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11/22/2017 10:05:29 PM
Posted: 5/6/2004 6:28:37 PM EST
The Thunder Ranch S&W model 21-4 .44 Special Revolver .

This is supposed to be out sometime in the late summer. I got to get one to go along with the .44 Bulldog!

Link Posted: 5/6/2004 6:33:26 PM EST
Now if they'd just make it in .45ACP
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 8:07:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Now if they'd just make it in .45ACP



Now your talking!
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 8:38:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By QuinlanV:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Now if they'd just make it in .45ACP



Now your talking!




It would still be a S&W
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 9:05:26 PM EST
I'll like OLD S&W's

Too bad this one isnt.
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 7:24:20 AM EST

What's the big difference between new and old?
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 6:59:52 PM EST
The keyed safety lock above the cylinder release and the new triggers that are made out of some screwed up alloy that you don't dare put a stone to.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 7:00:59 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 7:03:43 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 7:06:42 PM EST
Robert2011,
Jeez, do you think ALL of the guns will have the cheezy logo shown in the picture? I guess it is nothing that can't be fixed with a Dremel tool...but it is just so...well...tacky. I still got to have a couple of them, though. The .44spec is my favorite revolver cartridge. Thanks for the link to the picture.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 7:16:37 PM EST
I can't wait for the Thunder Ranch stetson.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 7:40:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/23/2004 7:42:09 PM EST by Robert2011]
They still don't list it at the Smith and Wesson website. A magazine review was saying the list would be $800, so I will probably have to wait a while before I get one. ARs are taking all my money for a while.


edited to add, it should be out next month.

Link Posted: 9/24/2004 10:47:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By Pecos:
The keyed safety lock above the cylinder release and the new triggers that are made out of some screwed up alloy that you don't dare put a stone to.



The pictures of this gun (thunder ranch special) in American Handgunner showed that the keyed safety lock was conspicously absent. I would hope on a gun endorsed by Clint Smith that this would be the case (no lock). If it really doesn't have the lock I'll get one. Otherwise forget it.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 3:56:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/24/2004 3:59:13 PM EST by warlord]
I've got a 5-shot 3" BBL SS S&W 696 and a 2 1/8" BBL 5-shot Al/Ti 296. The 296 is a handful shooting factory 44spls though, so I had load some real mild rounds for it. Cool shooting guns. They don't have the integral safety lock.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 4:31:12 PM EST
If only they would make a Triple Lock again.................
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 6:23:36 PM EST
Bushjumper,
I sure hope you are right about the absence of a keyed safety on the Thunder Ranch Special. The simple presence of it would piss me off as much as the tacky assed gold TR logo on the right side plate does...I still gotta have one though.

Warlord,
Aren't those 696s great? I shoot a 250gr Keith over 13.5 grs of 2400 out of mine and feel damned well armed with it whether I am in a bad part of Houston or at the ranch in Zavala County. Had to put a Tyler T Grip on it though to keep it from jumping out of my hand with the Keiths. What is your "carry" load?

M199,
A current production triple lock? Maybe in the hereafter...but we can dream................
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 4:13:09 PM EST
IMHO they are overpriced, at about $900.00 per copy.

Whats next? Thunder Ranch undies and handkerchiefs?

.44 special is a very good, manageable round, but my search will continue for something not so pricey.
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