S&W model 60 and +p

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mavrik
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S&W model 60 and +p

Post by mavrik »

I recently called Smith&Wesson regarding the use of plus PMO in my model 60 which dates back about 26 years. I’m trying to figure out why I shouldnt shoot +P also but they say no and were kind of vague in the answer. It must have something to do with the internals because when you compare the model 60 all stainless with the airweight 642 which can shoot +P. Any input, thanks. Mav.

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Odessaman
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Post by Odessaman »

It's a liability thing that S&W's lawyers insist on.

Here's a discussion on the topic from another forum almost 10 years ago:

https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?t ... on.629666/

mavrik
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Post by mavrik »

Thanks man, that info solidified my thoughts, much appreciated. I feel confident enough that a +P round or two would be OK. I also feel confident enough that today’s 38 special hollow points should be enough to do the job but I needed someone else’s thoughts on the matter. Mav

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Post by rug357 »

I wouldn't worry about shooting occasional +P rounds and carrying it with +P rounds in a model 60.
I bet I've shot over 200 rounds of factory Winchester 158gr SWC-HP +P in each of my old lightweight model 37 and 38 and they still shoots good. They were some of my first carry guns in the 80's when I got my FL CCW.

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Post by bow7777 »

Yes it shouldn't be a problem. If I remember correctly the 115 grains are harder on the revolvers but don't hold me to that.

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