The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Handguns: The Revolver Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old January 9, 2013, 12:16 PM   #1
geo211
Junior Member
 
Join Date: April 11, 2012
Posts: 5
Light weight and balanced 357 D. Wesson

The photo is of a 357 Dan Wesson model 15V2 with 15" length barrel, the barrel shroud is made of carbon fiber such that this 15" barrel version has the weight and balance of the same gun with the 4" barrel and original steel shroud pistol. The gun is a pleasure to fire with one hand in 38 special in dual action and 357 in single action. Accuracy is very good with long sight radius. Would like suggestions on a holster carry for the long barrel revolver.
Note gun is balanced on triangular scale in photo thus CG at front of gun frame.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 357 D Wesson long Barrel.jpg (127.3 KB, 60 views)

Last edited by geo211; January 9, 2013 at 03:21 PM.
geo211 is offline  
Old January 9, 2013, 01:10 PM   #2
wogpotter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 27, 2004
Posts: 2,934
What photo?
__________________
Allan Quatermain: “Automatic rifles. Who in God's name has automatic rifles”?

Elderly Hunter: “That's dashed unsporting. Probably Belgium.”
wogpotter is offline  
Old January 9, 2013, 01:20 PM   #3
SgtLumpy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 2, 2013
Posts: 779
It's apparently made of invisible carbon fibre..


Sgt Lumpy - n0eq
SgtLumpy is offline  
Old January 10, 2013, 05:45 AM   #4
Sevens
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 28, 2007
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 8,533
That's pretty interesting, I'd love to try some shots from that.

HOLSTER carry? Better make one yourself. There's nothing out there like it.
__________________
Attention Brass rats and other reloaders: I really need .327 Federal Magnum brass, no lot size too small. Tell me what caliber you need and I'll see what I have to swap. PM me and we'll discuss.
Sevens is offline  
Old January 10, 2013, 07:26 AM   #5
CajunBass
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 6, 2005
Location: Chancellorsville, Virginia
Posts: 3,397
Carry it? Seriously, if I wanted to, I'd look into slinging it like a rifle.
__________________
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16 (NKJV)
CajunBass is offline  
Old January 10, 2013, 10:40 AM   #6
kahrguy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 1, 2012
Posts: 561
I have been a fan of DW revolvers since I bought my first one in 1976. But the only use of a 15" barrel is steel shooting at 200+ yards and no holster is needed.

As for normal revolver use I am sure most guys could shoulder and fire a rifle faster than your revolver and carry it more comfortibly. You say it shoots well?? Whats that mean, What kind of 100 yard groups do you get. 3 to 4 " is very possible with a regular 8" barreled 357 mag.
kahrguy is offline  
Old January 10, 2013, 10:46 AM   #7
wogpotter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 27, 2004
Posts: 2,934
Try looking int o the T/C Contender carry options they should be similar.
__________________
Allan Quatermain: “Automatic rifles. Who in God's name has automatic rifles”?

Elderly Hunter: “That's dashed unsporting. Probably Belgium.”
wogpotter is offline  
Old January 12, 2013, 11:19 PM   #8
hAkron
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 31, 2011
Location: Akron, Ohio
Posts: 289
I love the amount of inventive stuff people manage to do with what I personally consider one of the most well thought out modern double action revolvers ever made. The Dan Wesson 15-2 is a gunsmithless gun. All of the lock work (with the exception of the hand) can interchange with any other 15-2. The barrel is user replaceable...in under 2 minutes with practice -- even the method used to severe the barrel at the front and the rear is genius. The cylinder latch is on the crane, and. Forget why, but it's there on purpose to make the gun able to have a tighter cylinder gap or something. The grip frame is a stud, so any imaginable grip profile can be fitted to the gun. Heck, some DWs even came with a belt buckle! It's too bad the model 15-2 just never got the respect I deserves.

Sorry, I'm really into Dan Wesson revolvers lately, sometimes I get a little crazy.
hAkron is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07734 seconds with 10 queries