S&W M&P R8 .357 Magnum

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 6 months ago

2013C 115



  • http://advancedmediterranean.com Steve Parker, M.D.

    That’s a beautiful gun, and it looks hefty enough to minimize recoil.

    -Steve

  • Uncle Kenny

    I don’t see the required key in that picture.
    Remember, always shoot pictures of S&W revolvers from the right side so the lock doesn’t scare off any buyers.

  • MarineOfficer

    Herschel, what’s the purpose of the rail up front? I’m not being facetious, but the proliferation of rails on firearms is becoming a bit odd. It seems just by hand position it would be difficult to reach a light up there, or any other accessory. Hope you get to take that monster to the range soon!

  • http://www.captainsjournal.com/ Herschel Smith

    Been at the range. Nice weapon. S&W wanted to compete with the 1911 line for an entry weapon for SWAT teams. They knew that they would have to give an equal number of rounds (8) plus a rail for light in order to do that.

  • jdkchem

    If only the Mossberg 464 Sox was available in .357

  • http://www.captainsjournal.com/ Herschel Smith

    If I was going to have a pistol caliber carbine, it would be best if it was a .357 magnum. I like the round. Of course, having my M1 Carbine is mighty close. The rounds are similar.

  • MarineOfficer

    It holds eight? That’s a lot of bang in case things go bump in the night…

  • Josh

    It is a beautiful weapon, and is unmatched in accuracy (IMO) in single action. I quite like the weapon, and it makes the .357 quite manageable opposed to something shorter.

    However, I mounted my SA XD .40′s tac light to the rail. You can’t reach the rocker switch. I still want one.

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