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Smith & Wesson Model 60 #178013 357 Magnum, $799 (Grade: A 2014)

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The Model 60 is light, thin, and packs power. The longer sight radius and adjustable sights with night sight made this a useful revolver for conceal carry.

Smith & Wesson Model 60 #178013 357 Magnum, $799 (Grade: A 2014)

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Concealed Carry
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
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The rear sight of the Model 60 was taller and more likely to snag. In the hand, the grip felt thinner, and the wood was textured just right.
The Model 60’s grip was large compared to the grips of other S&W J-frame revolvers. It was half checkered and textured, giving it enough friction without it biting the hand. The wood and the grip’s metal backstrap transferred more recoil in the palm and web of the hand than the Ruger 357.
The S&W’s serrated front ramp had a night-sight dot embedded in the ramp — an excellent feature.
A cut out in the ejector-rod shroud lessened weight; note the detent that locks the end of the ejector rod.

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