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    A Real Gun.

    I know all you kids out there are big fans of the hi-capacity Tactical tupperware, and I too carry a G-22, but I went to the gun shop today, and there, under glass was a S&W Model 28 Trooper .357 in mint condirion. Yup, I bought it. I was weaned on a Model 15 .38, graduated to a Model 66, then went semi-auto. I can't wait to run a few rounds through this one!
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    I still like shooting my old Ruger Security Six and my Ruger Blackhawk
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    one of my favorite guns was my S&W wheel gun, although in slightly more powerful cartridge. It was my anti-bear/tank gun and I had no choice to sell it (for 1/4 what I paid almost) to a friend when I left Alaska

    Hope you enjoy your new one and hopefully it brings back some fond memories
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    I love touching off a few Remington 125 JHP's out of my blaster...fireball city. I do not shoot my .357 as much but I have been hankering for a new revolver.

    Congrats on the purchase.
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    Believe it or not, but the cheap aluminum CCI Blazer .357 soft points are about the hottest .357 load I've seen so far.

    I love how it makes prople move to another lane in the indoor shooting range, if they get next to me

    I have a S&W Model 65. I had to put Hoague rubber grips on it - It came with walnut grips - OUCH!

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    I've got some really fond memories of the wheelguns I've owned and carried. My favorite of all time has to have been a Colt Trooper Mk.III, I had one blue 6" and one nickel 4". I loved them both even more dearly than the Python I owned. Next had to be the Smith 686, followed by the Colt King Cobra in Satin Stainless. For accuracy and reliability, you just didn't get any better than these, imho. To me, they had a lot more 'personality' than the hi-cap semi-auto pieces we now carry. I've owned a few more, but none have fonder memories for me than these.

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    My first duty gun was an S&W Model 27 blued N-frame, 3 1/2 inch barrel. Same sized frame as the Model 28.

    I shot that pistol so much I wore it out. Sent it back to S&W for an overhaul, had the combat trigger and combat hammer installed (wider than the stock hammer and trigger), had 'em put a 6-inch barrel on it, and had it factory re-blued. I got it back with the slickest action of any revolver I've ever owned (and I've owned a bunch of 'em - all S&W's).

    I paid - get this - $105.00 for it, brand new. Obviously, this was many years ago. I paid S&W $95.00 for the overhaul AND modifications, plus they sent it back to me with a brand new 3 1/2 inch barrel in the box to replace the old one. So I've got a whole $200.00 invested in it. A new one now retails for over $1100.00.

    I've put a whole lot more rounds through it since I got it back, and it's only gotten smoother, and I can say far more accurate than my old eyes are. I earned my Pistol Master rating with it.

    It has to be my all-time favorite shooter. I've turned down $800.00 for that gun. It just ain't for sale.


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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    I know all you kids out there are big fans of the hi-capacity Tactical tupperware, and I too carry a G-22, but I went to the gun shop today, and there, under glass was a S&W Model 28 Trooper .357 in mint condirion. Yup, I bought it. I was weaned on a Model 15 .38, graduated to a Model 66, then went semi-auto. I can't wait to run a few rounds through this one!
    Got one of them those myself

    Highway Patrolman 28-2 6" made in 1972.

    Enjoy!
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    Got my issued M-28, 6 inch, including the wrong side arm-rest holster that was so shiny you could use it for a signal mirror. We were able to buy them from the dept when we moved to the Beretta 92. Duty ammo was once the 158 JSP Remington 357 mag, and later had the 38 spl 110gr Q-load (Treasury +P+). Some of us practiced single action long shots at 50 yds and beyond on clay targets - just in case. No rifles back then.

    Many city and county cops at that time preferred the Python. Back in the days of swivel holsters......and detectives wore 'leisure suits' cut for shoulder holsters.

    I have a 6 inch Colt Trooper Mk3 that has made (empty) pants and and vests out of hundreds of ground squirrels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    I know all you kids out there are big fans of the hi-capacity Tactical tupperware, and I too carry a G-22, but I went to the gun shop today, and there, under glass was a S&W Model 28 Trooper .357 in mint condirion. Yup, I bought it. I was weaned on a Model 15 .38, graduated to a Model 66, then went semi-auto. I can't wait to run a few rounds through this one!
    And just so no one thinks I'm slipping....
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    A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. Sigmund Freud

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    I own a S&W Model 19 .357 magnum which was my first duty weapon. I love that handgun. Smith & Wesson makes great revolvers . Their semi-automatics are a different story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    I still like shooting my old Ruger Security Six and my Ruger Blackhawk
    Had one of those myself once. One of the sweetest shooting handguns I ever owned.
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    Keith you sure about that???I carried a S&W mod 28 for 9 years,cept mine was a "Highway Patrolman" thought the Trooper was a Colt???I shot just shy of Master with that heavy MoFo though,and loved it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morris View Post
    Yeah, ya bastage, But I'm glad it's with you.

    By the way, found another hole that the missionaries got to. I'm about to cut off her internet.
    Yikes!

    Also, to the above - yes the model 28 is the Highway Patrolman - the Trooper is a Colt - I just figured the OP had them turned around, it happens.

    The Model 27 was the same gun as the 28 with a better finish. It was sort of the "high end" N frame where the model 28 was made to fit a policeman's budget.

    The gun's trigger pull and action were identical, but they did away with the deep blue and deep polish on the 28. I think the 27 might have had a wide target trigger, too. Have to go look.

    In an N-frame like that, you can load the .357 to super-elevated pressures.
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    I have a 27 and a 629 in stainless, with the red ramp front sights, white outline rear, and target trigger. Used mostly for hunting in FL, as the humidity and rain was always a big factor. The stainless was just easier to keep clean. Put Pachmeyers on both, and they are both excellent handguns. My dad has a SC Colt Trooper, which I'll eventually add to my collection. I have my grandfathers US Army Colt 45 revolver with the lanyard loop on the bottom, and I have my Colt 1911 from when I was in the MC. I'm really fascinated just by the history that guns have and passing down from generation to generation. I think if I was going to buy a new revolver, it would be A Taurus Judge. Those are just bad to the bone. Would like a S&W 500, but just can't see spending that kind of money on a gun when I'm not hunting elephants.......
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    I stand corrected, it is the Highway Patrolman, not the Trooper. (The thought of their funny hats threw me off.) It has a 4 inch barrel and came with the Bill Jordan snap holster. I got it for $460.00.
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    Good catch for the money!
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    When I was still in uniform, I carried a 28.....with ammo that would turn most guns into junk after 5 or 6 rounds.

    It was heavy but it made a great club if you couldn't shoot.


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