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Posted: 1/4/2012 4:18:12 AM EDT
I currently own 3 S&W revolvers - 67 .38 special 4", 642 snubby .38 special and a 63 .22lr in 3".

For an all around gun I can use at home and in the woods/mountains, the 60 .357 3" seems perfect. Plus, my 63 is the same size and weight so it makes a good trainer shooting less expensive ammo.

So guys, what has been your experiences with the S&W 60 3"?? Bud
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 5:05:12 AM EDT
I have a Model 66 3 inch. For a home/woods gun, I think the 3 inch barrel is perfect.
Even though it's only 3 inches, the sight radius seems hugely better than a snubby and to me, I really can't tell a difference between a 3 inch and 4 Inch barrel when it comes to sighting.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 5:24:44 AM EDT
The 60 is an interesting gun but kind of too small to shoot for fun and a bit big and heavy to carry every day.

If training is your main goal then get one but if you want a fun shooting gun get a full sized 686. pick what ever barrel length you want or can find
and have yourself a blast. Great house and range gun, great to start recoil shy beginners with 38 loads.

I feel that pretty much any revolver shooting carries over to other revolvers.

The 686 is one of "those guns" that most every gun person should have,
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 7:26:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By nhsport:
The 60 is an interesting gun but kind of too small to shoot for fun and a bit big and heavy to carry every day.

If training is your main goal then get one but if you want a fun shooting gun get a full sized 686. pick what ever barrel length you want or can find
and have yourself a blast. Great house and range gun, great to start recoil shy beginners with 38 loads.

I feel that pretty much any revolver shooting carries over to other revolvers.

The 686 is one of "those guns" that most every gun person should have,

+1

The 60 is a 'J' frame, rather small for .357. As stated above, the 686 is a great gun and iirc available in a 3" bbl. Another great choice

would be to find a used model 13, 3" heavy bbl., round butt or the stainless version. Don't remember the # for the stainless. I've had

a model 13 since 1984 and have no plans to ever get rid of it. It is one of my favorite Smiths.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 8:24:59 AM EDT
I love my 3" Mod 19-3 all of the J frame 357 that I have shot were not that fun to shoot
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 11:30:05 AM EDT
My model 13 is one of the sweetest shooting, most accurate Smith's I have ever owned. And I have had about ten or so.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 4:42:01 PM EDT
Get a 686 4" barrel and never look back.
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