including the belt.
     
  15. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    I'd love to have one of those, I'm just not sure it's a very practical choice for a 6" revolver.
     
  16. BEN LILLY

    BEN LILLY Lincoln City, OR NRA LIFE MEMBER Bronze Supporter

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    Good deals on pythons pop up every now and then.
    If you see one under $1500 jump on it.
    I also like little brother Colt Diamond back.
     
  17. j3hill

    j3hill North SNOCO Member

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    I have two unfired ones, and they will stay that way
     
  18. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I like my Python but I also must admit the 686 can have a better trigger with the right parts. I have also owned many S&W revolvers including the 686. The 686 trigger can be lightened and retain the smooth consistent pull. The Python trigger starts out light but gets heavier towards the end. It is still pretty light but it is different. The Python also has a larger frame than the 686 which can be a handful for those with smaller hands. The Python remains a classic despite its deficiencies.

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  19. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I used to shoot/compete in PPC and use the Python and 5/686's.. I'd take the Smith.
     
  20. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Whilst not to derail this thread completely, i understand the current 686 is not really that desirable due to the lock (and i prefer 6 shots)