Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday Gun Pr0n #328

Darn it. This should have been last week's gun...


That's a Smith & Wesson Performance Center 327, an N-framed .357 Magnum revolver with 8 round capacity (7 in New York) and a featherweight 21 ounces. It's the big brother of the Snubbie from Hell, and while there is absolutely no good use for this, I want it so bad it hurts. I wonder if the fireball out of the 327 is as impressive as out of the 360PD?

Now, I have a model 27, which is the N-framed .357 Magnum predecessor to this fine revolver. I also have a 360, which is the J-framed equivalent. This is like taking the two guns, putting them in a cozy room with some Barry White, and waiting nine months for the bastard offspring. I do have to wonder if there's an ankle holster for this, though...

Someday, I will have one. Someday...

That is all.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I forget the model number, but S&W also has a round-butt 627 in a 2" barrel stainless version, for which I pined, big time. After using a 627 in ICORE for a while, however, I returned to reality. I'd suggest, prior to handing over the cash, get some 8-round moon clips and dummy 357 ammo and check your reload times. You won't need a watch, a calendar will do. Lining up eight 357 - or even 38 Special - rounds takes a while. (In ICORE we use 38 Short Colt brass in tight moonclips, and use bullets with a steep ogive).
If the first 8 rounds don't solve the problem, use your backup. There aren't many 8-round speedloaders, either; the best one I found was available from Thunder Ranch, machined from aluminum, at $60 each, and the only others I located were the "twist and slide" rubber ones. Both offer the "occupational therapist" thrill of lining up 8 pins to go into 8 holes.....It can be done, but practice, practice, practice.

That said, were S&W to put a 3" barrel on that round-butted 327, I just might rethink my objections to it.

Daddy Hawk said...

Just took possession of an M325PD .45 ACP 4". I can't wait to see what it can do.

Jim said...

N-Frame ankle holster?

Only ankle that big, that I know of, belongs to Hillary "Cankles" Clinton. And you know the only heat she carries likely uses D cell batteries.

Now if you'll excuse me, I've gotta go purge the offending brain cells with copious amounts of bourbon.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

lee n. field said...

7 in NY? Seriously?

Going from 8 to 7 in a revolver does not sound like a trivial change. It's not just like having a longer magazine tube.

Sabre22 said...

yzou Should see one from a 3 inch barreled 629 Especially at night,gives a whole new meaning to you light up my life LOLOLOL

Glenn B said...

Revolvers that hold more than seven rounds are A-Okay in NY. The NY SAFE act does not apply to revolvers as far as the seven round limit goes.

Geodkyt said...

Better check with the Fire Marshall before touching off that one with full house loads. And your orthopedist.