Gun Report

Smith & Wesson 627PC

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This is a formidable weapon that may have just missed out on being a popular duty gun for uniformed police because of timing (semi-autos were picked instead) and possibly price.

Smith & Wesson 627PC

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Law Enforcement
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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Using moonclips, all eight rounds can be loaded (and unloaded) together. Three moonclips are supplied.
Moving the ball detent to the meatier forward face of the crane allowed S&W to use an oversized ball.
The gold bead front sight was favored by exhibition shooter Ed McGivern.

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