So, the security company my Gunsmith partners with does a lot of work in the District of Columbia. And the city is finally letting up and allowing security firms to carry pistols that aren't revolvers. So, now they had a stack of S&W Model 10s they can part with, and he bought them up. Scores of revolvers. Stuff he can then teach peeps how to revolver gunsmith, can sell some, etc. All for good prices. Many have low shooting mileage but the usual holster wear. Most are bull barrels, but at least one is the pencil barrel. And that one had marking from the Royal Hong Kong Police. Cool.
That tempts me. The good price. I needed this 10 years ago.
But it was fun seeing him go through the pile of pistols, checking the cylinder, checking the timing... Even I know, now, how to check Smith and Wesson timing. And all these were good. If a bad gun came up it was obivious from the start and rejected. For sale. That'll be a class gun. Maybe a parts gun. It's hard to get parts from Smith itself and folks often have to cannibalize.
Oh, I did find out that the Security folks had to use a retention holster where you have to pivot the revolver forward in the holster to get it to release. That this is harder if your elbows are closer to your belt as they can be with female officers. Harder to get good leverage. And you have to get the pistol out and 3 shots off in three seconds to qualify. Not the easiest hoop to jump through
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