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Old 06-22-2011, 08:53 AM   #1
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Just something different

I'm not sure if this belongs here or in the Finishes section but I'll try here.
Part of my reason for this is that I wanted to try out inserting a picture,it's done a different way here than what I've used before.
Anyway,my Dad bought this Model 28-2 in '63 as his on-duty weapon,I think he paid $80 for it.Because of working outside in rotten Winter weather,he sent it to Texas for Armaloy coating.The company is still around but you don't hear about them much anymore.
So,thoughts? It was carried for 32 years and never picked up even any holster wear.And back in the '60s leather tanning was nasty.
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:10 AM   #2
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That's a fine testimonial to the durability of Armaloy coating. The weapon looks brand new......
 
Old 06-22-2011, 09:32 AM   #3
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Thanks Joe,it has a "different" look to it too.
Some day I need to buy original grips.They'll cost me more than the gun did new.
 
 
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Some day I need to buy original grips.
I agree Bob. Those Pachs, while functional, are detracting from the beauty of that weapon.............
 
Old 07-26-2011, 06:50 AM   #5
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I found a set I could afford,not bad.
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Whatta difference ! ! You done good, son. Enjoy.........
 
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Thanks Joe.
 
Old 10-25-2013, 11:39 AM   #8
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I found a set I could afford,not bad.
Much better in my opinion.

The Pachmayr grips, et al seem to be all the rage, but they actually detract from the way that the Smith & Wesson grip frames are supposed to function. They didn't design that out of their asses and settle on it because it looked right.

They were designed to take advantage of the body's natural stress reflex, and the way that most people would use the gun under stress...by crouching slightly and thrusting it straight out in front of them with one hand at roughly the mid-point between waist and shoulder. Try it. Grip the frame high, with the web of your hand against the curve below the hump...in a hurry at 15-20 feet...and you'll find that the revolver is pointing straight at a B27 target. Your shot will hit in the 9 ring unless you jerk the trigger badly.

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Old 03-24-2014, 06:55 AM   #9
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Armaloy was big with PD's back in the 70's and I had several guns done by them. You got to remember that this was before the availability of stainless guns, and this was the proverbial best thing since sliced bread. It wasn't impervious to abuse, but it really did hold up well, especially for everyday exposed carry guns. Unfortunately, as SS became available, I traded out my armaloy'd guns so don't have any left. Glad to see you have your Dad's duty weapon
 
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nice! how does it shoot? haha
 
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