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Old 06-11-2009, 06:00 PM
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Default M27 TRR8 vs M27 M&P R8

My question is---I think both are PC guns, but other than the barrels having different rifling, is there any difference in the two as far as parts and assembly goes. I am thinking of getting one or the other and can't decide which one would be better. Do they use forged parts or do they use the MIM.The web site goes into great detail on the M&P R8, but says very little about the TR R8.
In you opinion, which barrel is better all other factors being equal.
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This should have all the information you need.

http://www.woodscustomrifles.com/id34.html

Good luck finding a holster for the R8.
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Thanks a bunch, it was a very informative read.
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Slightly off topic, but I was looking an R8 over at a fun shop and was about to buy, when I noticed some peening of the frame over the firing pin where the hammer stops. Is that normal? I am a little concerned about the Aluminum framed guns, this kind of gave me the willies.
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I just couldn't get excited about the Al/Sc framed 327's - especially the 2"-er, with it's Ti cylinder. My 296 AirLite Ti, after 6.5 yr of use, is enough of both for me. I liked the short barrel version of the 327 - but would rather have it in SS, just not the unfluted cylinder of the infamous 'Bloodwork' 627. The 327NG is close, however - but still that Al/Sc frame. I love my 627 Pro (The 'Pro' series combine many PC-Shop attributes with a regular production product - except for the PC-shop price!) - even thought about buying a second one and sending it to MA for a shorter barrel - if they'd do that.

I can't help you comparing the two 5" PC 327s. I can tell you how elated I am over my 627 Pro purchase of 5/08. What a jewel! My 5" JM PC625 V-Comp has cobwebs on it, despite it's better trigger. They did a masterful job on that revolver - lite trigger - and will pop any primer. Still, that 627 Pro is a shooter - natural grip/pointer, too. Maybe a consideration?

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I have the 327 Jerry Miculek PC version which has the shrouded polygonal rifled barrel and unfluted titanium cylinder. I was a bit apprehensive at shooting such a light revolver in ICORE and steel matches but it actually comes back on target faster than my 627 PC. I ish they would make the same barrel and cylinder configuration on a stainless steel framed revolver.
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