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Texgunner
March 06, 2010, 10:37
Hey all you revolver fans, anyone have one of the S&W 327 models? Their website lists these specs:

Model: 327 TRR8
Caliber: .357MAG/.38+P
Capacity: 8 Rounds
Barrel Length: 5"
Front Sight: Interchangeable
Rear Sight: Adjustable
Grip: Rubber
Frame: Large
Finish: Black Glassbead - Includes Tactical Rails
Overall Length: 10.5"
Material: Frame: Scandium Alloy, Cylinder: Stainless Steel
Weight Empty: 35.3 oz.


http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/170269_large.jpg


I handled (fondled actually) one in Houston last spring. It sure seemed like a cool wheel gun, but unfortunately, it comes with a not so cool price. S&W lists the MSRP @ $1454. That seems a steep tariff to me. How about it? Anyone shoot one? Thanks for your time, Gary.

W.E.G.
March 06, 2010, 12:08
$1425 is three or four times more than I'm willing to pay for a .32 revolver.

TideWater 41009
March 06, 2010, 13:09
I don't care for the Webley-looking barrel, however the Tacticool Rail is a deal breaker for me.

Still, I am impressed with the way S&W continues to find new and innovative ideas for their product lines. I like the alloy frame, the 5" barrel, the 8 shots, and the caliber (it's .357 Mag, WEG). Damned right they handle nice.

Yes, the price is high, but you have to raise your leg high if you want to run with the big dogs.

Texgunner
March 06, 2010, 13:49
Originally posted by TideWater 41009
I like the alloy frame, the 5" barrel, the 8 shots, and the caliber (it's .357 Mag, WEG). Damned right they handle nice.

Yes, the price is high, but you have to raise your leg high if you want to run with the big dogs.

Easy to make that mistake WEG, with a model number like that.;)

I agree with you TideWater. It would be nice having 8 rounds of .357 outta that 5" pipe. And as for raising that leg, well, it ain't much of a step for a stepper. But, question is, am I that high of a stepper!:biggrin:

Gary

fry
March 06, 2010, 14:50
Originally posted by W.E.G.
$1425 is three or four times more than I'm willing to pay for a .32 revolver.

what are you willing to pay for a .38/.357 revolver?

OK, my bad on the .327 vs 327 thing.

This price makes more sense, albeit I still think kind of high.
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/52371


http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/images/D11/52/52371.jpg

Outlaw Patriot
March 06, 2010, 16:44
I actually think putting a good light on the tacticool rail would make this gun a great gun to keep around camp if you're sleeping out in the woods

I had a 627, paid about $800 for it, great gun.

fry
March 07, 2010, 01:07
went out and looked to see what i paid. $765 in jan of 2002 for the performance center V8 miculek in 5" stainless. looks like the one in post #4.

http://smith-wessonforum.com/s-w-revolvers-1980-present/97987-looking-buy-627-v-comp.html

TideWater 41009
March 07, 2010, 19:44
I paid $440 for a brand new Colt Python in 1981. I was fresh out of college and earning $6.50 per hour. At that rate it took about 68 hours to earn the Python.

Assuming you could get the S&W 327 for $1400, and if you worked 68 hours to earn it, you would be earning $20.58 per hour.

Taken in that perspective, the $1400 is not an outrageous price.

Indycar
March 07, 2010, 20:42
My best shootin' buddy Jason has one. He bought it about a year and a half ago for $900 from the lowest priced dealer in the Indy area.

It is a very nicely made and VERY accurate pistol. The gun came from the S&W custom shop and was shipped in an aluminum hardcase. He mounted his Aimpoint on it and uses that way almost exclusively. He's won bowling pin matches and the local "Friday Night Steel" (open division with the Aimpoint and revolver without it) using his 327.

He is so fast reloading it with moon clips, that he is on par with the better auto shooters in reloading speed.

Outlaw Patriot
March 13, 2010, 11:03
Originally posted by fry


what are you willing to pay for a .38/.357 revolver?

OK, my bad on the .327 vs 327 thing.

This price makes more sense, albeit I still think kind of high.
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/52371


http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/images/D11/52/52371.jpg [/QUOTE]

That is a 6 shot I believe, the revolver the OP posted is an 8 shot, and also has a cylinder machined to load with moon clips, two very big differences in my mind.

Besides no one in their right mind is paying $1400 for one of these.