Sunday, March 12, 2006

Boomsticks: Gratuitous Gun Pr0n No. 23

The knife is a Kershaw 1422ST "G-10 Talon", and the revolver is a Model 581-1, circa 1986; Smith & Wesson's "Distinguished Service Magnum".

You can love or hate the full underlug barrel, but there's no denying that the L-frame revolvers it debuted on are sturdy workhorses, easily up to whatever punishment the .357 Magnum chambering can dish out. The 581/681 Distinguished Service Magnums differ from the much more common 586/686 Distinguished Combat Magnums in having an M&P-style fixed sight frame, which makes them less snag-prone, gives them fewer parts to break or fall off, and (in my biased opinion) makes them much more pleasing to the eye.

A body could do worse than to find themselves armed with a serious shootin' iron like this one.


Anonymous said...

I used to have a 3" 681 PC from Lew Horton's but had to get rid of it during a moment of lack of money. I really wish I could find a 3" 681/581 for a decent price.

theirritablearchitect said...

Revolvers with full underlugs look just fine, thank you very much.

They look more like an hour-glassed shaped pin-up girl, as opposed to those skanky, stick-thin hangers on the model runways in Paris or wherever.

Keep 'em coming.

rayman said...

I used to be a prison guard & carried a model 10 M&P. I loved the way the gun handled, looked & shot. I don't know too much about revolvers, but I'd feel confident with one in a tense situation. I wonder if a model 13 would hold up to regular .357 usage or is it just another model 19 ?