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Old 10-28-2010, 02:32 PM
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Hi all, I'm new to this forum. I already have a 9mm Beretta but wanted something more reliable, better self-defense take-down power and more accuracy. I tried the 686 at the gun range was was hooked on the 357.

Looking at 357s that were available, narrowed down my choice to the 627 v-comp. I managed to find one that didn't have the 2 tone appearance and ordered it.

Here's the question. It looks like they stopped making the single color 627 and went to the 2 tone. When was this? Will the original v-comp be a collector's item now that it is out of production?

Thanks in advance for your input.

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Old 10-28-2010, 02:44 PM
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I doubt the original 627 will have much collector value because they made a ton of them. It certainly is preferable since the two tone guns are as ugly as a baboon's backside. Sometimes I wonder what those people at the SW marketing department are smoking.
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I doubt the original 627 will have much collector value because they made a ton of them. It certainly is preferable since the two tone guns are as ugly as a baboon's backside. Sometimes I wonder what those people at the SW marketing department are smoking.
Whatever they are smoking it is illegal in most states!
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Old 10-29-2010, 04:33 PM
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The construction of the two tone v-comp appears like they ran out of parts for the stainless, so they used what was on hand in inventory. I'm sure it's a great gun, but not fond of the appearance.

Thanks for the replies, I'll be looking forward to getting my stainless v-comp in about a week (order is being processed).
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The ones without the lock are hard to find and there was a limited production of them. The next batch had the lock in them and a truck load was made.



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Old 10-29-2010, 09:37 PM
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Very nice weapon. I can't wait until mine comes in.
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I guess I'm in the minority as I like the 2-tone 627 v-comp...just got one a few days ago and I love it....
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mine
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What's the difference in the v-comp and regular pc 627
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Nice setup! i was entertaining the idea of a Red Dot sight. There a lot of options out there.
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:00 PM
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As a follow-up. I got my gun in last week. I've had it to the range 3 times, the last time with my wife shooting it.

My impressions: This gun is very accurate! I've shot a 686 6" a few times and the v-comp is just as accurate.

The wife has never shot a 357 Magnum before and she was consistently getting bulls-eyes at 25 feet. She is used to shooting my 9mm.

One time while shooting 38 Specials through it, somebody asked me if the tip was a "silencer" because 357s "have more of a bark". He assumed I was shooting standard 357 loads... kind of an interesting comment.

This one is a keeper
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