Gun Report

Smith & Wesson Model 60-18 No. 162440

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The Smith & Wesson Model 60-18 is a great gun that offers accuracy, reliability, and fun.

Smith & Wesson Model 60-18 No. 162440

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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Proper technique for unloading the chambers of the Smith & Wesson model 60-18 was easy even for smaller hands. Overall balance was helped by the 5-inch semi- lug barrel.
The front sight included an orange-colored plastic insert. It reflected too much glare, in our opinion. We preferred the black, lined sight on the 60-15 instead. The semi-lug barrel meant that the underlug that protected the ejector rod ended about 1.5 inches short of the muzzle, but the gun still steered very fast.
The rosewood grips looked great, but provided little protection for the shooter's hands. The Pachmayr Decelerator grip, ($32 from Brownells, 800-741-0015) helped us control our hottest .357 magnum rounds with an acceptable level of comfort.

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