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RogerOrange
10-05-2016, 7:01 PM
Wanted to buy it last year, bought something I did not like.
Sold it, settled for my first choice :-)


S&W 929 9mm revolver
6" barrel for target shooting
9mm less kick and cost


https://s12.postimg.org/4lzf5m459/IMG_6003.jpg

Garv
10-05-2016, 7:03 PM
Nice.

Range report requested.

RogerOrange
10-05-2016, 7:15 PM
Will do once I test it on the indoor range.
Then again after the frist Sunday of next month.

Fatcat
10-05-2016, 9:31 PM
If you load for it please share your successes and experiences. nice revolver!

mjmagee67
10-05-2016, 10:19 PM
Nice guns I got one, BUT they need some smithing to make them it to great guns.

Litespeeds
10-05-2016, 10:36 PM
Make sure you buy some Ranch Products Moon Clips. They are awesome. You can load and unload without any tools.

Gunhacker
10-05-2016, 11:56 PM
Also... if this is your first Titanium alloy cylinder gun, be sure to read and heed the special instructions for cleaning the cylinder, and not damage the protective anodized coating, to ensure that this does not happen to you:

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e14/caquino1/8ab71ac6-1dd5-4fc3-93bc-73c34226ae4c_zpsowflufaf.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/caquino1/media/8ab71ac6-1dd5-4fc3-93bc-73c34226ae4c_zpsowflufaf.jpg.html)

teh rick
10-06-2016, 10:59 AM
Nice that is the revolver I've been considering for my first and only revolver. I keep reading they need work to get setup properly but once that is done they are awesome.


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keith1911
10-06-2016, 12:04 PM
I'm curious if the Performance Center 986 solves some of the work needed to get properly setup.

bsg
10-06-2016, 12:06 PM
1st choice is gtg.

Pardini
10-06-2016, 4:16 PM
If you load for it please share your successes and experiences. nice revolver!

If you load cast boolits for it, they will most likely need to be sized to .357 or .358.

Oceanbob
10-06-2016, 4:53 PM
Jacketed 9MM is .355

Great wheel gun....should be fun...:)

Litespeeds
10-06-2016, 6:11 PM
Nice that is the revolver I've been considering for my first and only revolver. I keep reading they need work to get setup properly but once that is done they are awesome.


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The stock trigger from the Performance Center was very disappointing. Double action was over 12 lbs but the single action was around mid 5 lbs if I remember right.

simba
10-06-2016, 6:11 PM
Great choice. Love mine as is from the factory.

mjmagee67
10-06-2016, 6:50 PM
Also... if this is your first Titanium alloy cylinder gun, be sure to read and heed the special instructions for cleaning the cylinder, and not damage the protective anodized coating, to ensure that this does not happen to you:

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e14/caquino1/8ab71ac6-1dd5-4fc3-93bc-73c34226ae4c_zpsowflufaf.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/caquino1/media/8ab71ac6-1dd5-4fc3-93bc-73c34226ae4c_zpsowflufaf.jpg.html)

I would be very curious what gun that pic was from. I know several high volume USPSA shooters and have never seen such a thing. I only have 5000 of so rounds through my 929 and the cylinder was extensively machined. Now if you get the moonclips anywhere near it, it gobbles them up.

That pic looks like gas cutting from a very high pressure, high powder volume round and a touch of too much cylinder gap.

Pardini
10-06-2016, 6:57 PM
Jacketed 9MM is .355

Great wheel gun....should be fun...:)

Jacketed 9mm ammo is .355. S&W 9mm revolver barrels are not.

johnny_boy02
10-08-2016, 7:38 PM
Nice. I really like mine. Your cylinder looks darker than mine. Enjoy.

ZombieLivesMatter
10-08-2016, 7:42 PM
Very nice! :thumbsup:

Geared Hub
10-09-2016, 12:03 AM
I love it, I think its, probably my favorite handgun right now.

I picked up a few sets of OEM moonclips [TK Customs] for it and ran it through a wide range of ammo. I use the BMT Mooner tool to load/unload the clips.

Anyone find the Winchester 9mm rounds ultra right fitting in the moon clips? I find it semi difficult to brake down after shooting. No issues with Federal/Remington/PMC/Inception/Hornady brass [which wiggle a bit in the clips]

denpython
10-09-2016, 6:38 PM
Nice revolver. What's the street price on these?
Didn't Korth put out a 9 mm cylinder conversion for S&W .357 revolvers this year?
Thanks

den888
10-10-2016, 4:15 PM
Looks cool!

bug_eyedmonster
10-11-2016, 11:00 AM
Also... if this is your first Titanium alloy cylinder gun, be sure to read and heed the special instructions for cleaning the cylinder, and not damage the protective anodized coating, to ensure that this does not happen to you:

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e14/caquino1/8ab71ac6-1dd5-4fc3-93bc-73c34226ae4c_zpsowflufaf.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/caquino1/media/8ab71ac6-1dd5-4fc3-93bc-73c34226ae4c_zpsowflufaf.jpg.html)

I'm curious about this too. My 929 has been cleaned several times already, and I have nothing close to this. My loads are nothing special, I've been using the same rounds I've been loading. They are accurate and consistent, but the brass varies depending on headstamp with the TK moonclips. Any other moon clips people enjoy? I'm also running the BMT Mooner, and it works great. The only thing I've done is change the front sight to a fiber optic.


Jerry

BigBamBoo
10-11-2016, 2:59 PM
Good choice OP! I bought one awhile back and raced it up for USPSA. I just could not get into revolver for that game and stuck with my autos.

Here was my first day at the range with it....

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mlevans66
10-11-2016, 3:36 PM
Sweet! :thumbsup:

RogerOrange
10-20-2016, 2:20 AM
I got my S&W 929 out of Yale and tested it at the indoor range and really like my new toy :D

Beforehand I ordered moon clip loader, and unloader from TK Customs (http://www.tkcustom.com/cart/shopdisplaycategories.asp?id=25&cat=Smith+and+Wesson).

The trigger is rather heavy, even in Single Action. Will see how it loosens up over time but I might send it sooner than later out for a trigger job.

Ordered a Hogue fancy hardwoord grip with a big butt (http://www.hogueinc.com/store/products/n-sq-butt-coco-bolo-big-butt/1710) to improve the rather small grip.

https://s16.postimg.org/nxnji24np/IMG_6202.jpg
https://s16.postimg.org/541ql26fp/IMG_6204.jpg

usmcchet9296
10-20-2016, 4:37 PM
Bought one this year to use in a local competition in the hopes I get good enough not to come in dead last at bigger comps'
https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5707/30369454375_2acbbecc86_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NgDoJk)S&W 929 (https://flic.kr/p/NgDoJk) by John Hermesmeyer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/), on Flickr

https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8411/29737770613_c381874b98_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MiPR9Z)S&W 929 (https://flic.kr/p/MiPR9Z) by John Hermesmeyer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/), on Flickr
initially had just irons on it but my old yes prefer this 6MOA Vortex and I couldn't be happier

Stingerstingray
10-20-2016, 10:12 PM
Very nice 9mm revolver. I went with a friend to purchase a SW revolver. My friend picked up his 929 while I ended up purchasing a 357 627. I'm interested in the 986 model.

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RogerOrange
10-21-2016, 5:09 AM
To my knowledge the 986 is off roster :-/

2761377
10-21-2016, 11:24 AM
S&W 986 sku 178055 is on the Roster. in stock at Riflegear.

igorts
10-21-2016, 9:26 PM
Nice gun!
Saw 986 today in LGS
Here is my 929 http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161022/c75f13e76634b686e6d2ab613dd0a4f8.jpg

And 3x8 shots from 15 yards from it
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161022/2108b60b8923db9a532a0da10fd5edb0.jpg

Might sell it soon to fund another project


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MrExel17
10-22-2016, 3:40 AM
Very Nice, Congrats!

RogerOrange
10-22-2016, 7:36 AM
S&W 986 sku 178055 is on the Roster. in stock at Riflegear.

Awesome it must have recently changed, it wasn't there 3 weeks ago.

RogerOrange
10-31-2016, 7:26 AM
The original rubber grip was to small for my hands so I upgraded with this Hogue grip.

https://s17.postimg.org/j55d719bz/IMG_6234.jpg

RogerOrange
11-06-2016, 4:35 PM
Today I tool the 929 for the first time to the monthly shoot. Love this revolver but I do have a problem!

Out of the about 180 shots I fired I had 3 occasions where the bulled had sepeated from the case. Resulting in a bullet in the end "chamber" and the brass with loose powder falling out of the other end.

The ammo used is: Blazer 9mm - 115 Grain FMJ

What do I have to look for when buying or making my own ammo for this revolver?

trackcage
11-06-2016, 4:58 PM
Sounds like the bullet "jumped the crimp." Main reason revolver are roll crimped rather than the taper crimp commonly on auto-loader rounds. Best option would be to handload

RogerOrange
11-06-2016, 5:35 PM
Can I "roll crimp" regular fmj bullets?

RogerOrange
11-21-2016, 7:00 AM
Follow-Up on Bullet jumping problem.

I tried various brands and realoads with crimp.
The only difference between factory ammo and reload with a taper crimp it that it takes 4 shots before bullets jump.

I just called S&W, explained the problem. They want me to send the revolver back.
To be continued.

usmcchet9296
11-21-2016, 8:27 AM
i only think I've shot 50 or so factory arounds thru my 929 and the rest have been reloads from 1 fired brass. Never experienced the problem you are having but then again my gun has been modified almost from the beginning with a extended firing pin, Apex hammer, and a through smoothing out by a gunsmith.

Wordupmybrotha
11-21-2016, 10:04 AM
i only think I've shot 50 or so factory arounds thru my 929 and the rest have been reloads from 1 fired brass. Never experienced the problem you are having but then again my gun has been modified almost from the beginning with a extended firing pin, Apex hammer, and a through smoothing out by a gunsmith.

Which gunsmith? I'm looking for one near L.A.

usmcchet9296
11-21-2016, 8:46 PM
Which gunsmith? I'm looking for one near L.A.

He is a member of my club and only does club member guns sorry

Wordupmybrotha
11-22-2016, 5:54 AM
He is a member of my club and only does club member guns sorry

No problem. Thanks for the info.

BigBamBoo
11-22-2016, 6:02 AM
If you shoot 147gr you will not have that problem. Mine did it with the 115gr bullets as well.


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traveler1952
11-22-2016, 6:53 AM
Nice revolver, I love mine.

5.56
11-22-2016, 8:09 AM
Wanted to buy it last year, bought something I did not like.
Sold it, settled for my first choice :-)


Did you get a 986 first? I've been looking at both but the "I might poke your eye out length" barrel of the 929 really puts me off. There's no 9mm load out there to warrant the length of that barrel to offset recoil considering many people competition shoot G17's which weigh 25oz dry vs the 44oz dry of the 929. Don't get me wrong here, it's a very nice revolver and I'd love to own one(just not for $1,000). I guess I'm more in the market for a 3" or 4" barrel 9mm revolver that is more similar in dimensions and weight to a semi-auto. Sadly, it does not exist unless it is used and even then, they're not as good as they could be.

I'm looking for a combat type 9mm revolver. It would be a sweet shooter, plinker and carry gun.

camshaft
11-22-2016, 7:51 PM
This revolver works well with WWB 115gr ammo! They have a heavy crimp

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