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Old 11-24-2011, 02:42 PM
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any thoughts or experience with the 8 shot s&w .357 revolver, model 327. thanks.
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Happy Thanksgiving!
You may be interested in this recent thread. S&W 327 PC 2"
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Old 11-24-2011, 02:54 PM
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I have two thoughts on the 8 shot .357. 1) SWEEET! 2) $$$$.
Who wouldn't want an 8 shot .357 quality revolver? I have wanted one ever since thay came out. Taurus also makes them but I won't buy a Taurus. After I find my model 27 then I may save up for the 327. I need a couple of wheel guns to balance out my collection. They are expensive but they will retain their value. You may spend $1000 + on one, but you will get it back if you don't like it. Or at least most of it.
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An 8 shot revolver just ain't right. IMHO
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An 8 shot revolver just ain't right. IMHO
It would be if the bad guys sucked up your first 6 shots.
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Generally speaking, if you are going to shoot a lot, or hot loads you would want to steer towards a 627. I have a few friends who have worn out or stretched a 327 or the TRR-8 version because of the allow frame.
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Old 11-24-2011, 05:19 PM
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Default A pair of 327's

Don't shoot them much, but occasionally carry the fluted
one in the holster from the performance center.
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Okay, I wrote what was below, then realized you asked about a 327 not a 627. Anyway, if you have an interest in an 8 shot 627 I'll go ahead and post.

Pics at http://www.pbase.com/dwever/misc
I bought my first 627 from the performance center with a five inch barrel a few years back. Loved it, but drifted back to a 1911 for carry . . . until. Until I came across essentially the same weapon in a 2.625" barrel (2 and 5/8"), called a UDR (ultimate defensive revolver) by S&W when released around 1998 I understand. I agree. Great balance, accuracy, and action.

I also like the heavy 37.6oz. N frame, manages .357 loads very well and just feels exactly right for me (I'm 6'1"; 210lbs.). I went through 800 rounds of .38 Winchester (400 were paid training) white box and 250 or so rounds of .357 PNC before I was completely happy with rapid follow-up accuracy at ten yards as well as slowed down double action at 25 yards. If you buy the match grade moon clips and take the time to learn a fast re-load technique these are very fast.

The two times I have used this weapon in competition I have been happy in the production division USPSA, and I am buying a second one when I sell my Model 60 and will get an action job for competition. You can hurt some feelings among the semi-auto guys with this weapon.

Using a Galco Combat Master holster for carry; the DeSantis I bought is not nearly as comfortable or well made in my opinion, and I only use it when I want the thumb break.

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I like 'em!
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The only thing better than a 327 8 Round 357 would be - Two.

Okay that is a smart mouth answer. The 327 is a 2.5" barrel and I am as happy as happy can be with that gun for the purpose I will use it for. My next 8 Round will have a longer barrel, for hiking use. In fact I'm working close with Santa right now on just such an item, keeping my fingers crossed.
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I have see an 8 shot 9mm revolver.
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Just shot mine again yesterday. Love it! Put 50 rounds of mild loads and 50 rounds of hot ones and didn't have any problems. Shot pretty much POA with both loads. Get one, you'll love it.
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The PC 327 2" snubbie others have shown is pricey - $1,269 MSRP. The less expensive 2.5" 327NG (Night Guard) is less - $1,049 - and the same price as the 2 5/8" PC627 UDR. The NG variant is not moonclip ready; the others are. Even though the PC627 UDR weighs 10 oz more than the 327NG - and a whole pound more the 2" PC327 - it was my choice as a house defender... and I already had one of them. Two is better than one!

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nice, do they come from the factory unfluted or did you change out the cylinder?
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I bought a 327pc snubby and a 327 Nightguard several months ago. Was able to find them for around $1000 and around $800 respectively on Gunbroker. I bought them more for their hi-capacity than there capability of shooting .357. I keep mine loaded with .38 FBI loads. No problems with either other than the stiff cylinder opening of the pc. It's great for a wheelgunner to have the firepower of a 1911.
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any thoughts or experience with the 8 shot s&w .357 revolver, model 327. thanks.
Primary carry,,,,,own one and the piece is magnificent plus the 8 shots makes it a superior firearm....

I also carry a a m&p 340 ct
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is it just the angle of the camera shot or is the "un-fluted" one actually bigger and longer?
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Here is mine. Love it, shoot it alott and carry it.
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Generally speaking, if you are going to shoot a lot, or hot loads you would want to steer towards a 627. I have a few friends who have worn out or stretched a 327 or the TRR-8 version because of the allow frame.
Lee
This is the first I've heard of a frame being "worn out" or "stretched".

Are there any documented cases of this happening?

I have a M&P 327 that I've just started to use for Steel Challenge and I'm wondering if I made a bad decision. Or, should I use my steel 627 PC instead?

I also have a 327 PC snubby that I bought used. I've shot it with a few hundred round and it seams to be tight.

And information would be welcome. Thanks Mac
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Any opinions would be welcome!
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wow this is a beauty
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Well being the traditionalist that I am, six shots is just fine for me.

Since I carry a J Frame for SD and the max there is 5 shots, eight shots would only fit in a target or hunting size gun. IMHO any gun that is capable of holding 6 shots is too large for me to consider carrying anyway. For that purpose 6 shots would be enough anyway, so again, that's what I'll stick to.

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just picked it up today, 8 shot 327 Night Guard... will let you know once I make it to the range with it. My Talo 686 has 7.... and my 629 has 6 and I've got a few 5 shot revolvers. Think I've got all the bases covered
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