S&W Model 60: 38 Special

This S&W Model 60 has stainless-steel construction throughout. We felt that extra weight over polymer in the SIG pistol and the Ruger LCR made a difference in recoil behind the gun. We docked it a grade for the very heavy trigger.

Smith & Wesson didn’t start using model numbers until 1957. Now, anything beginning with a 4 (and sometimes 5) is blued steel. Our 1978-vintage 38 Special is a Model 60, denoting that it is made of stainless steel.
To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber. Sign in

Subscribe to Gun Tests

Get the next year of Gun Tests for just $24. And access all of our online content - over 6,000 articles - free of charge.
Subscribe today and save 38%. It's like getting 5 issues FREE!
Already Subscribed?
Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here