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gsparesa
12-27-2010, 6:39 PM
I'm interested in getting myself a 8-shot S&W wheel gun. The last and only wheel gun I owned (<1980) was the model 19. I don't need a HD weapon, I own a shot gun and two pistols already. I'm looking for modern quality mechanical simplicity. Instead of buying locally, I am researching and entertaining the idea of purchasing online. I was intrigued with the SW 627 Pro Series and wanted to know if was on the California Roster of Handguns (http://certguns.doj.ca.gov/safeguns_resp.asp). I believe I found it on the roster. However, I would like that confirmed by a knowledgeable person. I believe the roaster is calling it a 627-5 Pro Series / Stainless Steel, Revolver, 4 1/8", .357 Magnum. The SW WEB site specifies that the barrel length is 4 or 10.2 cm (http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_765955_-1_757751_757751_757751_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y). The roaster specifies a barrel length of 4 1/8??? Is the 627 Pro Series (SKU:178014) the same revolver as the 627-5 Pro Series / Stainless Steel noted in the California roster? Anyone know why the online roster is not consistent with adding the SKU numbers to the roster? Thank You.

sprintcar
12-27-2010, 7:04 PM
I believe so. I am also looking for a 627 performance center gun.

dascoyne
12-27-2010, 7:27 PM
There's a 627 pro at Bay Area Gun Vault in Mountain View last time I was there - so I'm quite sure it's on the roster.

gsparesa
12-31-2010, 5:53 PM
I visited Target Masters West in Milpitas yesterday. They had a SW 627 labeled 627-5. The SKU number was 170210. This revolver is the 627 Performance Center revolver or the 5" 627. I was intending to purchase the 627 Pro SKU 178014. The SKU 178014 is the 4" barrel with "chamfered charge holes". However, after handling the SKU 170210, I was overwhelmed by the beauty and ergonomics of this beast. It felt like it belonged in my hand. It wasn't muzzle heavy, just perfectly balanced. I could not leave without taking this bi@tch home. I purchased this beauty and I am now in the 10+1 days cooling off period. I guess that the "chamfered charged holes" on the SKU 178014 is some sort of pressure release valve??? The SKU 170210 does not have them. The SKU 170210 does come with two sets of grips. A beautiful wood laser etched grips and synthetic grips. I don't think I will ever put on the synthetic grips. I am told that they are hand fitted and tuned for precision shooting. It's a Smith's and I'm sure it will be.

scotts_4x
12-31-2010, 7:31 PM
good choice i just got one of these for my 30th birthday. the chamfered charge holes are to aid speed reloading with moon clips.enjoy

-scott

gsparesa
01-10-2011, 9:51 PM
The wait is over. Picked-up my 627-5 PC this evening from Target Masters. Shot 50 rounds Remington .38 Special (158 gr), 50 rounds .357 Magnum (125 gr) and 50 rounds Remington .357 magnum (158 gr). I was the most accurate with the .38 Special. Need to practice more with the heavier magnum loads. I'm having difficulty with the rear sights. I'm constantly refocusing to acquire my target.

sprintcar
01-10-2011, 10:52 PM
very nice. How do you like the wood grips? I am in 10 day jail with my 627pc.

MT1
01-10-2011, 10:57 PM
very nice. How do you like the wood grips? I am in 10 day jail with my 627pc.


It's much nicer to shoot with the included rubber grip even though it's not as pretty, the wood grip is slippery and you don't have as much control with it...I leave mine in the case.

Congrats on the purchase, it's a great gun.

gsparesa
01-11-2011, 5:17 AM
My wooded grips were not slippery at all. S&W stippled these grips and laser etched their logo on the wooded grips. I didn't much feel like shooting the 158 gr mags though. You could feel the grips slam back into your palms hard. This is definitely a "mans" gun when shooting the 158 gr mags. My wife shot two rounds of the 158 gr and gave me back the revolver. :p However, she loved shooting the .38 Special 158 gr ammunition. Versatility = A "+" for a .357 revolver. After 150 rounds, I started to feel the weights of the revolver.

Lefkiguy
01-11-2011, 8:22 AM
I picked up an older 627 PC with the unfluted cylinder, it's a tack driver. I didn't like the combat grips, bought a set of Miculek grips like those pictured above, much better for my hands.

MT1
01-11-2011, 6:47 PM
My wooded grips were not slippery at all. S&W stippled these grips and laser etched their logo on the wooded grips. I didn't much feel like shooting the 158 gr mags though. You could feel the grips slam back into your palms hard. This is definitely a "mans" gun when shooting the 158 gr mags. My wife shot two rounds of the 158 gr and gave me back the revolver. :p However, she loved shooting the .38 Special 158 gr ammunition. Versatility = A "+" for a .357 revolver. After 150 rounds, I started to feel the weights of the revolver.

Interesting, no stippling on mine, they're baby's butt smooth.

just like this one...

http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/1176/sw6275pcoc0.jpg

gsparesa
01-12-2011, 12:17 PM
Interesting, no stippling on mine, they're baby's butt smooth.

just like this one...

http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/1176/sw6275pcoc0.jpg
Nice.
I notice that you are already getting peening on your cylinder stop slots. Another thread perhaps.