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Old October 29, 2013, 08:23 PM   #26
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Does anyone have an input, advice, or anything else that a first time revolver owner might need to know? Care or maintenance that might be different from other gun styles, any particular style of grip or stance to consider, anything along those lines? Being new to this I want to make sure I cover my bases.
1) Cleaning is a pain in the butt.

2) Experiment with different grips. Find what works for you. Revolvers are very flexible in that regard, because they don't have to accommodate a magazine with a stack of ammo through the grip.

3) Grip high. You don't have to worry about slide bite, like you do with an autoloader. When you shoot, try to align the barrel with the bones of your forearm.

4) Practice double action fire. Don't get too used to single action.

5) Don't flick the cylinder closed. Just, don't. <Shudder>

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One last thing. I paid $200 with 50 rounds of ammo....How did I do?
<sigh>.

Very good. Will that to your heirs -- don't let it go.
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Old October 29, 2013, 08:38 PM   #27
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I love Smith revolvers. I have a bunch of them. What I don't have, however - and want want want - is a 67. I think they're sweet.

And I have plenty of confidence in .38 +P rounds for defense - especially through a 4" barrel.
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Old October 29, 2013, 11:02 PM   #28
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My First Revolver

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They are easy to clean up.

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What did you do to polish it up so well?That gun looks brand new in the after pic.
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Old October 30, 2013, 08:25 AM   #29
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Patina is character written for all to see.
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Old October 30, 2013, 10:38 AM   #30
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Patina on a stainless gun? It would be either soot or rust. Stainless is easy to keep clean and you can polish it to a near nickel shine with Mothers Mag Polish and an old t-shirt.

The M67 is a fantastic revolver, with excellent accuracy and a great trigger. My advice is to lay in a supply of 148gr wadcutter ammo, find some grips that fit your hand well, and enjoy regular practice with your awesome revolver.
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