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Old March 23, 2013, 05:01 PM   #1
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S&W Model 19 report

I took my newly acquired S&W Model 19 snubbie out for a little exercise today. I added some round butt Hogues for shooting and they feel great on this gun. I put 18 rounds of Remington .38s through it both SA and DA . I was able to keep all but one inside a 3" bullseye. I think that will do the job. I was unsure about buying this gun. I had a 4" version previously and wasn't really impressed, but this one just plain shoots better to me. I am glad to have it now. Still need to find some nice round butt wood grips to show it off a little better. I promised more pictures so here we go.







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Old March 23, 2013, 05:46 PM   #2
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For small or medium frame revolvers, I am sold on Eagle Secret Service grips. My K- and J-Frame Smiths are so stocked. Mine are rosewood, much better for me than those rubber grips.

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Old March 23, 2013, 05:53 PM   #3
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Nice gun
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Old March 23, 2013, 06:11 PM   #4
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Bob, do the eagles allow for a full grip? If I could find this same grip as these rubber round butt ones in wood, I would be pleased. Maybe I should take a look at the Hogue website.
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Old March 23, 2013, 06:27 PM   #5
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Well, a picture is worth...............



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Old March 23, 2013, 06:29 PM   #6
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Nice gun! I have 2 Model 19's - 4" & 6" love'em both. They shoot like you say too!

Mine are comfortable with wood grips, but I bet the hogues feel great!

Thanks for sharing!
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Old March 23, 2013, 06:38 PM   #7
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Thanks for the visual Bob. I have my eye on some Pau Ferro round butt version from Hogue. The have the same palm swell on both sides and look to be identical to the rubber ones.
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Old March 23, 2013, 08:20 PM   #8
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Bumble, Now you need to find yourself a 2.5" to go with the others. LOL. Thanks for looking in.
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Old March 24, 2013, 07:48 AM   #9
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Nice 19 snub!
I know there is an ammo shortage, but come on man.......only 18 rounds downrange!

Bet you are a cheap date!
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Old March 24, 2013, 08:20 AM   #10
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Wheely, I was waiting for someone to pounce on my lack of roundage. LOL. This was my first time out with this gun and I also had my Glock 19 out. I was adjusting my new Crimson Trace laser on that, so I had to shoot about a half box thru that. Anyway the lack of available ammo certainly has affected the way I shoot now.
I could tell by the 18 rounds that this is a real shooter. There will be more later I promise.
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Old March 24, 2013, 08:29 AM   #11
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I have three Model 19s... the 2.5, the 4, and the 6".

If I had to get rid of all of my guns save one, the one I would keep would be a Model 19.

I've said it many times before, but I'll say it again...

I do not believe that there has ever been a better combination of power, size, handling, ergonomics, durability, or reliability put into one package.

As far as I'm concerned, the Model 19 isn't just the best revolver ever made, it's the best handgun ever made.
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Old March 24, 2013, 08:47 AM   #12
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Mike, so now the question .... if you had to get rid of all your 19s but one which one would you keep? For me, I like the 2.5 the best. I haven't shot a 6" but I had a 4" one sometime ago and also a 4" M15. Of those I shoot this 2.5" better, and it handles great. Balance for me is near perfect. Sight are very good and easy to see with the red insert front. Just very easy to shoot.
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Old March 24, 2013, 02:49 PM   #13
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4 inch, hands down. It is by far the most versatile.
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Old March 24, 2013, 05:47 PM   #14
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Gun Show in Savannah

Could not find any S&W revolvers. I think they are becoming more collectable than we realize.
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Old March 24, 2013, 05:57 PM   #15
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My 4" M-19 wears Pachmayrs, my 6" Herrett's "sort of" Jordan style. I confess I sold my 2.5"M-19 years ago, like Skeeter Skelton I found it really didn't do much for me.
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Old March 24, 2013, 06:21 PM   #16
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got2hav1-another nice one! Appears there are some with similiar excellent tastes. Have taken to houge rubber bantams on the mid frame rb's, cause that huge piece of rubber advertising on the right side increases the trigger pull length.

Don't have low res pics of the blued one, but some for it's stainless cousin.

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Old March 24, 2013, 07:06 PM   #17
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Hogue Coco Bolo on my S&W 686+.
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Old March 24, 2013, 08:09 PM   #18
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Roberg, I am able to hit my target more consistently with the 2.5" M19. I am however shooting only .38s for practice. If I choose to carry it , then it will be loaded with .357s. I have just now starting a small collection of Smiths, ( Colt guy), my first was a 4" M19 but for some reason I sold if off. Now I have the M19 , a M586 in 4" and a M27.2 in 3.5" . Photo of them :

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Old March 24, 2013, 08:46 PM   #19
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Woah!
That 27 is gorgeous!
Love that barrel profile.

What's the barrel length on the 19?
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Old March 24, 2013, 11:44 PM   #20
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I have seen the M-19 described as a 38 Special that can fire .357s while the Colt Trooper and Python-which inspired the L-frame-are true .357s. Also old school thinking was practice with WCs and keep the service ammo for duty.
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Old March 25, 2013, 03:13 PM   #21
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Hammerhead, the Model 27 is 3.5" and the Model 19 is 2.5". The other one the Model 586 is of course a 4". The profile of the 27 and 19 are similar. I think they both are pretty menacing.
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Old March 25, 2013, 03:15 PM   #22
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Sig, that is how I plan to use mine. I have plenty of heavier framed revolvers to shoot .357s out of at the range.
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Old March 25, 2013, 03:18 PM   #23
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A little more show & tell...

Here are my 6" & 4" Mod 19's. They both are a pure joy to shoot! I prefer the 4" & shoot it the most. Both are smoooooooooth as silk & in SA, the trigger pulls are like snapping off an icicle! I don't own a bunch of wheel guns, but I won't argue with someone who says the 19 is close to perfection.

I shoot a lot of .38 spcl in cast, plated & jacketed.
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Old March 25, 2013, 07:29 PM   #24
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Bumble, I like the wood stocks on both of those. Beautifuls 19s for sure.
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