Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    somewhere, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    1,747
    Rep Power
    21474846

    Default New revolver-an 8 shot

    I found a NIB model 627 Performance Center 5 inch at my LGS. The owner gave me a nice deal on this one, and I decided to go with this one.

    First time I ever owned a 5 inch revolver. I'm used to carrying 4 inch revolvers (N frames and L-frame sized guns), so I wasn't sure how it would feel on the hip. Honestly, I don't tell any real difference. My desantis leather holster with thumbbreak is for 4 inch guns, but this one fits well, with just a half inch of the muzzle sticking out the bottom. I'm fine with that.

    This gun seems pretty much perfect in fit and finish. The ball detent lock up is smooth, not too tight. Opens easily.

    Lock up is ROCK SOLID. zero endshake, and almost zero wiggle in the cylinder. Trigger pull is very smooth, like my M657 performance center.

    I was leary about carrying a 5 inch gun, but it's growing on me. The slab-side and tapered barrel takes weight off the barrel, so it doesn't feel too muzzle heavy. Well balanced. Plus, the 5 inch barrel should get 1700 ft/s with Underwood's 125 grain .357 magnum--a real scorching defensive load. This one comes with moon clips.

    S&W is really putting out some nice stuff!

    Anyone here like their Performance Center revolvers too?
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    next to my neighbor, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    9,843
    Rep Power
    21474858

    Default Re: New revolver-an 8 shot

    I can see it now. Hi-cap revolver.. Cylinder plugs

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    here, Pennsylvania
    (Montgomery County)
    Posts
    760
    Rep Power
    7380906

    Default Re: New revolver-an 8 shot

    Sort List! Was your LGS in KoP? I think I saw one there

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Apolacon Township, Pennsylvania
    (Susquehanna County)
    Age
    73
    Posts
    5,056
    Rep Power
    11416847

    Default Re: New revolver-an 8 shot

    I have the 627 Pro version with 4" barrel! Great piece. WRT the moonclips, which work just fine, the groove in the case head just forward of the rim has a width and sometimes depth that varies from maker to maker. Choose cases with narrower grooves even though harder to charge, the long magnum cartridges won't wobble as much and get out of alignment when you're trying a fast reload, also keep the cylinder pointed as close to vertically down as possible or the cases will flop and hang up. Also invest in Brownell's 10mm demooning tool and save your fingers lots of wear and tear. They have carriers for loaded clips too.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    somewhere, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    1,747
    Rep Power
    21474846

    Default Re: New revolver-an 8 shot

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Quixote View Post
    Sort List! Was your LGS in KoP? I think I saw one there
    no, it's in Colmar.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    somewhere, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    1,747
    Rep Power
    21474846

    Default Re: New revolver-an 8 shot

    Quote Originally Posted by Brick View Post
    I have the 627 Pro version with 4" barrel! Great piece. WRT the moonclips, which work just fine, the groove in the case head just forward of the rim has a width and sometimes depth that varies from maker to maker. Choose cases with narrower grooves even though harder to charge, the long magnum cartridges won't wobble as much and get out of alignment when you're trying a fast reload, also keep the cylinder pointed as close to vertically down as possible or the cases will flop and hang up. Also invest in Brownell's 10mm demooning tool and save your fingers lots of wear and tear. They have carriers for loaded clips too.
    Thanks for the feedback. I was originally after the 4 inch 627 Pro. But my LGS had this PC version with 5 inch barrel, and I figured it was worth the try. I really don't notice the extra inch in barrel length.

    I was thinking about getting moon clip carriers. But I also like speed strips, and I'll be ordering a few 8 round strips as well. 8 rounds of .357 magnum really does make the wheelgun a competitor to many single-stack autos.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Clearfield, Pennsylvania
    (Clearfield County)
    Age
    64
    Posts
    686
    Rep Power
    178345

    Default Re: New revolver-an 8 shot

    Nice find! Now I want one just because of what S&W printed on the barrel.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    somewhere, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    1,747
    Rep Power
    21474846

    Default Re: New revolver-an 8 shot

    Quote Originally Posted by saleen322 View Post
    Nice find! Now I want one just because of what S&W printed on the barrel.
    .357 mag--8 times. It really is something to novel. I knew that the 8 shot N-frame existed for many years, and always thought it was an odd thing. Now that I have a revolver that holds EIGHT rounds of .357 magnum...it really makes this a COOL revolver. The same capacity as a 1911! And the moon clips are fast. I'm starting to wonder if I need brass chuckers anymore.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    "The Country", Pennsylvania
    (Chester County)
    Posts
    2,088
    Rep Power
    21474845

    Default Re: New revolver-an 8 shot

    What's the weight on that thing?
    "The Constitution is the guide which I will not abandon. - George Washington

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    somewhere, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    1,747
    Rep Power
    21474846

    Default Re: New revolver-an 8 shot

    Quote Originally Posted by philadelphia patriot View Post
    What's the weight on that thing?
    The S&W site lists it at 44 ounces. My LGS had a scale, and it weighed in at 43 ounces, for an actual weight. Since the barrel is both slab-sided AND tapered, and the ejector shroud is tapered, it balances very well. It really carries well. I have a stiff gun belt and a good pancake holster.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. [CLOSED] TAURUS 66- 357 mag 7 shot SS Revolver
    By racingfast in forum Firearms
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: March 26th, 2014, 11:11 PM
  2. [CLOSED] 9 shot .22 revolver
    By borden811 in forum Firearms
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: February 9th, 2011, 05:16 PM
  3. S&W 627-5 357mag 8-shot revolver
    By 00boraslow in forum General
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: March 12th, 2009, 07:02 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Local gun shops | Local shooting ranges | Philadelphia Shooting Ranges | Philadelphia Gun Shops | Pittsburgh Shooting Ranges | Pittsburgh Gun Shops