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|Max Velocity||344 fps|
|Rear Sight||Adjustable for windage & elevation|
|Trigger Action||Double-Action & Single-Action|
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Things I liked: Quality construction, heft, nice rubberized grip, pretty accurate, adjustable rear sight, OK trigger. I have the 6" and the Colt Python chrome, and all the cartridges and speedloaders are interchangeable.
Things I would have changed: Grip is a little tight on my middle finger rubbing on the trigger guard. Small hands would have no issue. The cylinder and cylinder release are a bit loosey goosey, but work OK. This pistol has the same components as the Colt Python.
What others should know: This is a great value if you want a .357 replica. White lettering is a bit of a downer, but at least "Swiss Arms" is a nice logo. Also, I shoot single action. Cocking this pistol requires more pressure than say a Colt SAA. If your thumb slips off the hammer, the darn gun goes off, so be careful. First time it happened was an attention getter!
Things I liked: The size and weight of this revolver are exactly right and the fit and finish are superior to many out there and it sits in the hand with surprising comfort. I was surprised by the power it brings, and the balance the 4" barrel gives the gun. I should state that I'm not generally a fan of revolvers as I find having to reload as often as they force you to becomes tedious but this thing has grown on me to the point where I find myself reaching for it far more often than I would have believed. I LOVE the fact that I don't have to remove a grip panel to load C02. It cleverly loads from the bottom and is held in place by a threaded cap with a concavity on the inside to hug the Co2 cylinder, and a hex shaped hole into which the allen key fits to tighten it - like many semi auto pistols out there. I also find I prefer the slight cant of the grip to the more straight up and down version you find on many of the other revolvers out there.
Things I would have changed: About the only thing I can imagine changing are the grip panels. I believe Swiss Arms would clean up if they supplied aftermarket rubberized replacement grip panels as the supplied plastic ones are a bit on the harder/sharper side. As long as I'm day dreaming, a version with a lower picatinny rail that could support a laser would be brilliant - say a metal version of the Brodax, as an example. I'd easily drop $100 for something like that.
What others should know: As I stated, I am not naturally a revolver fan and I bought this one out of curiosity more than anything. I had purchased a 2.5" Dan Wesson early on in my collection and was displeased with how sloppy it was. The hammer is needlessly thick and has a seam running right down the center. Mine actually leans to the left. The back of the gun, above the top of the plastic grip is just a big, flat spot which I find unsightly. This gun, however, is carefully thought out. The hammer is thin and, if possible, even elegant. Design details are everywhere, making it readily apparent that someone really thought about every inch of this gun. I will say that she's unforgiving. Unless you take your time and have a steady hand she won't give up a bullseye and I've learned to appreciate that tremendously. She makes you work for it and I love that. The sights adjust well enough and unlike some S&Ws the front sight is thin, not overly thick and blocky. If you want a revolver BUY THIS GUN!!!!
Things I liked: All metal construction with surprising power
Things I would have changed: Cylinder crane could be more sturdy
What others should know: A lot of realism and fun for the money
How much of a drop in velocity would you suspect occurs by using Wesson shell cartridges?
|Max Velocity||344 fps|