Gear: S & W M 60-7 Chief's Special

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S & W M 60-7 Chief's Special

Smith & Wesson
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
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Description:

Compact, light-weight excellent back-up/off-duty 1" brl 5 shot revolver

Member Reviews

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    DELEATED, Wed, 16 May 2007 06:24:22 UTC.
    1st review

    Excellent back-up/off-duty/concealed carry weapon. Fits GREAT in my Fobus concealed pancake holster. Reliable and accurate. "...don't leave home without it!" (I'm old school; "wheel guns are real guns"). Having spent my years carrying 38's, 357's, 41 & 44 mag revolvers, what else would I have these days? That pic doesn't do mine justice, though. Mine's brushed stainless...

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    GregJackP, Sat, 02 Jun 2007 15:34:51 UTC.

    I concur. I carry a Mod 60 in .357 Mag as a backup/off-duty gun, with Uncle Mike's Boot Grips. It is a little heavier than the new airweights, but I feel that the added weight helps with the magnum 125 gr. JHPs I push through it. Accuracy is acceptable, trigger is good, but it does kick a bit. As a backup, I would rather carry a wheelgun than an auto - you know that it is going to work.

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    ssggore, Sun, 09 Sep 2007 11:10:43 UTC.

    I carry a S&W Model 60 in .38 Special as a backup/off-duty gun, with Eagle Secret Service Grips. It is an excellent revolver. I qualified extremely well both day and night with it.

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    OCCD, Thu, 04 Oct 2007 03:47:51 UTC.

    This weapon actually comes with a 1 7/8" bbl., unless I'm mistaken. Excellent wheelgun, easier to conceal and lighter than Ruger, though not as easy to shoot or robust. Gun is inherently very accurate but hard to shoot accurately beyond 15 yards due to short sighting plane. Now that they chamber these things in .357 MAG, the stopping power is among the best but recoil can be severe beyond .38 Spl. +P loads. Great price, too. Can routinely be found on sale for around $300 and change. Good casual off duty choice in warm climes, especially in stainless steel.

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    PDPATCHES, Fri, 12 Oct 2007 08:13:55 UTC.

    I have carried the chief's special all my life as a back up gun. Great for off duty if what you are wearing on a given day will not hide anything bigger than this. Great liitle gun.

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    scott557, Wed, 17 Oct 2007 13:34:10 UTC.

    Carried the shrouded version for 20 years. Still have it.

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    retiredcopinga, Thu, 31 Jan 2008 15:17:33 UTC.

    Carried off duty for years and still today carry it when out in public, Thank God for CWP. Love this gun.

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    dochudon, Sat, 08 Mar 2008 23:01:34 UTC.

    I have a nickle plated modle 60 .357 that is my go everywere I go You can't beat a S&W revolver for reliability.

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    aaa111, Fri, 21 Mar 2008 21:49:03 UTC.

    used to carry a stainless 60 years ago off duty. I mean years ago! They were alright as far as conceal ability goes, but I'm not sure how the new ones would stand up against a repeated dose of 357 mags.

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    Ghost87, Fri, 21 Mar 2008 22:09:51 UTC.

    A great little snubby, but I am not a wheelgun man. A .357 Magnum in something that small must kick like a mule and not hit too much, though.

    All hail CHIEF601, the Duncan McCloud of LEOs.

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    JIMROC, Mon, 31 Mar 2008 19:21:18 UTC.

    good backup gun

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    Troll, Tue, 01 Apr 2008 11:21:29 UTC.

    Love S&W's-- I still own more wheelguns than autos, and always will. Mine is acutally a Model 36 (blue steel) w/Uncle Mike's boot grips. Slight trigger job and call it good. More accurate than many snubbies, barks a little with +P's, but you expect that. I don't recommend ankle carry with a blued gun-- trust me. One day soon I will have it refinished in black T or similar. The hammer has never bothered me. After years of ankle carry, I moved it to my vest, using Uncle Mike's neoprene inside the pants holster with the vest strap through the plastic clip and velcroed down. This is set up for cross draw by my weak (right) hand. I also carry a speed strip w/6 extra rounds in my pants pocket.

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    ScottBurke, Tue, 01 Apr 2008 11:24:10 UTC.

    Great weapon never had any problems with it.

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    bpd072, Fri, 04 Apr 2008 23:26:16 UTC.

    Great backup weapon with plenty of punch

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    184retired, Sat, 12 Jul 2008 20:25:39 UTC.

    Years back it was a good backup gun..Mine is old and keeps on firing like a champ..

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    Anonymous, Sun, 10 Aug 2008 04:50:53 UTC.

    This is the true classic right here. I love it. If you get one you'll never get rid of it!

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    tomgun, Wed, 27 Aug 2008 11:29:49 UTC.

    my version is a M&P360 16oz loaded w 38+p speer.changed the grip to a hogue rubber 3 finger for control. never leave home with out it.

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    gunslinger_6, Wed, 22 Oct 2008 20:12:03 UTC.

    Good little backup or off duty gun old school like me

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    lindadobe, Fri, 05 Dec 2008 04:52:45 UTC.

    I am looking for one.

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    T_Carreiro948, Sun, 21 Dec 2008 15:46:06 UTC.

    My dad actually carried this 5 shot revolver as his duty weapon. way back when. I got it when he passed away and sometimes carry it off duty. It is a good little gun easy to hide. Lack of effective range and only 5 shots are the two biggest draw backs I have with it. I'm thinking of giving it to my wife for her purse

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    johnpblair, Thu, 22 Jan 2009 22:59:39 UTC.

    I carried this weapon off duty. The stainless model was awesome. This weapon is light, and very reliable.

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    deputydave_103, Sat, 07 Feb 2009 01:18:37 UTC.

    AS a back up weapon it is excellent. I carried one in addition to my sidearm. In a tight place, and up close it is perfect.

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    Deltaboy1984, Thu, 19 Feb 2009 18:53:16 UTC.

    I have got to shoot one 2 times and I love it. I am looking in the local shops for a used one.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 19 Feb 2009 19:25:14 UTC.

    Like the light weight or this weapon. I prefer to carry the S&W 686 2 1/2inch .357 instead for more stopping power, though.

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    trickdaddy809, Mon, 18 Jan 2010 02:15:48 UTC.

    Hopefully never needed but would look good in a gun case in your house safe

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    pastor_greene, Thu, 06 May 2010 12:37:40 UTC.

    I carry this weapon now as I hardly know it's there while moving around as it is not heavy on my hip. I have always liked revolvers and will continue to carry both Automatics and Revolvers, being retired I still carry concealed for personal protection.

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    realspecialagent, Sat, 29 May 2010 21:06:47 UTC.

    I carry this almost daily, instead of the P229 I was also issued. I have qualified more consistantly with it. I am able to qualify fine at 25 yards with it. Plus, if it is seen no one will ever thinks it is a cop gun. My agency did put rubber grips on it. That makes it nice.

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