Sunday, February 26, 2006

Boomsticks: Gratuitous Gun Pr0n No. 22

With Marko's essay on the "Just-rightness" of the 3" fixed-sight round-butt K-frame, I felt the urge to add some supporting evidence:


There it is: A plain blue steel .38 with a 3" tube. Everything you need, and nothing you don't.

9 comments:

sm said...

Another fan of the 3" K frames!

More pics please!

Steve

Oleg Volk said...

I like 3" revolvers but I wonder if anyone thinks usable sights are good to have?

Tam said...

S&W fixed sights are perfectly usable for their intended purpose.

If you want sights for bullseye shooting, however, you should probably buy a bullseye gun, not one that says "Military & Police" right on the box.

Chris said...

If the intended purpose of S&W fixed sights includes hitting targets outside of say, a large walk-in closet, then I have to disagree that they are perfectly adequate.

Tam said...

It must just be my mad, 1337 shooting skillz, then...

;)

Anonymous said...

Personnally, I like fixed sights on any carry gun. I know where the rounds impact from range pratice and they don't get out of adjustment. Generally don't worry about snagging on anything either.

As for accuracy, I get bored shootting at 25 yards at times and like to put clay pigeons on the 50 and 100 yard berms for fun. It's amazing just how close you get to them. Man sized tagets are no problem.

Chris Byrne said...

I only have one addition, a better grip.

The old standard revolver grips were a recipe for rapped knuckles with even moderate loads if you have large hands (and I do).

The ideal grips for these guns is probably anything with Craig Spegels name on them, or the uncle mikes copies thereof.

Tam said...

My favorite grips for a round-butt CCW K-frame are probably Eagle's "Secret Service" grips. Very similar to Spegel's "boot grips".

Trebor said...

Hmmmnn, I don't have any problem with the sights on my 3" Model 65. I did add a touch of red to the front sight, but that's allowed.

It could be that the gun just points so naturally for me that the sights just kind of confirm the aim, instead of being absolutely neccessary to establish the aim.

I will admit that my 3" M-13 shoots a little to the left, and adjustable sights would be nice to fix that.