Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-08-2012, 12:39 AM
martyg martyg is offline
Member
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 33
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default CCW Model 60?

Hi
Anybody concealed carrying a Model 60?
3 inch?
2 1/8 inch?
What IBW holster are you using?

Any disadvantages to carrying the 60?

Thanks
Marty
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-08-2012, 02:03 AM
4330Inroute 4330Inroute is offline
Member
CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Central California
Posts: 422
Likes: 298
Liked 251 Times in 112 Posts
Default

It's not a Model 60 but I recently began carrying a Model 36 with a 1 7/8's barrel in a Bianchi 3s IWB size 01. Very comfortable and affordable off of ebay. Less than $30 including shipping for an almost brand new holster.
I like the weight reduction from my previous carry a Model 39-2, the easier concealability and the knowledge that if I do my part the 36 will function reliably. The only negative I can think of is the feeling of carrying not enough ammunition: 5 round capacity and two 5 round speed strips since I was used to carrying 9 in the 39-2 with 2 nine round magazines on my belt. With time I think I can get over this.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #3  
Old 04-08-2012, 06:58 AM
PeterCartwright PeterCartwright is offline
Member
CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Michigan's U.P.
Posts: 240
Likes: 63
Liked 46 Times in 29 Posts
Default

I bought a 60-4 (.38 spl.) about a decade ago. The 3"/heavy barrel configuration makes it seem like a bigger gun in the hand, but it hides very easily. I liked it so much I recently found a LNIB 36-1 (again, 3"/heavy barrel, only in blue) for my wife. Even +P stuff feels mild with the extra mass. J frames are certainly easier to hide well and I don't think I give up much on "shootability" with 3"/heavy barrel guns.

PC
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-08-2012, 07:48 AM
Moonman Moonman is offline
Member
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Northeast Ohio
Posts: 4,279
Likes: 3,040
Liked 1,772 Times in 927 Posts
Default

60PRO is nice (a 3"), the wood grips that are specific to it and very nice looking are about 5/8" longer than a boot grip and really feels great in your hand. S&W has a nice belt holster with S&W stamp on it. (right or left hand available).

I purchased another set of PRO grips from S&W to put on my Model 63 22LR and the two together look really marvelous. They were on about $45 plus shipping.
__________________
NRA Pistol/Rifle Inst. RSO
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-08-2012, 08:07 AM
Reevolvers's Avatar
Reevolvers Reevolvers is offline
Member
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 207
Likes: 25
Liked 52 Times in 29 Posts
Default

I have been carrying a model 60 pro for a couple years daily. I wear it outside the waist band in a pancake style holster that I made for it. It hides exceptionally well. The model 60 is generally a fantastic carry gun. It is a perfect balance I think with the 3 inch barrel. My example is very controllable with full house .357 Magnum loads, and down right fun with some Hot Rod .38's. It is nasty accurate as well. I keep it loaded with Hornaday Critical Defense .38's
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-08-2012, 09:35 AM
jlanecole's Avatar
jlanecole jlanecole is offline
US Veteran
CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 348
Likes: 37
Liked 92 Times in 42 Posts
Default

I've carried my 1 7/8" 60-7 pretty regularly for a few years, now. I generally carry it in my pocket, in a Kramer holster. I have a Tucker Cover-up for it, but haven't used it much.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-08-2012, 10:43 AM
Old cop Old cop is offline
Member
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 4,858
Likes: 814
Liked 6,396 Times in 2,031 Posts
Default

The only downside is that it is a bit heavy for pocket carry, but apparently it works for jlanecole so it may work for you as well. I like the M&P 340 for that role, but also own the 640, just not a pocket gun for me.
__________________
Old Cop
LEO (Ret.)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-08-2012, 01:36 PM
Badkarma 1's Avatar
Badkarma 1 Badkarma 1 is offline
US Veteran
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: East St. Louis, Il.
Posts: 1,697
Likes: 3,529
Liked 596 Times in 337 Posts
Default

My 60 no dash rides in either a Kramer pocket holster or a Sparks Summer Special IWB. Dale
__________________
"Long live the S&W 3rd. Gen.!"
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-08-2012, 02:51 PM
ogilvyspecial's Avatar
ogilvyspecial ogilvyspecial is offline
SWCA Member
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 9,660
Likes: 1,362
Liked 1,353 Times in 694 Posts
Default

I've carried a M632-1, which is basically a 3" Model 60, only chambered for .327 Fed Mag.

Due to a bad back I carried mine in a Mernickle PS10DA Cross Draw Holster.
__________________
Ogy
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-08-2012, 05:03 PM
chief38's Avatar
chief38 chief38 is offline
Member
CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 9,788
Likes: 2,406
Liked 7,495 Times in 3,328 Posts
Default

Model 60-7 2" RB in a Kramer Horsehide Belt Scabbard. Buffalo Bore +P 158 grain HEAVY load. Once in a while I pocket carry in a DeSantis Nemesis holster.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-09-2012, 02:16 AM
sierra255 sierra255 is offline
Member
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Salem, Oregon
Posts: 289
Likes: 67
Liked 189 Times in 76 Posts
Default

Galco N3 is my choice for a IWB. Secure, and easy to re-holster..
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-09-2012, 06:32 AM
cochise's Avatar
cochise cochise is offline
Member
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 312
Likes: 32
Liked 91 Times in 49 Posts
Default

My model 60 is one of my most versatile carry guns. I mostly use a Galco pocket holster. I have a Bianchi Shadow, a Galco iwb "tuckable", and an old Heiser owb "Threeperson strap". I seldom leave home without it.
__________________
JIM
NRA Pistol Instr
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-09-2012, 06:43 AM
sqhead sqhead is offline
US Veteran
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: east central fla.
Posts: 1,194
Likes: 320
Liked 372 Times in 199 Posts
Default

i carry a model 60 in a milt sparks pmk owb holster,hardly know its there,i like the combination for comfort and looks.Will sometimes throw in my 640 or 649 to mix things up,they all are great shooters.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-09-2012, 08:24 AM
The Big D The Big D is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,621
Likes: 651
Liked 1,074 Times in 469 Posts
Default

Regularly tote a Model 60, NY-1.

Use Remora, Galco, and Active Pro-Gear IWB's. One Galco and the APG are j-hook holsters. As with the Remora, they are very concealable.

Be safe.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-09-2012, 08:33 AM
ladder13's Avatar
ladder13 ladder13 is offline
Member
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: NC
Posts: 17,876
Likes: 21,198
Liked 16,604 Times in 6,530 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Big D View Post
Regularly tote a Model 60, NY-1.

Use Remora, Galco, and Active Pro-Gear IWB's. One Galco and the APG are j-hook holsters. As with the Remora, they are very concealable.

Be safe.
Me too, in a Remora

Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #16  
Old 04-09-2012, 11:52 AM
hawgleg's Avatar
hawgleg hawgleg is offline
Member
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: arkansas
Posts: 236
Likes: 4
Liked 14 Times in 10 Posts
Default

The mod 60 with a 3in. barrel is one of my favorite carry guns. I love the balance and longer sight radius. I do both IWB Galco USA and OWB with a Don Hume JIT or a Roy Baker original pancake style. I think the Mod 60 is a little heavy for pocket work, for that I use the S&W 638.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 04-09-2012, 12:01 PM
OK Hog Shooter's Avatar
OK Hog Shooter OK Hog Shooter is offline
SWCA Member
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Central OK
Posts: 2,330
Likes: 611
Liked 411 Times in 258 Posts
Default

I've carried a 60 no dash and a 60-7, both with 1 7/8" bbls for several years now. According to Smith & Wesson reference tables, the 60-7 is able to handle the +P loads. I recently acquired a 60-9 with a 2 1/8" bbl in .357, which I will load with the +P loads as well. I've been carrying in my back jeans pocket, which isn't the best idea but it has certainly been serviceable. I got an Uncle Mike's pocket holster with the -9, which I have been using for the -7. I want to upgrade the pocket holster, although the Uncle Mike's has been fine.

Blessings,
Hog
__________________
Isaiah 55:8-9
Phil. 4:13
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 05-05-2017, 11:05 AM
crbii crbii is offline
Member
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: NE OHIO
Posts: 47
Likes: 26
Liked 7 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ladder13 View Post
Me too, in a Remora

Which remora fits the 3" pro model 60. I will have mine in a week or so.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 05-05-2017, 12:23 PM
crazyphil crazyphil is offline
US Veteran
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 2,401
Likes: 6,292
Liked 6,209 Times in 1,624 Posts
Default

If you are going to carry your model 60 inside waistband I suggest
you take off the hammer spur.
Here is mine in an Alessi Hard Shell Talon.
Lou made it and he has passed away, but I understand that
his family is carrying on.
Attached Thumbnails
CCW Model 60?-sam_0151-jpg  
__________________
In Omnia Paratus
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #20  
Old 05-05-2017, 01:01 PM
haywood's Avatar
haywood haywood is offline
Member
CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: May 2006
Location: N. Ohio
Posts: 783
Likes: 3,137
Liked 825 Times in 375 Posts
Default

I carry a 36 1 7/8 AIWB in a leather clip on Holster and a 442 in a Uncle Mike's pocket Holster. The advantage of the 60 is more rust resistant than the 36 and more weight for Recoil control than the 442.
Attached Thumbnails
CCW Model 60?-img_0749-jpg  
__________________
Two Revolvers every day

Last edited by haywood; 05-05-2017 at 01:07 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #21  
Old 05-05-2017, 02:01 PM
MetalMan MetalMan is offline
Member
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 308
Likes: 137
Liked 580 Times in 181 Posts
Default

Carrying my 60-15 today in a Milt Sparks VMII....love this holster. Extremely comfortable for all-day wear. This is my warm weather rig as the horsehide construction seems to be very sweat resistant.

In fact, I just ordered another for my Kimber Ultra Carry Series I. I've got to believe that the slimmer profile of the semi-auto will be even more comfortable for EDC if that's possible.
Attached Thumbnails
CCW Model 60?-img_1153-jpg  

Last edited by MetalMan; 05-05-2017 at 02:04 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #22  
Old 05-05-2017, 09:25 PM
Bill In Texas Bill In Texas is offline
Member
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,840
Likes: 1,970
Liked 487 Times in 402 Posts
Default

Even though I don't carry my 60 Pro with the 3" barrel much anymore, I did for a period of time. Carried very well in a Simply Rugged Pancake. Very versatile gun!
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 05-06-2017, 12:48 AM
shouldazagged shouldazagged is offline
Member
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Louisville, KY, USA
Posts: 16,425
Likes: 31,314
Liked 30,610 Times in 9,564 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Old cop View Post
The only downside is that it is a bit heavy for pocket carry, but apparently it works for jlanecole so it may work for you as well. I like the M&P 340 for that role, but also own the 640, just not a pocket gun for me.
I've pocket carried a 640 for years and the weight doesn't bother me. For a couple of years before I bought the 640 I pocket carried a Rossi 88, a very decent clone of the M60. My way of dress for work then didn't lend itself to IWB or OWB carry, and I don't need or want the option of SA fire in a defensive gun, so I had the hammer bobbed to prevent snagging on the draw.

I don't feel under-protected with a J frame and good ammunition.
__________________
I invented Frontgammon.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #24  
Old 05-06-2017, 03:20 AM
crazyphil crazyphil is offline
US Veteran
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 2,401
Likes: 6,292
Liked 6,209 Times in 1,624 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MetalMan View Post
Carrying my 60-15 today in a Milt Sparks VMII....love this holster. Extremely comfortable for all-day wear. This is my warm weather rig as the horsehide construction seems to be very sweat resistant.

In fact, I just ordered another for my Kimber Ultra Carry Series I. I've got to believe that the slimmer profile of the semi-auto will be even more comfortable for EDC if that's possible.
Yep Metal Man the VMII is even comfy with a full size 45 ACP,
but opinions vary. We are not all the same.
Attached Thumbnails
CCW Model 60?-sam_0011-jpg  
__________________
In Omnia Paratus
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #25  
Old 05-06-2017, 03:40 AM
crazyphil crazyphil is offline
US Veteran
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 2,401
Likes: 6,292
Liked 6,209 Times in 1,624 Posts
Default

Another IWB that I like a lot for my Model 60 is this "Inconspicuous"
by Mark garrity. I like the offset clip and he uses the best clip in the
business. The tension adjustment is also a plus. Mark is kind of a
super cop/instructor in the Phoenix area. When I dealt with him
it was a long wait, but worth it.

When I wear the M60 in the open I like this black gator by TJ,
on a Culver gator belt, shown with my Boker Kalishnikov knife.
Attached Thumbnails
CCW Model 60?-sam_0152-jpg   CCW Model 60?-sam_0279-jpg  
__________________
In Omnia Paratus

Last edited by crazyphil; 05-06-2017 at 03:42 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #26  
Old 05-06-2017, 05:56 AM
Dr.Lou's Avatar
Dr.Lou Dr.Lou is offline
Member
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Nevada
Posts: 1,499
Likes: 2,058
Liked 1,936 Times in 768 Posts
Default

I often carry one of my two M60s in my coat/vest pocket when riding motorcycles, or as a BUG.
Attached Thumbnails
CCW Model 60?-img_4019-jpg  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #27  
Old 05-06-2017, 11:23 AM
walkin' trails walkin' trails is offline
Member
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,117
Likes: 1,390
Liked 483 Times in 274 Posts
Default

I've used a High Noon Mr Softie for .38 J-frames, but I carried them as BUGs that needed to be concealed and didn't worry so much about the "stay open" features. A buddy recently bought a Safariland Model 18 for his 640 that he claims is comfortable for AIWB. When getting into 3 inch barrels, I'd seek holsters from the custom leather crafters such as Milt Sparks for the best comfort


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 05-06-2017, 11:33 AM
mrchuck's Avatar
mrchuck mrchuck is offline
Member
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Gun Barrel City, TEXAS
Posts: 439
Likes: 1,812
Liked 517 Times in 227 Posts
Default

My Model 60 in .357 magnum is a great carry piece.
I am used to it's very loud muzzle blast, and only use a specific gun range.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 05-06-2017, 11:36 AM
cmort666's Avatar
cmort666 cmort666 is offline
Member
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Rocky River, OH, USA
Posts: 9,011
Likes: 1,022
Liked 7,953 Times in 3,241 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by martyg View Post
Hi
Anybody concealed carrying a Model 60?
3 inch?
2 1/8 inch?
What IBW holster are you using?

Any disadvantages to carrying the 60?

Thanks
Marty
I used to pocket carry a 2" Model 36 virtually every day, in a leather pocket holster I made.

If you're comfortable with .38 Special and five rounds before reloading, that'll get the job done.

I've since switched to a 3 1/2" M1911 in .45acp. The threat changed and I changed with it.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 05-06-2017, 12:30 PM
BAM-BAM BAM-BAM is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Western Pa.
Posts: 7,783
Likes: 160
Liked 8,655 Times in 4,139 Posts
Default

My cabin,hiking and hunting "Kit Gun" is a 3" 60-10, .357 ...... think micro 5 shot 686.

I found a little IWB ( no makers mark ) kidex holster at a small rural gun shop that fits it perfectly....... also havea small Bianchi X-15 Shoulder holster for winter carry under a jacket or coat.
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 05-07-2017, 09:40 AM
sawlog sawlog is offline
Member
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: central il
Posts: 426
Likes: 27
Liked 155 Times in 86 Posts
Default

I carry a model 60 daily. Iwb horsehide holster made by grizzle leather. Looks like a milt sparks vm2 but rides I bit deeper and doesn't have a reinforced mouth. But I can still reholster with one hand.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 05-07-2017, 08:35 PM
DevilDog72's Avatar
DevilDog72 DevilDog72 is offline
US Veteran
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Mansfield,Texas
Posts: 911
Likes: 5,974
Liked 1,582 Times in 516 Posts
Default

I do not think you can go wrong with the Mdl 60. I have been carrying a 640 in a Galco pancake and do not feel under gunned at all.

CCW Model 60?-img_0269-jpg

Last edited by DevilDog72; 10-08-2017 at 08:06 PM. Reason: spelling
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #33  
Old 05-25-2017, 05:15 PM
wdoney's Avatar
wdoney wdoney is offline
Member
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Smyrna, Tennessee
Posts: 2
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I carry my M60 with 2-1/8" barrel in a Galco Summer Comfort IWB holster. it is very concealable in the 4:00 position.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 09-22-2017, 12:31 PM
handlebar's Avatar
handlebar handlebar is offline
Member
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: May 2006
Location: south Florida
Posts: 249
Likes: 3
Liked 142 Times in 52 Posts
Default

I regularly carry the model 60, see picture. I have two holsters, one I made and one I bought. Both are comfortable but the one I made is more concealable. Sorry, I don't have pics of the holsters.

__________________
handlebar-proud to be American
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #35  
Old 10-08-2017, 06:12 AM
digiroc's Avatar
digiroc digiroc is offline
Member
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 587
Likes: 297
Liked 1,083 Times in 367 Posts
Default Model 60 Lady Smith ...




XS Big Dot is a welcome addtion

digiroc
__________________
Shoot Well My Friends
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #36  
Old 10-08-2017, 03:54 PM
Protected One's Avatar
Protected One Protected One is offline
Member
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,547
Likes: 1,891
Liked 2,744 Times in 1,134 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by martyg View Post
Hi
Anybody concealed carrying a Model 60?
3 inch?
2 1/8 inch?
What IBW holster are you using?

Any disadvantages to carrying the 60?

Thanks
Marty
When I carry my 60-0 it's in a Bianchi Shadow OWB.
Carries well.
Attached Thumbnails
CCW Model 60?-dsc00197-jpg   CCW Model 60?-dsc00194-jpg  
__________________
Stay protected my friends.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #37  
Old 10-08-2017, 05:04 PM
NCBeagle's Avatar
NCBeagle NCBeagle is offline
Member
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 469
Likes: 687
Liked 995 Times in 215 Posts
Default CCW Model 60?

I have a lotnof revolvers in the carry rotation and, particularly in hot weather, the Model 60 is a favorite. In fact, carried this 2" Model 60 today.



Sometimes carry this 3" when hiking. This is a rainy day in the Carolina Beach State Park.




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Last edited by NCBeagle; 10-08-2017 at 05:14 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #38  
Old 10-08-2017, 05:11 PM
Mister X Mister X is offline
Member
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,135
Likes: 2
Liked 1,114 Times in 572 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by martyg View Post
Any disadvantages to carrying the 60?
The exposed hammer.

There is simply no realistic or practical need to retain single action capability on a modern day personal defense revolver. Not only does the external hammer come with the potential for inadvertently cocking it in a high stress situation, but it can cause snagging issues during the draw(especially with pocket carry), it cannot effectively be fired from inside the pocket(or purse), the hammer can be obstructed or get entangled in clothing during a close-quarter struggle or an assailant grabbing your weapon in a disarm attempt. I think the enclosed hammer "centennial" models are much more suitable for concealed carry.

Massad Ayoob: Hammer or… "-Less?" | The Daily Caller

The case for the double action only revolver. - www.GrantCunningham.com www.GrantCunningham.com

https://www.luckygunner.com/lounge/d...nly-revolvers/

...

Last edited by Mister X; 10-08-2017 at 09:26 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 10-08-2017, 05:12 PM
DennisE DennisE is offline
Member
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Treasure Coast, FL
Posts: 130
Likes: 7
Liked 33 Times in 20 Posts
Default

I CCW the 60-15 3" with 38 +P loads. Carry it with shirt untucked in a Galco OWB holster. Love it! Only disadvantage is in the case of overwhelming odds you have an underwhelming number of rounds in the cylinder. A not very likely occurrence for which I usually now carry a couple of speedloaders.
__________________
S&W 60-15, 640-3, 686-6 357s

Last edited by DennisE; 10-08-2017 at 05:17 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #40  
Old 10-09-2017, 08:24 PM
reppans reppans is offline
Member
CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60? CCW Model 60?  
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 82
Likes: 39
Liked 77 Times in 33 Posts
Default

I have J,K and L frames and my favorite all around (range, woods, CCW) is the 2 1/8" all stainless J-frame, albeit the shrouded hammer sister of the M60 - the M649. I deep conceal AIWB with a Sticky holster as my Remora seemed to lose its 'grip.'

Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
22lr, 327, 340, 357 magnum, 638, 640, 649, bianchi, ccw, concealed, desantis, galco, heiser, horsehide, kramer, m340, model 39, model 60, model 63, smith & wesson, smith and wesson

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tulsa Gunshow this Saturday: Model 63, Model 60, Model 351PD, Model 500 retiredsquid GUNS - For Sale or Trade 1 04-08-2010 04:29 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:59 AM.


S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)