Gear: Smith & Wesson Model 65


Smith & Wesson Model 65

Smith & Wesson
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Price: $520.00
Average Rating:
(8 Votes)

Six-shot, cal. 357 magnum stainless-steel, roundbutt revolver with a three-inch "bullbarrel".

Member Reviews

  • Chief_instigator_max30
    excop23260, Fri, 30 Nov 2007 17:34:49 UTC.
    1st review

    I bought this one pre-owned; the same model some federal agents had carried as an issue weapon. I have found it always reliable and easy to clean and maintain. The fixed sights are quick to use. It's absolutely accurate and feels light, with remarkably little felt recoil. Firing full-house 357's through the 3-inch barrel, it feels more like firing "soft" target loads through a 4-inch Smith & Wesson Model 10. This is one great weapon, and it conceals well if desired.

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    aaa111, Thu, 27 Mar 2008 16:56:55 UTC.

    Good revolver for off duty. only problem is the frame is too small to digest a steady diet of magnums

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  • Capt
    4421, Thu, 27 Mar 2008 17:50:10 UTC.

    Excellent gun! I don't own a 65 but I have a 66 with a 3 inch barrel that is the same gun, only difference is the adjustable sites. As for the steady diet of magnums, 38+P rounds are good performers as well.....but the K frame Smith's will easily take the 18-30 round of 357 a year to qualify. If you're gonna shoot it more...shoot 38's in it!

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    tmbrdr69, Fri, 05 Dec 2008 03:00:36 UTC.

    Bought my model 65 new. My pistol has the 4" bullbarrel. I love the way it shoots. It is a "tack driver." This combined with the reliability of the .357 Magnum caliber make it sound choice for a duty weapon. It is sad that revolvers have picked up such a stigma. Law enforcement relied on them for many years. Now most departments will not allow officers to carry them. Not enough bullets. I would gladly sacrifice capacity for a one shot stop.

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    kristi, Sat, 10 Jan 2009 01:12:22 UTC.

    Shot this one for the first time today. Thought it handled great. Even qualitfied with this afternoon

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    BSALLEN305, Sun, 15 Feb 2009 23:50:50 UTC.


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    DISAISD, Thu, 26 Mar 2009 03:21:37 UTC.

    I have one of these guns. I think it's just perfect for my hand. I fitted with pachymr round butt grips & right now it's at TJ' gunsmithing because he said he could fit a triturm front sight on it. I plan on having it lasered by Crimson Trace. Of course, it's sheath is a DeSantis belt paddle holster. I have found a really great lube for it. It's made by Finishline-Synthethic Green Lube. The same stuff I use on my mountain bike. $7.95 at Performance Bicycles. That Model 66 with the 3 inch barrel, I love to get that one also. History: Model 66-3 were the first full-lugged ejector revolvers. There was quite a few that was made for general issue to the US Treasury Department. See, you could do full-length ejection with the then .38 Special +P+ loads. ATF got some of these, IRS-CID & IRS-Inspection got some as well. Customs agents, well a few I met at the range, they carried goverment issued & a personal one. Yeah, IRS-CID did have a few S&W Model 15 with the 2 inch barrel.

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    soggybottom2, Thu, 13 Sep 2012 06:44:36 UTC.

    very accurate, nice size, convertable loadings, very dependable.

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