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I just found a great model 10-6, has a heavy barrel and has been the recipient of a lot of love
in it's life, it's duracoated, which I can live with as it is very nicely done, a fiber front site and is easily the nicest trigger I have, maybe have ever had, perfect timing. Couldn't be happier.
Never had a model 10 before.
I like the 3.2 gr.of W231 with 158 gr. LSWC the best for loads.
 

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Sounds like a nice revolver, maybe an old cops gun that was refreshed. The model 10 and its variants have been around a long time, and was THE LEO weapon of choice before semi's took over in the late 1980's. I always liked the balance of the heavy barrel versions for fast DA shooting. Most were regulated for a 158 grain bullet weight, the most common weight for duty use in that caliber. Nice find, and a gun you can enjoy without worrying about preserving the original finish, as its value is as a user, not a collectors piece.


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well said, and thank you.
It has been bead blasted I believe and coated with something, so it is perfect as a piece I will be pleased to use
and not have qualms about that beautiful Smith and Wesson bluing.
Do you have any other favorites in the Smiths? I know I am partial to the Model 19, and am on the look out for a model 66.
 

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My favorites are the .44 magnum models 29 and 629, (The buck in my avatar was taken with a 4 inch 629 a couple years ago) the K frame .22's, like the model 18 and 17, and the L frame .357 magnum, which I carried as a duty gun in the early 1980's until we went with semi-auto's. I like the L frames muzzle heavy balance for fast DA shooting. Except for the model 41 .22 target pistol, I have not been a particular fan of their semi-auto's. And I shouldn't leave out the model 28, my first centerfire handgun when I turned 18.


The K frame based 19 & 66 are great revolvers, and probably fit more hands comfortably than the larger N frames. I know a lot of cops liked their light weight when carried on a duty belt.


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The 41 is my favorite 22 semi auto, and I shoot it very well, it's the most accurate semi auto I have shot.
This model 10 has a Hogue mono-grip that fits really well and seems to add to the "point-ability" of it.
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Congrats on the Model 10. The 4" heavy barrel is a great revolver. If it were the only gun I had, I'd be perfectly happy with it.
 

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Seeing the heavy barrel with a nice green fiber sight for the old eyes and holding that Hogue
grip that fits so well on this made it a keeper.
Thank you for the input.
 

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Your post reminded me that I haven't shot mine in awhile. I remedied that this morning, still the sweet shooter I remember. Thanks.
 

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It happens all too often, we get so busy we need to schedule in fun!
 

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shoots to point of aim at about 50 yards
a pleasure to shoot, it has had a lot of love poured into the trigger
which is a treat to shoot.
Looked at a 64 yestertday
 

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Love my model 10-5, load a 160 gr hp bullet from matts bullets which isnt a swc. Shoots very well with red dot and unique. Enjoy yours, i do.
 

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I just bought a 4" heavy barrel M10 on Monday. I'll have to wait another couple of weeks before Commiefornia will let me bring it home.
I'm looking forward to taking it to the range and trying it out.
 
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