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santacruzpaul
03-11-2009, 7:13 AM
What do you guys think of the new model 63? And where does one find a J frame 5" holster, or a place that makes one in Cali. close to the bay area?
Paul

http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=11101&storeId=10001&productId=63570&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=15704&isFirearm=Y

http://www.gunblast.com/SW-63.htm

dfletcher
03-11-2009, 10:51 AM
Probably Midway or Don Hume - they should catalog them for the 5" J framed 357 Magnum, this would be the same size gun.

461
03-11-2009, 12:27 PM
It's a jewel of a gun, I will never sell mine and I sell a lot of guns. :D The factory grips were a tad small for me, but after throwing on a set of Pachmyrs it's a perfect fit. I also have the .357Mag version and it's equally as good.

I got a holster from Rob Leahy at http://www.simplyrugged.com/ and have zero complaints, Rob has made me a half dozen holsters and they work as advertised.

Gryff
03-11-2009, 12:50 PM
I hate the look of the 5" barrel. The proportions just look wrong. Then again, I am more partial to 2-1/2" to 4" revolvers in general.

I have the original 63 with the 4" barrel. Love it.

Did you see that they are re-releasing the model 17 (http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=10001&productId=86943&langId=-1&isFirearm=Y) and 18 (http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=10001&productId=86947&langId=-1&isFirearm=Y)? That's awesome, except the price is ridiculous ($1000+).

http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore/SmWesson/upload/images/firearms/150477_large.jpg

http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore/SmWesson/upload/images/firearms/150478_large.jpg

santacruzpaul
03-11-2009, 3:48 PM
Thanks for the holster help, am still looking for someone closer or online,
I didn't really need another gun, but i couldn't resist it for the price and feel, it is very well balanced and proportioned imo, it should be a tack driver, it was on sale for $550.00 marked down from $800.00.
and i have the full quiver of hogue grips for it that i use with my snubby 36. another exuse to buy it.
Paul

santacruzpaul
03-11-2009, 5:02 PM
now that i took a second look you're right the proportions aren't typical, but feels good when gripped,
Paul


I hate the look of the 5" barrel. The proportions just look wrong. Then again, I am more partial to 2-1/2" to 4" revolvers in general.

I have the original 63 with the 4" barrel. Love it.

Did you see that they are re-releasing the model 17 (http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=10001&productId=86943&langId=-1&isFirearm=Y) and 18 (http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=10001&productId=86947&langId=-1&isFirearm=Y)? That's awesome, except the price is ridiculous ($1000+).

http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore/SmWesson/upload/images/firearms/150477_large.jpg

http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore/SmWesson/upload/images/firearms/150478_large.jpg

B Strong
03-11-2009, 5:03 PM
All my Smith .22's are old school, but I wouldn't pass up a 63 in this configuration if I found one.

santacruzpaul
03-11-2009, 5:10 PM
after a third look, that pic isn't the new 5" 63, (see attachment) what is it?

Paul

Gryff
03-11-2009, 5:48 PM
after a third look, that pic isn't the new 5" 63, (see attachment) what is it?

Paul

I should have been more diplomatic with my phrasing. The "long" 5" barrel with the round butt just looks odd to me. But that is personal opinion.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=18715&d=1236821382

I think I like mine better because it is a square-butt model. This pic isn't mine, but my gun look identical.

http://www.myhostedpics.com/images/Mannlicher/img12222.jpg

But the end result is that it is personal opinion only. Getting just about any S&W revolver for a great price is a good thing.

grnt
03-11-2009, 5:58 PM
$1000.00 for a 22 revolver. Smith and Wesson must be selling recession proof guns with built in locks! PC at its finest.

santacruzpaul
03-11-2009, 6:02 PM
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http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=18715&d=1236821382

I think I like mine better because it is a square-butt model. This pic isn't mine, but my gun look identical.

http://www.myhostedpics.com/images/Mannlicher/img12222.jpg

Absolutely, sweet looking piece. i want one

Demophilus
03-11-2009, 6:26 PM
I shot one at the Turner's/Rauhage's manufacturer's day. If I could afford one, I'd buy it. Granted, the manufacturers bring ringers to demo shoots, but the one I shot was a tack driver.

santacruzpaul
03-26-2009, 5:16 PM
The new 63 shoots great, but i need a better sight picture, has anyone changed the factory sights on a smith and got good results? any recommendations would be appreciated,
thanks Paul

Can't buy anything here
03-27-2009, 5:15 AM
Those new 17/18s are nice...but a 1000 bucks? A good friend knew I was on the lookout for a 17 and found this one in the bay area some 6 months ago and picked it up for 400 bucks..it looked like it came straight from the factory.....:)

http://www.parkcitiestactical.com/album/00000364/17T.jpg

Jon D Smith
12-30-2009, 8:30 AM
S&W has a holster for it on their website.

PutTogether
12-30-2009, 9:44 AM
Ahrends makes round to square butt conversion grips for those of you that don't like the round butt look/feel.

santacruzpaul
12-30-2009, 5:27 PM
S&W has a holster for it on their website.

Got some real nice leather from Rob Leavy at Simply Rugged, He just moved from Alaska to Arizona, I have 4 of his holsters now and am very pleased,
The more I shoot the new 63, the better it gets, Am getting used to the factory sights,
Have switched from high vel. Win super X 40 gr. power points, to Win. super X subsonic 40 gr. HP ammo, The 63 and me like the subsonic, without loosing too much knock down ability, and alot less muzzle flash with a bit more accuracy.
Paul