SMITH AND WESSON MODEL 60 REVOLVER
The Smith and Wesson model 60 was first introduced in 1965, and was an immediate success. The j frame and five round cylinder made for a revolver that was comfortable to carry, yet gave the user the full power of .38 Special and .357 magnum loads.
Smith and Wesson introduced the stainless model 60 in 1985 and it was immediately popular. In fact, Smith and Wesson found themselves with a six-month waiting list for the stainless model 60's.
With its 2-1/8" barrel, the model 60 could have had too much muzzle rise when firing. Smith and Wesson addressed this issue by putting a full-length ejector shroud (also called a full underlug) under the barrel, which gave the revolver more forward weight.
Some of the Smith and Wesson j frame revolvers come with grips that extend only to the bottom of the grip frame. This model 60 has a longer grip that enables you to put all of your fingers on the grip, giving you a better hold, and thus better control.
The Smith and Wesson model 60 has become something of a movie icon. It's been used by hundreds of characters in movies and on television. It was the revolver that the evil Dr. Jonas used to shoot Mel Gibson in "Conspiracy Theory". Bruce Willis carried a model 60 in the movie "16 Blocks". It was even in the horror classic "Night of the Living Dead". Few firearms have become so much a part of popular culture as the model 60.
Caliber: .357 Magnum®/.38 S&W Special
Also available in a 3" barrel version with adjustable rear sight.
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