S&W model-10 carry gun

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S&W model-10 carry gun

Post by rug357 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:42 pm

I've been carrying this model 10 since yesterday.
It feels pretty nice and no more snagging on the shirt when drawing from belt holster.
Makes the old model 10 more versatile.

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Re: S&W model-10 carry gun

Post by ab4ka » Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:53 pm

I had a set of those for a J frame and regret letting them go.
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Re: S&W model-10 carry gun

Post by Dalton Wayne » Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:24 pm

Got better pictures of the grips? never seen grips like that before
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Re: S&W model-10 carry gun

Post by rug357 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:29 pm

I think they stopped making these grips 15+ years ago.
Basically the uppers extra part of the grip makes a shield on both sides of the hammer just like the Bodyguard series.

Does this help?

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Re: S&W model-10 carry gun

Post by Jagman » Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:33 pm

Interesting option,
Is the revolver double action only, or is the hammer under the grip?

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Re: S&W model-10 carry gun

Post by psignore00 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:42 pm

Jagman wrote:Interesting option,
Is the revolver double action only, or is the hammer under the grip?
It's inbetween the 2 halves of the grip. Like Rug said, it pretty much makes it like the S&W bodyguard, where you can still Cockadoodledoo the hammer if you want to.

Bianchi was the one who used to make them. I had a pair, but sold them on a model 60 when i sold the gun.

That's a nice model 10 by the way. My model 64 (same thing but in SS) with a 3" barrel, is by far my most favorite gun.

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Re: S&W model-10 carry gun

Post by maddawg918 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:58 pm

They are Bianchi Lightning grips I believe.
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Re: S&W model-10 carry gun

Post by rug357 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:00 pm

Here are some explaination and comparison of how the grip works.
There is no change to the revolver... it's just simple grip change.
The grip allows for cocking the hammer but requires care to do it.
The biggest advantage is that it allows the revolver to be drawn from under a shirt/coat without getting the hammer spur snagged.

Here is the model 10 as it was
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Here it is next to the model 38/Bodyguard
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Rear view with hammer down on model 10
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Hammer down on Bodyguard
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Hammer cocked
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These grips were made by Pachmyre with sheetmetal inserts and rubber and it is heavy.
They are a little long and allows full grip but conceal well.
The extra weight and the full size is appreciated when firing "heavy" loads.
I fired 12 rounds of old Corbon 38 special +p+ load of 158gr @ 950 fps and it wasn't difficult.
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Re: S&W model-10 carry gun

Post by fla_native » Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:27 pm

Isnt it illegal to do that to a Smith? :ham'r

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Re: S&W model-10 carry gun

Post by Rentprop1 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:01 pm

hey I got a pair of those, off my old model 10 that I carried in the store for all those years [smilie=pdt_xtremez_30.gif]
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Re: S&W model-10 carry gun

Post by neverenoughguns » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:45 pm

That is pretty cool. Did not know they existed. /:f

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Re: S&W model-10 carry gun

Post by pharmer » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:18 am

I've got a pair of those. Only downside is the weight they add. Joe
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Re: S&W model-10 carry gun

Post by DoralJoe » Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:06 pm

Going to the next gun show with only 1 thing in mind: I will zero in on young punks who want to unload grandpa's old 1970's american-made no lock, no MIM parts revolver, so they can buy an overpriced ugly as hell plastic XD made in Croatia. hehehehehehe wish me luck!!!!
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