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Old December 17, 2014, 02:22 AM   #1
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I was finally able to find a S&W 360 SC to purchase!!

I was browsing a local gun sales page on Facebook and I found a gentleman that had just listed a like new condition S&W 360 SC for sale. It came with a Blackhawk Serpa holster, a Blackhawk IWB leather holster, and a box of ammo. Asking price was $600.

I contacted the seller and met up with him later in the day. The deal went off without a hitch, and I am now a proud owner of a 360 SC!

I shot one of these that a friend of mine owned back in 2006 or so, and have wanted one ever since then. When I was younger, I could not afford one. Now that I'm older and have a job that pays well, I couldn't find one anywhere to purchase.

$600 was very reasonable for what I got. The gun looks like it has barely been fired or carried at all. I can't find a flaw anywhere on the gun.

I am taking it to the range tomorrow to run some 38 Special through it, as well as some 125gr 357 magnum loads. The last time I shot one of these, I remember shooting 5 rounds of full power 357 magnum, and that was all that I wanted haha.


Here is a quick pic that I snapped-
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Old December 17, 2014, 04:57 PM   #2
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I bought one right after they came out. I already had a S&W337 ... essentially same gun in .38 only ... I just wanted the ability to shoot (and carry) .357. I liked the gun so much that I bought another one, because the reviews were so negative (because of the recoil), I was afraid they wouldn't be produced for long.

They probably have the highest power-to-weight ratio of anything. Wonderful to carry in a front pocket. But .357's ARE painful to shoot in it. American Eagle .38 non-plus-P's feel like .22's after shooting just a few .357's. I always carried Federal 158gr Hi-Shoks in mine (which were considered full power .357 then, but are more like mid-power .357's these days). I wouldn't ever want to shoot full-spec DoubleTaps, Underwoods, or BuffaloBores in that gun ... the gun could probably take it, but I wouldn't want to experience firing anything more potent than the Hi-Shoks in it, and not very many of them.

After I got the second 360sc, I carried one in a homemade under-the-shirt shoulder holster, and the other in my front pocket. I've since moved on to a 10mm 1911 full-size as my primary (in a similar shoulder holster), and more recently to a S&W69 .44mag, but I still carry the 360sc as my BUG.

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Old Yesterday, 12:35 AM   #3
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I shot some 38 Special 158 gr range ammo out of it today, as well as 15 rounds of Hornady Critical Defense 125gr 357 mag. The recoil and blast from the Hornady was stout! Overall it was a lot of fun though.
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Old Yesterday, 06:40 AM   #4
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Nice! I've always loved those, I have a Taurus 605 that I carry with Speer 125gr Gold Dots. Love the ability to have 357 in a pocket gun, just wish mine was lighter like an Airweight. The 605 is a far cry from your 360, but it will hold me over until I can find one too
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Old Yesterday, 11:43 AM   #5
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"The 605 is a far cry from your 360, but it will hold me over until I can find one too"

Just FYI: I think the currently produced 360PD is essentially the same gun as the 360sc, except for cosmetics, a different front sight, and slightly different grips. Also, beware that the "360" number has been reused by S&W, with different suffixes and/or prefixes, to mean very different models: sometimes .38+P only, and sometimes with a heavier stainless cylinder.
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Old Yesterday, 06:11 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info Mike!
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Old Yesterday, 06:32 PM   #7
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Very cool looking snu-snu!

I like the "atom" symbol on the side of it!
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Love it, that's one at the top of my shortlist
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