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Old June 14, 2023, 01:26 PM   #1
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Two New Ones, One Big, and One Little.

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Bought these two today, a S&W 617, and a S&W Escort .22.
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Old June 14, 2023, 01:59 PM   #2
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Keep us posted on the Escort. I could never get mine to behave reliably.
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Old June 14, 2023, 02:00 PM   #3
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What kinds of ammo were you using?
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Old June 15, 2023, 07:49 PM   #4
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Damn... didn't know the Escort was a thing. Love it.
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Old June 17, 2023, 11:09 AM   #5
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I bought an Escort when they first came out back in 60s. I carried it everyday in belt pouch while engaged in surveying in rural areas. Never did have emergency use for it but was always fooling around shooting / plinking. Everyone had a small 22 pistol that was carried in belt pouch, not holster. Anyway mine shot anything put in it, no problem. I got pretty good plugging things at 15’. Point shooting was the only thing it was good.
I think these Escort 61s were the basis for the 422 series which were good field grade pistols. Not target guns but with practical accuracy, especially the models with adjustable sights. The 4” model is the ideal 22 pistol for rural EDC carry , light , compact and accurate. Also easy to keep clean.
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Old June 18, 2023, 06:51 AM   #6
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What kinds of ammo were you using?
Honestly I have no idea. It was so long ago it was whatever the Feed & Seed or gas station was selling at the time.
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Old June 18, 2023, 06:15 PM   #7
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Nice! Let us know how they shoot!
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Old June 23, 2023, 12:34 AM   #8
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new one on me

Yeah, I'd never heard (or seen) an Escort until this post (unless is was made by Ford)!

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Old June 23, 2023, 09:15 AM   #9
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I got my Dad one but he was not enthused over a small automatic and stuck with his revolver. I traded it away.
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Old August 28, 2023, 02:21 PM   #10
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The Escort is new to me, never heard of it before.
Looks cool, but being a Ruger fanboy I'd probably go with a bearcat instead.
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Old August 28, 2023, 06:52 PM   #11
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I wish S&W would make the Escort again ... I like them !

I would buy one for sure .
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