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Smith & Wesson 327 TRR8

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:39 pm
by Zim00
Does anyone have any experience with these? How do they compare to a 686? How do they shoot? How do they handle? Are they remotely close to worth the money?

Re: Smith & Wesson 327 TRR8

Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:23 am
There is a pretty good utube on it. Go to S&W site and search the 327TR8 you can watch one there. I was interested at the thought of a 9mm wheel gun but then not. Can't get past the moon clips, and the high price for something I won't ever carry. There are 8shot 38/357's that would serve the same ultimate purpose, be more accurate, would also be a better self defense piece w more speed loaders available and,,,,a little less costly.
If u got the mooolah, want it, go ahead! /:f

Re: Smith & Wesson 327 TRR8

Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:46 am
by Cardboard_killer
The 327 is a 357mag revolver, not a 9mm revolver.

I've not shot one, but they are basically a modified 627, which is a fine N-frame revolver. The mods are the upper and lower integral rails, so if you want to mount an optic and/or a light you don't have to mod anything. And it's been gone over by the PC (it may also be cut for moon clips, but I'm not a fan of 8 round moon clips as they are too big and bend easier than the 6 rounders). I'm old fashioned and would recommend buying a model 27-2 and have a gunsmith do a trigger job on it before spending the money on a 327, as long as the rails aren't necessary.

Too big to conceal carry, but great for most anything else. I prefer N-frame 357s over L or K-frames, while for concealed carry I think j-frame 5 sot is the way to go, with 38+p in lieu of 357s.

Re: Smith & Wesson 327 TRR8

Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:32 pm
Thanks CB Killer I was allll messed up. #-o