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Old February 14, 2013, 08:44 PM   #1
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K Frame Snub Superiority

Let's see pics of your K frame snubs!!

Long gone from the S&W line up, these fighting revolvers served on the front line of civilian personal protection, and law enforcement back up and detective issue weapons for decades.

Picked up this '83 Model 10 not too long ago...






Let's see them!!!
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Old February 14, 2013, 09:30 PM   #2
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My ideal of a snub is the Model 19, as shown here:



And, a slightly later model, fitted with Eagle Secret Service rosewood grips:




These are handy to have around.

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Old February 14, 2013, 09:50 PM   #3
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Only got the one.

Model 12-2.

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Old February 14, 2013, 10:15 PM   #4
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Crappy cell phone pic of my Model 12.

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Old February 14, 2013, 10:32 PM   #5
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Very nice model 19! I passed on a similar one (not as nice) for around $250 earlier in the year. That was dumb.
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Old February 14, 2013, 10:33 PM   #6
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"K Frame Snub Superiority"

One shot. That was the difference between the K-frame snub and the J frame guns. With the same number of shots, many users preferred the Colt Detective Special or Cobra which was slimmer and lighter, even in the steel frame.

When it was a choice between the 5-shot I frame .38 S&W Terrier and the 6-shot M&P Snub in .38 Special, most folks went with the larger K frame - six shots and a more powerful cartridge.

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Old February 14, 2013, 10:44 PM   #7
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S&Ws, while I love'em, are not the only 'superior' snubs.



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Old February 15, 2013, 03:59 AM   #8
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Only got the one.
It's funny. I always forget I have this one for some reason. I guess with a 3" barrel, I don't think of it as a "snub." Maybe it's because it's my wifes gun so I don't shoot it a lot.

Model 65-5 "Ladysmith."



It's a good shooter.

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One shot. That was the difference between the K-frame snub and the J frame guns.
It was more than that for me. I have just never been able to warm up to a "J frame" at all. For some reason they have just never interested me.
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Old February 15, 2013, 04:16 AM   #9
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It is a lot more than just the one shot advantage.

The leaf spring trigger has a very different feel from that of the coil spring trigger.

Leverage for manipulating the trigger is better on the K frame.

Recoil is softer on the K frame.

Those are not minor advantages. The only real advantages of the J frame are concealability and weight.

The J frames aren't bad shooters, but the K frames are more user friendly.


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Old February 15, 2013, 06:54 AM   #10
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Two here, both 10-5s, one nickeled and one blued. Both deployed as car guns, for which purpose they are ideal.



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Old February 15, 2013, 09:48 AM   #11
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Smith & Wesson Model 66-4

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Old February 15, 2013, 11:33 AM   #12
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My only short barreled K Frame; Model 66-1 with Hogue grips. It is a former issue PD gun so it has some electric pencil engraving on the frame, but still shoots well!
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Old February 15, 2013, 12:11 PM   #13
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Here's a pic of my model 66, model 12, and model 64.
The model 66 I have owned the longest and will never sell.
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Old February 15, 2013, 09:00 PM   #14
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Here's a pic of my M66-2

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Old February 15, 2013, 09:25 PM   #15
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'67 S&W 19-2
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Old February 15, 2013, 11:04 PM   #16
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Model 19:



If 3" models count as "snubbies," here's a model 66:



A 65:



...and a Model 10:

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Old February 15, 2013, 11:13 PM   #17
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Well, since you asked...

I'll play...

Model 66


Model 64


Cat-licked Model 19

I had 3" Model 65 I thought was ugly as sin, Does that count as a snub?

It's gone now, but I still have a picture of it.

Also own a J frame model 60 - my most of the time EDC...

It's still a Smith and still a 357 so I included it as well.

I also have a 44 Special 2" Taurus - not K frame - not allowed.

Hanging around here got me started on small revolvers. Used to shoot bottom feeders exclusively.
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Old February 16, 2013, 12:42 AM   #18
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Here are a couple....2.5" 66....2" 64...and a couple 2" 15's.....I'm a big Fan of K/L Snubs......Zebulon















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Old February 16, 2013, 12:45 AM   #19
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Old February 16, 2013, 01:29 AM   #20
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Zeb, I've got to say the 2" 15 may be the meanest looking gun Smith ever made.

I had a chance to grab a nice one at a good price a couple of years back, but I waffled and someone else got it.
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Old February 16, 2013, 02:02 AM   #21
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Okay, here's my Model 15:



And my Model 19:



And, since we're counting three inch barrels, here's my Model 547:



I'll have to admit, though, that I carry my J-frames more than the K-frames. My favorite carry snubby, though, is my Colt Agent. Six shots, light weight, and a smooth trigger.
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Old February 16, 2013, 07:48 AM   #22
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And, since we're counting three inch barrels, here's my Model 547:
That's what I like about TFL. No matter how much caliber war noise and nonsense that goes on, I still learn something new quite often. I don't think I've ever seen a 547 - I had to go look it up. Very nice!
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Old February 16, 2013, 10:08 PM   #23
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Got mostly J's in snubs but here's my 3, 2 inch K's. The nickel m15 is my favorite but the old pre m10 has a lot of carry time on it and is still belted ever once in a while. The m64 is a police trade in and a good shooter but has not been carried all that much.
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Old February 16, 2013, 10:53 PM   #24
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Jim, for crying out loud! Stop showing off the 2" 15's! You and Zeb are going to drive me to make unwise financial decisions!

Very cool 547, BTW. The extraction system was truly unique on that.
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Old February 16, 2013, 10:58 PM   #25
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Did they ever make a 2 inch stainless K frame 15? If so what was it's model number as I'd think that's a cool piece to add to my .38 snub collection!

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