Wheelgun observations

Posted: January 13, 2013 by doubleplusundead in This Is My BOOMSTICK!

The trigger pull is definitely different on a Colt vs. a S&W, it’s definitely more stacky, you can feel the DA pull tighten up as you pull, so I like the more consistent action of the K- and L-Frame better.  My Colt is very nice for what I paid for it.  Mechanically, it’s solid, the bore looks great, but you can tell it was carried extensively, the finish is worn where one would expect it to be if a revolver is carried daily.  They really DO lock up like a bank vault, I quite like that about them.  Police Positive Special, 4″ barrel, manufactured in 1920, .38 Spl.  I will say this, the trigger pull is MUCH better than the J-frame, plus you have 6 rounds vs. 5 of the J-frame.  So I now understand why some people are militant about having a Colt Detective Special over a J-frame S&W for their carry piece.  I also now know to be on the lookout for a Detective Special.  But first, I need a rifle and shotgun as a companion to the PPS.  Thinking a Winchester Model 12 and a pre-64 Model 94 or Savage 99 in .250-3000 or .300 Savage.

  1. veeshir says:

    I agree on S&W triggers. They’re just better.
    I really love S&W’s single action pull. With my .500 on single action, I can hit exactly where I’m aiming at any distance I feel like shooting.
    I’ve trained myself to pull the hammer back as I’m bringing it up, I don’t even think about it anymore.

    The 629 has the same trigger pull.
    That’s why I love those two.

    My Ruger, on the other hand, does not have nearly as good a trigger.
    On double action it’s pretty steady, but the S&W is better. As you said, it’s consistent, that means it fires when you expect it.
    I’ve never fired a Colt revolver, but the trigger would have to be darn good to be better, or even as good.

    I will say that on autos, I prefer my Sigs. They have the best triggers. Beretta is sloppy compared to them.

    • doubleplusundead says:

      I’d probably only fire a .500 single action anyway, unless I was being charged by a grizzly bear…of course, if I get charged by a grizzly, I don’t have to worry, it’s gonna hurt that sumbitch when he hits the wall of his habitat.

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