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Bud11
04-20-2011, 9:32 PM
From what I have read, the 67 looks like a great first gun for home protection. Any 67 owners with comments? Thanks. Bud

ap3572001
04-20-2011, 9:55 PM
I have a pre lock 67 and a 15-7 heavy barrel.(same as 67 but blue). Would feel very well armed with them. Practice, practice,practice...... From what I see on public ranges , many folks rely on capacity,stopping power of the cartridge and cool factor of their pistols. Those things never won any gun fights. Enjoy Your revolver.

BigDogatPlay
04-20-2011, 10:01 PM
I've got a lot of K frames, mainly magnums so I have wide area of experience with the type.

The 15 / 67 was an issue gun for many, many years in a lot of LEA. LAPD and LASD issued 15's extensively and they won a lot of gun fights, as alluded to above. They are solid, at a good weight and with plenty of strength to handle +P or +P+ defensive ammo. Some might argue that fixed sights, such as a Model 10, standard or heavy barrel, are best for a new shooter, but if a 15 / 67 is available I would not pass it up to go with fixed sights.

Very, very hard to go wrong with a reasonably well maintained 67.

ElvenSoul
04-20-2011, 10:03 PM
There are a couple revolver pic threads. Enjoy..and take heart in the fact that every time you pull the trigger your gun will go bang as long as the ammo is good.

six10
04-20-2011, 10:14 PM
I own a new Model 67 (with the lock). Had it about a year. It is a pleasure to shoot and way more accurate than I am. While I've had absolutely no trouble with mine whatsoever, I did read about a couple of pretty significant failures with these latest ones. (I can't remember offhand if mine is a 67-5 or -6, but it's SKU # 162802.)

Here's a link to a thread on another forum about those failures:

http://smith-wessonforum.com/s-w-revolvers-1980-present/156243-model-67-catastrophic-failure.html

One thing about buying from Smith & Wesson, if you get a bad gun (not likely) they will repair or replace it, so if you like the 67, get one.

Bud11
04-20-2011, 10:16 PM
I own a new Model 67 (with the lock). Had it about a year. It is a pleasure to shoot and way more accurate than I am. While I've had absolutely no trouble with mine whatsoever, I did read about a couple of pretty significant failures with these latest ones. (I can't remember offhand if mine is a 67-5 or -6, but it's SKU # 162802.)

Here's a link to a thread on another forum about those failures:

http://smith-wessonforum.com/s-w-revolvers-1980-present/156243-model-67-catastrophic-failure.html

One thing about buying from Smith & Wesson, if you get a bad gun (not likely) they will repair or replace it, so if you like the 67, get one.


Thanks. That is the model number I am looking at. Bud

Bud11
05-17-2011, 5:09 AM
Ordered a 67 (first gun) and it was received by my FFL yesterday. Did my paperwork and got to hold it. Felt great. Now the 10 days has started before I can get it and shoot it. Really looking forward to it. Bud

beerman
05-17-2011, 5:59 AM
excellent choice! Very well balanced,well made and accurate. This is one of the easiest guns to get good with. Thats why so many Police departments used them.....Like said,15 shots don't matter if the 1st is on target! Enjoy your Smith.

9mmepiphany
05-17-2011, 2:29 PM
Get some nice grips and speedloaders while you're waiting

ap3572001
05-17-2011, 3:09 PM
I own a pre lock model 15 and 67. VERY good guns!

shafferds
05-18-2011, 9:14 AM
K frame revolvers kick a**! They feel great in the hand and 38 spl is a killer round. Shoot enjoy and shoot some more.

Jack L
06-01-2011, 2:12 PM
I just ordered a Model 60 today. I figured if SHTF and ammo gets hard to come by, I can use .357 or .38. I'll only shoot .38 though it. I wanted it for CCW so went the J frame route. I have a 442 but the 1 7/8 barrel is too short for me to shoot accurate at anything over 5 - 7 yards at best. I ordered the 3 inch barrel on the Model 60. I suspect it's just about the same handgun as the 67 except it can chamber both calibers.

Mickey D
06-01-2011, 3:00 PM
As I prefer the looks of blued guns, I have a M15. Great all around .38 for HD and target plinking.
As you are aware, the stainless models ( 67 .38 & 66 .357) are much easier to maintain their finish.

It's good to see more Calgunners showing interest in revolvers. :D

Pictures are always good. Model 15 c1971
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w22/MickeyD1/SWM15.jpg

hornswaggled
06-01-2011, 3:29 PM
I have a 20 year old Model 66. Still my go to war gun since it requires little to no maintenance to hurl .357 reliably.

psango
06-01-2011, 5:33 PM
I have one thats about 25 years old with 10,000 or so rounds through it. I'd look for a model 66 though. Little heavier construction not too much weight difference. I'd look for a good used one.

http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy107/psango/Model%2067/DSC_0007.jpg

Fireguy
06-01-2011, 7:46 PM
Do they still make Model 66's. It was the first revolver I ever shot. I'd like to get one.

Bud11
06-01-2011, 9:06 PM
I just ordered a Model 60 today. I figured if SHTF and ammo gets hard to come by, I can use .357 or .38. I'll only shoot .38 though it. I wanted it for CCW so went the J frame route. I have a 442 but the 1 7/8 barrel is too short for me to shoot accurate at anything over 5 - 7 yards at best. I ordered the 3 inch barrel on the Model 60. I suspect it's just about the same handgun as the 67 except it can chamber both calibers.

I looked closely at the 60 before buying my 67. I beleive the J Frame 60, besides being able to shoot both calibers, is about 10-12 ounces lighter than the 67 too. May still get one some day..... Bud

My new 67 BTW.

9mmepiphany
06-01-2011, 10:06 PM
Do they still make Model 66's. It was the first revolver I ever shot. I'd like to get one.
I believe the M66 -6 and -7 are still on the roster

Rudolf the Red
06-01-2011, 10:53 PM
I really like my 67. It's a newer model. Bought in 2009. Last weekend I shot maximum Blue Dot loads with it and it felt like a standard load. Great gun. Love the weight with .38 Special.

Bud11
06-02-2011, 5:10 AM
Only shot mine once (100 rounds), but it felt great. Easy to shoot and manage with a target load. For a first gun, I am very pleased with it. Bud

Jack L
06-02-2011, 6:57 AM
I looked closely at the 60 before buying my 67. I beleive the J Frame 60, besides being able to shoot both calibers, is about 10-12 ounces lighter than the 67 too. May still get one some day..... Bud

My new 67 BTW.


Yes, that's correct. I found out fast that for CCW I did not want anything heavier than the Model 60. The Model 60 is perfect for that.

For my truck, or my ranch, I'd go with a heavier handgun with at least a 4" barrel. I have a M&P .45 for that now but at some point want a S&W wheelgun that chambers six or more rounds.