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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    North of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    (Butler County)
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    Default 10mm/.40 S&W Revolver

    Does anyone have one/seen one of these Revolvers from Smith & Wesson Model 610? I am looking for opinions on this or any other 10mm/.40 S&W revolvers. Are there others?

    Smith & Wesson's large frame revolvers are the first choice for handgun hunters and competitive shooters.

    Other Features:
    Uses Moon Clips
    Will Shoot .40S&W

    Technical Specs:
    SKU: 150277
    Model: 610
    Caliber: 10mm
    Capacity: 6 Rounds
    Barrel Length: 3 7/8"
    Front Sight: Black Blade Interchangeable
    Rear Sight: Adjustable White Outline
    Overall Length: 9 1/2"
    Weight: 42.5 oz.
    Grip: Rubber
    Material: Stainless Steel
    Finish: Satin Stainless

  2. #2
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    Dec 2006
    Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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    Default Re: 10mm/.40 S&W Revolver

    I owned a 610-2 with a 3 7/8" barrel. Good guns; they've recently been reissued by S&W. Fast to reload, they'll take the hottest loads you can make in 10mm, and they're typically very accurate with 10mm. I liked it a lot, but it's built on an N Frame, which made it big and heavy, and ammo was expensive.

    I sold mine for a couple hundred more than I paid for it, because it was pre-lock and they weren't making anymore at the time.

    S&W also, very briefly, made the Model 646, which was a 6 shot .40 S&W only, L Frame, which used a titanium cylinder. Really a cool idea, but they had a ton of problems for some reason -- they also made a 646 PC version from the custom shop. Quite honestly, even though I don't need one, and I don't care for .40, I'd buy one in a second if I saw it in a shop. Simply too cool to pass up.
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  3. #3
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    Mar 2007
    Southeast, Pennsylvania
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    Default Re: 10mm/.40 S&W Revolver

    The 610 revolver is the only 10mm S&W. It has been around for quite some time and has been in and out of production. There were 6 differn't configurations released over the years before the two current versions were issued. I have fired the unfluted 4" -3 and the unfluted 6 1/2" -2 "classic" edition.

    I really like the gun but I am a bit of a 10mm addict. The revolvers are accurate and have moderate recoil. They have become somewhat collectable which was driveing the prices up. I'm sure that had something to do with S&W reintroducing the model again.

    Ruger made a 10mm convertable years ago. It was a blackhawk made for Buckeye firearms and it fired 10mm or 38-40, (two cylinders). Because it headspaced off the case rim you can't shoot .40 S&W from it. (It doesn't use moon clips).

    Taurus promised a 10mm revolver a couple years ago at SHOT. They subsequently backed out and never released the gun. Unless you get a custom made the 610 is pritty much your only 10mm / .40 S&W option.

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