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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)

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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 60ís 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 gripís metal backstrap transferred more recoil in the palm and web of the hand than the Ruger 357.
The S&Wís serrated front ramp had a night-sight dot embedded in the ramp ó 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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